2010 has been a good year to us at Fair Folks & a Goat. Always an adventure, sometimes more work than we could fathom, but a pleasure, an honor to be a part of, and an amazing whirlwind at even the most stressful of times. On this here blog, we were really just getting our feet wet and finding new ways to let the world know what we’re obsessing over or planning or spending our time doing.
But in the analog world, at Fair Folks New York we were already well underway with the business at the beginning of 2010. We’d spent the bulk of our time during the year perfecting our event-putting-on skills and connecting with more cool designers and artists than we can count.
We also began work on the Fair Folks New Orleans location in earnest, and opened that space in May. To think that my first time seeing that house was less than a year ago is absolutely mind-boggling to me. We’ve been so over the moon with the reception we’ve received in NOLA, and again, since opening our doors, have been connecting with the most insanely talented folks. That city is nothing if not overflowing with genuine creativity.
I’ve been thinking, even if just a bit, about what 2011 will look like personally. I’ve been writing up goals (not resolutions, goals) when I think of them… My horoscope from a while back told me that either this year or next year was or is my ‘golden year,’ but now I can’t find that write-up again so I’m not sure which. If this was my golden year, I’d believe it. But if this was just prep and next year is my golden year, well then I’m in for some amazing stuff, and my goals, I want them to support that. My biggest goal, funnily enough, is to get off the internet and make something instead. And, my goals get more specific than that, but I’m shy so that will have to suffice.
Professionally, the list of goals is just a mile long – Fair Folks has really been chugging along, and I’m SO excited to keep it going, ramp it all up, take it to the next level. We’re going to continue with the events, with the product, with building out the spaces and taking on cool collaborations. It’s all in the works, and all you have to do is check back in here or on our website (or sign up for our newsletter… or like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter) to hear more as it comes to fruition. I wanted to try to pick a favorite event or product or artwork for the year, or do some sort of countdown, but it’s just impossible. Too many good things to pit against one another.
So, here’s to you, our readers, our visitors, our friends. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Not to mention it’s way more fun to have company along for the ride. We hope you’ve had a rockin’ holiday season, and that your New Year celebrations are as you wish them to be – whether you don’t see your bed until the sun is up on the 1st or you tuck away cozy and warm with someone or something dear to your heart. But before you go off to do that, what do your goals for the year look like?
Until next time,