Ok, well here it is. I am sad to say that Twinkle Star Art is now officially closed for business indefinitely. My website will remain open and my gallery of artwork will be available for viewing. I might even drop in on my blog occasionally and rattle on about whatever comes to mind.
My decision has not been made lightly, it has been after months of soul searching. Running Twinkle Star Art and a family of three young children has really taken it's toll on me physically and mentally. The business, promotion and online networking side of it takes up so much precious time. I'm left with very little time to actually draw. I love creating, I want to do more of that and less of the other.
Currently I'm exploring a new creative path, one which will not require any online networking or business planning at this stage. I've rediscovered my love for writing – most probably because I started this blog. I'm in the process of exploring this further, and I'll see where that leads me. I wish I could explore my writing and keep Twinkle Star Art running, but it's just not possible at this point in time. Hopefully doable in the future.
Thank you to everyone who emailed or left warm thoughts of encouragement on my blog and facebook page. Please don't be concerned for me as I'm happy with my decision. And it's quite liberating actually. I'd like to think of it as taking a very long creative sabbatical. Just unfortunate that I have to close one door in order to open another. (I will keep Twinkle Star Art's key safely tucked away, so that I can reopen that door if I wish to return later).
Thank you also to all my customers for your support. I'm really sorry if this change has inconvenienced anyone.
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On a more cheerful note... it's time to announce the winner of my latest Noah's Ark giveaway. 17 was the lucky number that came up on Random.org random number generator. AND the winner is... Le from beyond whoop, whoop (gees let's hope you get postmen out your way!). I'll be in touch shortly for a postal address to send your prize. Congratulations!!!