Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Open to Change: Re-Group, Re-Energize, and Re-Brand

At Shula's 347 with:( L-R): Rae Marie, Angeline Marie, (me!), Alyson B. Stanfield, Denisse Berlingeri, Robin Maria Pedrero, and Victoria Page Miller.
Alyson B. Stanfield and I at the Westin Lake Mary, 5/10/2013
I've had an amazing, life-changing week, and it all started with a simple post to FB from my dear friend, Lillian. She was posting to let our group know that Alyson B. Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach, would be in town. I opened the post, and I immediately knew that I had to sieze this opportunity.
I have been feeling out-of-sorts art-business-wise for a few months now. I had started off the year wanting to FLOURISH. But as life was moving on, I still felt "directionless".  Yes, I've been attending shows and creating art, but I had the feeling that nothing was really changing. I felt like I was on the same path to find myself repeating another year wondering where the time went.
I can't even begin to list all the A-HA! moments that I had while discussing my art business with Alyson.  There is work to be done, changes to be made,  and steps to be taken, but it all feels good...
challenging, but GOOD.
As I was telling her about my current projects, The Inklings, my Artfirmations, and my doggie pet portraits, she pointed to my profile picture, and said, "I want to know more about this person!" She suggested that I put myself up front and center, and have all of these projects come under the umbrella that is ME!  As she was saying this, a lightbulb clicked on in my head...at the same time as I was thinking, "why didn't I think of this before?"  But I'm a true believer that EVERYTHING HAPPENS for a REASON, so I don't want to spend too much time figuring it out. I just want to take action...ONWARD!
So as I undertake the tasks involved with re-creating my brand, you're going to start to notice some changes around here. And I am OPEN to all of it! I hope you are too!
Hula Dog Designs is now becoming Shari Sherman! Art and Inspiration
So far, I have changed my facebook page: 
and my email:
and soon this blog will be changing too!
But don't worry, I'll leave plenty of breadcrumbs so you can find me!
Until next time, LOVEBEAMS for Everyone!!


  1. I am so happy we had such a great evening and even more so I am elated over the business changes you've made. We will all be cheering you on in your journey. XO Robin

    1. @Robin, thank you so much! I really appreciate that. You are like a jedi knight with all of this marketing stuff. I really look up to you!

  2. You had the power all along. Home is a place we all must find, child. It's not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere. ~Glinda the Good Witch, The Wizard of Oz

    1. @A Muser, your Wizard of Oz quotes always get me choked up. Just perfect! It reminds of when you were moving, and you hugged me and said..."I'll miss you most of all!" I'll never forget it! Lovebeams!! I cherish your support and friendship!

  3. Shari,
    You have a lot of things going for you! Especially your fun art, lol.
    Looking forward to following new adventures and happy you also got a kick in the pants!

    1. Thank you Angeline! Never underestimate the power of meeting new people...I learned that if you don't know which way to go, sometimes it helps to ask for direction!


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