What an overwhelmingly positive response to my blog post yesterday!
I am (as you can see over there on the right) a member of “Cloth & Clay Dolls” and I post my blogs over there as well as on other sites too and I had some amazing and incredibly positive responses to my thoughts yesterday.
It boosted my confidence no end and I feel ready to get back into playing!
It is very easy with the background I have to stumble at times and to lose my confidence – people who should be right there at the forefront supporting me have knocked me on the head with a baseball bat time and time again (figuratively speaking!) … so unfortunately it is not that far from being confident to believing I am not good at what I do.
To be told you are not an artist is never helpful, as creativity is so often directly connected to happiness and self-belief, however yesterday so many of you told me through stories of your own and supportive and kind messages that I AM an artist – and I will treasure and chose to believe every one of you from now on!
It is a promise – cross my heart and all that!
With that said – guess what … one of the girls on Cloth and Clay Dolls told me about this challenge that ADQ has at the moment – they always have a challenge, and I did see it when I read the magazine – I’ve seen all of them but always thought “I can’t do that” … but hang on … why not?
If indeed I am better at being told what to do (like with the “I need an airplane cake”!) why not go for a challenge – that is exactly the same thing … someone is telling me what the rules are, they tell you what to do and this time the challenge is “Book Character Doll”.
My head is bursting with images from all my favorite books and it was great fun last night around the dinner table talking about what the kids thought I should do – “Frodo” or “Dobby” came up – with “Dobby” (Harry Potter is a BIG deal in our house!) being my preferred idea of those two, “Pinocchio” and “Cinderella” were mentioned too - but then we got onto H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales which of course I have to pick something from (being Danish and all that !) so where we are at the moment is “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – I’m telling you my son had the most amazing ideas … and I had to gently tell him that I thought he was thinking I’m slightly (!) better at making dolls than I really am!
This is so exciting – I do not know if I’ll finish this doll in time or if it is worth showing the world but what it is for sure – it is a chance for me to do a doll, all on my own and actually have someone to share it with along the road.
Because Cloth & Clay Dolls have a group of girls who support each other all through it – and I joined that group yesterday … so really – there is no going back now is there!
It is a very different girl who is writing today – I’m sure you can tell … with the support you all give when I’m low it is (fortunately!) not easy to stay low for long.
Thank you All!