Thanks for being here!
It is hard to believe that I purchased this domain 13 years ago today! From cartoon dollz and pixel tubes and tutorials and line arts, I have been really blessed to be part of the wonderful creative communities online that I have. I am so fortunate that I get to draw these enchanting, empowering girls and grateful that you enjoy them. It makes my day to see our collaborations in your colorings, cards and other projects. Thank you so much for taking this journey with me! I hope we have at least a few more years of coloring together =)
Most of our celebrating will be happening this weekend in the Faery Ink group on Facebook, so if you’re not a member you should join soon <3 There will be lots of games and goodies! But I didn’t want people who don’t do Facebook to miss out too much 🙂
First, because what is a birthday without cake? Tottie Birthday Cupcake is $1.00 for this weekend only =)
Then I wanted to give you something meaningful. Well, meaningful to me anyway. Maybe it can be meaningful for you too?
I really want you to celebrate your uniqueness, even when you are feeling ‘not good enough’ because you’re comparing your creative work to someone else’s (and I know you do it, even the most confident of us do at times). Your creations are extensions of you, so when you hate them, you are hating yourself, and you can’t ever go there. Be kind to yourself, as the nature of your creativity changes, grows, emerges through learning and practice. Compare what you are creating now to what you were creating 6 months ago, but try not to ever compare to others. Their journey is not the same as yours, or anyone else’s. That person you think of as a ‘better’ artist, or colorist, or crafter, is really just further along in their journey than you are. It’s logistics and has nothing to do with good or bad. (Good and bad are two words that are highly overrated and overused, in my opinion.)
Remember that your creations are a unique expression of your spirit and imagination. Your creations, from your favorites to your least favorites, are little unicorn girls, galloping down the rainbow of your imagination 🙂
Lahla Unicorn Girl is yours free (this weekend only!) with coupon code: iamaunicorn
Thank you so much for 13 years of creative energy, collaboration and friendship. And for those who only recently discovered Faery Ink through digital stamps – thank you for 3 years of inspiration!! Please enjoy your new digis and I hope to see you at the birthday party Friday evening through Saturday night (EST) at the Faery Ink Facebook group =)