Welcome, into my studio where dreams can come true. I'm Paula Gaskill Of Lovelylaylabugjewels. This is where I create, and come up with my ideas, it's also where I have classes to shared with others that admire my work. Sometimes it can be a challenge.
Look on the floor you'll see why.
I recently joined Build A line Challenge sponsored by Brenda @ B'Sue's Boutiques. I'm so glad to be here to share the first installaion of the Build A Line Challenge from B'sue's Boutique. This is part one of the build a line series of blog hops, where I will try to tell you a little about myself , and why I decided to be part of this kind of challenge, That will be occuring over a three month period. There are several participants in this master class, we will be doing three blog hops that will span over a three months period to show you our progress as we try to put together and create cohesive line of jewelry.
Meet my Best Friend, Debbie and my Mom, Mary. Debbie incourages me everyday. My mom was a big inspiration in my life. She only had a 8th grade education. At the age of 42 she went to get her G.E.D. passed with flying colors, she was always a big reader. She then further her education in medicine and became a Physician Assistant. Wow! The feelings I'm having right now talking about her. The one thing that she taught me growing up, if you want something don't let anyone tell you can't have, or do it. You may have to work harder, it may take longer than some to acheive it, but it can be done if you set your mind to it. I tell you this little story because, before she passed at the age of 46 I made her a gift,a pillow case doll. Her response to this doll; Paula Ann, you really should be selling these things that you make.I made lot's of things wreaths,decororated bears. I would make them into a fancy bear all for gifts. If I had only listened to my mom then, I would probably be a millionaire today. They now have "Build A Bear." I had to work to support the family.This is an example of a pillow case doll. Mine of course didn't look like this one. I painted a face on it, painted roses at the bottom of the dress along with lots of lace and ribbon. After many years of being in the business world of management, merchandising, and marketing, today I'm a stay at home Mema running daycare out of my home. Layla is now in school. Now I'm back at the crind of creating new things. I've always been intrigued by antiques, jewelry, arts, nature, flowers and such and the appreciation of it's history, or it's free spirit whatever it may represent.Here is a few of the items that I have made. Some were self taught.This one was probably one of my biggest accomblishments of 2015." The Cardinal". It started with the sketch on the left. I'm not a drawing artist by no means. It took over a month just to get the feathers and the look just right. This piece was my own challenge to see if I could actually create it. Oh, yes. I did it! I then entered it into a magazine contest for polymer clay jewelry. The end result a Bronze Winner!!! How crazy is that! I really wasn't expecting to even have a chance. It Just goes to show you, set your mind to it, and great things will come of it.Do it! Believe it! Take A Chance On You! You to will see results.....My line will consist of roses and the good old broochThank you for stopping by and showing your support! Please stay with all of us over the next couple of months as we challenge ourselves to build a cohesive line of jewelry. Now, let's go visit everyone else and see what they have come up with. Can't wait.... Here's a list to the other participants in the Build A Line Challenge.