måndag 4 april 2011

Hello sunshine!

This beauty greeted me the other day, as I got out to the farm. Isn't it just gorgeous the way it opens up to greet the sun, and reflects it with it's bright orange pistil?

So, I guess most of you already know I wasn't asked back by Graphic 45 for another year. After spending a month on the Steampunk Mansion, and another month on coming up with brand new, never before seen, final round projects, I thought if that, and everything else I had put my heart and soul into this last year, wasn't good enough, I really must suck as an artist.


I lost a lot of inspiration there. Mr Mojo took his stuff and got out of here, so to speak. However, I cleared out my scraproom completely, and lo and behold, there he was, crouching behind all the Steampunk stacks, with my brand new DT-kit from Scraplagret in his hands, and quite a lot of stuff got done over the weekend. Unfortunately, I can't show any of it yet, but pretty soon I guess I will have this blog flowing over with new, lovely Prima, and some Crate from the last Nook kit, not to mention brand new Echo Park loveliness, which I already have some of, and which will also come in the next Nook kit, due on my doorstep any day.


So, all is well, Mr Mojo lingers, and I create for my own pleasure. And as my ever so cleaver little boy put it: "Mom, even if someone else didn't like what you do, I think you do nice things, and I like everything you've made for me. " And that's what matters, isn't it? He loves his Steampunk Mansion, and that makes it worth all the hours I put in.


But I'm sure as h*** never going apply for a second round of the same DT again. It really sucks knowing what you are missing out on!

12 kommentarer:

Kelly sa...

Hello Jenny, sooo sorry you didn't make the G45 team again. I tried out and spent hours and hours, days and weeks on all of the projects they requested and didn't even make the top 25 and that really hurt, so I can't even imagine how you're feeling having been on the team alreasdy. But keep your head up, I'm sure there are bigger and better things waiting for you. Take care.

Debbie sa...

Sorry to hear you are not one of the continueing G45 dt. You most certainly deserved it. I will never again apply for a team that requires so much work just to submit and then have them drag it out even further and have to resubmit a second round of projects. It's time consuming and disheartening when you don't make it. I still love the products but I have other teams that I can be happy on.

Anna sa...

Tänker inte dra upp det där tråkiga... vill bara säga att du är grym o kul att du är på G igen!!
Kramen// Anna

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul sa...

One door closing allows another door to open. Your work is so creative, imaginative and beautiful. Please don't despair; their loss will be someone else's gain. Be good to you . . . you deserve it. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work and I hope, soon!

Thunderbirdlindy sa...

I wanted to say, your work is so amazing. You have inspired me to make my own "Mansion". I am hoping to have it done this weekend and post on my blog. Your awesomeness is truly inspiring. Do not be discouraged, you have inspired me beyond my limits.

CBC MOPS (Michelle Kaufman) sa...

I found your blog through your amazing designs on G45. I thought you did a fabulous job. Definitely their loss they didn't pick you. Loved your springtime paper creations and the steam punk items too. I'm sorry they didn't choose you.

Johanna sa...

Hej hej:D
jag kulle behöva lite hjälp nu när jag börjat med att dekorera tomten med scrapboking saker,
och det är att jag undrar vad det finns för spray eller så att Spraya över papper och annat som man inte vil ska förstöras i regnet. Skulle bli SÅ tacksam om du tog dig tid och svara :)

Och så vll jag tacka för att du delar med dig av dina idéer =)

joansmall sa...

I can feel your pain and disappointment at not getting another year at g45, but you have a world wide craft class waiting to see what you do next to inspire them me being one of them, chin up and let them see what they have lost in you....can't wait to see whats next...

Monika sa...

Jag instämmer med de andra här ovan. Nu när de presenterar sitt nya team så blir jag mer och mer förvånad för ingen av dem har visat så mycket kreativitet och nytänkande som du!!! Jag kan bara inte begripa att du inte kom med.
Sedan instämmer med någon av damerna ovan, jag kommer aldrig söka till ett dt som kräver så mycket arbete bara för att komma med, det kostar alldeles för mycket helt enkelt, jag tyckte det var illa nog.
Inte kommer jag söka om till samma team heller, just för det känns som du säger, hemskt att veta vad man missar...
Tusen kramar till dig, du är en fantastisk och sann konstnär, för det konstnärliga ligger i nytänkande, inte som vi andra, att apa efter.

Monika sa...

Hm... tyckte det var illa nog förra året, när man bara behövde skicka in en sak... skulle det varit ;)

enikodelisle sa...

Dearest Jenny, I had no idea that G45 didn't ask you back...I thought you may have tired of it & moved on. I totally feel you, any form of rejection is painful & disheartening, but did it occur to you that you may be too talented for what G45 is looking for? I get the impression that they want people who are inspiring, but can be mimicked by the masses. Your work is so intricate & so unique that the average crafts person wouldn't dare attempt it...just a thought. But they did post a very nice farewell to you & that's how I found your blog. Of course, I was a fan already, and in awe of your Steampunk Mansion & your pop-up Alice card...so very, very talented you are! If you get a chance, please email me at enikodelisle@comcast.net -I am curious what benefits a person receives when they get on a design team. Do you get paid or compensated in some way other than receiving free product to work with? Is it just the honor & recognition that people strive for? Or are there concrete benefits? Thank you for you time, and know that you have an army of admirers who love & respect your art! Hugs, Enikö

scottiedog [valerie] sa...

i am sorry to hear that you did not make it for a second year, but maybe g45 was just looking for 'new' people cause it certainly could NOT be a lack of talent from you cause your stuff is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!! i show my son and hubby every time you do something new and post it :O) you are TERRIFIC!!!!!!! your imagination is unbelievable!!! and work like i said is beyond AWESOME!!!! don't ever doubt what you do, cause you do it GREAT!!!
many blessings