“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today”
As a mother and an artist, I feel privileged to share with my daughter the experience and joy of creating, running a business with integrity and having fun with our studio and gallery.
In 2009, I joined the Stinking Fish Studio Tour and my daughter (age 11 at that time), enthusiastically agreed to work with me as Chief Operator of refreshments and Tour Guide of the farm and gardens. This is a role she takes very seriously and has created her own entrepreneurial business in which she relies to add profits to her savings account. With the help from her dad and older brother, she creates a lemonade /refreshment stand with straw bales and our hay wagon. Homemade lavender lemonade and a variety of organic cookies and treats are offered to our thirsty customers.
A year ago, an added generation joined our studio tour team. My Mom moved in next door and has assisted in tidying the gardens and her grand daughter with refreshments. Three generations working together to create a memorable experience for our studio tour customers!
Giving your children some of your time on a consistent basis is a must for the health of your kids, your family and yourself -- especially because they won't be kids forever. Sharing with my daughter the creative process of an artist, operating a business and learning the ins and outs of money management are skills which she will take with her into adulthood and pass on to her children.
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