Celebrations

Wow – what a week it’s been. I think this is the busiest week so far for The Little Welsh Studio – and I am loving it!

I have spent a lot of time recently working on promoting my business – and it looks as if all that hard work is starting to pay off. And, as its my passion, none of it feels like work at all! (well – OK – not strictly true – the paperwork side isn’t my favourite, but has to be done 🙂 ).

As well as having lots of bespoke orders, I’ve also said good bye to a lot of my ready to post items – sending to destinations such as Malta and the USA (Yep – I’ve gone global :D). I really need to get creating!

Please understand – I’m not trying to brag here. I simply believe that it is important for people to acknowledge and celebrate their success – every time – no matter how big or small that success is.

It could be that you got up early and walked to work instead of catching a bus,  it could be losing 1lb at a slimming club – it could be geting a new job. It doesn’t matter the size of the achievement – it’s ALL positive.

And when you celebrate every success, every achivement – record it somewhere, tell someone about  it, whatever you choose it makes you happy. It motivates you. It motivates you to do something else. To move forward, even a tiny step.

And that’s what I shall continue to do. I may lead a busy life. Sometimes I may not feel like I have enough hours in the day. But even if I have just 5 minutes that day to work towards my goal , then that 5 mins is the most valuable 5 minutes in a 24 hr period.

So – keep going. Take note of the positives – they will soon wipe out the negatives. And if you do have a bad day – think back to a recent success and remember how you felt – knowing that you will feel like that again.

As I have alway said – when life gives you lemons, there are so many things you can you can do with them!

When Life Gives you Lemons
When life gives you lemons – there is so much you can do with them!

 

Till next time folks – keep smiling!

(And if you would like to see what items I have ready to post, do pop and visit my Etsy shop – The Little Welsh Studio, or if you would like to see more examples of my work – check out my Facebook and Instagram pages)

Love Jac xx

New Year, New Focus

Shame on me.

Really.

I have neglected this little blog for too long. What was I thinking!

Anyway – a new year seems a good time to make amends, so here I am. 2015 was a strange year for me. It’s been full of ups and downs – I won’t go into all that though – that’s just sooo last year 🙂

Things started to pick up for me towards the end of 2015, and I am now more positive and motivated than ever before.

This is the year to get Jac’s Little Welsh Studio to “the next level” (I’ve not yet decided exactly what that level is mind you – I promise you will be first to know when I find out!).

I have even made some new year resolutions. Ones I think I can actually keep. Crucially, I am not consciously giving up anything.

I am only doing more – smiling more, ready more, eating more healthily. By filling my life with good and positive habits I simply won’t have room for negativity and bad habits.

resolutions
At last – resolutions I can stick to!

And I will still have the odd glass of something – and I will most certainly not be be giving up chocolate or coffee. A little bit in moderation is key I find.

So – here is to 2016 – may it be a healthy and happy year for all of my fabulous supporters.

Love Jac xxx

Bring on the Brights

Colour. Why should there be rules? I really believe there aren’t any. I know, I know – convention says other wise. “Blue and green should never be seen..” – you can’t wear pink with red because the clash. But you take a look at nature – the wild or your own garden. Colour everywhere. Blue flowers with green stems. Reds right next to pink. And do they clash.

No. They Don’t.

Natures Paint Palate
Natures Paint Palate

So – I for one and saying PFFFT (is that a word? – well it is now) to convention and bringing out the full colour palate.

You already see it in my artwork (I hope!) – no amount of colour is out of bounds there. But what about away from the studio? Well, I don’t know if it’s the effects of the summer sun, but my wardrobe has recently had a major injection of colour. And you know what – it makes me happy.

Colour really can affect your mood – make a dull day bright. Energise you. Calm you. Just try a pretty colourful dress, or a bright t-shirt – even just a scarf or a necklace in a colour you wouldn’t normally wear. It will make a difference, I’m sure.

And the more colour I add, the more colour I want to add. In fact – I am building a rather fabulous colour wheel of shoes! (any excuse!)

Who says shoes have to be boring?
Who says shoes have to be boring?

Shoes are a great mood enhancer. When I wear fun shoes and find myself feeling a bit low, I just look down 🙂

So – go on, who’s with me? Say Pfffft (honestly it is a word) to colour convention and Bring on the Brights 🙂

Till next time – Jac x