- Liana Kabel
- Brisbane, Australia
- My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Oh What a Month September Is
Today is my youngest daughter's 12th Birthday. A significant event. This September also marks several other significant events for me. It marks two years since I separated from my now ex-husband. It also, on a happier note, marks one year of a new relationship. So I guess I'm saying life has been a bit topsy turvy of late. Now that those major life events have had their anniversaries, I feel they can be put in there place and I can more happily get on with it.
Since my business and my life are so closely tied together, the changes in my personal life have affected my business. For the most part it has been business as usual. Orders come in, and orders go out. The area I feel it has affected, is my drive. I've mostly let things come to me rather than creating new opportunities. Luckily I had worked super hard previously, and had enough things in place for many, many opportunities to come to me. I won't say that I didn't do anything to expand my business, it's just that I probably would have done more.
Luckily I now feel stronger and more motivated than ever. I'm excited about my business, and my creativity, and the about the future for both. I know that life is messy, and bumps in the road are part of it. So I accept at times I might not be able to do things as brilliantly, or as quickly as I'd like to, but because I truly love what I do I know I'll get there soon enough.