Monday, February 23, 2009

My Work on the Local News!!!

Wow! I just watched the 10 p.m. news with my sweetie and couldn't believe it was me and my work being shown. My life has been so amazing this last year. I'm kind of in disbelief at the way God has opened doors and made the seemingly impossible- possible! I was so pleased with the way they focused on the shop local feature as well as the Team MN site. There are so many amazing artists on Etsy and so many in my own backyard. Their work is so diverse I just love being part of this community. Thinking about Etsy prior to the interview I made a list of "cool things about Etsy" and the community it fosters among crafters and artists around the world was number one. I have met so many supportive people, buyers as well as other sellers, who just want to create beautiful, interesting things. I love hearing from others how much they may like my work and I love having the chance to let others know how much I like theirs. Yes, it's competition but I think of that as just another reason to try hard to make my work better and better.

So what's next? Dream big, Work hard, and Trust God is the motto of a friend of mine. I love it and have made it mine as well. Dream big?-I have a book that looks more and more like it might become a reality. Work hard? I've just joined an amazing design team (you'll hear more about the Fab 5 soon!) and I have a sketchbook full of ideas to play with and mess around with. Trust God? He's done so much for me I couldn't imagine what my life would be like without Him. Most amazingly? I have a family that is being so supportive I could cry when I think about it. If this is what God can do with my life, WHY would I want to do anything other than to trust Him!! OK enough for tonight!

4 comments:

rebekah said...

Jen-
I watched the clip online this afternoon. So good to see a face with a name! Great work!Congratulations!

Jen said...

Thanks Rebekah!

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

It was a wonderful piece. I think they represented you very well! I hope that you see an increase in your sales!
Michelle-

Jen said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! I have noticed a slight increase in sales but not from anyone local. In fact, LOL, I've only made one local sale from my Etsy site. Hopefully it did the job though and let more people know about Etsy. I subscribe to the idea that the more people know the better it'll be for ALL of us!