As I sit here this morning in my jammies, unshowered and even the hair unbrushed, sipping on my morning latte I don't exactly feel like a "professional" person. However.....when I click on the new website created for the Bead Mavens by Nancy Dale and her hubby I feel decidely professional and I get all tingly.
Click on the logo to go to our new website and see for yourself :)
To see a dream come into fruition is an amazing thing and I am certainly thrilled to be part of a group who are as into making things happen as I am.
We have a forum, a blog and now a website which we all hope will get the word out there not only about our work but about this artform we call beadwork.
It's great to see the membership of our forum grow, to be able to help other beaders when they have a question and to inspire people with our challenges.
We are getting great support for our challenge and the prize list is growing, regular sponsors are Kandra's Beads and Artbeads with independent bead artists rounding out the prize list with their own wonderful work.
This has proved to me that if you have a dream and you're willing to dedicate yourself to it, work really, really hard and have the courage to reach out to others you can make your dreams come true. Success doesn't happen overnight, nor does it come knocking on your door and you don't get to sit back and put your feet up at the first sign of success. When it does start to happen you need to work even harder to keep it.
Will everyone cheer for you when you are successful? A lot will, but be assured there will be some that won't, some people will put you down, try to break your resolve and may even try to sabotage you. Don't let these few stop you, stay focused, believe in yourself and go after your dreams.
Now I may have to go shower and make myself look as professional as Nancy has made me feel....thanks Nancy!