Last month Taya and I celebrated the four year anniversary of Tasi! This year brings many changes, as I prepare to leave Portland and Tasi at the end of the month. I will be traveling back to Ohio for a year to focus my hands and mind on a variety of crafts, as I build my portfolio and apply to art schools.
These past four years have been some of the best of my life. I’m so glad I moved Portland; a city so rich with art, music, and beauty. Taking the plunge and starting Tasi Designs with Taya was such an incredible and exhilarating experience. I can still remember a humid summer afternoon in North Carolina, sitting on our father’s porch, we had our first business meeting. Who knew how far we’d come?
I could never have achieved so much success without Taya. It has been such a pleasure to watch our business grow as our relationship as sisters blossomed into the lasting friendship we share today.
We’ve had lots of support along the way from our kind and generous family and friends. And I have met so many wonderful people – customers, boutique owners, crafters, and vendors. It is a privilege to know you all. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for every sale and kind word you have sent our way.
I look forward to seeing where Taya takes Tasi in the future. She is an incredibly creative, smart, and motivated woman and I know Tasi will thrive in her hands.
Although leaving Portland is bittersweet, I am thrilled to be returning to school. Over the next few years, I plan to follow my passions by immersing myself in learning and exploring all that my creativity has to offer. And I enjoy thinking of the day I will come to visit this city I called home for the past four years.