Every day, we get lots of inspiring comments from you, our readers! In this roundup, we share some of our favorites from the previous week.
I love Jen Lemen’s quote: “You can dare to take that unspoken dream seriously.” It was such an inspiration to go for my current adventure as an artist I made it into a free download for my mailing list.
– Brenda Mangalore in response to Art to Inspire
– Lindsay in response to Be Eager for the Good that Is to Come
Wow! That is definitely something I needed to hear. You can be honest and open without being negative. And the excitement isn’t just contagious to the person you’re talking to; it’s contagious for your own sensibility! It gets me pumped up about my life instead of down about it!!
Rather than talking about how hard it is to get people into my shops or how my jewelry shop only had one sale in six months of being open… I’m going to talk about how thrilled I am that I have repeat customers in my other shop who seem to really like my work and are willing to pay for it. I’m stoked that I’m bringing in a little extra cash that can offset the cost of our move and the more expensive apartment! And I’m really happy that I get to work from home and have time for my shops without feeling overwhelmed or overworked. I am truly fortunate and so excited for what’s to come!!
– Laura in response to Show & Tell: What’s Your Loose Tooth?
Dani in response to What’s Your Story?
A big uh-huh! I know that one… I have gotten way better at measuring time and estimating but still have those days where a deadline (even a false one) needs to be introduced, and then I am back on track.
– Liz in response to Parkinson’s Law & My Lost Semester of Painting
– Andrea Mansfield in response to Where Craftiness Comes From: Sarah Early
I have always been a fan of natural wood but I know the trends are to paint everything. I am just happy to hear you were not thinking white.
Something else I have seen that could be nice for this piece is to paint the inside (or prominent areas of the inside, back wall, door insides) a lighter shade or accent color. The lighter color makes it easier to see inside and makes a statement when the doors are open.
– DogsMom in response to Thrifted Thoughts: Ornate Sideboard