Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thank Goodness for Little Girls



Last year when I began this whole Brave Girl journey of mine {I took Soul Restoration} I began to uncover my Truth.


I began listening to my Heart and trying to hear what it was telling me.


Deep down I wanted to create. I knew I couldn't draw or paint or work with clay. What I did know was that I adored WORDS. I am passionate about WORDS. I love putting words on paper, in my blog and I discovered my heart song when I began putting WORDS with pictures and paint and flowers.



I began believing in my work. Creating my Brave Girls and collages added so much to my life. I began taking on-line art courses...learning and growing and realizing that I could create.

As my confidence grew...my art became more of my own. My thoughts and feelings on canvas were not only inspiring me but others as well.


I decided to take a leap of faith and enter an area craft show. When the first one didn't work out...I tried again.

My first show was a couple of weekends ago. It was amazing! The support and love given to me that day will stay with me for a very long time.

My first sale of the day was so sweet and happened within 5 minutes of the show's opening. A young girl {about 10 to 11} came over to my table. She was so darling. As she looked at each piece her eyes grew big and smile wide...

"Grandma, get over here!! I know what I want for Christmas!!"

Just hearing those words from her mouth blew me away. She wanted something I had created for Christmas??!

"Grandma, I want this one."


Note: It wasn't this exact piece but one similar...there was a vintage girl and a butterfly in the piece she chose.

Her Grandma warned her that if she bought it this would be her only present from her. The sweet girl said..."That's okay, Grams...this just speaks to me. Can we get one for my sister, too?"

Ok, so an 11 year old loves my work. It speaks to her!! Holy cow!!

Oh, and I simply wanted to hug Grandma because that wonderful woman bought that piece and one of my Brave Girls "Sassy" and gave me 2 bucks extra 'cause she loved my work so much! WHOA!

As they walked away I winked at the girl and gave her smile.

"I knew you were a Brave Girl," I said.
"How?" she asked.

I nodded at her shirt and she grinned. Her hoodie had a butterfly with the words Dream, Hope, Imagine. It was awesome!!

I have another story to share but I think I'll save that for another post.

One more thing...I have another show coming up December 10th in Bethany, Missouri AND I have been invited to sell my work at a shop in town called "Cow Girl Flair"!! I am beyond excited and working so hard on Cow Girls!!! They are turning out soooo cute. I will share later:)

Have a wonderful day girls. I leave you with one of my latest Brave Girls and a link to my favorite Brave site...Brave Girls Club. Melody and Kathy have inspired me to live my dreams!!!



"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."  -Helen Keller

7 comments:

  1. What a great experience. We need to nurture our young women to grow up and become brave girls!!! Just love it.

    Good luck with the next one - and the store sounds so great. I can just see a brave cowgirl sitting on a straw bale with a piece of hay sticking out of her mouth, red and white checked skirt, with pointy cowgirl boots!!! Oh, and don't forget to put a flower on her cowgirl hat!!!

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  2. What a wonderful girl, and her granny doesn't sound too bad either. So glad you had such a good experience at your first fair.

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  3. Amazing! I love it! And why have I not had a chance to visit with you about the show. We NEED to get together!

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  4. What a great experience, Leslie! And you can be sure that if my granddaughter ever walks up to a piece of brave girl art for sale and tells me it speaks to her, she will own it!!
    Peggy K

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  5. What a great story from your first show! I'm so glad you had such fun and success. Can't wait to see your Cow Girls!

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  6. I am thrilled for you. My heart actually skipped a beat when I heard that the little girl's piece "spoke" to her - and that sweatshirt?! HOW cool is that. I love it. Congrats on your success and best wishes on the cowgirl party ;) xoxo

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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