if you've been following this crazy journey i've been on with barn owl primitives, you know i love handmade products. i truly apprecaite the hard work and thought that goes into each piece. i design and re-design my pieces over and over again until they are just how i envisioned them to be. i try to be original and authentic and to create new work that will inspire others.
being a creative person, i often get depressed when i can’t create new things. i’ve been blessed with great customers who have purchased my art over the years, but sometimes being busy recreating is not the same thing as being busy creating. in 2011, after my shop had been open for about two years, i decided i needed to take a 'creating' break. i put my shop on vacation and i tried to get inspired. i created several new pieces, but i wasn’t loving them. i was trying too hard. nothing felt just right. then my friend sent me a link to a TedTalk video by Brené Brown.
it's wednesday yet again. if you've been poking your head around the blog world for the last six years, i'd be surprised if you haven't stumbled into lindsey from the pleated poppy. i met her a few years ago in san diego at the queen bee market. she is just as cute in person as she is online!
we are kicking off our 'what's inspiring me today' series for 2015 with a fun interview! i am so excited to share a new blog/shop with you today. have you heard of lindsay at paper doll clothing co? she makes clothing for little ones with style and as she puts it, a little bit of attitude.
"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” ~ Minor Myers, Jr
i read this quote while surfing the internet a few years ago. it moved me. so i created a sign. i wanted it to be simple. and direct. and much like the quote that inspired it, i wanted it to be powerful. i hoped that its words would speak to everyone that had the opportunity to read it. that it would remind them that they are responsible for their actions. that they have control over the energy that they share with those they meet.
since it is wednesday, i get to share another blogger/shop i love and today’s is all about Horsefeather Gifts. they are also a family run shop. i LOVE handmade gifts (obviously!) and adore Chelsea’s work. she and her mom, Tammy, started Horsefeather Gifts back in 2009 and it has been so great to see them grow so quickly!
Christmas Wishes from our family to yours! you have blessed us this year and we are so grateful for your love and continued support of our little handmade business. we couldn't do what we do without wonderful customers like YOU!!
a few years ago, my friend ashley asked me to take her family motto and paint it on a sign. she wanted to hang the sign above their front door as a reminder to her family. she wanted them to read it each time they left their home. to encourage them to be their best selves.
meet my great friend Jessica! i love that the virtual world of blogging/small businesses brings together new friends. i am so happy to call Jessica from Jessica N Designs one of my friends! we met several years ago and it's been so fun to walk this creative journey with her. she is crazy talented and has a great sense of humor…if you follow my facebook or instagram feeds you know that‘s super important to me!