It has been a long time since I have been in this space and a LOT has happened, one year ago we welcomed our first baby, our beautiful girl Ada into the world! Wow, motherhood has been such an amazing journey, so much so that I have found myself soaking up all my days and nights with our little one, not wanting to miss a second of this amazing ride! Everyone always told me that things would change, I just didn’t want to believe it! I kindly nodded and thought to myself ‘not me’. I would find the time to be creative, to continue Little Jane St. But of course things changed….silly me. Everything changed. The things that once mattered no longer did and a different world was opened up to me brimming with opportunity. A new beginning. I always planned to take time out to care for our little one, and as the months quickly slipped by I found my passion for Little Jane St slip away with them. At first it was a little frightening but being able to stop and reflect was a great gift. This was not only because I had became a mama, looking back I realised I wasn’t happy with the direction I was heading creatively. Little Jane St had always given me so much joy and freedom but I realised it no longer did. I felt within my heart it was time to take a risk and embrace a new beginning!
Last year I was lucky enough to work alongside one completely amazing lady named Hailey Bartholomew. Hailey had an idea for a book that she wanted to bring to life! I jumped at the chance of working on this exciting project that I am so SO excited to tell you all about very shortly. This was something I had always dreamed of doing. Sharing in this amazing project (which has been in the making for 10 years!) and working with this inspiring family also lead me to take a look at a new direction in which I could travel my own journey. I decided it was time for me to take a leap of faith and close down the online shop and business I had built over the last 5 years to embark on new adventures and follow my dream of becoming a children’s book illustrator along with being able to pursue whatever other creative projects came my way without the limitations of a small business.
Phew! It has been so hard to say goodbye to Little Jane St. I have loved every minute and feel so very blessed for all the experiences I have had but more importantly for all the beautiful people I have met along the way, many of you are now my closest and most dearest friends! Thank you so much for all the support you have given Little Jane St and me personally and I hope that you will continue to follow me on my new adventures… whatever they may be!
Our online shop is now closed and will redirect through to my new website! Please do take a little peek and let me know what you think. Over the next few days I plan to begin changing over all my social media names from 'Little Jane St' to Alarna Zinn, (in case you are wondering who this strange Alarna Zinn is!)
Take care and I hope to see you in my new space!