Through the last few months months since I began operating my etsy shop, there have been several etsians that have encouraged me to persevere. One that stands out is Meghann of Little Studio Jewels. One of my blog followers, Meghann is always ready with an encouraging comment and insight.
Meghann's estsy shop at www.LittleStudioJewels.etsy.com/ is where you will find her beautiful jewellery and photography.
"My jewellery inspirations come to me at the oddest times. I live in a forest and the forests, nature, seasons, animals all inspire me. Currently I am working on a new collection "Neo Amour". It is based on powerful women of the past, but redesigned for the women of today. I researched the most amazing women: "Marie Antoinette" (horribly misunderstood), "Elizabeth" (so determined), Boudicca the Celtic Warrior Queen (talk about triumph in the face of adversity) and many more". (The photographs that accomany this blog show three examples from this Neo Amour collection.)
Meghann's story is itself one of courage overcoming adversity. She had to leave college "after I got sick with fibromyalgia." She could not work outside the home and so decided to turn her passions, jewellery making and photography, into a full-time business.
In writing to me for this feature she concludes:
"If you have a dream, make it happen in little steps. Take a night course, read a book, talk to someone doing what you want to do and make it happen. Life is far too short .... You can do what you want to do or be the person you want to be. The only thing holding you back is YOU. Just remember to give back as soon as you are able."
Meghann's etsy shop announcement lives her philosophy as it lists to whom she gives back. Visit her shop and enjoy. Her blog at http://www.meglittlestudio.blogspot.com is the place to learn more about Meghann, her jewellery and photographs, her adventurous dog, and her triumph in the face of adversity.