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There is a saying "light at the end of the tunnel", but when you're an entrepreneur, what is the "light"? Is it a big payday, someone buying your company outright, your dream house, transitioning from your 9-5, financial freedom, retiring at a young age? What is it? For me, it would be waking up every day getting to create for the rest of my life and never having to work another corporate job again, but that really depends on YOU and the people that believe in me.

I use to want to climb the corporate ladder and be a "boss babe", but I realized as I got older that that idea what just implanted in me by society (trust me, I'm not trying to get into some politically correct conversation, so don't misread this) but it's not what I really wanted. I think I had this façade that the top of the ladder would be freedom, but unless I'm literally the owner of the company, there is no freedom truly in just being the CEO at the very top. Sure, you may get some extra days off or some insanely unjustifiable salary, yet at the end of the day, you're still replaceable. The CEO still has orders and demands that they have to fulfill. Who wants that? I mean, I know some people want that because that's just the way their personality is, but yuck, I can't even fathom. Now, if you are a CEO or someone at the executive level reading this, please don't think it's my intent to bash you - I know some of you really earned your title and your position, but it's just not for me! To each their own, am I right?

I would much rather the saying be "there is light throughout the tunnel" because when I hear "at the end", my mind wants to think that it's over, finito. I don't believe there will be an end of the tunnel for me or at least not just one end. I guess you could say my first end of the tunnel would be just selling one of my pieces. That's my only goal for the rest of the year and I bet I will feel like $1,000 bucks when it happens.

So for now, I'm working through the tunnel, until I see the light at my first end.


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Updated: Mar 10, 2022

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Born Among Blooms Photography

If you don't know me personally, I'd like to introduce myself and tell you why I started E.E. Brown. Most people know that I am pretty creative and am constantly dipping my hands into something new. However, this isn't new for me! Oh no no no, I've been working with leather now since I was 14 years old. I desperately wanted a type of satchel and just couldn't find what I was looking for in any stores. My Mom helped me pick out some faux leather from JoAnn's and taught me how to sew. My Dad later took me on my first trip to a leather shop and I was in awe. To cut the story short, we walked out with about $300 worth of leather and my Mom was not pleased. Through the years, I sewed various items like wallets, purses, backpacks, and even leather jackets (both turned out terribly, hence why I stopped making them) and now, I've moved on to artwork.

Take a trip with me back to 2012, where I was featured in our local newspaper:

I truly believe that this is where I was supposed to land. My inspiration for E.E. Brown came from something I saw in a mid-century modern furniture store in Nashville. As soon as I saw it, I was like "hmm, this would make a piece in someone's home". I went out, bought some new leather, and started experimenting. This was in April of 2021. Today, my inspiration has grown beyond what I saw in that furniture store. To name a few - the furniture my family had growing up, my Father's taste in design and passion for architecture, my love for modern and mid-century art, and many other things. At the moment, my pieces aren't at the scale of what I saw in that store, however it is on the horizon. I'm talking about a large scale piece - imagine a 15 foot by 12 foot wall covered in a leather design that you can personally customize to your liking!

Born Among Blooms Photography

All my pieces are made with 100% genuine leather and fine quality products. I believe in supporting local businesses, so there are a few that I work with to help make my pieces perfect.

I would be honored to have your support with my business in any shape or form.

Yours Truly,

Emily Brown

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