On Tuesday 8th December my business changed overnight. Well, quicker than overnight! Within the space of a few minutes really!
My resin art olive wood boards were featured as part of the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide presented by Holly & Phil on This Morning:
Within seconds of being featured my phone blew up - emails, texts, social media activity, website orders. I was too shocked and overwhelmed to feel proud/euphoric at that point. Within the space of 10 minutes I had over 100 emails in my inbox - I had never dealt with this kind of attention & traffic before.
I quickly dashed home to watch it on tv with my parents, and then I raced back to the studio. What followed from that was a week of non stop work to keep on top of orders and make more boards for people to buy in time for Christmas. I would wake up at 4am each day just to give myself more time to work - it was crazy!
I am so incredibly grateful to the team at ITV for reaching out and offering the chance to be featured. It was a peak career defining moment (so far!) and it gave my business a huge boost.