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WHEN LIFE THROWS LEMONS, DO WHAT BARBARA FROM ‘CREATIVITY HAPPENS’ DID!

Life has a million ways to catch us by surprise and throw adversities when we least expect them. But it’s all a part of the plan. The good, the bad and everything in between is what constitutes ‘life’. Without the bad, how else are we going to appreciate the good?!

There are two ways to deal with the bad. You can either sit and crib about it or you can actually do something to get out of it.

For our next conversation with a small business, meet Barbara from Creativity Happens, who treated her biggest affliction as a driving force to give shape to her dreams. Read on!

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON DOING SO WELL! PLEASE TELL US, WHAT IS YOUR SHOP ABOUT?

Thank you! Creativity Happens designs ceramics ranging from custom yarn bowls to quirky home goods so fans can show their individuality.  

 

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YOUR CERAMIC GOODS LOOK SO FINE! HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE WHOLE IDEA?

My gifted creativity began as a child in the basement of my Long Island, NY home by crafting gifts for my large Italian family. While in the US Navy, my travels brought me to Charleston, SC where I fell in love with the beaches and the cal community of fine arts and where I now call home.

Years later, I found myself faced with a serious medical diagnosis that reminded me how precious life is. Inspired by life, and my desire to pursue my love of ceramics, I brushed off my smock and got to work! Some say I didn’t realize the severity of my cancer, but I say otherwise. Setting up shop in my garage I took a leap of faith and invested my savings in a kiln. I believe by staying in my “happy place”, I found the strength needed to survive. On that day, ‘Creativity Happens’ was born and is now eight years strong.

 

 

IS THERE A SCHEDULE YOU STICK TO? HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

My background from both the US Navy and the Fire Department help with a strict schedule. I have over 10 years between the two companies in the Logistics Division. I’ve learned to... Read More.

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