7.11.2008

I'm kinda liking this taking chances stuff...

As if all this Silver Bella news weren't exciting enough, I just found out I'm the July featured "guest designer" on the Alpha Stamps website! I feel like this year has been too good to be true for me....too many dreams are being fulfilled. Pinch me! Am I awake?

Fairytale Soaps
Anyway, last fall I was cruising around blogland and happened upon an application to become part of their design team...I've got no stars in my eyes but I thought to myself "why not try!" Something in the past I probably never would have done but I'm feeling a bit more "wild and crazy" lately. So I closed my eyes and pushed the "send" button.

Well, so many talented artists applied that I couldn't feel even a teensy bit bad to find out that I did not make one of the coveted spots, but I did get a consolation prize - an email asking if I would be interested in taking one of the monthly guest designer spots. Even as I remember reading that email my heart is beating a bit faster!!! Yes! Yes! Of course!!!! I could hardly believe it but it was true - and now you can visit the Alpha Stamps fabulous website and browse the unbelievable selection of all things artsy, and then take a little peak at what I've made with the supplies Alpha Stamps sent to me!

Sleeping Beauty pendant
I'll admit up front my nerves took a beating. I have made a pact with myself to always do my best to come up with something original...but that is becoming so much harder to do with the influx of ideas coming into my brain from the web, flickr, all the delicious blogs I read, and artists that I adore! So I feel a bit like I fell back on some tried and true forms of art. My ego wanted to really WOW the gals at Alpha Stamps, but I was mostly satisfied with the outcome...

So there...for now...a little bit of reveling...not necessarily because my art is "published", but because I took the chance...I took a plunge I'm not used to taking. And there are more to come...

24 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

so cool, congrats.
those soaps are gorgeous!!
oxoox,
jessi

Natalea said...

Oh michele! I'm so, so happy for you! All this "plunging" is doing you well!! And you truly deserve it- your work is fabulous always!
Can't wait to see you again in November!!
xox natalea

fated follies studio said...

congratulations! those soaps are amazing and so is the pendant. you did a great job.

jenny

the rusty canary said...

rusty canary...

congrats my friend.
your art is so wonderful.
so happy you took the plunge.
more to come.....
can't wait to see your new
creations.

jane

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Hi Michelle!
I got one of your lovely Feathered Friends ATCs and it is just wonderful! I LOVE how you packaged it too! You are such a clever girl! I love your art and you deserve the guest designer spot-way to go girl! All the best to you, with warm regards, Heather

Jenn said...

Congratulations! That is fabulous. The pendant is just gorgeous! You should be extremely proud - what an accomplishment!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Hi Michelle!I just read your comment on my Joy of Being a Girl class-thank you so much! I used two books for the class that help give some framework "The Princess and the Kiss" the storybook and activity guide and "Beautiful Girlhood" both valuable resources if you have daughters. If you have other questions please don't hesitate to email me:hwombacher@gmail.com have fun!

Sadie Lou said...

How very exciting! It's even more exciting (to me) that you are going to Silver Bella and we'll get to meet!!
Yay!
~Sadie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your Sleeping Beauty pendant is so lovely! Thank you so very much for visiting my blog. Good luck!

Tina said...

congrats!! Michele!!

lulusparkles said...

CONGATS!!
good for you :) i love the necklace you should make more for your shop-they are beautiful

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I just discovered your blog through the Sweet and Sinister swap. I am enjoying it very much. I love your art. I Love the fairy tale soap! Congratulations on your being published. I'm sure greater things are coming for you because you are just so talented. Have a nice week! Twyla

Lori said...

Michele, congratulations!!! your work is truly beautiful, so i am not surprised in the least that you are being featured:)

Lola Enchanted said...

Congrats!!!!!

Couture de Papier said...

OMG! Beautiful Treasures!
Thank You Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

Sassafras & LuLu said...

Good for you Michele! you are really making strides and taking chances that some of are still working on. I love to see blogs like this because they inspire me to keep trying no matter what the baby steps are like, just keep stepping onward. Like our journey of faith, never giving up. No matter what years beyond us were wasted, or so we think, without our art and just living. But we were just doing what we could, never going beyond ourselves. HURRAY for YOU! maybe some day I will be there, until then,
hugs, Carol
ps. your work is lovely, I have not been back for a while but will return!

Stink Bone Jones said...

THat pendant you made is just GORGEOUS! Congrats on getting the guest designer spot.

Like I say to those going to Silver Bella, I'm so jealous! Have fun!

Bristol said...

Congrats to you~ I love the finished project.
Bristol

BellaColle' said...

Congrats! Your creations are lovely!
Have a great week!
Xo
~Christine

Sarah said...

Love the fairytale soaps!
Sarah
Vintage Lily
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

HopHopJingleBoo said...

oh my i love alpha stamps and your stuff is fab.. congrats..this is my first time here..very nice!

Kara Ward said...

Oh, this is just to die for...I love her. I would wear her every single day. And the soaps are gorgeous! Kara

Amanda Willey said...

thank you for sharing a picture of your beautiful piece! Congrats on taking a chance! I can't wait to see you at Silverbella!

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