It is opening day at the Sierra Pacific Show in Utah which is a retailers industry show debuting all of the new product coming out for the second 1/2 of 2015 and although I am here at home in California, my latest work is being presented at both the Sizzix Booth and ADORNit booth.
I am happy to have product debuting and proud of the work that I have done to get to this point but it is not about that. I am most excited and looking forward to seeing how it will bless people in their creative projects and endeavors.
PLEASE do not misunderstand me. I am completely grateful for the opportunities that I have been given and the trust that these two amazing companies have in me but I do not have that " hands in the air running through the finish line in slow motion" feeling. I never have with anything (even when I finished a real Marathon for the love of Pete!) and I don't think that I should. It is just part of how I create, how I live and as cliche as it might sound, all part of my story/journey.
Now comes the time to really work hard and by that I mean that I need to hit the ground running as I prepare to share everything that is being released, teaching online and in-store. The issue is, I can't do it all on my own. It was never a thought for this to all be about me and what I can do with it. It is about God, Jesus, faith and how you document and illustrate it.
I was asked this question last night via Facebook and my reply sums up the entire reason for Documented Faith:
Q: is it only Christian?
Here is a screen shot of my response:
Similar to the "Hokey Pokey"....that's what its all about!
So now what?
I need you to help me help others learn about Documented Faith. As much as it is not about numbers, it is. I don't look at "how many followers or friends" I have on social media channels but rather how many people we can reach to share what is going on, how documenting and illustrating your faith is spreading like a wildfire in a really really good way and how it is a life changer.
How can you help?
PRAY! It is a little hard to ask for prayer for success but I have learned that we are blessed to be a blessing. Pray that it reaches the right people, gets into the hands of those who need it and that it aids to those who need a little (or a lot) Jesus and a creative outlet.
SHARE! There will be several opportunities that I will share in the coming weeks, but for now, you can share my IG and FB posts as I share, invite your friends and family to join our Documented Faith FB group (It is a closed group, so you need to click this link and request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1555537877994436/
SHOW ME! I want to see your work. I already have a handful of my creative pals that are ready to create with the new stuff coming out but I need a few more. I want to see how you are Documenting and Illustrating your faith. Please email me at email@example.com with your name and links to your posts, photos of your work and what Documented and Illustrating your faith means to you....
Lastly, THANK YOU, yes YOU reading this right now. Whether you are just reading this for the first time or have been here since the beginning, you are here and for that I am really humbled and grateful. Really (insert big overflowing heart emoji)
NOTE: If you are a retailer, all of the Documented Faith product info is NOW AVAILABLE. please contact ADORNit for wholesale info by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org