There are lots of people that ooze creativity. There are plenty of folks with a good idea. There are some who have both the creativity + a brilliant idea. And then – there are those who run with it. These people believe enough in themselves that they do something with their idea. They do something with their passion in a way that helps others. And sometimes they can even make a few bucks along the way.
This is creative ambition. It’s across the board in all industries. If you’ve been around here on my blog for long enough, you know that I enjoy sharing creatives with you. And I will continue to do so. There are far more people than I could ever mention but today I wanted to send a little shout-out to merely a few of these creatives that have impacted me this week. These are women that are close to “home” for me, which is that they are wives and mothers … and ambitious creatives.
1. You know SheyB (a.k.a. the camera strap girl), right? She not only makes the coolest camera straps but she recently had a “crazy idea”, as she calls it, and almost instantly Creative Estates was born this past week. It’s a conference specifically for these creatives I’m talking about. Doesn’t matter if your work is sewing, cooking, blogging, photography … if you make something and you are making your “somethings” into a business, this conference sounds to be right up your alley. I applaud Shey for her ambition to bring so many together and celebrate the creative handmade industries. It’s going to be in Arizona this coming April. Learn more here.
2. Have you heard of Cheeky Kitchen? I’ve known Brooke for 15 years. We were both newly married college students and serving together in church at the time. She’s another creative, ambitious soul with a passion for things of the kitchen. It’s so fun to see where she has taken her passion. You’ll enjoy her witty writing and gorgeous food photography. Brooke was recently interviewed by Make it Work Mom and shared beautiful insight on how she balances everything in life (something we’re all working on). That interview is HERE. It’s worth reading.
3. Kezia Whitteker has taken her passion for homemaking to another level of sharing. A cancer survivor, mother, and entrepreneur, I was first introduced to Kezia at a trade show several years ago when she was there exhibiting her company. Now she has a new focus. Be sure to check out Kezia’s Distracted Homemaker site. She has inspiring ideas for mothering, entertaining, food, and celebrating. She’s speakin’ my language.
4. With the loving encouragement and support of her military husband, Katie Orse is carrying out her passion for sewing & journaling and has recently created her own business: the most lovely journal sleeves. Isn’t this pretty?
If you look in her shop you’ll see that she named this design after me. What the heck? She’s a girl after my own heart with that green. ; ) This design can be found HERE. And … she’d like to give away one of these gorgeous journal sleeves to one of you. Leave a comment and we will announce a randomly selected winner on Monday.
By the way: BIG hugs to all of you who are supporting your spouse/friend/family member/student who has a dream. This is another thing really close to home for me and I am forever thankful to my loved ones who have been supportive & enthusiastic along this journey. Especially the hubs. David has so much to do with where I am today. He has always been supportive of and patient with me following my passion for creating & sharing. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s a smarty pants either.
Here’s to following your passion. Here’s to doing something with your idea.