Gallery Closing & New Space Opening
They say that when one door closes, another one opens – in the case of the Lipstick Lex Gallery, that’s true literally and figuratively. Opening up a brick-and-mortar shop in March of 2020 felt like a dream come true, and then COVID happened. I did everything I could to keep things running while also ensuring things were kept up to code for the health and safety of others. As you can imagine, I wasn’t able to utilize the gallery to the full potential I had planned.
Before the launch, I had dreams of hosting everything from weekly Pucker Up Workshops to Karaoke Nights to showcases with other artists/creatives. While we were able to host some incredible private events, it ultimately didn’t come to the full fruition we had envisioned.
After battling small business woes for the last 9 months, with the help from my family and colleagues, we made the difficult decision to shut down the Lipstick Lex Gallery as of March 31, 2021. Instead of looking at this as a failure, I’m choosing to be grateful for the opportunity. This “door closing” has made me realize that while running the gallery was an awesome learning experience. If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s to simply trust (more than ever) the timeline of events to occur as they are meant to, surrender to what is, shift as is necessary and work hard on what we actually can control.
I’m so thrilled to be moving into a new studio space in 2021 which will allow me to refocus on my creativity. This next chapter will be about continuing to make, create, and expand the Lipstick Lex brand even further. So stay tuned for lots of new and exciting things to come from this lipstick artist!
It goes without saying that this year has rocked us all. We’ve been knocked down, our will has been tested, but we can’t stay down. If there’s one piece of advice I can share as a creativepreneur, wife, and mother, it’s to keep fighting for your dreams, and choose happiness and positivity over anger and bitterness.
Now I ask you, dear reader, what will you be focusing on come 2021?