Friday, February 18, 2011

Growing Pains

Why is it that I never choose the easy road. Okay fine I took the decision to chase my artistic dream, but why for god sake didn't I just stick to my brush. Paint, exhibit, sell, paint some more...No that is just too simple when your name is Mariska Meijers. She just loves to complicate her life, she wants to build a business by extending her designs to products. Oeps, products means production, the type she does not have experience in, nor does her law degree fit that bill. Mariska just jumps and jumping can cause major headeaches when your landing techniques are not that flawless. Last week she finally called in the support troops and what a difference it has made already.
Today she is writing her blogpost with a mountain view and is enjoying a ski holiday with her children and friends while business continues with the wonderful talented support of others!


  1. I'm sure that I won't be the first to say that I'm glad that you've taken [and continue to take] the leap Mariska.
    Your art and the products it adorns make a bright difference to many people - a true gift worth sharing.

    So pleased to hear that you're taking care to surround yourself with wonderful people in a beautiful environment - I hope that the new surroundings help to renew your perspective and energise you.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,

    Felicity x

  2. I think sometimes for women, especially mothers, it's hard to ask for help. I tend not to do it and I know my daughter (25 and in law school) is the same. Always willing to lend a hand but always forgetting to ask for one. So happy you're enjoying a ski holiday :)

  3. happy for you!! enjoy the weekend!!

  4. It sounds like calling in the support troops was a great idea - especially if it means you can have a relaxing weekend! Enjoy!!

  5. I don't think there has ever been a successful person who didn't take on too much. It's a requirement. Another critical element is knowing when to ask for help. Obviously - you are doing it right! I love being able to watch your creative process unfold online. Thank you so much for sharing it on your blog!

  6. Ahhh...see how smart you are. You figured it out. And, now you can have your ski holiday and let your business flourish. Great job!!!

    xoxo e

  7. It's great that you're getting a well deserved break:-). Enjoy this lovely time with your family while the business is still flourishing. XX

  8. I love your work Mariska! Good luck with your expansion!! Is there anywhere I can find your goods in Los Angeles?

  9. Well I hope with this leap comes great rewards for you!!




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