An adjective to describe a fear of being attacked or harmed either emotionally or physically – Vulnerable. As an artist I feel vulnerable all of the time, what I make is personal, how I made it I hold personal. I am not the best glass blower out there, I don’t know who the best is – it’s a tough measurement to grasp but I know that I am by far not the best but I am also not the worst. They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to be an expert. You would think after TLG began back in 2005 that I would get use to showing my work out there and feel the confidence of a professional – but can I just be honest here? I do the “happy dance” in my head and sometimes when you’re not looking when someone buys my cup, or a tidal ball. I feel absolute gratitude, validated, and accomplished when someone falls in love with the Jelly Fish. I truly do.
I wanted to share with you all that this past year, or years have been amazing! I love how everyone has been so encouraging- I read your messages, your comments, your reviews and I cherish you all.
And I know it goes the same for Vicki, she is always surprised almost when someone chooses her drift line, shocked that they see what she sees. And I always laugh because I think of course they love it! Its unique and original. Vicki gets the biggest grin on her face when she hears the etsy order ding on her iPad – like seriously big toothy grin. And it doesn’t matter if it was $5 or $25 or the fact that she has been doing etsy sales for years…. it never gets old.
Vicki and I have been talking a lot about TLG and where we want to venture next with it and in that we talked about the branding. The look. We have always been Yellow & Purple – do you know why? Because it’s our birthstone colors and happen to be opposite colors on the wheel… and we are two very different gals so the colors felt fitting. But we are also two very powerful gals so with the help of a friend and local artist here in CAMPBELL RIVER; Terri Wells we have a new logo we will be working with!
We are absolutely in love with this logo that Vicki is getting it tattooed on her neck, lol I kid but if she was the type I think thats where she would get it. Stay tuned!
Good Morning Monday!
Can I just say yesterday was such a great day! Not only because I got to blow some glass and stay warm in this wintery weather but I met some pretty cool people. It’s orb season so I am getting the opportunity to meet with new people, although their circumstances aren’t the best it’s been really nice hearing their stories, experiences, and sharing some laughs and even some tears. Everyone that I have invited into my shop has been so interested in my love of hot glass – the questions, the conversations just warms my heart.
And what was pretty special too was seeing the familiar faces, laughing and reminiscing over ugly pieces I have made – but at the time I thought they were master pieces. Thank you for your never-ending support! What will I think of my Tumblers I did yesterday 10 yrs from now?!?!
And while I am on this gratitude trip – Facebook. My goodness is that an amazing tool. Everyday I continue to learn about social media and the power it holds – the people it introduces me too. It is just really cool and TLG is pretty thankful! My goal right now is to get the TideLine Fan Page up to 5000 likes by the New Year. Can we do it? There is a free draw on there for a Tidal Ball thats racking up the “Likes” right now – so I don’t think its that far of a stretch!
How can you help? Invite your friends to like, comment on a post so your newsfeed shows it, and if you have experienced Vicki & I’s services/art then write us up a friendly review! We really do appreciate you all! ❤️
Hey its December 1 today. December – the last month of 2019. What a whirlwind. I love December mostly because it involves a lot of chocolate and cookies. Why do we only bake in December?
So being its December 1 – you have 24 days to get those thoughtful gifts for the people you care about or feel obligated – I kid. Kind of.
Maybe I can help? TLG has some classic Tidal Balls with the cute lil story that can hang inside or out. JELLY FISH! Everyone loves the Jelly Fish – there is still a handful of those left. Some beautiful silver jewellery made by Vicki. We have gifts from $5. and up that are thoughtful, unique, and locally made!
It’s Give away time – super easy to be entered into the draw all you have to do is LIKE the Tideline.Org Fan Page on the FaceBook. Comment & Tag a friend on the video of the Tidal Ball post. Share the Video to your page! That’s it, that simple, that easy. When will you get the message you won? December 15!
Shop local, make a difference in a small business life. We work hard.
Grab that hot drink, walk the Shoppers Row, admire the decorations and let the Wintery Christmas Spirit in… Merry December 1. Love you all!
We are here, 10 – 4pm open and ready to meet, greet, chat and so on with you. If you are looking for handmade, & local then come see us. We have some beautiful pieces on display from jewellery, to glass for the tree and gift ideas that are all made on site!
Today we will be working on our jewellery collection – I will give you a hint its with leather! Ha! And you were thinking it was glass… silly!
Fast approaching is the Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair and Vicki and I have been busy preparing, finishing, brainstorming, list making, and of course watching 90 day Fiancé. This show is in less than a week and are we ready?! Ah, heck ya we are! Why? Because we have Glen on team TLG who ensures our displays are made and painted. It’s truly a family affair. We are excited, its been awhile since we set up and we have some new things to show as well as the classics like TideLines, Driftlines, Jelly Fish, Tidal Balls… what’s new? Chakra! Silver Jewellery! That is all I am saying.
Friday November 1 12-7pm
Saturday November 2 10-5pm
Sunday November 3 10-4pm
Beban Park, Nanaimo