Valintines Day email

Posted by Rusty on 15th Feb 2020

My Friends

It's Been almost 2 years since I Bought Forked Up Art, it's a lot different now, gone are the days of simply running the Production. In these 2 years I have Moved the Business twice, gone through two crazy holidays rushed seasons, and learning the ins and outs of running this business, taking on the roles of shipping, welding, sculpting, marketing, customer service. Plus everything else, and I'm loving every minute of it.

2019 was the hardest year of my life. the reasons are personal and private. but what I can say is, out of concern for the safety of our children, My Wife and I decided we needed uproot and move to a new town. we bought a home last May, and moved FUA shortly after. I currently run the business out of my garage, and I am the only employee. (in 2013 there were 12 employees, crazy)

there is a lot more as to why last year was so tough, not just tough on me, but also on my family, But I'll spare you all the nitty gritty. the point of me sharing all of this is, I could not be where I am right now, without YOU. Forked up Art would not be, if it were not for so many great shops giving us business over the last 10 years. I'm very lucky to be able to make these whimsical & funky art works. those of you that know me even just a little, know this is my dream job, and I would be miserable if I couldn't do this everyday ( I would know, I tried). so Thank You.

As you might have noticed this email is far different then one you might expect especially from someone pining for your business. no worries, I'll be sending out my normal emails soon, with flashy pictures of new product, promo codes, and enticing sales.

I just thought this was a good opportunity to be a little more personal. Many of you call when you place your orders, and to be honest, I love that part of my job, getting a glimpse into the livelihoods my product contribute to.

I continually look forward to get to know you, your staff, you business, for lets hope a very long time.

Happy Valentines Day

Rusty McDermott
Owner(of many hats)