Sunday, October 25, 2009

Welcome To Our Blog!

It's been a long time coming but it's here - a blog featuring projects, articles, photos and content by, for and from our very own community of "Beadie Buds"!

(def. bee dee bud: 1 a member of the Pennywise Arts Yahoo group community; 2 anyone who is crafty, creative, fun and friendly).

Blog Mission Statement: This blog is an extention of the Yahoo group and has the sole purpose of featuring artwork from our members in an easy to view format. It is not a redirection or a replacement of our Yahoo group forum which works fabulously for so many of our requirements. This blog is simply another viewing format to meet the needs of more members. Blogging is a very simple and visual way of quickly sharing group highlights, featured artists and community events. A blog will also help us achieve our group mission to reach more unfound Beadie Buds around the globe and to "Bead The World!"

A Confession From Suzanne: I've struggled the last few years to define myself as an artist apart from micro beads. There. I said it. I've been looking at that "thing" more and more because it really has held me back from being me. I've really missed the endorphine high that comes from creating art for art sake. I've found myself so business minded that I sort of lost sight of why I do what I do in the first place. People who own their own business should definitely have a business mind but we also need to be able to give ourselves permission to change brains on a regular basis and just get back in touch with the joy of making art. So that is something I want to do with this blog. I want to feel free to share things I've created whether they have micro beads on them or not. I want to feel your love and acceptance and not fear the gasp of "how could she post that without micro beads!?" (I am pretty sure I already know that the love and acceptance has been there all along and that the fear of judgement was a story I made up in my head.) So here I am, right up front and off the blog bat outing myself so that this elephant won't need to sit here in the living room of our beautiful new blog, or comfy old Yahoo group any longer! And you know what? I'd love to see what you've been making that you've been afraid to post to the group because "it didn't have micro beads..." Whadda ya think? Lemme know!



  1. I think it's a great idea. You go girl!

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  3. Congratulations on the new blog and I can totally relate to your post about being only business minded. LOVE the elephant artwork! I will be checking back again and again.

  4. So this replaces your other blog...which has only one post, as I recall! ;-) I like the idea, Suzanne! I'm including the link to my Flickr gallery, which has some of my latest attempts, including photography.

    My blog is HERE


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