As Yellowstone recently celebrated it's 3rd Birthday, I felt propelled to contribute to the blog after a lovely day working in the shop. I regularly stop and think "I love this place" and what a privilege it is to work with so many brave artists, who, like my own children, have pushed to have careers in their passion. Every YS artist is so different, yet they all have a key similarity. They're all living their own dream, pursuing their passion, making it happen themselves and more importantly, being happy about it. The dedication I see in the artists we stock is inspiring and gives me confidence in the arts.
I'll try not to be the proud Mum, and look at Hannah as a young artist and gallery owner she is (for those who aren't sure, Hannah (owner of YS) is my daughter and technically, my boss!). But it's hard not to be amazed at her bravery to put herself out there. It was always my son, that said I'd work for him one day.
So for any creatives reading this, who need some motherly advice- get your head down, don't be afraid to work hard, research everything intensely and stay positive. And one day soon, maybe I'll be wrapping and selling your work to our customers.