8.23.2011

Sad news...

So the low economy has claimed yet another small business.  For those of you familiar with The Angel Company, for which I am/was a demonstrator, you may have already heard.  The Angel Company officially closed their doors today.  I had joined the TAC team in December 2005, so for the past almost-6 years I had a wonderful and kind extended family of-sorts.  I know I wasn't one of their top sellers, but they welcomed me not only as a hobbyist, but as a fellow papercrafter and artist.

Thanks for so many memories, most of which were made during Angel gatherings & Seminars.  I have found several life-long friends because of TAC... and though we are no longer Angels, those friendships will live on :)

I wish Mischelle & her family all good things on their future path, and to quote the image art of TAC's final cover:
"A truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."

May everyone's detour lead to great things!

11 comments:

Chris said...

It is a sad day - without them I would've never known you! I look forward to coming back here and seeing all your great work. You are so talented!! (and probably over worked!)

thestampingbug said...

As a hobbyist too, I'm sad. Not because I could buy or sell quality stamps, but sad because of the family-like connection I have made to so many fellow Angels. I feel like it's moving day and I'm a little girl again...The days I dreaded when I had to say goodbye to some of my best friends. It's a sad, sad day.

Kerry

Angie said...

You will always been an Angel to me Barb even if your halo is a little left of center :)

CuddlyBunny said...

So sad, best wishes for future endeavors to all involved. :(

Seleise said...

What a beautifully written tribute to a wonderful journey we all took! Love that you quoted the cover - You're so sealin' clever!! So glad we'll be crossing paths for many years to come (even if you try to detour, I'll find you - LOL!). :) Cheers to the laughs and the fun and the fabulosity!!

lisa808 said...

Barb, I am so sorry to hear the sad news for you and your fellow demos. Best wishes to you and keep on craftin'

Kay said...

Barb, although I hung up my wings a couple of years ago, I felt exactly as you did about TAC. The family feel was what drew me to the company in the first place and I am so sorry to hear they had to close down. Hugs to you and all the other angels :(

Risa said...

Enjoy the scenery Barb! I'll be watching your detour...blog on sista.

Michelle said...

well said - and I know you'll be seeing me (mwahhhhhh - said in my best halloweenie laugh, lol)

Jodi said...

So sad to hear about this.

Debra Hensley said...

It is sad.... I hope we can stay friends no matter what the road ahead leads to. YOu will always be an inspiration to me!