The amazing relationships that Pennywise Arts brought into my life have been the most beautiful gift of all. Our community touches my heart every single day. I love the way we connect near and far, swap art, play, stamp, shop and bless one another. Really, it stopped being about the micro beads a long, long time ago.
Change is in the air for me, I have known it for a while. Letting go of something that has been so powerful and good is a little scary and yet I know its time and that I must. There is a lot I have not sorted out and a lot I do not know but one thing I do know is that I want the friendships we have grown to remain. You have touched my life, we have bonded and that is something I want to hold on to. Who knows, maybe you will inspire my next thing just by being you, the most amazing circle of friends I have ever known!
The Pennywise Yahoo Group will stay open as long as there continues to be an interest there. Namely its used to coordinate art swaps which I plan to take part in wholeheartedly! The PWA Retreat Yahoo group will also stay open. I intend to continue hosting this fun annual event. After 10 of them, we have all grown quite fond of each other.
The website will stay open until we run out of stock. Things are getting slim, so if there is something you need please order it soon. Most of the colored beads are gone but there is still a good bit of clear in all three sizes and a small stock of OSo Sticky Tape Paperback sheets. Wholesale sales have been suspended.
I am entertaining the idea of keeping the blog going, because it is fun to share from time to time and we have such amazing content there from so many artists and friends (and it is free, so what the heck!). I still want to share with you all of the fun stuff we made at the retreat!
I think the Facebook page could stay active also, since it is a connector for fun social things that many of us like to participate in. Just another way to keep us connected as a community.
The newsletter is being discontinued so if you want to keep in touch with your Pennywise friends please come find us on Yahoo or Facebook.
This is not goodbye, I promise! That is the part that took me so long to realize. It is What comes next?, What is in store?, What will we do now? There is lots of room for input there and I hope that we will all stick together even when I run out of OSo Sticky Tape.
Hugs and Love,
Pennywise Arts, Where your favorite color can be clear!