Being the Custodian of Creativity
There are times in our lives when we know we have to make a change. Often there is some anguish before actually knowing what that change should be. I was on a six-year run as editor and associate publisher of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes magazines when I met Jo Packham, owner of Chapelle Ltd. She is an AMAZINGLY creative visionary and networker. She has a magnetism and great enthusiasm that she uses to support, promote, and connect creative women. While I dearly loved the magazines, I knew it was just “time.” Jo presented the opportunity for change. I formed a creative services company, Red Lips 4 Courage, and worked with her to produce books under her company’s imprint, Chapelle, for Sterling Publishing. I am often asked where the name Red Lips 4 Courage came from. I have my great aunt Alida, a definite woman of courage, to thank. Visit the link to see the story behind the name. In the earlier stages of my career, I was group vice-president of the west coast magazine and trade show division for a large international publisher. Translation: Lot’s of travel, good opportunities, and more often than not-much babysitting. Along the way, I discovered that the idea of the Perfect Career Superwoman/Supermom was just that, an idea, a myth. Nearly killed myself trying… Somehow over the years of being a working gal, I have developed the courage to make change-but only after having put on my Red Lips 4 Courage!