it’s just one of them days, don’t take it personal or: how i learned to stop worrying and love bobbi marbles.

(do you like how i can make both a monica AND a dr. strangelove reference in one blog title??)

tonight’s post is going to do double duty.  first, i wanted to write and let everyone know about the valentine’s day art market we will be participating in this weekend.  it will be at the very cool factory on 5th, and it’s set to be a very fun time.  there is an opening reception on friday january 31st, from 7-10 pm and there will be music, a food truck, and more.  saturday’s hours are 10-5, and sunday’s hours are 12-5.  we will have a table set up each day, and we hope to see as many of you as possible!  we’ve got a few new cards (very much love based), as well as new sweatshirts and stickers.

second, i just wanted to write about what a crazy couple of months it has been.  since my last post, last november  we participated in our third asunm arts and crafts fair.  it was by far the most successful fair we have participated in so far, and we had such a great time!  in the last four days leading up to the fair, we were like busy little bees prepping and making so much for our booth.  karl designed and printed his ass off, while i sewed  and worked my ass off.  it really was such a blur, but all well worth it.

i am happiest when i am busy doing what i call “bobbi marbles work”.  i love sewing, designing (or rather, asking karl “can you make this idea that i have into something?”), making tags, and yes, even doing inventory and keeping track of our numbers.  i know karl is happiest designing, printing, and creating.  and we are so lucky to say that we both got to do more of the things we love in 2013 than any year previously.  but while 2013 was the most successful year to date for bobbi marbles, it was also a rough year, personally.

i struggled with what’s going on in my own head, as well as with some relationships in my life.  it was odd to be really happy about the work i was doing, while also really upset with what was going on in my head + heart.  so i’ve made the decision that 2014 is the year for both professional and personal growth.

as i said, since i’m happiest doing “bobbi marbles work”, instead of second guessing our every move, and what everyone thinks of us or says about us, i aim to transform negative energy into positive energy.  i’m really proud of bobbi marbles; i think karl and i do something special, and it makes me happy to share it with my partner.

we’ve got a lot more planned for this year.  “expansion” is the word that comes to mind for us.  just more and more and more of everything we have done in the past three years for bobbi marbles, and in the past eleven years as a couple.

and to thoroughly nail the cheesy-ness factor to this post, i’ll end with a quote by theodore roosevelt:

“comparison is the thief of joy.”

so here’s to the year of being ourselves, and being happy.

-b

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