Hello awesome people!
Firstly thank you so much for being such very special and loyal supporters, all your ongoing support has really helped me grow my Facebook and social media presence. I love hearing feedback from everyone and special notes about how my meme’s and posts have touched your lives and sometimes been posted at the exact time you need that support and inspiration.
So … to answer the question as to why I am rebranding … it’s a tough one, it’s been a long time coming and is a transition that’s come with many months of careful thought, consideration and sometimes frustrated tears …
At a point I had the fortunate responsibility of running two businesses at once: Creatives on Click and La Cüsh. La Cüsh was more of my personal expression of art and design, while Creatives on Click was reserved more for my design clients. Through the ebbs and flows of life one would flourish at the expense of the other and it would absolutely break my heart to have to choose one over the other or sideline one. Unfortunatey, La Cüsh, along with MUCH of my personal time and va va voom, was sidelined more and more to the point where I wasn’t enjoying my work anymore. I needed more of a balance, but I didn’t want to let down my special clients OR myself, and so the thought of merging and evolving the businesses became more necessary. Now this might look to be the ‘obvious answer’, but living the reality of it has even very different.
What this means is that some tough decisions needed to be made. I HAD to start thinking MORE of my own creativity, my own creative choices and space in my schedule to get messy, full of paint, go on a drive and take photos and more of the things that took my time AWAY from my client, my bread and butter, my comfort zone. Creatives on Click needed to to be updated, upgraded and remoulded. Basically I will be putting a LOT more Robyn Oosthuysen into the mix, making MORE time for creativity that feeds my soul, moving my creations into an online business and taking exclusive client who understand and appreciate me along for the ride.
And so … Design Ardour has been born. With more of the ‘Robyn passion’ that my closest friends know!
ardour (‘a:d) or ardor n
1. feelings of great intensity and warmth; fervour 2. eagerness; zeal
[C14: from Old French ardour, from Latin ārdor, from ārdēre to burn]