Janice Abarbanel overcame her procrastination, angst, doubt and fear and submitted her entry, this Dreams of Tuscany polymer clay necklace, to the Bead Dreams competition by the April 6 deadline.
The sound you may hear is Janice crossing “enter competition” off her list. Sometimes just entering makes you a winner. Here’s an earlier link.
Now for a little tidying of my own…a couple of goodies from my desktop.
Cecelia Mabcrea has posted eight interesting tutorials on her Flickr site. The step-by-step photos and her work are good for a weekend browse. Thanks to MC for the link.
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Ahhhhh ! un lien vers notre “french belette” expatriée 😉 merci pour tes tutos sur Flick’r ! Thank, Cynthia, for those links.
Melanie West ,
Brava, Janice, for deciding to dive in. Entering these things is like the lottery – you can’t win it if you’re not in it. Except that you gain a little courage every time you enter a juried competition. I always tell myself it’s the entering that counts the most… the rest will happen if it is meant to.
Janice, I just started working with polymer clay and I find your designs inspiring. Thank you.
Janice Abarbanel ,
Cynthia, thanks for the post – made my week! And Melanie – I totally agree, it’s the entering that’s important. Each year it becomes easier and easier. And Pat, thanks for your kind words!
Carol Dean Sharpe ,
I love Janice’s new necklace. It’s a dream in beads and thus completely worthy of Bead Dreams!
(Proud owner of several of Janice’s pieces ;o)
Pam Sanders ,
Janice, congrats on the entry. It is incredible. I love the patterns and textures. I am proud to say as a polymer artist, that I own one of your fab. beads.
Libby Mills ,
What a great necklace! And kudos to Janice for entering. I love Janice’s work and I have really enjoyed watching it evolve.
And thanks to you for the link of my blog !