It seemed as though this day would never come, but here we are - at last! If you cast your eyes over the the right, you'll see my lovely new shop slideshow widget, displaying some of my new products in its little shop window. You can click through to the Magic Jelly Emporium there, or via the menu link at the top of the page (or by clicking the image below).I am so excited & happy with my new shop, & once again, have my good friend Julian Lievano to thank for magically turning my designs & illustrations into a working website. Thank you so much Julian! I've had lots of moral support, advice & encouragement from my friends & family too! Thank you! (This is sounding like an Oscars speech). I have already added about fifty products to the shop, but I'm busy adding more, including gift certificates, new greeting cards, textiles, more jewellery, new gocco prints, and original artworks. Anyone with their own shop know just how long it takes to prepare a single product listing - getting all your photos done, writing descriptions, working out shipping rates - it isn't a quick job!Read More
You've heard that quote, "Done is better than perfect"... Is it really? Must they be mutually exclusive? Must they compete with one another? If "Done" was in a wrestling match with "Perfect", who would win?
I am a perfectionist from way back, & I don't mean in a good way, I mean in an annoying, procrastinaty, counter-productive way. I've needed to redefine "perfection" in order to spare my sanity & get things done, but even so, here I am, labouring for days (weeks...months!) over painstaking detail... But God is in the detail, right? Or is it the Devil? Perhaps they're both in there, fighting the same fight as Done & Perfect.Read More