Well, I did it .... I was accepted for inclusion in
the master class Build a Line Design Challenge by B'Sue Boutiques ... yay! My feline assistant Toby was also invited to join in the fun, so things could get interesting! I think this experience will challenge me not only as an artist and in developing cohesive lines and collections, but will help me learn new things about promoting my jewelry, blogging, networking with others, and more. Hey, I've already learned to make a blog, so there's a good start already!
While this will be a good challenge, I'm also facing other not-so-good challenges lately. Those who know me know that I'm a great cat and animal lover, and have a gang of furry 'kids' who mean very much to me. Last year dealt us several hard blows with the loss of five of our beloved pets from various causes. I also had surgery, fell on a cat, and ... well, one of those years. I was hoping 2015 would be better, but we've had a less than stellar beginning. One cat developed a severe eye problem, and another had a bad vestibular (inner ear) attack which affected his balance and left him unable to walk without falling for now. It's been continual vet visits and feline physical therapy and medicine the past weeks, so it's been hard to concentrate on other things. Difficult to see the good things ...
That's another reason why this Build a Line Design Challenge will be a good thing ... focus. It will give me something to focus on, a goal to work towards, something positive to think about. It will get me moving, designing, and thinking. It always helps to have something to look forward to when the days aren't so sunny, and this challenge is my bright spot. I hope you'll all come along and share the challenge with me and Toby as we jump in with both feet and all four paws! ~ Pamela