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March 18, 2017

Today, I was tickled and surprised to find hundreds of likes for my Polyvore set, above. I was tickled because it always feels good to be liked (especially for how my design brain works.) I was surprised because I usually get, maybe, 3 or 5 likes per set -- or for an especially unique set that's been on-site for a while, I maybe get 12 likes over the course of a month. Or year. :)

Peeps had not only liked my set in droves, but also sent messages of "Congrats!" and "Good job!" So I dug around to learn why, and I was flattered to discover that Polyvore itself had chosen this a "Top Fashion Set" for the day -- so fun!

I don't Polyvore to be popular -- though, as I wrote, it's always nice to be noticed. The truth is, I play stylist & designer there because it's easy good fun and it's fantasy, and because (as I wrote a few posts back) it gets my creative juices flowing in a way that's non-pressured and free.

Do you Polyvore?

March 4, 2017

I've had insomnia lately -- not fun. I've also been in something of a creative slump for many months now, which is why I haven't made new bears or finalized the branding and business setup for my soap making hobby -- or even made soap, frankly. It's not depression; I'm fine and healthly, and life is good and happy, so please don't worry about me. It just happens sometimes, that I need to unplug and take a break from being creative, especially after flurries of intense making. The urge to create waxes and wanes for me, and I do my best work when feeling energized and inspired. 

Years ago -- five or more -- I had a blast creating digital collages, mostly fashion, just for fun (no pressure, no timeline) at Polyvore. I even won a few prizes for my mash-ups, the most spectacular of which was a pair of stunningly gorgeous rutilated quartz, gold, and silver earrings from Tacori. Sperry gave me a $100 gift card for a 2nd place finish in one of their contests, too. Those wins ma...

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