I'm delighted (that's and understatement!) about the fan-tas-tic news I received this morning; I've been awarded IGMA Artisan Membership! Oh wow! The pleasure! Yah!!! And so proud of myself too I didn't fail my first attempt but received this recognition straight away instead!
Long story short; late summer 2013 i realized that if I wanted to apply for Artisan member, this was the time to do it. Juggling family life & a job, I knew how little time I was left with. Still I set myself the goal to finish a total of 5 pieces before the year was over. That would leave me ample time to cope with unforeseen setbacks, the necessary paperwork and posting it across the ocean.
Building was challenging. It was tedious too. And boy oh boy, was it frustrating at times! But… I loved every minute of it; it was all fun! I also made them their own bespoke traveling boxes, all matching in style. Seeing them grouped together was such a delightful sight; very rewarding and it brought a real sense of accomplishment.
All I needed to do now was to put together the required documentation. I decided upon a photo album to let the many pictures i'd made during the build speak for them selves.
I think the first page sums it all up;
I can't begin to describe how much this recognition means to me. Most importantly I would like to thank each and everyone who've helped me personally but the list is so long, I'm scared I'll forget to mention some of you. Let me just say I cannot thank those enough who supported me with their encouragement and knowledge along this journey of growth and development. And those who've shown and kept faith in me, especially when my self criticism was bashing my confidence. You all know who you are!
Thank you all ever so much! I couldn't have done this without you. I love you lot, you are all true friends!
Proud new IGMA Artisan Member :)