The Weekly Penny Positive

It was my birthday on Wednesday. Just a regular day, but it was a good day.  Brain-wise, that is.  I’ve gotten a lot of response from the boxed set of Teenies.  I never thought about this being the beginning of the Christmas shopping season—it’s been a while since I worked retail—so I was overwhelmed by folks wanting up to four sets for Christmas presents and willing to be on a waiting list for them.

I had to step back, breathe, and kindly (I hope) say no.  I figured it took me about 5 weeks to put together that first little boxful.  And making those Teenies is a source of joy.  Part of the joy is opening to the piece, bringing in the right scrap, the right color, and delighting in the outcome.  I need to take my time.  I also need to set them aside and make other things that call me.  I was grateful and humbled by the response.  As I am grateful for my Skunk Totem for reminding me to maintain my boundaries.

That was my birthday present to me.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martha Stoodley
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 09:39:26

    I’m a huge fan of your art and I’m not alone!


  2. Kiki
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 09:40:17

    I seem to have missed a post or three. Missed your birthday too – but you missed mine on Monday…. so I guess we’re even 😉
    Happy belated birthday – wishing you the stars from the sky and the sun in your heart – the moon is yours and we just won’t talk about the weather, right?!


  3. Live & Learn
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 18:20:17

    Happy belated birthday!


  4. Writer Lori
    Oct 19, 2019 @ 07:33:13

    Happy Belated, Sandy! I am delighted (and not one bit surprised) that your boxed set of Teenies prompted such an enthusiastic response, and equally happy that you are listening to your heart and maintaining your boundaries. Speaking from personal experience, it’s all too easy to slip into ‘trying to please everyone’ mode.


  5. Val Boyko
    Oct 19, 2019 @ 18:30:06

    Happy missed birthday Sandy 💕


  6. Littlesundog
    Nov 15, 2019 @ 07:41:29

    I’m doing a little catching up this morning. Thank goodness for our inner skunk!! One thing about living out here with the wild things, it seems every species understands to keep a little distance from the skunk!


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