Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pins and needles!

No, I'm not taking up sewing... although I did do a lot of sewing in my younger days.  These pins and needles are the ones I'm standing on waiting to see if my application to the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi is accepted.  This is THE guild to be a part of if you are a artisan who falls outside the category of painter. 

Acceptance into this guild will open doors and provide guidance and avenues to pursue my art and grow my business.  It will provide a network of other artisans striving to make sure than quality handcrafted items will continue to be available.  So yes, I'm on pins and needles! The applications will be reviewed this Saturday, March 8th so I should know - yea or nea - soon.

This is one of the pictures that I submitted, along with three actual items.  I love the saying on this because I've got some friends who have seen me through some tough times better than any therapist could.  I hope I've been able to do the same for them.

This is another of the pictures included with my application.  Anybody who knows me knows that I love butterflies so this saying is particularly special to me.  Hopefully it will be to the judges too!


Holly said...

Beautiful designs! I haven't worked much with clay outside of Sculpey a long time ago!

Arlene Harrison said...

Thanks Holly! The polymer clay brand that I use is made by Sculpey but is a better quality clay than Sculpey III. It is not as soft plus it cures harder. You can do so much with polymer clay. You might want to give it another try!