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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Happy December!

All is calm...
Well, my lovelies - it is so unbelievable that the end of another year is here, isn't it?
This year went by SO fast for me - whether that's because I made room for a few more things in my life, the happiness in my creativity, the activities in every day life, the challenges, the struggles, the blessings - or maybe just a big, wonderful combination of all the things in life.  

I didn't blog as much as I wanted to this year - but it is what it is...maybe next year - we shall see!

December for me is always a time for a quick reflection...
Not just business stuff - BUT the more important stuff in our life...
Family, Friends & Making a Difference

And I always ask myself...
What are the memories that come to mind first?
What were the favorite things I did?
The places I went?
The things I created?
The people that touched my heart...and those that I made a difference for?
What did I want to do, and did...
And - what did I want to do, but didn't...
Along with - what plans will make the 2017 list?

Memories are a funny thing.  Sometimes they are crystal clear in your mind - and other times just a vague foggy blur.  Other times - if it weren't for the old photograph - I'm not even sure if I would have remembered it happened!  So...although there are days I miss the "simple" and less complicated days in my life - pre-computers, pre-smart-phones, and yes - even pre-Facebook...I very much appreciate the memories that are captured in e-form - namely the ones I take on my phone :)

Life moves so fast - that it's wonderful to be able to take a quick photo of that pretty tree in Fall...a family gathering, your fur baby, or other yummy dinner or treat.  It helps us remember and preserve in digital format - all the fun details of that day- like when we visited the local Sunflower field...


Or the Marathon Craft weekend I had creating Fall decorations with my daughter...
Without this photo, I'm thinking the things we created - would become a fading memory fast!


 Or the day my husband and I took the long way home and stopped at our local State Park :)



I'm thankful that while moving pretty fast in every day life - we can actually still take time to stop, breath, and enjoy the little moments (and capture them in a photo too).

 
SO....
Business Wise you ask?
2017 will be filled with some of the familiar and comforting things that both you and I are accustom to creativity wise...however, it will also be filled with new creations...
As I continue to follow my heart
 and the thoughts
that are stirring deep in my soul.

Growth means having the ability to squeeze in new creative thoughts & mediums...
New Jewelry Collections...New Components...
and with that...
one needs a better and improved way of scheduling and organizing the creative time :)

BUT for now...I'm celebrating another wonderful year - which means...
It's time for my 
ANNUAL END OF YEAR INVENTORY SALE!


This year rather than hosting the sale on my Facebook Timeline or Business Page - I'll created a special Group for it - which will also morph into a place where my customers can do open posting of their creations made with my components too :)

To join in the fun - search on "JLynnJewels Group" on Facebook
or click on the below link...once in the Group - just click the "Join" button!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/JLynnJewelsGroup/


Upcoming for this week - look for some information on my other new Group to bring Creative people together called "Artisans Create Together"

Until then...have a beautiful start to the holiday season!
Warmly, JLynn