It's a good representative photo....what can I say?
All of us, or most of us, tend to have workspaces, sometimes numerous ones! where work is being accomplished but there's also a lot of wheel-spinning happening, as well.
We want to discipline ourselves but we need a solid creative nudge...or kick in the pants.
Over a year ago, Judy Jones King came in the cyber door at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group and said, hey, there seems to be a lot of goofing around in here....or something to that effect. All said in good humor, whatever it was, I assure you.
But the next thing was, grab your camera, share what's on your work table! We had a ton of group participation and EVERYONE loved it.
That was the FIRST Work Table Wednesday.
Soon after that, Marcia Tuzzolino and Judy seemed to simultaneously---if I can recall properly!--come up with the idea that SOMETHING on that table ought to be done and finished and ready to sell by Friday.
And so was born FINISHED UP FRIDAY, or as we affectionately call it, FUF.
There you go!
For nearly a year Marcia and Judy alternately sponsored a monthly prize for FUF. They'd count the names of the participants who had submitted photos to our FUF Pinterest board within that month, do the number generator thing and award a 25.00 gift certificate to one of their peers.
OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS!
That's the sort of spirit we have at the Creative Group
Eventually we extended the deadline to Saturday and pix could be loaded either by Friday or Saturday, and had to be dated. It was only fair; some of our peeps have day jobs or kids to tend or caregiving jobs to do. So an extra day made sense.
For a FULL YEAR Marcia and Judy did this, giving this gift from their own pockets and then we concentrated on the weekly giftie for Work Table Wednesday, which I was always responsible for....and here and there I'd randomly give one for FUF.
Well here is an announcement:
I'd like to see FUF pick up and have a few more pinners/participants. I love to showcase the beautiful work done with products from B'sue Boutiques and call out the designers' shops if I know their name. Whatever I can do to help promote YOU and YOUR work with our goods, I want very much to do.
SO....FIRST. CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:
Marcia and Judy, just as an acknowledgement of your contributions, I have a 25.00 free gift pass for each of you. I will send you both a code. PLEASE ENJOY. It's not enough to pay you back for all you have done for this group, but it's an acknowledgment of the fine work you have done for us. (Marcia and Judy are also members of the B'sue Boutiques Design Team)
SECOND.....This week is the first week of WEEKLY GIFTIES for participation in the FUF arrangement. I counted our participants this week and the winner is BEV SEDY.
Bev, I will be sending you a personally chosen and gift-wrapped GIFTIE from B'sue to you. something I know you will love!
Here are some pix from this week's pinners:
from Janet Calardo of Jan Lea Jewels:
Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker of Q:
Irene Hoffman of Hearts Dezire:
Jann Tague of Clever Jewels at Facebook and Etsy:
There are so many more: Renee Hong, Shari Gardner, Karen Eaton, Linda Caudle, Harry Wood, Gillian Cunningham Wright ....to name a few....
AW SHUCKS...come on over and have a look at some really fine mixed media work:
A shout out and a thank you to Irene Hoffman for managing and curating the FUF board.
Would you like to come along with us for this weekly challenge?
First, please join the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
Then ask Irene Hoffman for pinning rights.
On Fridays and Saturdays, show us things you have finished up that week, preferably from your messy Work Table Wednesday tables.
All items pinned must include at least a few visible items from B'sue Boutiques but it can be any sort of mixed media style jewelry, beadwork, metalwork, assemblage, etc that you like.
Many have said that even though it's not possible for everyone to submit something every week (although I think we have a few who have, I believe Harry Wood has!) the FUF challenge gives them impetus and a desire to get good quality projects done and then, loaded to their Etsy and other artisan shops.
Many times it pays off right away in a quick sale!
And now, it will pay off with a weekly GIFTIE from B'sue. BE SURE you date your pinned photos! I can only include pinned photos!
Leave me some comments, guys! This is great news!