Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wow! I got a huge God-size blessing yesterday. I became a licensed artist 4 years ago & it has been a tough occupation. Basically...I've been pulling in about $100 a month for the last 2 years...that's right...no profit for the first two years. Pocket change in this day & age. The good thing is that it's forced us to get disciplined about our money. That was a hard lesson...to live off 1 income when we've been used to 2 incomes for 16 years. But we made a lot of cutbacks & changed how we live and eventually realized we could more than survive on 1 income....even with the new addition of a child.
"I just received the final final word from Creative Converting that Target has picked up your “Harvest Blessing” collection for their Fall/Harvest end cap. Yeah!!!! Congratulations!!!
They said they will be sending the agreements out in the next couple of weeks!
It is so nice to see some of these are coming together and that your hard work is paying off!! J
I couldn't believe it! This is a tremendous break for me. Target is picking up my Harvest Blessings art for their fall lineup. They are making paper plates, napkins, etc. to be displayed in Target nationwide!! I am so excited...especially considering that the art they selected is from my Inspirational collection...something that mass retailers don't always select. I am not really sure what this means royalty-wise since I have never landed a client this big, but regardless, I'm excited that God's message of encouragement will actually be in viewed in a mass retailer across the U.S.
I have always wanted my art to serve a purpose somehow. I believe God is planting seeds with people who view my licensed art and I pray that they find encouragement through that. There's a lot of encouraging messages in the Bible....regardless of whether you believe in God or not.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It was awesome to be at CCV again and see the growth. When we were there 10 years ago, there were about 3,000-4,000 people. Now they are up to over 15,000! Mary sings on the praise team and I tried to get a video of it but the lighting was pretty dark. Despite the size of the church, we still ran into several people we knew. We met up with more friends, Sam & Chanda and went to dinner with them & their 3 yr old daughter Alyssa. Nate had a good time playing with her dolls, at which Don made a mental note to get him some "ACTION FIGURES". haha. Here's some pix for you: