The holidays come around every year too quickly for me, and now having a toddler and a retail gallery, every one's birthdays, my anniversary and multiple religious celebrations, it sometimes seems too much. But, I want to switch gears from the usual grumble of the holidays and express my gratitude for so many people in my life and for the ability to celebrate to many people in my life for the next month.
I have been surrounded by the most supportive people throughout my life and most importantly, I am so grateful to my husband for his unending confidence in my business and in me as a mother. He is my best friend, and as I've heard stories of families being apart for the holidays - I am fortunate to spend mine with my entire family. My son, the joy of my life, brings me unending love, hugs and kisses. He reminds me to stay young, and I believe he makes me more creative. My parents and sister, all artists in their own right, have been by my side as TraillWorks has grown from my bedroom studio in my home almost 7 years ago! I also have the most supportive in-laws, who continue to encourage and help in numerous ways.
I want to individually thank all of the people directly responsible at TraillWorks, from the artists who exhibit, to the employees and interns without whom we couldn't have the success we're having.
Employees / Interns:
Kassandra Talmadge, graphic designer / marketing / sales associate
Alyse DiBlasio, former gallery intern
Janelle Farrero, current graphic design intern
Phylis Barfoot, Emily Bittner, Liesl Carlson, Brenda Decker, Janet Howard-Fatta, Linda Finkelstein, Joann Wells Greenbaum, Martha C. Hall, Lisa Hirkaler,
And, most importantly, I am grateful for the collectors, students, followers and fans of TraillWorks, as well as the merchants on Spring Street, who continue to believe in what we're creating here in Sussex County, NJ.
May you all have a scrumptious and blessed Thanksgiving with whomever is special to you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.