Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Earth celebration














Fear...

if I were asked to define fear I would say, "It is that one thing that keeps you from doing what you need, should, and could do."

I have been procrastinating the entire process of selling my jewelry. And my fear about this swings in both directions...on my left shoulder resides the voice that says no one will want it and on the right shoulder is the voice that predicts it will be too much for me to handle. Both feel negative and have kept me from moving forward, both speak untruths and are motivated by fear. The truth is, I can handle it and most people like jewelry in some form or another. There are no more excuses, my shoulders have rid themselves of the negatives and I have a lot of catching up to do. I designed this for my
sister and it will be one of my featured necklaces. I am calling it, "Earth celebration." Earth for its many colors and textures, celebration for a new beginning. Today I am going to the bank to open up that separate account I need to get this business going. I feel hopeful and excited and have ohhhh so many pictures to take. The negative is banished and I am out the door with a lightness around my shoulders and my head held high.

27 Comments:

Blogger Gloria said...

Congratulations on this big step. I am pulling for you.

10:26 AM  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

Earth speaks to me in on so many levels and if you make it we will buy.
This is a huge step and I am so proud of you for taking this leap of faith. As for you being able to do this,,,,YOU CAN!!!!!

::gentle hugs::
Sheila

10:34 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

yay you : ) that is a beautiful design!! fear should never hold us back ~ a good reminder for myself as well ... xox

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jenny Rough said...

Gorgeous necklace...sold! Oh wait, it's for your sister...

I love it when people decide to abandon their fear and pursue their dreams! Blessings :-)

10:50 AM  
Blogger PixieDust said...

Much applause and happiness for you. I've been "starting" my craft shop since I was 10 years old. 28 years later, and I'm finally starting on the inventory.
Can't wait to own a Darlene's Signature necklace!

11:00 AM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

You're so brave, taking this next step! It's inspiring & a great reminder!

Sending you bunches of hugs and love,

xoxo silvia

12:34 PM  
Blogger red sun said...

Congratulations! Good for you!
What a wonderful moment this is, realizing your potentials and conquering your fears. Bravo!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

So wise and such a beautiful necklace Dar.
I havr Faith in you XXX

1:53 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

Well - good for you! Your jewelry is absolutely beautiful. What you have posted is so pretty. Good luck in this new venture. I'm kind of in a similar situation right now. I'll figure it out. Just like you did. I'm pulling for you Darlene.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

YAY! Good for you Darlene! I know that I LOVE my necklace that you made, and I also know that anyone else who buys from you will as well.

I am so excited for you!!!

xoxox

4:42 PM  
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6:40 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Darlene...I couln't be happier!! What a celebration of life and earth and health to create this necklace for your sister....When you sell it to the public...Put my name on one!!
You will sell, and the skys the limit dear!
Love and Hugs
Wanda Mom

6:45 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hmmmm, I love it! You should not be afraid anymore. I wear the necklace you gave me all the time, and people often tell me they like it. Just go for it!

:)

6:46 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Bravo!! Brilliant change of thinking ... you're on the right path. xx, JP

10:54 PM  
Blogger amy said...

The colors of that necklace shows the endless possibilities out there for your creations. Way to go for it!

12:19 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Nothing like action to get rid of the fear.

Do you have anything in ruby? This will be our 40th wedding anniversary and I would like to get something special for Maryann.

Just a thought.

May peace and love continue to reside with you and yours.

6:50 AM  
Blogger maggiegracecreates said...

Congratulations. This was just the post I needed. I was feeling those same fears and unwilling to put them into words. I am so excited for you.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

HURRAYYYYY!!!!!
I've been sooooo looking forward to this moment! Can I be first customer in line?
Really, with one of your gorgeous creations already in my possession (gracing my neck so beautifully and so often ;) I can't wait to buy me some more :)
I'm delighted you're feeling up to it, Darlene... you rock... a lot.
Vx

10:00 AM  
Blogger JustMe said...

I always enjoyed looking at your necklaces on your sidebar. I don't have much disposable income but would definitely treat myself to something that's (1) beautiful, (2) lovingly handcrafted, and (3) supporting a person/business making a positive difference in th world. I say, go for it! Maybe one of these days I will be brave enough to pursue my passions as well! Hope you post a picture of your sister modeling the necklace...

10:47 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! Congratulations on taking this huge step. This necklace is gorgeous and represents everything good.

xoxoxo

11:33 AM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

i celebrate this step you are taking!!!! yay!!!!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

That is awesome!! Way to go!
You can do it!

LOVE the necklace....sell sell sell!!

1:13 PM  
Blogger ~Bek~ said...

YAH... I have been waiting for you to take this leap.... I am so proud of you and happy that you are ready.

SO EXCITING!!!
I know it will be wonderful.
Bx

3:41 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

A great big Yippe Kye Yea! Hurrah! for Darlene! You go girl!

5:46 PM  
Blogger justabeachkat said...

I came for a visit via Tonya's blog and have enjoyed myself. Beautiful blog. I love the way you write and your photos are gorgeous.

Before I read your post today, I thought "Man, I love that necklace!". Then I read your post. I think it's great you're starting a business. Congrats!

Hugs!
Kat

6:55 PM  
Blogger justabeachkat said...

Just realized I typed Tonya instead of Tonja.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

this is the most beautiful necklace EVER.

thank you, sweet talented sis.

it is perfect.

i love you.

4:01 PM  

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