Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
- There are 66 days until Halloween
- There are 91 days until Thanksgiving
- There are 98 days until Hanukkah
- There are 121 days until Christmas
My intent for the next two days is to seriously clean and organize my studio and storage spaces ~ start with a clean slate before jumping into holiday production. Which means, of course, I will be chatting on Facebook a lot; returning emails from two weeks ago; taking an extra long walk with my dog; cuddling with my cat; going thru my photo archives and phoning my Mom.
You see how the "pressure" part plays into this. :)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This year I am featuring a family of Wee Ones ~ The BC Comfort Friends. A cat, a dog, a bear and a bunny (and probably more!) can be found in my Etsy shop in just a couple of days. If you would like to purchase one ~ or order several, 10% of all sales will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!
So this is just a little preview of what is to come in the Fall! Can Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah be far behind??
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Walk past again; thinking, "But is it too edgy?"
Walk past again; thinking, "But I like it. It's my quirky personality. If I like it, surely someone else will like it, too."
Walk back, pick up the bolt of fabric and think, "Oh, go for it."
So I did. And I'm glad I did because it taught me something ~ to trust my instincts. If I like it I'm going to have fun creating it. And if I like it, chances are someone else will like it as well. It is a philosophy I adopted with my photography a few years ago ~ to be a little daring and different and not worry about what other people think ~ and now I am carrying that philosophy into my new world of creating things for kids. Design things that make me smile and I will bet you a dollar someone else will smile as well.
So my Monday morning advice? Don't hide your personality ~ let it show in your work! Don't worry about pleasing everyone because you never will! Dare to be a little "out there" because there are friends "out there," too! And it's a helluva' lot more fun. :)
I was reminded of this with my friend, Kathleen's recent blog post about photography. If you create things you like that's really all that matters. Because that will reflect in your work; you're happy; you will probably touch or inspire someone ~~ and it is a win-win!
So I had so much fun creating this little bib yesterday. And guess who bought it early this morning?
Kathleen. Point made. :)