Monday, June 21, 2010

Thanks for the WBC II visit :)

Hi all!

I'm just popping in to thank everyone for coming to visit Miss Sophie and I's studio over the past weekend!!!

(studio update:  her and I are making amends) tee hee!

The Where Blogger's Create II Party hosted by Miss Karen Valentine was a success and so much fun, don't you think so too?

I've been having a blast reading all of your sweet and funny comments, they totally make me smile :)

Oh, and the PAR-TAY hopping? Well! That's just totally up my alley too as you know me, I love to be nosey and see what's happening in your creative world :)

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I'll be honest here, out of over 450 studios to visit online, I have only visited and left comments on 83 so far and in no particular order. Over the next few weeks, I hope to visit everyone else & maybe finish before WBC III starts next year (haha).

All of the creative spaces I've had the privilege of visiting are so inspiring and beautiful, everyone should belong in a magazine I tell ya! No doubt about that!!!! :)

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For those of you who participated, I'm so proud of you. Sometimes showing a comfort zone or a creative outlet of your life can be difficult, especially in this big huge blog world where it's easy to be intimidated and self~doubting of what you have or what you may not have compared to others.

I know this because I've felt this over and over again, many times before and it's not just about my creative space, it's about everything that I do.

I'm always thinking "Is IT worth putting it out there online for everyone to see?"

I'm a very private and shy person (really) and only over the past year or so have I conquered that paragraph above and accepted who I am in this big huge blog world...thanks to the help of encouraging friends and family like you. Through your emails and comments, you have given me the confidence and inspiration I need to continually share my creative life with you and hopefully inspire others to do the same :)

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I've really enjoyed seeing the diversity of all the creative and crafty women (& men) out there.

Whether it's sewing, cooking, stained glass, landscaping, paper art, cake decorating, mixed media, home interior, jewelry, woodworking, etc., I LOVE seeing everyone's INDIVIDUALITY and PERSONALITY in their own space and in their own works of art.

That's what makes each of us UNIQUE.

I could go on and on, but I really wrote this post to THANK YOU for coming to visit Miss Sophie and me. Most of all, leaving me with even more inspiration and confidence to post again :)

In the words of Tristan Robin Blakeman...

"Go make something beautiful!"

...then come back and share it with me!  :)

24 comments:

Honey Lamb and I said...

It was fun!!! There were 450 of them!?!? Lord have mercy! If I go to the woman's sight who hosted it can she direct me to a lot of them? I saw several that I was friends with but would love to see more! ~Shelley

La Dolfina said...

Wish I was there!!! Looked like a lot of fun going on :)
I really wanted to pop over and properly thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and wish us a Happy Anniversary. It was so sweet and thoughtful of you!!!
Have a wonderful week and get some rest from your creative weekend!!!
XO

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

I appreciate you sharing your inner thoughts and doubts....I feel the same way at times and blogging has really helped me, too....thanks, debbie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Jodie, We have to thank you for letting us peek into your studio again! I just went and looked at all the pretty pictures once more. There are so many treasures everywhere. Sigh!
The items in the pictures of this post look very familiar to me :-).
Have a great day, girl!
xoxo,
Julia

Linda Robinson said...

Hi There Girly.. Let me tell you I am having a blast, I already have so many Idea I want to incorporate into my room just from other peoples spaces... They won't know I copied them till next year! If there is another party. Hehe...

Your pictures here are Fabulous.

OK, its back to the party for a little while!

Have a great day!

Hugs, Linda

stefanie said...

you are sooo sweet!

virginiasvignettes said...

WOW!!450 studios of inspiration,that is just too cool...what a great Par-Tay...although I didn't participate(mostly because just like you said,the feeling I don't have or am not good enough to run with the big dogs yet)....But do to your Always encouraging words of wisdom,I'm going to ..."Go make something beautiful"...I'll be back,virginia...:)

red.neck chic said...

I love how you say what I think - using the absolutely perfect words.

:-D xoxo
robelyn

Connie said...

It really was fun, sweets! I'm still perusing all of them.
xoxo,
Connie

Theresa said...

I love all of your beautiful creations and you are the sweetest friend! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Secondhandrose said...

I had a family wedding/reunion this weekend so I am late to the party and just starting here. Miss Sophie answered my help-wanted ad but when she saw the state of my room she decided she has a good thing going on with you! LOL. It's a wonderful space and you should be proud.

karen

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

wow! 450?! I missed it, but it sounds like it was wonderful. I wonder, is there a list that can be visited, just for fun? You're doing great if you've already been to 83! Awesome!
Patricia :o)

sissie said...

What a sweet and thoughtful post today. I am trying to visit everyone too. I am just amazed at all the beauty that is here in blogland. It's just so fun taking a peek inside everyones private spaces.

I really enjoyed seeing yours and with all that inspiration I'd say you will not have any trouble making something beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

Alison said...

Amazing how many people posted for WWC. I hope to join in next year too.
Alison

zandra said...

Wow, it was a blast! And now for me it is over. :o( I have visited EVERYONE on the list. I can't believe my fingers can still go on...tehetehe...I started out late friday night and finished first thing this morning. So, much inspiration. Until next year. ;o)
Hugz, Z

Linda said...

Lovely post, Jodie~ thanks so much for sharing your feelings with us!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Jodie, your the bomb! It just amazes me that 450 folks are involved in this. I've already been completely amazed at the creative spaces I have seen. Some of them are not studios, they are like actual stores or showrooms. Amazing! And here I am making a mess at my dining table and not having a place to store a thing. Thank God for hobbies and crafting or I don't know what I would do with myself. And thank God for blogging, for inspiration and for wonderful people like you. Blessings, Tammy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hey girl!
Don't feel bad, I'm just now getting around to returning comments and checking out spaces, too. We're only human! :-)

Your space looked FANTABULOUS, but I would expect nothing less.

See ya in a couple of days!
Anne

MosaicMagpie said...

Yes WBC was fun and continues to be as we peek into one another's world. Loved the post thoughtful and true.
Debbie

Heidi Meyer said...

I am so thankful you open your heart and home to share everything you do! You have given me such inspiration GIRL! I have totally enjoyed visiting the many wonderful creative spaces of so many talented people. Keep it coming - we love you!! xoxoxo Heidi

Lori said...

Jodie, sorry i missed your previous post...my google reader was literally overflowing on the weekend...i think your studio is awesome...i did scroll down and peek...you have oodles of inspiration in there...and lots of fun things to play with...sorry...i am really having trouble believing you have a shy bone in your body...but, i will take your word for it...

Geralyn Gray said...

ok.....the e's were a lot quicker than the a's and I even visited you twice!!!!! Onward I hope to get through the top third of the parties tonight.......rock on!!!!!

Debby said...

I love this post and I thank you for sharing "you" with us. I would never have suspected you were shy. I find it amazing how we can let our fingers do the talking and pour our heart and soul out on our blogs. Kinda fun isn't it.
Hugs,
Debby

Janet Bernasconi said...

I can't believe there are 450 talented ladies who entered! Amazing. I really enjoyed visiting you. Your creations are so pretty and love your blog too.
Have a great weekend,
xo
Janet
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