new directions.

May 20, 2010

I’ve been doing design work and making stationery for 15 years now…I started selling notecards in a little Colorado coffee shop just after my son was born…and then partnered with a girlfriend in Oregon & made baby announcements, note cards and note pads. When we moved to Illinois, I met my business partner, and started Zuzu’s Petals. We sold a gazillion notepads to people all over the US…My favorite part is seeing clients from their bridal shower invitations to their birth announcements to their babies’ first birthday! It’s been great!

We’ve decided to change the direction of our biz a little bit, and discontinue the stationery/invitation side, and only sell our illustrations on Cafe Press…it leaves us with the fun stuff {illustrating}, and leaves the grunt work to the kind folks at Cafe Press {printing, packaging & shipping}. It’s a little bittersweet, but I think it’s just the direction our business needs to take.

Which brings me to today. I’m embarking on a new career in a totally different direction. I’m going back to school to become certified in Thai Yoga {also called Thai Massage}. It’s a 6 month program {at the Chicago School of Thai Massage}, and I start tonight! I’m super excited, and just wanted to share! If you don’t know what Thai Yoga is, check out the video…and, if you’re in the Chicagoland area, I’m going to need guinea pigs to practice on, so send me a message if you’re interested!


Kellie said on May 20, 2010

Congrats, that’s really awesome! :)

Monique said on May 20, 2010

A little freaky-deaky, but I like it! I can’t believe I spent a good few years in Hippy Heaven (aka Boulder, CO) and have never heard of this!
It does seem like it is better and easier on the body of the therapist than traditional massage practices.
I wish you luck in class, but know you must be super excited – learning is always exciting!

Giovanna said on May 21, 2010

Good luck with everything dear! I’m very happy for you :)
Hope you have a nice weekend!

Stacy said on May 24, 2010

Thanks!! I’m pretty excited :)

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