Decisions, Decisions

My Mini critter. My husband said, "so...what is it. Ahh, a monkey? A bear?
I replied "Yes"

It was intended to be a mouse.
Gotta work on more of a pointy nose.
But, she still is pretty darn cute!
Her tiny jumper is made from felt,
embellished with little felt flowers and buttons, hand stitched.


   Exciting News?
Stampington is sponsoring an event, here in Minneapolis. this September.
It's called Creative Connection.
It will consist of business classes, speaker presentations, 100 booths, and artisans selling their wares.
I have been accepted as a vendor.
Stampington publishes 28 very popular magazines, beautiful photography, tutorials, and highlight various artists, in a variety of mediums.

So I gotta get BUSY! 
I struggled at first, trying to decide,
if I would concentrate on creating dolls, 
mixed media mosaics, or miniatures.
 Even polymer clay jewelry.
When I realized I was starting to think..."what will sell",
 rather than what my heart desires to create,
 I stopped myself. 
 I decided nothing is more fulfilling to me,
than the creation of the doll.
So at the end of the day, at the end of the four day show,
if I don't even sell one doll. .  I stayed true to myself.
And I'll have my lovely ladies to return home with.
Until they find someone who is exactly the right person
who will love them as much as I do.
It feels right.
                         Below is my new lady's beginning.
                         My inspiration was from a fashion
                         magazine, I think "Brides"
                         When I'm in the book store,
                          I can't resist, browsing through
                          the beautiful Bridal & Wedding Party designs.
                           Just breathtaking, exquisite fabrics, lace,trims,
                           flowers, head pieces, Ahhh
                          Until next time...Have a blessed day.


mycuriousteaparty said...

Hi Jan

Wow! what an opportunity, congratulations .. unfortunately there aren't any shows like this here in the UK, I wish I lived in Minneapolis, I would love to go, it must be an amazing experience, to meet and see so many crafts people.

I think that your right to stick to what you believe in, staying true to yourself and your dolls will make your work shine above all the others.

I'm sure that there will be collectors there that will cherrish one of you dolls. I know that I would.

Have a good time, I hope that you meet lots of interesting people and learn lots of wonderful techniques.

~ Julie

Cheeky Rose Boutique said...

Hi Jan! Much congratulations to Elfred's creator! He and I both send our best wishes of happy selling at this event for you!! Jan & Elfred


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