Everywhere I seem to go lately, I am followed by bumblebees. At first I thought it was just the weather since they seem to get very frazzled with the changing in temperature. Then I thought perhaps it was my jasmine and vanilla body oils. It seems though that these were not the contributing factors in bees buzzing my head and body over and over. You see, in many cultures, bees represent several things: Royalty, hard work/dedication, sacrifice, success, teamwork/cooperation and the “sweet life.” I suppose they could smell the sweat and toil and dedication I have been putting into my craft as of late. Perhaps they understood the efforts that I have now started to make in properly communicating my thoughts, desires, and intentions to others in an effective way. Maybe it’s a sign that I haven’t been doing any of the things I was doing well in as well as I thought I was!! Either way, it bodes to be a positive omen and nothing like death or things of that nature.
Or maybe it really was that I smelled deliciously exotic? Eh. Tomato, tomahto.
I much prefer the positive omens of success, teamwork, and the sweet life though. I am going to make bees my little mascot of creativity for a little while. Whenever I want to give up I am going to think of those crazy hives of bees…smashed into one little dome, living in cramped quarters, working 24-7 and yet still dedicated to their jobs without complaint. I am going to remember how quickly they can build a home from the ground up just because they are committed to it each second of the day until followed through and completely constructed. If those tiny little bees can do all of that?? I CERTAINLY CAN, TOO!!
In my full-time working life, the theatre I am employed at underwent a major name change, additions of new staff members, a big leap in programming, and we’re gearing up for some new changes to a subscription season. It’s been a lot of house-keeping, paper shredding, supply ordering, and general pep-rallying with the coworkers to get ready for the onslaught. The whole office is also participating in a county-wide Fitness/Health challenge. My team is currently 25th place out of 300+ teams (GO TEAM!!! REMEMBER: WINNING!!!) so I’ve been increasing my activity, adjusting my cruddy eating habits to better ones, and really getting things done.
In small-business land, I have been absent from much of the internet lately. I am contemplating incorporating the Twinkles and Glitter brand into a bigger block “Creative Studio” that will encompass all aspects of my creative services. The inspiration, creations, and general services are so much more than Twinkles and Glitter. The new name will be unveiled when the website is up, shop stock is completed, etsy shop opened, and new facebook page launched. Instead of fiddle-faddling around on Facebook like usual, I have been hard at work with new inspiration for fabulous new jewelry, sweet new hair accessories, and designing that new web page.
On top of all these great advancements I also had the fabulous fortune to land a vendor table at a burlesque/illusionist event! A good friend of mine will be starring in his first live stage magic performance that evening. I was chatting with him about getting tickets, and he mentioned they also have a small vendor marketplace! I absolutely was interested and fortunately enough he offered to pass along my information. I spoke with one of the girls at the venue and she said they’d be delighted to have me join the vendor marketplace.
It has really been a whirlwind of positivity and success…AND I LOVE IT!
So, ladies and gents, please stop by the Corsettes Carnival. Show these lovely ladies some love, let Preston Digitation’s magical illusions mystify your mind, and buy some whimsical wares from the Twinkles And Glitter vendor table (and of course, buy other peoples’ things too!)
You can get your tickets by clicking here: http://www.thecorsettes.com/shows.php
The girls accept payment via PayPal, and suggest that you purchase well in advance because previous performances have sold out!”]