Sunday, January 27, 2008

Mama's Gotta Brag!

As I reflect on the last few days of being a jewelry designer, I've come to realize that I am simply fabulous!

Don't take that the wrong way, I am a very humble person... but there comes a time when I have to lay my humility to the side and shout "I am GREAT" outloud. So what if no one hears it but me. So what if no one agrees (not even me). So what!! It's got to be said and believed and perceived.

My kids teach me that not even your greatest accomplishments (giving birth, living on a budget or enduring Barney) will be appreciated . Fellow artists have told me that no one will understand my efforts in creating. Even my cat, who I rescued from the snowy streets, gives me an "I-could-care-less" look quite often.

But I'm here to say when life gets hard, my ego gets bruised and I feel my artistic efforts are going no where, I'll just remember...
  • that it's my motherly guidance (and genes) that helped my son bring home a perfect report card this week (his lowest score was a 99 percent!!!),

  • that the home atmosphere which I've helped create leads my youngest son to remember to give thanks before a meal... even at school, AND

  • that people (and not just my mom) are taking notice of my work and spreading the word. I've even been featured in a blog of someone I don't even know. Click here to check it out!

I really AM all that (and a big bag of chips)!!!

7 comments:

Johannah said...

Good job mama!
I have four kids and make sales slowly but surely on my pieces. But I am so happy to be living the life I live, and so proud of the few bits and pieces people buy and treasure...

Johannah

Kallia said...

Congratulations on your son's school success and your success!

Daisiemai Creations said...

You do rawk! I think as a mom, wife, craft designer and a woman - we need to say how much we rawk and how awesome we are. I think at times we forget this. Thank you for reminding me.

Catherine said...

Beautiful Blog! And Beautiful Thoughts. Your work is absolutely lovely.


Catherine

Urbanknit said...

that is the cutest picture i have seen in a while. thanks for stopping by my blog

RittenhouseBags said...

Awe, how adorable!
Nice blog!

jenygwen said...

what a precious picture! and what an inspiring post, thank you for sharing it!