Figuring out the best way to turn creativity into a business is challenging. Working pretty much in isolation adds to the challenge, so I’m grateful whenever I’m able to gain insight from someone in my field or a related one. Today I connected with Carina Murray, the founder of Crow and Canary, a company that brokers sales between the designers of stationery and gift items, and retailers.

She’s got a great eye. I love so many of the lines she reps. She is, sadly though, not taking on any more greeting card lines at the moment but was willing to take time out of her day to chat with me about my options this morning. Those sorts of exchanges are like gold to me.

So, today’s letter is a letter of thanks.