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Designing & Dreaming Again

Hello again Blog Land.

I've been gone a 6 years. Nothing like a pesky pandemic to bring a girl out of the dark. Where have you been for 6 years you ask?

Long story, short. In 2014 I closed my business to concentrate on homeschooling my 2 children. I was going full force in my design business, had more wonderful clients than I could keep track of, and interesting projects that most designers would give their right arm for. However, knowing myself, I knew I couldn't do both as well as I expected, so I stopped taking clients and chose my family because they needed me more. I knew design would be waiting for me to return some day. It was a hard decision, but the right one for my family.

6 years later, my kids don't need me as much as they used to.

As I sit here, without me asking, my 14 year old is re-organizing the pantry and fridge so that we can fit all of the groceries I just lugged into the house. She must be thanking me for all of the driving to and fro I do for her:) OR she is just hungry and tired of trying to find food. Who knows.


My design business has been patiently waiting in the wings for 6 long years. I think it's time knock the dust off and start designing and dreaming again...after all, I've got the time AND the help!

Gretchen O. Studio is open for business!

All the Best,


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