I had no way of knowing then that 2010 would be a year of new ventures. There was no grand plan in March when, after gentle nudging over the last few years (thanks, Ulie!), I decided to be a vendor at the Links Assembly in Detroit with my dolls and quilts (thanks, Mommy!). While everyone was excitedly helping me prepare for what they saw as a new chapter for me (thanks Karen and Royce and Chloe and Courtne and Uly B and Alyssa!), I was sure this was nothing more than a one-time lark.
I was wrong.
The interest my dolls and quilts generated at the Assembly and, later, at the Urban League Convention was totally unexpected (apparently, only to me) and hugely gratifying. Suddenly I was a small business.
|With my mother at the Links Assembly|
|Urban League Convention|
And so, my word for 2011 is BUILD. Build on the foundation of 2010 with careful planning and unrestrained creativity. I think I'm ready.