I cannot believe it is already two years since I registered my business!!!
A couple of days ago I was sat in the very pub where it all began.
Two years ago today I had filled in my business plan ready for my SPEED Plus application - all but the name. I was sat in a pub with friends and family and said I wouldn't relax until I had thought of a name and ever so quickly my sister suggested Black Sheep. I knew she was rushing this because she wanted us to all relax and enjoy a drink in the pub without fretting about my application - but what I didnt realise is the reason she had suggested it was because behind me was a giant painting of a Sheep in black & white.
I liked the name instantly and knew I didn't need to overthink it. Sometimes the hardest decisions just come to you randomly - so I stuck with it! I can honestly say a lot has changed in these past two years. I was a bit naive when setting up and really wanted to rush into setting up a studio & art gallery - so I incorporated that into my name.
Two years down the line I have decided that the name Black Sheep Arts is more inclusive and representative of what I am trying to be. I have learnt a massive amount in the last two years. I have had set backs and I have had small successes.
Mostly though, I am still learning and Black Sheep Arts is going to develop and grow over time, as I do.
I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has supported Black Sheep Arts over the last two years - whether that has been by buying art, saying hi at one of the many craft stalls, or even just giving us a 'like' on Facebook! Everything helps!
Here is to many more years!