Three years ago I didn’t know what it felt like to sell something I created with my hands.
I didn’t know that I was lost when I wasn’t making something beautiful.
I didn’t know that I was scared, sad, alone. I didn’t.
I didn’t know that people admired me.
I didn’t know that I could create something for someone I didn’t know and that it would be incredibly meaningful to them.
I didn’t know the incredible feeling of building a business from scratch. The feeling of clawing and scraping without any clue of what to do.
I didn’t know what it would feel like to figure it out one piece at a time and to find the right people who could guide me.
I didn’t know the fucking amazing feeling of watching it grow. Knowing it’s growing on my back and my blood, sweat and tears – And not only that, but feeling it must also have its own life and heart.
I didn’t know, and couldn’t have imagined, the path and the opportunities that would arise.
I didn’t know how much I loved working with yoga and meditation studios to create a piece specifically for their communities. (Seriously, that is one of my favorite things!)
I certainly didn’t know that strangers would start recognizing me because of my mala and tell me that they owned one of my pieces. (WOW!)
I didn’t know that I was as powerful and creative and intuitive as I am. I went to art school and I somehow forgot I am an artist.
Love by E gave me all of these things and so much more.
This beautiful business of mine, which I am so proud of, has taught me so much about myself and about this world; how lovely it is and how special it is to connect with each other through creative expression.
Three years ago, on May 1, 2014, when I launched my website and Stranded, a collection of 9 malas, I thought I was giving something a try. I thought I was going to sell a couple of mala a month for students or friends. I thought I would try, but I thought I might fail.
I didn’t know.
Three years later and Love by E is still a baby business. And I can’t wait to see where it grows, and where I grow in the years to come. I am grateful every single day for the privilege of this work. My work both as a yoga teacher for the last 11 years and this new layer of my being. I am so grateful for the space that allows me to be me.
I am especially grateful to every one of you who supports Love by E, and thus supports me! Whether you’ve bought from me many times before or you are just wandering onto this site for the first time, your presence and your energy contribute and I could not do this without you.
With a deep bow and my utmost respect, Thank you.