Monday, August 17, 2009

ON THE WAY TO A DREAM

Shopping for journals has become one of my new favorite things lately. I now have a creative success journal, an affirmation journal and an abundance journal.

I was in Staples about a month and saw this one on the shelf and it begged me to take it home! I had to have it but really wasnt sure why until a few days ago.

I am so connected to the meaning of this quote now and have been for a year but never knew why.

For the last year or so, I have been having the same conversation with my creative soulmate, Jamie, about going in another creative direction. But I have always felt that I would be abandoning my little fairy and mermaid friends that I have so lovingly spent so much love and time with for the last 5 years marketing and creating my line. I felt I would be giving up on my original dream of selling my prints and cards with these images on them.

Jamie assured me that I can do both but it hasnt really sunk in until now. I am grateful for hearing her voice and for believing that its okay for me to do other creative things, in fact, it's healthy. Change is good!

So I will still be working on my old and very beloved line of fairies but will ALSO be pursuing a career in rubber stamp designing. I have always wanted to design rubber stamps and so now I will be! Never have been a fan of drawing backgrounds either, so this is perfect for me!

I am so excited to be sharing this with all of you. You are the reason I have never given up on my first dream. I almost have a few times but because of your lovely warmth and support everyday for my work, I cant ever fail. Just one beautiful comment and I know I was meant to do what I am doing right now, to be an artist.

Thank you all, I appreciate every one of you!

Love,

Michelle :)

20 comments:

Fotf said...

Well you know what i'm gonna say, whichever way you go i'm right behind you Michelle. I love your work and if it's being seen then you go for it. It's a great opportunity for crafty people to enjoy your designs in a way that expands on your cards, exploring all the huge variety of glorious papers to put your beautiful fairies and mermaids on. There are no limits when you have imagination and talent :-) and after all i wouldn't have had the opportunity to know you if it wasn't for that x

Emily said...

I am so excited to read this post because it means we will have another terrific artist designing stamps! I only wish I had your talent. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be terrific!

Sarah said...

Hi Michelle. I wish you every success with this endeavour. I can only see you succeeding because your work is so lovely. Thank you so much for popping by my blog and for following.Visiting your blog today gave me new energy to paint when I was losing inspiration and confidence.Thank you - sometimes these things are meant to happen! Sarah

clairedulalune said...

Well done Michelle! Jaime was right! Best of luck in your new venture, or should that be, adventure! Looking forward to watching you soar!

Snap said...

How exciting for all of us! Wonderful, wonderful. Best of everything to you!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

How exciting! I know your stamps will be fabulous. Can't wait to see what you create. Good luck in your new venture.

Ticklish Mermaids said...

You are so talented!

prashant said...

I am so excited to read this post because it means we will have another terrific artist designing stamps! I only wish I had your talent.


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MyRubySlippersLife said...

JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR BLOG. IT ALWAYS PUTS ME IN THE BEST MOOD!!!
~VICKIE

Michelle said...

Oh, my god, you guys are the most amazing and wonderful friends. I am in tears right now!!!

I want to thank all of you for your kindness and support. Now I know I am doing the right thing,there is no doubt in my mind today! Thank you so much!

Love,
Michelle :)))

Michelle said...

Kerri,

You have given me so much wonderful hope for my future as an artist, thank you my friend!

Michelle said...

thank you, Emily, I have so many new designs and it does my heart good that you are as excited as I am to get them out there!

Michelle said...

Oh, Sarah, that just makes me so happy that I inspired you today, really. I hope make time for your creativity, it is so important!

Michelle said...

Clair, I am soaring because of you and your lovely comments, thank you!

Michelle said...

Snap! Thank you! So happy you are here! :)

Michelle said...

Terri,

Thank you so much, I will keep you posted every step of the way!

Michelle said...

You are so talented also, Ticklish Mermaid! :)

Michelle said...

I appreciate that prashant! :)

Michelle said...

Vickie,

I am SO happy to hear that! I have to go visit Dorothy's Ruby Slippers today, its my new Happy Place!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Michelle, I CAN'T WAIT to see these designs in rubber stamps :) It is beautiful. I will be buying digitals soon! Also, can you please check out photobucket, if you see on my page, your logo says bandwidth exceeded.... Please let me know when it's correctd, xox~Jeni