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In the course of one year, shifts of tectonic proportions occurred in my life and I found myself gripped by the fierce need to create. The birth of my son and my decision to abandon my dissertation in English left me groping, seeking something to make me feel like myself.

To make things I would want to own.

To make things that no one else would have.

To introduce beauty into my everyday life.

To find new ways of looking at things.

To reacquaint myself with my own interests, my own aesthetic, my own creative voice.

To create something that would be just mine, a business (if you want to call it that) that could give me the space to…

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  • Born on March 24
  • Joined September 27, 2008

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    up up creative: printed & printable...

About

In the course of one year, shifts of tectonic proportions occurred in my life and I found myself gripped by the fierce need to create. The birth of my son and my decision to abandon my dissertation in English left me groping, seeking something to make me feel like myself.

To make things I would want to own.

To make things that no one else would have.

To introduce beauty into my everyday life.

To find new ways of looking at things.

To reacquaint myself with my own interests, my own aesthetic, my own creative voice.

To create something that would be just mine, a business (if you want to call it that) that could give me the space to explore and to create and to inject myself into a community of artisans and crafters that I so desperately wanted to be a part of.

To wholly reimagine what it can mean to be a mother, an artist, a wife, a daughter, a friend. To reimagine what a day could encompass. To recreate my life on my own terms.

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My son (15 months old at the time and always eager to express his wants with what limited vocabulary he possessed) named the shop. I asked him one day what I should call my little store and he said, “Up up?”

Sure, what he really wanted was to be picked up, but as moms will do I pretended he was answering my question. The more I thought about it, though, the more I really liked it. So positive. So personal (because it’s what Evan is always saying). So easy to remember. It just fit.

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I blog at http://upupcreative.blogspot.com and http://eachpennypretty.blogspot.com. Leave a comment if you stop by!

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