Thursday, April 1, 2010
Deep Thoughts and Thanks :)
Over the past week, I have gotten many lovely notes and personal correspondence from artists trying out for the design team and just from people who wanted to say something positive. It has really touched my heart and motivated me to want to do more. :) I can't thank each of them enough for making this so much fun and for being involved enough to send me a note...how neat is that. :) I love hearing from you with photos of your creations and links to your blogs. Seeing what stampers do with the designs makes my day. :) I can't always make it to your blog that day, but I try to. When I work from home, it is on a dial-up connection (we are very rural), so sometimes, I can just stop for a second and browse without commenting. I still want to hear from you....I still want to visit, so please share. :)
When I started making stamps several years ago, I wondered how I would feel when seeing my doodles out there, but it is an amazing thing. Once it is out there, it becomes transformed by the artists that take over from my line drawing. It feels like a new art piece every time I see that neat design and layout. Just think of the variety of cards that happens, even with the same image. (Go take a look at the design team cards to see what I mean.)
That is my favorite part. If I kept all these doodles to myself I wouldn't get to participate in that amazing process. I do a little happy dance each time I see a card with an amazing color job and a great design...and it is my line drawing. I feel so happy that something special and unique was created....
Am I sounding cheesy?? LOL It is true though. :) I really do feel lucky to draw what I love and then have others love it enough to create something even better with it....It is a great combination. :)
Thank you for participating in this process and for sharing it with me. Let's hope we do so for a long time. :)
Have fun creating!
PS: In the notes, a couple of people have asked if I am still making stamps for Stamping Bella...and yes, I am. :) The designs I will have on the digi site are just for my pleasure and mean something personal to me. I absolutely love Emily (the owner of Bella) and we are friends....our brains just fit together and she gets me. I will be sticking with Bella (for her great brain and hair LOL and for the simple fact that she believed in my art enough to help me believe in it too). Just an FYI though, the designs for Bella are not going to be digis and the digis are not going to be Bellas, so you get the best of both worlds. Thanks for making a spot in your art world for them both. :)