Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Quandary....My Deliverance!

Here I sit into the wee hours of the night contemplating this quandary I have found myself in. As I flicker through etsy, I am astounded at the growth and popularity of crepe paper. Fabulous, I think to myself but as I notice more and more it not necessarily the crepe creations I see coming to life but the supplies and the pre-made crepe stash that is being sold. Is this what it has come to? I feel like the old samurai who has lost his battle and is capitulating his defeat.

Have I lost anyone so far? OK, let me start by saying that art is what is created through vision and your own two hands and sometimes it is necessary to help get a jump start. Some kind of inspiration! So I guess this is where the pre-made stash and supplies come from. I can't speak for others and their forms of art but as far as my crepe creations are concerned, I am saddened by all this. So this is why I sit here contemplating on how I should feel and are my feelings truly valid? Should I be depressed about others providing pre-made crepe or should I be the visionary that I am and look for the silver lining?
Wait I hear a knock at my door.....Oh it's opportunity!
Well as the old saying goes, if you can't beat them join them! So out of all my inner deliberating I have come to the conclusion that I should look at this from your point of view. I know there are many of you who are devoted and frequent my blog and my etsy site. So why not begin on journey to teach and educate those of you who are interested in learning the trade of crepe! I will also begin to provide you with my pre-made rosette and a wide variety of ruffles of crepe, through my etsy site. I guess if you want crepe, you should get the good crepe! It is with no intentions of diminishing or lessening others innovations or hard work but the way I see it...this is my passion and I must stand up for myself and don't take anyone else's crepe! I am a firm believer in "give credit where credit is due".....Long live Dennison, King of Crepe!
For all of those who took time to read this...Thank you! I can only hope to continue to inspire and create the best possible crepe creations ever and all with my own two little hands!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Denise, Your creations always amaze me. They are gorgeous and incredible. Every time I walk into my "boudoir" I see my beautiful fan and smile. ~ Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oops! I forgot to ask if you are in the Lollishops guild yet so I can invite you to join my friends. :)

Enchantments and Giggles said...

Denise - I can relate to your frustration. But, on the other hand, I am thrilled that you will finally be doing some teachng. As someone with 23 nieces and nephews, and very limited free time, if I could purchase some pre-made items from you, learn some techniques from you, and still support you, I would be happy, happy, happy! Also, we are in a very depressed economic area, businesses closing, etc., people are being "thrifty" and there is a lot of competition out there. Keep up your splendid, inspiring work. I will continue to support you! It is so fun just looking at you sites and creations! Take heart and don't give up! Tan