The Story of Cara Mia Bella
With the Grand Opening of Cara Mia Bella coming soon, I thought I'd share a little story about how I came up with the idea for my business and share my philosophy so that you can better know me and what my company stands for.....
A year ago, I was up to my ears in laundry and dirty dishes, eager to move on to something with substance that I could feel pride in, support my family with, and help me escape the un-adventurous life of the housewife. It was then that I discovered the wonderful world of Etsy, and saw the potential to create a successful home business. I was impressed with how the folks at Etsy worked to educate their sellers and encouraged them to combine their creativity with real business know-how.
As I sat there one evening scribbling and brainstorming, the name, logo, company philosophy, and even product line began to reveal itself in a matter of magical moments. It was as if a vision was revealed to me, and I knew that my path was being laid before me. I took the idea and ran with it, beginning to educate myself on becoming a successful creative business owner.
A reformed urban dweller, I have since reclaimed a more natural lifestyle based on the cycles of nature. My home and studio run off of solar power; I have an organic garden; I have been a vegetarian for most of my life; I can find my way around the night sky; I am more comfortable in the company of trees than in a room full of people.
Family is the focus of much of my work. Being the mother of two sons, I hope to leave them a legacy of art and wisdom that will be timeless enough to span generations. My family is my strength, and I truly believe that family is the foundation of society. In order for our world to survive, family must be valued and preserved. I believe peace begins at home.
My art reflects these values of love, Spirit, nature, family, and peace. My greatest wish is that my work brings us closer to our own true nature, filling us with awe and respect for the Earth and each other, and that my art empowers and inspires us to walk our paths with integrity and love. I believe that we can and must follow our dreams in order to be truly happy.
With almost a year of blogging under my belt and the approach of my business's grand opening, my vision and philosophy have evolved to the point that I feel truly confident to share with the world my art and myself as an artist and entrepreneur. Perhaps my story will inspire others who are considering following their dreams. My advice? Live the life you love and love the life you live!