Friday, 10 February 2012
Follow your Dreams
I have to pinch myself to believe that I am living and working in Cornwall, as five years ago that was my 'out of reach' dream. To be working on my own jewellery design and making has been even more my dream and my ambition, and even though more than one person told me "you'll never make a business of that", my quiet determination - some say stubbornness - has proved them wrong:)
I've met and made some wonderful friends who have encouraged and supported me and I owe a lot to everyone who said "that's good ... I love that".
Now I'm so proud to have my work sold in such inspiring places as Studiofourseven in Redruth, Two Little Birds Vintage Boutique and Tyto Boutique, Falmouth, as well as the new on-line site Two Red Trees.
Dreams evolve and grow, change direction and lead us to new things - Two Little Birds are closing their boutique shop and continuing on-line; I'm very grateful to Ella and Emma for loving and showcasing my jewellery for the past two years. And I'm hoping to have some exciting news myself soon about another amazing opportunity.
I have this hanging in my room so I can remind myself every day to keep on making and creating as that is my dream, even when life gets in the way and discouragement sets in. The Lotus is also called a 'mudflower'; with roots in the pond soil, yet the beautiful plant floats and blossoms on the surface. It’s great that something so lovely can come from mud, and this inspires me as well when it feels like I’m bogged down in the mire.