Thank you for visiting Artnitso & Co. I want to help you pursue your art and craft dream and find your niche.
My name is Louise and I started Artnitso & Co in 2018.
A bit about my background. A couple of years ago, I retired early after working for many years.
In a nutshell, I started in the workforce in the 1970’s as a junior secretary and left as a manager almost 40 years later.
I learnt a lot in that time.
When I started work, there were no computers or automation. I worked with typewriters, Rolodex rotary files, and paper files. A document was typed with 4 pieces of paper and 3 pieces of carbon paper. Fixing a typo was a lot more work than hitting the ‘backspace’ key.
My databases were index cards. There was no Xerox photocopying then. I printed with a Roneo printer. Book-keeping was done with Kalamazoo sheets. Do you remember those handy office tools? I worked with them for 12 years until I had a computer on my desk.
But once desktop computers were introduced – everything changed – albeit slowly! I look back over the past 25+ years and I see the shift was paramount.
I joke that before computers, people walked around to talk to people and deliver documents. They sat at their desks to have refreshments delivered by the tea lady. Now people sit at their desks sending emails and documents, and are walking around to get their refreshments from the barista.
That is a 180 degree change – ‘upside down’.
Change presents opportunities
Over the years of working I knew that I wanted to do two things. One was to get a commerce degree – which I did when I was in my 30’s. The other was to study art and craft – something that I attempted to do in my 20’s, but couldn’t continue.
Nevertheless, I kept my art and craft dream alive and kept buying art and craft projects and supplies, and taking lessons in the hope that I would get there one day. While I couldn’t study art and craft then, I was going to keep doing it until I could.
Life went on, and work continued, and my art and craft dream lay on the backburner – for years.
Pursuing my dream
For a long time, I didn’t think that it would be possible to pursue my art and craft dream. I was too old. I would have to go to art school to learn, and I would have to learn too much before I could really focus on an art style and medium. It just didn’t seem feasible.
If I made goods – how would I sell them? I would need to have access to physical markets and hold physical inventories. I considered it would be difficult to pursue my dream as an older person.
But I look at the 180 degree change in the workforce, and see opportunities. In this digital age, you don’t need to go to art school. You don’t need to just have access to physical markets or hold physical inventories to pursue an art and craft dream.
There are other ways to do things.
Taking the opportunity
I’m on a roll and the internet, automation and digitisation allows me to apply my workforce skills to pursue my art and craft dream.
I would like to share my art and craft dream pursuit with you, and hope to help you in your journey to pursue your art and craft dream.
If you would like to start to pursue your art and craft dream and find your niche, then today is the day.
Please join me.