Monday, January 04, 2010

Wow, It is hard to beleive that we are entering the next decade already. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were all sitting tight, waiting for the start of this new century hoping the tech world didn't implode because of the huge date change.



And sadly as we head into this next decade, Tracy and I will be closing Artgirlz Inc.
It has been a great ride. We have met so many wonderful people and had many life changing experiences so that it has made this a very difficult decision. But times are hard and we are a bit weary of struggling and waiting for things to pick up.

Be on the look out for our news letter so that you will be in the know about all of the upcoming sales.

We don't have any big plans for our future but you can bet it will be full of art and scary babies.

It is also hard to write about the loss this weekend of Sue's father,
C. Shepard Desillier.
Those of us that loved him called him Shep. A wonderful family patriarch who lovingly embraced our nutty Stilwell family. He was an institution in his small community of Watch Hill RI.
He was wise, kind and inquisitive.


  We will miss you Shep.


10 comments:

kirsticoo said...

That is so sad that you are shutting up shop... I will miss your quirky bits - a friend and I did a class with you at Away with the Fairies in February 2007 in Oxford and we both agreed it was our absolute favourite... If I remember corectly you were very envious of my bright green bag from Marks and Spencer ... Take care and have a good life - we will miss you....Love Kirsti x

Jamie Fingal said...

I am so sad for you. You two have always been such an inspiration to me. I have used your artsy products for years in my work. It just won't be the same without you. Good luck in 2010.

Anne D said...

I'm so sorry you have to close up shop - I feel like I only just found you girlz.

Wherever life takes you next, have fun!

Madeline said...

So sorry to hear this news! I can only imagine how difficult it was to make this decision. I wish you girlz the best and I'm sure with your creativity you will find a new venture in the future, afterall you are Artgirlz!

Jill said...

I'm sorry to hear that Artgirlz is closing. I met you a couple of times at Quilt Festival in Chicago and loved your style and your products. I wish you all the best in whatever new ventures you undertake. And I hope you'll keep blogging!

Connie said...

I remember the first time I met you 2 at CHA in Atlanta and I KNEW you had something. You have been a shining star in the mixed media art world and I hope your next chapter will be creative and rewarding. Best wishes.

suz said...

I'm so sorry to hear you'll be closing. You have been a source of inspiration to so many. Hopefully we'll see you both down the road with new plans.

The Dreaming Bear said...

So sorry to hear about Artgirlz closing. Wishing you all the best in the new year and beyond. Thank you for all the inspiration you've offered over the years.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that you r going out of business. Good luck and good health to both. Love the creativity u brought into my life. I am saddened.
Belinda

Aimeslee said...

Oh well I'm sad, but it means you both are on the cusp of a chapter in your books of life and I am excited for you both! :-)))