Monday, July 13, 2009

Another overly happy Monday morning post

I think Mondays are just misunderstood. Yes, it means the weekend is over and much of the world goes back to work. But you could also see them as new beginnings that occur every seven days.

Here is a photo I took in the spring that I couldn't wait to share with you guys. I did wait though, because I hadn't yet found a good reason to include it in any of my posts. But today is as good a day as any, and I am feeling rather sappy lately (what's with that?) so I want to use the photo as a metaphor for how I see you all. Some of you know me in the real world, and some of you live on the other side of the world. But I consider you all my friends. The fact that I get to glimpse into your lives, and that you take the time to read about what's going on in mine brings me so much joy. It makes me feel like this:

I'm currently working on an order for one of my absolute favorite customers. I've never met her in person, but I feel like she would be one of my best friends if we lived closer to each other. She is such a sweetheart, and she goes out of her way to say encouraging things about my work. The first thing she ever ordered from me was one of my sprinkled cupcake pendants, and the feedback she left was amazing. She said:

"This is literally the cutest piece of jewelery I've ever had. The detail is amazing and you can tell it was made with sweetest touch. I teach preschool, and my students love to see it everyday. It looks very delicate but it's very strong! I love it. I wish I could have a little Holly Elf to just make me stuff allll day!"

She also told me in a message that it was her favorite piece of jewelry other than her wedding ring. Wow! Things like this keep me going when I'm in a creative rut. I never think of her orders as a chore. I find myself smiling and humming happy songs as I make her items. I just finished up some goodies for her last night. Now I just need to photograph them and I'll show you what I came up with in my next post. So that's what I'm working on right now. How about you?


I BLEED PINK said...

Hey Miss Holly:

I can't even describe Bruno to another person, because it depends on your humor. I felt a little prudish with some of the stuff in the movie, but I also laughed at a few things.

I actually do go through Oklahoma when I go to Missouri. Its honestly the longest and most boring part of the trip.

I will check out Esty for something cute for her, she is so picky it drives me insane trying to get her gift!

Pili said...

That's a beautiful, smile-incuding shot for sure!

And Mondays ain't that bad when you've also worked the weekend! ;)

alexkeller said...

what a wonderful photo!

karl's sweet child said...

oooh lovely blog :)

Rheea said...

What a beautiful and moving comment! Things like this really boost our motivation. It's good to know you're doing so well, dear friend. :)

It's Monday afternoon here in Singapore now. Shouldn't it still be Sunday night over there?

The pic is so calming. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of Angel in the clouds. haha. Happy Monday~


Rheea said...

Gosh, it should be Tues and not Mon here now. What was I thinking! lol. Sorry for the confusion :p


babalisme said...

I loooove the photo! It almost seems like the sky is open..I love to do something for a nice client too. Somehow being nice is all you have to do to get something.. :)

Anonymous said...

Well you're only like the coolest chick on the planet, I mean Geez.


Renee said...

Hi! Receiving feedback about your work is the most rewarding and accomplished feeling ever! Something you made is being admired by another person. It's just great, isn't it? I definitely think your work deserves high praise. Congrats on having lovely clients!! Your photo is b-e-a-utiful as well!

babalisme said...

Hello, Holly thank you for the tip!!

I don't really have any budget to splurge on cash right now, but I love her stuff and putting her on my wishlist right away. Thank you!

Audrey said...

That's a beautiful picture!! Mondays are definitely not the greatest day of the week. It's not just going back to work and the weekend is over - I'm not quite sure how to describe it. But things happen on Mondays that just don't happen other days. (not good things)

Heather said...

Yay for happy mondays! I personally dont mind them. Probably because I work at home ;) Sometimes I am a little like an old lady and think "Oh good, everyone's going back to work and will leave me in peace!" hehehe...I also cant wait for school to be back in session, lol...there's always such a hopeful feeling when school starts again. So many possibilities!~

Renee said...

That's awesome! Does your Koala say anything? I like to be dirty with my bears, ha! A friend of mine made me a monkey that yells PENIS! It's pretty cool :) I also made one for an ex and and made it scream like an emo band.. That was pretty fun to record in the store ;)