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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Summing Things Up.


I've been asked to run a short workshop on writing profiles, for one of my local WIRE groups. If you're a self employed woman in the UK, check out WIRE by clicking on the link in the last sentence. I designed the workshop, but thought I had perhaps better add my own profile, first, to see that the process actually worked.

It's not easy, telling the world exactly what you do in a few short sentences. Here's my profile, see what you think.

I'm Marion, a Scottish artist living and working in a tiny village in Norfolk. I have a portfolio of skills and experience, which I offer to share with you in a number of different ways.
I make and sell art of all descriptions,with a current focus on mixed media and textile art for domestic and commercial interiors. Start at my blog, http://artmixter.blogspot.com, to get a feel for what I offer, and find a list of my online outlets on the right hand side column of the blog.

I offer workshops based in my studio, The Little Green Shed, for up to four people. These are bespoke workshops, but I also offer workshops for larger groups throughout the country by arrangement. I write and self publish instructional books for artists; my first has just been published (Lovely Lutradur with Dijanne Cevaal), and two more are in production. I am also happy to work one to one with artists on the theme of their choice, whether technique or process focussed.

I also offer coaching services to small businesses, based on my experience as an HR and Self Development Manager. I believe that we are all creative, and that we are all capable of self expression, in any part of our lives, and my coaching is tailored to help you find the answers you already have, but aren't aware of yet.


So there you go; me in a nutshell. You might be surprised by some of the things I do... sometimes I surprise even me! I think it reflects the different things I have done over the years, combining all my knowledge and experience in new ways. So, why now? I have, over the past few months, put Incapacity behind me, and become a fully fledged Small Business. I will, of course, try not to drone on about that here, but I did want to acknowledge a change in direction, somewhat. The demon depression is of course still lurking, but he behaves really well these days. Change IS possible, no matter how ill you might be. If I can do it, so can anyone else.

If you're interested in these services, please do get in touch, I'd be delighted to talk to you about what I do and how I do it. It costs nothing to ask questions... not the first time, anyway!! The image is my new logo... hope you like it. And wish me luck, won't you?

13 comments:

MichellesCharmWorld said...

Love the logo and I love the detailed profile!

Liz said...

Marion, can you check the link? It just sends me to some wire website!!! Sounds interesting though... I tried wire.org.uk and that didn't work either.

Rick said...

The image is great, and the words work well too. You are pretty amazing!

THE WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Good Luck Marion - that's a cracking description and says it all very nicely. Your logo is nice too!

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

Of course I wish you luck Marion!

AltheaP said...

It's a lovely profile. Will you please write mine?

Julie said...

Congratulations on the profile Marion and on launching your Small Business. I wish you all the success in the world.

sandra wyman said...

Great Marion - be successful! And don't do what I did - keep the finances in check (I'm sure you don't need telling!)

Diane Elizabeth said...

Great job as usual, Marion. Your profile is very clear and concise. An editing comment -- HR might better be writtn out for first time use. You are an amazing success story! Diane

Olga said...

Good luck with the enterprises. I hope you will still have time for your own work!

Have you tried looking at the mirror image of your logo?

Heather said...

Congratulations on setting up your business and I wish you every success. You have written your profile in a very concise and clear way. How can I find out more about your book on Lutrador? It sounds very interesting. I've got some somewhere but never done anything with it! Good Luck with everything.

SheilaB said...

Well, now - aren't you the busy lady!! Great to hear all the good things you're doing . . .

xxx

MagdaleneJewels said...

Oh it only I lived in the UK, I would have been the first to sign up for your writing group! Good luck with that venture.