Noting 9 years of Catena Creations, 20 years of web design

Today, on Aug. 21, 2017, I’m watching the eclipse. I’m also celebrating the ninth anniversary of starting Catena Creations. Here’s how I got started. My thanks and appreciation to everyone to has supported me and my business during the past nine years.

At the end of June 2017, I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my decision to add website design to my portfolio of skills. This life-changing decision had made such a huge impact on my career and my creativity.

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Stitching together photos for a logo

MH Hooking logo by Catena CreationsI had the pleasure this summer of creating a logo for MH Hooking, a crocheting business started by Melissa Heiser of Bellevue.

During our meeting to discuss ideas and budget, I showed her a graphic I’d made for another client, Tonkadale Greenhouse, to celebrate their Edibles Expo this year, and a similar one created for their Pollinator Day. She loved the idea.

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Catena Creations changes office hours

It’s a good thing to be busy. Sometimes it’s even better to be overwhelmed with work. You get to do a lot of new, fun things and you make more money.

But, as they say, there can be too much of a good thing. And this is one of those times.

About a year ago, I started an informal policy of closing my office down at noon on Fridays. I use Friday afternoons to take care of business for myself and my company.

The last six months, however, have been so overwhelmingly busy that I have not had time to do this.┬áThis extended busy spell has made me realize just how important those Friday afternoons were — both to me personally, and to my business. Many things have been put on hold while I’ve been taking care of clients.

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