I closed my brick and mortar shop in the Fall of 2012. It is hard to believe that was 6 years ago. Change is something we all find hard to accept but it is necessary for us to experience what's waiting for us on the other side.
I was fortunate to have made the change as my mothers and brothers health were failing and they needed my help. I went to care for my mother while my brother went through cancer treatment. I got the chance to have a close loving relationship with my Mom that allowed us to share our joy and love. She had dementia so not all days were easy. I look back and see those 3 months were a big gift. She passed away the following January.
My last studio at the 401 Richmond building in Toronto, was an amazing place. Visit my studio gallery to catch a glimpse of out time there. It makes sense to me now, that I feel open with space to become more involved with Gwendolyne Hats. So in November I decided to create this new website on my own and it has been a wonderful experience.
It has refreshed my memories on all the wonderful moments that Gwendolyne Hats gave to me. My love William is still with me but his health has made it impossible to work in the business. I am truly grateful to have his presence in my life as it continues to inspire me and make me grow as a person.