Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Do Try to be Good . . .

I do try to be good, but the creative in me is just a little flaky . . . inconsistent maybe.

Creativity is a blessing and a curse to quote an often used phrase. There are days when so many ideas are racing around my imagination that I just don't know where to begin . . . so I don't. Sometimes I just put on the T.V. just to shut out the noise. That is a huge confession - to myself!
              

Really, the only way I get things done is to have a deadline. A real deadline. Some one else's deadline. It helps me focus.

So, I have been on a quest to learn how to make my deadlines "real" to me. Although it's getting better suggestions are certainly welcome. So many books say it is fear that holds creatives back . . . but, I don't always think that is the case.

At this very moment - there are four open projects on the table. Two are new steps, two are others. Five new projects on the board, none are steps, with due dates from September to November 2018. In addition to "real" projects, there are many sitting awaiting attention and completion that are not as real. Important??

Some of the most meaningful "projects" I do is to volunteer with horse therapy. Most of the programs involve working with kids. It is the kind of work that the impact is really not known until years down the road. May never be known by me or those involved in the programs. I know for me it gets me out of my own head for a few hours. Much better than T.V.

In those times when so many ideas soar through my head and I am haunted by things wanting for love and attention there are those ideas that return again and again. One is close to my heart. It is demanding space in an already almost full jar. This spark of an idea will have to fill the spaces around and between the ones that, for now, pay the piper.

So, when you see me being a little air headed . . . you will know why. The T.V. is off and the creative is taking over as I am focused on something special and keeping up with OCDs (Other Clients Deadlines).

In the mean time Fanciful Elephant Emporium is on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. Come say "Hi!" There is always time for you.

Thank you for indulging this little post. Here are a few pictures of most recent step stools on Fanciful Elephant Emporium.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Being Fanciful

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Being Fanciful is a state of mind. It is about having the people around you who make you feel good. It is about making other people feel good and feel good about themselves.

Sometimes sprucing up your space shows you care about yourself and about others. It has taken me a while to learn this lesson because I feel really good in painty clothes and with my mess all around. No make up on my face. No nice clothes in my closet. Paint and glitter in my hair and on my hands so also all over my phone and anything else I touch. It is my happy place.

Not that I don't love nice clothes too. They have just never been the most important thing to me. I rarely go anywhere so by the time I get to wear clothes they are already out of style.

So the Fanciful Elephant is a kind of alter ego. His inspiration is the ghost of Christmas Spirit. Jovial and the spirit of loving and giving. I call him "he" but really Fanciful is neither he or she to me.

Love and Happiness is something we should all carry all day every day. These are things that in  sharing they grow. Love and Happiness equals strength.

So I will keep my space painty dainty messy bessy so you can add some fanciful love to your space.

Fanciful posts will appear here and on Instagram and Facebook whether children's step stools, decor for children's rooms, holiday decor or painted and repainted decor to share the love.

Be sure to visit and share my etsy store at Fanciful Elephant Emporium

Be Fanciful my friends.
Love & Happiness
Debbie

Saturday, June 4, 2016

What is a Fanciful Elephant Emporium?

What is a Fanciful Elephant Emporium?

Currently only a store on Etsy.
Where I make and sell fun and fanciful children's step stools.
Soon to be adding room decor
that is sure to be equally fanciful.


Touches of glitter where it won't be disturbed
makes a delicious addition,
if a little absurd.



A step stool at Grammy's
to help with the chores.
An email from her,
to assure she adores.


I plan some surprises  
to coordinate best
made of canvas and glitter and wood
that's no jest. 

All of these steps were previously in the Debbie Doodles Ink Etsy Store.
They have just recently been moved to FancifulElephantEmp.etsy.com
store because I wanted to create more of a store atmosphere to
coordinate with a Pop Up store I am doing for the Holidays.

So much more about that in the coming months
including all the preparations and ups and downs of
converting the Pop Up space! 

It is going to be a fun and exciting adventure! 
You will be able to follow on Instagram and my Facebook Page.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Stay Fanciful my friends.
Love,
Debbie