Saturday, January 10, 2015

Challenges

       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

18 comments:

  1. Nice blog, Pamela!! Sorry for your challenges with the cats, but happy you've taken the plunge with the Build a Line Challenge!!

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    1. Thanks, Marcia! With this gang of furry monsters, there's always one or two that have to keep me on my toes. ;)

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  2. You and Toby are a good team..

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    1. Thank you, Deb! He's my little buddy. ;)

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  3. You are a purrrfect team! And we admire your love for your kitties, but that you also intend to move forward with your great talents. XOXO

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    1. Thanks, Brenda Sue! The cats are my inspiration ... to keep moving and reaching for goals, just as they do. ;)

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  4. Pamela, your blog is wonderful. I'm so sorry about the problems with your furry "children." We are ten days into the new year, and let us just say that the challenge will be good for both of us…thank goodness for a creative outlet to save us when the going gets rough. Here's to better days, healthy critters, and a wonderful journey!

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    1. Thanks, Susan .... you said it purrfectly! I'm wishing you a happy journey on this challenge too!

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  5. Pam your jewelry is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you and Toby come up with for your line. Keep your chin up and always look forward, the future is a blank page and we get to write it~!! :) Great blog, even though I am not doing the challenge I may just have to start one. xXx

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    1. Thank you, Ne. ;) Always moving forward here, and looking onward to good things! You should start a blog too ... they're fun!

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  6. Great photo and blog! Sorry things have been rough--sounds like the toughest things happen to the nicest peeps! Many prayers for you and yours and good luck to us all in the challenge! <3

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra. ;) Wishing you a happy time during the challenge too ... it's going to be such fun!

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  7. Wonderful post, Pamela! Here's hoping 2015 turns awesome. You deserve it!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa, and I'm wishing you the best in 2015 too .... may all things be the best they've ever been for you this year. <3

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  8. Great Blog, I wish you the best health wise and animal health this year! Cannot wait to share this time in the class with you~

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    1. Thanks, Nike! I'm so looking forward to the class! ;)

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  9. Our furry friends make the best assistants! Sending lots of GLOW your way {{{{{ HUGS }}}}} cannot wait to do this class and challenge with you girl! XOX

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    1. Thanks, Liz! We're going to have so much fun! ;)

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