Wednesday, December 2, 2009

dreams


I'm celebrating 1000 sales this week. I dreamed I would get there one day. I dreamed that I could make art for a living. I dreamed I could sell a piece of something I made. Its been over 2 years since first joining etsy. Yes, this is happening to me...I'm quiet sure that i'm asleep.


"All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."......Walt Disney

I think the key words here are "courage" and "pursue".....They are always active....they never fear.....they are consistent.....and unrelenting. Realizing your dreams is not something that just "happens" to you....but in a way I'm glad. That means we have control over our lives AND our dreams. Its refreshing to know and to never forget.


after all.

it all started with a mouse..........


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I guess you can tell, its that time of year again. We are headed to Disney world and I get so overwhelmingly inspired by the man that dared to dream. What we see today by far surpasses what I believe Walt had dreamt. He passed on his dream and it scattered into millions of minds and it flourishes in his cast members, his imagineers, his animators.....his admirers that grew up with watching him on tv. Walt Disney left a legacy.....of which a little part dwells in a special place in my heart.
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I'm doing a blog giveaway to celebrate a milestone for Tim's Sally. Leave a comment on this "dreams" blog post and let me know what your favorite Disney character is and why......and you'll be entered into a drawing for a free coaster set and pocket mirror of your choice from my shop. I will announce the winner on the 13th of Dec. so you have until then to leave your comment.

14 comments:

marilyn said...

if time was altered YOU would be an inspiration to mr. disney1 bless you for dreaming and daring pursuit. i just love you and your attitude!

Annette Q said...

Congratulations on such an amazing acheivement with your Etsy! Your work is beautiful and I dream of selling my art as successfully as you are one day!! :-)

Louis Vuittonet said...

Congratulations --I remmber the frist piece I sold on Etsy it was you that bough it ) Thanks Once again)very nice attitude you have there keep up the beautiful work you are doing

krismakes said...

I just stumbled accross your store and I love all of it! My fave Disney character (so hard to pick) is Bambi, who could resist such a cute, innocent lil deer? Ok got to go mark you in my favorites! Thanks and congrats :o)

Micki said...

Congratulations with your etsy sales, you deserve everything, your work makes me smile everytime I see it, I love the pieces i've bought from you and hope to buy more in the future :)

As for the disney favourite, wow thats a tough choice! Although my name is Micki the mouse is NOT my favourite, not even in my top 10! I would have to say my favourite is Bambi, purely because,it is animation but it still manages to makes me cry everytime and that is something special ;)

Micki x

Mindy Lacefield said...

wow you guys!!! you have truly made my heart smile.
Louis, I totally cherish the little aceos i bought from you.

so cool, bambi is also my favorite "classic" character. I agree, it still brings a tear everytime i watch it.

some other favorites of mine are sully from monsters, inc......the white rabbit.....woody....and snow white.
thank you all.
much love.

chrissy said...

CONGRATULATIONS MINDY!!! how exciting. i love your post. it is encouraging and full of hope for those of us who are steps behind you in our journey.

i have to say i love "sully" too, but i also love "arielle" from the little mermaid. i like that she just went for what she wanted and was a bit stubborn...also "dori" from finding nemo...gotta love her. i feel like her sometimes..."just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!"
much love to you!

Jennifer said...

Hooray for you. I am so happy and excited for you and so glad you are celebrating it. I have never been to disney :( but heard it is so much fun.

Congratulations dear girl, you are such an inspiration

sUz said...

yAy miNdy!!!
I'd have to say "pumba" the warthog from the Lion King is my favorite, although, I really love "stitch" too. Pumba reminds me of me, big and stinky! Does anyone have a match?
Continue to live your dream...
hugs,
sUz :)

patty said...

Wow, Mindy! Woo hoo!! Yes, it's already been said, but you are truly an inspiration!

elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Mindy! That is such a fantastic milestone.

You are doing the same thing as Walt Disney, you know. :)

I love Dory from Finding Nemo.

mysticartgirl said...

congrats...my favorite character is Tinkerbell..when I was young and got to go to disneyland I thought she was my own personal fairy flying overhead to protect me...I later got a tinkerbell tatoo!

keep creating and going deep!!!

Gloria said...

1000 is such a freaking amazing achivement...You art is beautiful and your are a kind soul and you can see it in your work....Yeah to you my sweet friend....I wish you all the best ....say hi to Mickey Mouse for me...

valeri blossom said...

!!!!!

thank you for taking flight and leaving breadcrumbs of beauty to help the next class learn to fly.

courage and dedication are WORK! and SO worth it.