Well Bead Star voting ended this evening and I am pretty sure that none of my pieces got enough votes to get in the magazine. I am disappointed but I am still touched that I did get 3 pieces picked and that I did it. I entered 5 pieces, which means I made the pieces, photographed them, edited the pictures and uploaded them by the deadline! All while working 30+ hrs a week at the salon and taking care of my almost 2 yr old daughter 4 days a week. I am pretty proud of myself and it has given me the confidence to go for more contests and magazines.
I never thought my stuff was good enough to be in the pages of a magazine or even get 1 vote in a contest. I wonder if all artists are this hard on themselves.
I am loving the blog world, I have met some wonderful people who's thoughts and friendships I value. There's Patty who keeps me laughing every day, Holly, the "other" Shannon ;-), my K's- Kristie, Kristi, Kristy, Kelley, Kylie, Kerry, Marie, Hope, Heather, Cristi, Judith, Barbara, Nancy, Lori, Lorelei and the list could go on and on and on. Thanks you all for your encouragement, support and help when I send you a pm or chat about a technique or idea. Thank you for your beautiful work and beautiful pieces which keep me pushing forward even when I want to toss all the beads in the trash. Thanks for always pushing forward and getting on websites and into stores and tweeting or Face-cracking about it because even though I am a twinge jealous and want to bop you in the nose it pushes me forward because instead of being nasty about it I say why not me, what is she doing that I need to be doing, what can I learn from her!
Lastly I leave you with this bracelet I made the other night that I think is pretty. I was going to send it to a magazine but realized I have no idea how to write directions for how I knotted the leather and I also can't remember where I got a couple of the beads. So it is available for sale instead :-)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!!