I wanted to post this more for myself and Shelby that anything else. Thanks to all of the support and fun I have had since I began blogging I have come to see a me I like. When I have started any craft I have always looked for approval from others and based what I have made on that. It has led to disappointment and self doubt on more than a few occasions. As I see Shelby coming into her own with artistic expression I see the same in her. Let me tell you I don't like that one bit! I want her to explore her art and create what she wants without worry or fear that someone won't like it. Personal preferences are individual and we all should know that but we also know that when something is created by us using our heart no matter what it can be appreciated. So this leads me to tell you that I have decided to embrace me. I have been making my bracelets generally for my benefit but always with the thought in the back of my head I can't make anything that is too out there. No more I tell you! (actually I am telling me) I am going to make anything I like and when those doubts come into my head I am going to shut them up. Yes I will make patterns that are outrageous....Yes I will use colors that make me happy...Yes if I see a way to change it up a bit I will and I will post them without concern! Okay I said it and now it is out there in the cyber world forever.
This new found confidence comes from all of you. I look at all the blogs and have said to myself many times "Dang that is awesome, I might not make it but WOW they really nailed it" So I know that in this safe blog community I can finally be free to make and share my visions.
Hugs and Blessings my sweet friends!