We're celebrating our two year anniversary this upcoming Thursday and Friday. We met at a small local grocery store. He taught me how to clean up after the butcher and stock the dairy/beer cooler.
His obsession for monkeys, dragons, and manticores and my obsession for coffee, beads, and cute things doesn't get in the way of our obsession for each other.
He helped me start my business because he believes in me, and he is there every step of the way. He isn't afraid to tell me what I can improve on, and he tells me when he likes something. Really likes it.
He is a continuous inspiration, and he even encourages me to spend some time on the forums to promote!
We were on our way to the local restaurant for breakfast, and on that car ride we founded the name 1337 Art and the motto Elite Art for the elite at heart. It was then that he also suggested that I do business under CM Designs because not everyone will understand what 1337 is.
He came with my friend and I to our first show. If it weren't for him, I would have missed out on a few sales. He was helpful and critical and so loving.
I dragged him to a bead store one day. I said I would only be in there for 10 minutes. I actually was ready to go in about 15 until he started showing me different ideas for color matching and focal pieces. I looked through the entire store at least twice more after that. He is a great designer himself...he just doesn't know it yet. :)
Thursday and Friday we are going to go stay at a nearby island. We'll have great views, many photo opportunities, and no thoughts whatsoever about beads and things that are 1337. It will be just him and I with our past, present, and future.
Thank you for taking the time to read. In spirit of our anniversary, I will offer you free shipping on any order you place from my Etsy shop now until March 31st, 2008. Just don't forget to put in the comments section "freelove," and I will refund your shipping charges via PayPal.
Elite Art for the elite at heart.