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February 25, 2016


Marcia Tuzzolino

Thank you so much, Brenda, for sharing all of your knowledge, but mostly for sharing yourself, and getting us all to this point in the challenge. I absolutely LOVE what you'really doing for your line and each sub line. Can't wait to see how you develop each part. Your workspace looks fantastic, too. Great post, as always, Brenda!


Terrific post, Brenda! I love how you included a photo of yourself from long ago and talked a bit about your journey. Congratulations on getting your workshop in top shape for production, too. Thank you for sharing :)

Susan Bowerman

Brenda, I swear I don't know how you accomplish so much every.single.day! And you give so much, to all of us. I like that young lady in the photo, and the fine woman she has become. And, most importantly, I love it that our paths crossed quite accidentally a few years back. You've opened a world of creative doors for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your blog is a great read as always, your shop looks fantastic, and may you squeeze in a few days of creative bliss in there very soon! Much love, my friend. And thank you!

Ingrid Anderson

Thanks so much for sharing! In that tangled mess is beauty! How you get so much done in a day is amazing to me. Looking forward to seeing your completed pieces with all those beautiful components! Ingrid

Irene Hoffman

Wow Brenda, I thought I was organized. Such a clean and organized space. Thanks for the sneak peek. And thank you for sharing your talent and expertise with us. What a gift.

Joan Donovan

Thanks for the fun look "behind the scenes" - you've given me a lot of ideas for organizing to make creating the most efficient, and the least frustrating! Can't wait to look into that Box of chocolates!

Belinda Reed-Ingle

Brenda you are so beautiful inside and out. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your wonderful wit with us. I love your new line I know it will be a great success. I can't wait to see some pieces from it. Loved all your pics to. I love your organizing I truly need to get a system. Thanks for giving me a jumping off point. ;D

gloria allen

Great summary of all the behind the scenes activity of learning and creating.Great pictures, awesome sharing and teaching.


I love my own little studio but I do have to juggle sometimes when I want to shift creative gears so I do envy you all your space and room from storage. Great post! Love the jewelry line graphic.


Getting the house in order may not be the fun part, but i always feel better and energized when I'm properly prepared. Organizing can be a creative exercise. Thanks for telling it like it is. Charlotte

Jann Tague

I love the Chocolate Brass theme .. I hope you start carrying it again .. Loved all of your pictures of your work space .. you made me feel like I was actually in your shop .. Jann

Vonda Stephenson

Brenda, I always enjoy reading your blogs. I really needed to read this one today, because you've given me some great ideas for organization. Thanks for all you do for all of us!

Sharon P

I love chocolate frosting, and vanilla buttercream too, so I look forward to seeing your Sugar Shop line reveal next blog hop. It's going to be yummy, I'm sure! You have also inspired me to clean up my messy studio, so I ordered those drawers from Walmart so I can have all my B'Sue components at my fingertips. :)


Brenda, I LOVE your studio. That massive drawer of chocolate brass is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see the divine pieces that come out of that deliciousness! I believe I saw something about MUSE boxes in there too. LOL If you decide to do that I am soooo in because the ones I have gotten before were absolutely awesome!

Shari Gardner

It amazes me that with everything you do, that somehow you are going to build a line too. You give encouragement to everyone that meets you, whether in person or online. If you can do, with as busy as you are, then anyone should be able to do it too, if they have the same drive and want. You have personally given me so much inspiration, been there for me when you could tell I really needed to talk to someone, you're my mentor and I am humbled and honored to be your friend. I can't wait to see what your line looks like, I can feel your excitement every time you talk about it :)

Pamela Anger & Toby, Novegatti Designs

Love your post, Brenda .... you're an amazing lady for sure, with all that you do! Your generosity in sharing not only your goods, but yourself with everyone is such a shining light, attracting so many friends. ;) I'm glad your workshop is coming together for you; it looks great! I'm so excited to see your new jewelry line soon. Thank you so much for everything you do!

Erica Olmos

I love your post Brenda, I love that you are a wonderful teacher and a teacher that is willing to share all with love and kindness. I have to say I love the chocolate brass, I can not wait to see what wonderful magic you will make happen with your magical hands.

Beth Trubman

I couldn't wait to get home from work tonight to start reading, and it all starts with your blog Brenda! I enjoyed it immensely, as I always do, and really look forward to your yummy chocolate line, and completing the class. Don't know what I'll do when class is over!!!! I'm enjoying it so much. Cheers, I'm off to read my classmates blogs.

Erin Whitacre

Can't wait to see the line. Those pieces really do look like chocolate! You got so much organized so quickly. That is something I really struggle with. Thank you for always motivating and teaching us.


Brenda I just love your blog and work shop such hard work you put into all you do. I miss being with all of you on this journey this year and we have wonderful new artist and old ones too. You are our muse and mentor extraordinare. I love you new line and I'm sure it will be just as delicious as it's name. Love you bunches always XOXO!

Jeanette B

Thank you for offering this class and sharing your invaluable information. Also looking forward to seeing Sugar Shop when it is ready.

Elisabeth Wilks

Thanks Brenda Sue for your wonderful insights.I love reading your blog! You really do have so much talent in so many areas. Thank you for taking the time to write about what you are going through getting together your new line.Your thoughts on how you are working it out are so encouraging and helpful to me. I really appreciate all the time you have taken with this course. I cannot imagine how you do it! You are pretty remarkable. Thank You!!!


Great post Brenda. You have so many exciting, wonderful tiring things on your plate, but you give us so generously of your time and wisdom.
We really appreciate it so much. It's going to be great to see your reveal in April, but so much more exciting will be watching your Sugar Shoppe develop!
One of the most important things I've learned the past 26 days is about artist generosity. It doesn't just mean providing clients with all price points, so everyone can afford a piece of your work. It also means freely giving of yourself. Being a mentor and coaching, with no worries of having another artist on the market, and not worried about getting paid. It's about creating more artists, and passing on these ideals to them. It's about creating a community of generous artists where we all support and encourage each other.
Thank you Brenda for teaching me about all the aspects of generosity!
It means to world to me.

Janet Calardo

Loved reading your blog. It was great to see your determination in reorganization. Maybe it will rub off! Love your line and the creative names you have that really peaks the imagination of what kind of pieces you will create. Love reading everyone's blog. I remember how good it made me feel last year to see everyone's comments. Thanks for all you do for all of us!

Carole Carlson

I completely get how blocked you felt when your studio wasn't set up the way you needed it, as I have experienced the same thing.

Fran Sitton

I feel you regarding the organization topic. You can have things stored away neatly but quick access is key. I have had to refine that effort several times. Now it looks as if you are set with your go-to drawers of possibilities. I'm envious of all the room you have to create. Looking forward to seeing your line.

Sue Shade

I loved this blog. It was a great look into your process. I just love the names of your lines and can't wait to see where it goes.


Thank you for your generosity. I have learnt a lot from you. Not only the technical skills. Reading your blog made me persuade what I am doing.

Donna Parry

You are always a teacher, thank you so much for giving of yourself until it hurts...and beyond.


I can't tell you how much I appreciate this opportunity to get to look into this window into your world, your process, your space. I've learned so much, and it just keeps coming, all while having fun, too!

Thank you so much for keepin' on truckin', no matter what comes up.

I hope to sell enough from my line to be able to get a piece from yours. ;)

Mary Katherine

Something I had no idea could even exist! I LOVE IT! I love the colors. . . the names for the options and the marketing for these lines has so much potential. You lead the way in showing us new ways to push the edge of the envelope and look at things differently and I for one, so need that! Cannot wait to see your five!


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