Thursday, 14 January 2010

An Awfully Big Adventure.....

A change was definitely in the air...i could feel it, and as soon as 2010 hit i knew it had to happen. It's been on my mind for a while now.
This year I'm headed down a new career path, I'm so excited i cant tell you how much!
With a new career came a decision that in the end wasn't so tough, i knew it was the right thing to do.
The decision was to close my Website down.
Yep, after 2 years, im saying farewell to Paint Mine Pink, Art By Shannon Thompson.
I will be sad BUT the excitement for my new journey kinda overpowers the sadness.
You see, ive been making faux cupcakes and cakes for well over 4 years now......and the last few months i have been really loving the cake creating so much that i finally woke up one day and thought 'You know what, you should make REAL cakes, wedding cakes, all occasion cakes, YOU WILL BE AWESOME at it'.
So i am doing it....and for me, to feel confident like that, it's big thing !

I start my Cake Decorating tafe course in early February and im soooo looking forward to it. I have also bought a few books on techniques and baking and will be 'self teaching' alot at home.
I even have my first order....a valentines day cake. I'm bursting at the seams to get started.

I'm excited about learning this year, and while i wont be making items for my website anymore, i will still be selling on Ebay, mostly my paintings/painted items.
I just felt that with this new beginning i would not have the time to maintain and stock my website.

I know in my heart it's the right decision because seriously you just cant wipe the smile off my face right now. I feel like i finally have all my ducks in a row.

I will be starting a NEW BLOG for anyone who wants to read about my 'caking journey' and I'll be sharing lots of photos of my learning process, not just the good parts either ! LOL.

So that is my news.

Very soon i will introduce you all to my new blog and my new business name....

Wish me luck!
Till next time...I'll be in the kitchen mixing sugarpaste and loving every moment of it!

Love Shann xx MWAH.


allison godwin said...

Congratulations Ms Shannon, what a wonderful decision. I just know you will be great at it. Can't wait to see your creations.......

Vicki said...

congrats lovely one! I'm so happy and proud of you!
if you ever want any books or anything let me know I have a few great ones!!!!!
I know your gonna be amazing and will shine brightly!
love you muchly and always
Vic xxxx
ps might have to come and see you before you start TAFE....

The Shabby Cottage said...

Good on you Shannon, I'm sure you will be very successful and good luck with it all. So many people out there don't know what direction they are heading and I think thats half the battle - at least you have made the decision and wont look back. Sandy

our shabby cottage said...

Good for you Shannon, Good Luck with your new journey. Kathryn. XX

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

I'm soo excited for you!! Your faux cakes are beautiful so you will be awesome at real ones!! I wish you loads of success & happiness

Sheryn xox

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

well miss flossy you just know you will be brilliant at this
but how will anyone bear to eat those creations of yours.

Alison Gibbs said...

Shannon how exciting. Good luck with your new venture. Look forward to following along with you

Connie said...

You can't be anything but successful and fabulous at it, sugar! I know you're gonna love doing this also because of the excitement in your "voice"! Good luck, but I know you'll make it.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Shannon that is super exciting news!
Cake decorating has taken on a whole new realm these days with wedding cakes no longer being just fruitcake but well anything goes.
I as you know do catering and some pastry and caKE work and really the sky is the limit.....Enjoy the ride

MelsRosePlace said...

Great news Shannon - am sure you will be soooo good at it, after all you have had a lot of practice and have wonderful ideas. Good luck in following your dreams, Mel xxx

Katrina Chambers said...

Congrats! Excellent news. You will rock at this. Can't wait to see all you have planned :)

The Pink Poodle said...

Dear Shannon..
congratulations...that is a very brave decision....& i admire you for making it..

I am sure you will be awesome at it...& enjoy the challenge...

HOW EXCITING!! i love reading about people expanding their horizons..leaving their comfort zone etc etc..
SOO i shall definately want to follow your new blog re this career change..

GO GIRL..xx andrea

shabbydreaming said...

Good for you!!!! I was the opposite, I went from making and decorating real cakes to Faux ones!! You will really love it!!!
You will have such fun!! Im making my Aunt's wddding cake in April Im very excited!
Look forward to following your journey!

Carpet Repair said...

It was a wise decision. Congratulations!