Well, that's a wrap!
The end of the year is always a time for reflection, correction and a little optimism as we look to the new year ahead. For us, we're wiping our brow with a big 'PHEW' at the year that was. And what a year it was: a cross-country move, a new town (ok, village), new home, new career, new life. It was terrifying, exciting, exhausting, and terrifying. Did I say terrifying?
Any new venture, as we all know, encompasses all of those feelings. But what makes it possible to endure is the support, advice and encouragement from friends and family. And new friends! What a supportive, welcoming and amazing community this Prince Edward County is. We couldn't have chosen a better place to reinvent and turn our work into an opportunity to realize our passion for excellent craft made by talented Canadians.
But it was a whirlwind. We are so proud of what we've accomplished in a few short months (6 to be exact). Our first Exhibit of Tiny Art featuring the work of more than 25 artists was tremendous and introduced us to so many talented people; workshops in natural dyeing, bookbinding and cross-stitch were amazing, and Ornamental raised hundreds of dollars for local charities because of the talent and generosity of local artists.
2020 will bring much more to Guildworks: new workshops, events and exhibits, and of course, we'll continue to bring you the most finely-made, Canadian art and craft.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to our families, our friends, the artists who trusted us when we told them about our modest adventure, our customers, and all those who call PEC home.
Wishing all of you the best for the new year; we hope it's filled with love, laughter and, of course, opportunities to fill your creative souls.