Last week, stage two of the Sketa Oz Designer Collection, pre-launched. A distinct, elegant set of six designer pens avail themselves for your daily or gift-time use. Burgundy, gold, emerald green, sapphire blue, dusty pink and lavender make up the 2017 line, which complements the designer card collection that launched in June, this year.
Taking over two years from initial design concept to physical product - involving hundreds of drafts, drawings, paintings and final product designs; the entire collection is slowly coming to life in small, manageable increments (given I have no budget). They say, 'slow and steady wins the race'. Well, I don't know if the race is being won or lost, but the Sketa Oz Collection is definitely happening through sheer love and hard work and I couldn't be happier.
Each section of the collection, will always be offered to you - my avid and long time supporters before it goes to market. However, once the pre-launch sale finishes this week, the pen collection will only be available to retailers interested in stocking the Sketa Oz Designer line. So, you'll need to place your orders swiftly, if you want awesome-looking pens, at discounted prices.
On a more personal note:
Being the artistic and learned creature, I am - curiosity and creativity hit me on a daily basis, which enables me to overcome huge hurdles and challenges that might otherwise, daunt other people. Learning and seeking solutions to business, artistic and design challenges never seem to phase me and for this I am extremely grateful; for had this not been the case - the collection and all else I create, might not ever happen.
For any entrepreneurial dream to exist past the point of dream state, I believe one must have sufficient curiosity to constantly ask, 'how?'. 'How am I going to do this and why is it working or not working?' Reflection, patience and an analytical nature, of course helps you down the track to deliver results. However, if one is not curious enough to ask the above 'hows and whys', to learn and push past ones static state of already processed and acquired knowledge, it is all downhill. Keeping and feeding ones curiosity is the biggest battle for any entrepreneur - as is pushes resilience, staying power and creativity to find a way to make it happen, especially when the odds appear stacked against you.
So I have this to say, 'Never stop being curious!'