|I ♥ My Job stitch art by Story Book Retro|
Today, I thought about closing up shop. Not thinking about actually doing it, but what life would be like without Lu & Ed to occupy my time. And you know what? I can't even imagine it. Not even a little bit. Lu & Ed fills my life with so much joy. I love all the people it has brought me in contact with, I love creating these wild and colorful eco monsters for people to use and love, I love the smiles on people's faces when displaying my work at fairs.
October marks four years since I started making Mon-stors. And you know what? I think Lu & Ed will be around for a long, long time, because life without this creative, colorful, exciting outlet is completely unimaginable. I feel as if I have barely scraped the surface of my creativity and that Lu & Ed is just starting to thrive and grow in ways I never imagined it would. I am able to monetize in more ways that helps other artists grow, with blog sponsorships and the swag bag program, so that I can keep the prices of Mon-stors affordable for people from all walks of life and take true joy in the creation process. I never went into this business to make money - I do this because I love it!
Each new Mon-stor I create, I fall a little bit more in love with than the last one. If you see me say "My new favorite Mon-stor!" often, it's because they really are! I get so excited by the creation process, get so attached to each one as I make it, that it's kind of hard to say good bye to them when they are adopted. I put a lot of heart and positive energy into each of my creations and hope that as I send them away to their new homes, they carry some of that love and positive energy with them to their new owners and bring them just as much joy as they bring me!
It's so great to have a job I love so much, and to watch it deliver positivity & happiness into the lives of others! ♥