Yesterday I learned from Marc that the commercial job we were to begin in September is now post-phoned until the beginning of 2008. This is not what either of us wanted to hear. Marc has already done a lot of work with the planning of this job and I was eager to begin samples and get going on this. We have both been so excited about the whole concept. This was the job where I was going to use the giant Fennel and Allium designs. The loss of this job for the Fall puts a big hole in my schedule now and also my bank account. (I was planning to finally put replacement windows in my drafty home with some of this income.) So, now it’s back to the drawing board to try to fill this gap. I try not to get too anxious about it all and trust the old saying "when one door closes, another door opens". Generally, that does happen, but sometimes I sure wish I had a big crystal ball.
Knowing this commercial job would keep me busy for most of the Fall was a nice feeling, but now I will shift into high gear and do a lot of promotional work to drum up some new business. I want to build up a clientele that will use both Marc and I together, so have decided to work on a photo postcard mailing to my client base and Marc’s that introduces each of our services to these clients. I also know I have to get out there and network and lastly I am working w/Marc to get his blog site up and running. You will all enjoy reading his blog and seeing how creative he is, I am sure. 🙂 My new furniture client is a Realtor and I have already spoken to her about Marc and me and the services we could provide for her clients, both buying and selling. I will bring her some promo materials that I have on hand for both of us when I return her furniture.