Now I don’t usually post two “Meet the Maker” posts in a row, but as Alejandra, owner and creative talent behind Epoque Graphics has very kindly offered all blog readers a discount code for her shop, I thought you might enjoy a little weekend browsing through her lovely products ….
Alejandra runs her business from a home studio in London where she creates gorgeous prints, greetings cards and pocket mirrors which all feature her beautiful watercolour designs.
We asked Alejandra what advice she’d give anyone who wants to turn their hobby into a business and her answer really resonated with me …
“you don’t need to wait for the perfect moment and have every detail perfect to do what you want. It’s an organic process. Maybe you have a couple of tools (in my case some watercolours, brushes and paper), enough to get started. I am a great believer in learning by doing. You just need to dare to try things. At the same time, having your feet on the ground is important because you will need to know what works and what doesn’t. It’s hard work in the beginning and you will need to persevere. You need to put your heart and soul into it, know that things won’t happen alone and that it takes time.”
So very true. And now I’m just off to Alejandra’s Etsy shop to use her very generous discount code … she has a lovely sewing print that I must say I do rather covert. And if you’d like to join me over there, the discount code for a rather lovely 15% off everything in the Epoque Graphics Store is SEWLOVE
Thanks so much Alejandra for contributing to the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.