Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cross Pollination...

I have been overwhelmed with the kindness of strangers. I feel like I shouldn't really say strangers because we share a talent and a desire to create things. It puts us together as peers, mentors, someone who inspires us and makes us want to be better .

I only say strangers because we have never met in person. I don't really know anything about them other than I get words of encouragement, a kind message on my etsy shop , blog or a really nice compliment on my work.

I have kept my blog just about my work but today I am joining the other nice "strangers" and I am going to occasionally post other works that inspire and make me want to be better. I call it cross pollination and like in the garden, we all benefit. So here's to all of you bloggers, artists, patrons of the arts, and strangers....Thanks from the very bottom of my heart. I am inspired by all of you.

I am starting with this amazing self taught artist Tonja Lenderman who heard I was having a tough time and really went out of her to way to make me feel better. She featured me on her blog today which is so beautiful and I was so excited to find her etsy shop.

Just when I thought there were no more fresh ideas... Look at her cute little flower canes. They arrive to you already cured and are used for nail art or scrap booking. Genius!

Thanks Tonja, Thanks Dayna and Rana, Thanks Polymer Clay Daily, Thanks Libby, Thanks to all of you anonymous posters and everyone else who goes out of their way to be kind to a friend or "stranger".
You make the world a better place.


jana said...

Kim, I wanted to send you good wishes on your move from Utah. I'm sorry you'll be leaving, but hope that good things will happen in your new local. Even though we never got together in the claying arena, I always knew you were here (so many people asked 'do you know that lady who makes those adorable bugs and sells at teh farmers market'? I was please to be able to say that I DID know who you were!).

I never knew if you recieved the invitations I sent to you about some of our polymer gatherings; we would have loved to have you and gotten to know you a bit better.

Anyway, best of luck to you. I know artful Utahns will miss you!

Jana (roberts benzon)

Kim Detmers said...

Hi Jana,Thanks for the kind wishes. We are sad to leave but excited to start a new adventure in our lives. I have really been lucky to be around so many amazing and nice artists here in Utah. You will all be missed!
I guess I just missed you last Feb. in Christchurch NZ. Such a small world, who knows when our paths might cross again.
Take Care, Kim