Today marks a very special day for this little space of mine. It is a milestone which I’m very grateful for and means a great deal to me.
When I first created Craftberry Bush, I proceeded cautiously, not really knowing what, if anything would come of it. Initially trepidatious of exposing myself to the vast open space that is the internet, I slowly opened up, writing about our trials, our triumphs and our everyday life. I shared my passion for creating, art and faith.
For the first time in a long time, I embraced my calling and slowly but surely it became clear to me that this was what I was born to do – to encourage people to walk towards their own creative path, while hopefully offering a little inspiration along the way.
Pablo Picasso once said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”. It is here where you gave me the courage to share my art for the very first time, and your encouragement and support has meant the world to me.
Before I knew it, magazines asked to publish my work, brands approached me to collaborate, I was invited to speak at conferences and a host of other opportunities – some of which I can’t disclose – materialized. To this day, I am humbled and so very grateful.
But something else happened during this journey. I got busy….really, really busy. Suddenly, the laundry was piling up and the floors were not being mopped. And most importantly, I stopped playing. I began to feel as though I was failing; failing because I wanted to do it all but the clock seemed to win the race every single time.
There comes a time in our lives when we must ask for help, and it’s okay to do so. So after some reflection, I decided to solicit the help of three amazingly talented women to join my Creative Team. These women inspire me and it is my hope they will inspire you as well. It means so much that they have agreed to work alongside me and I would very much appreciate you welcoming them.
The creation of this team will mean you will see more of me, more of my heart, more of the raw person you initially decided to befriend. I will be able to find the time to create more and interact with you, like the old days.
I am so honoured to introduce to you the newest Craftberry Bush Creative Team. And so without further adieu….
You have likely seen Annie’s work before and I was lucky enough to have her recently guest post for me while I was on vacation. There’s something so tender about Annie that I just love, and I’m sure you’ll come to appreciate her heart and gentle style which is calming and so very peaceful.
Hello, my name is Annie from zevy joy. I am thrilled to be joining Lucy here as a part of The Creative Team on Craftberry Bush.
I am a stay at home mama who loves to decorate, create and have fun with fashion all while doing it on a small budget. I am learning to get creative within our means and enjoy sharing my journey. My hope is to encourage you to be passionate about what it is you do and follow your heart.
I truly believe you can make a house a home, dress affordably and create artistically with little in your pocket. Inspiration is a powerful thing; combine that with loving what you do and the opportunities are endless!
Jamie brings a whole lot of pretty to the team as her photography and style will inspire you. And I might be able to talk her into giving us a few photography tips now and then.
I’m from a rural town in Pennsylvania (Brockway) and enjoy the peacefulness that comes from not living in the city. I’d much rather hear the birds chirping than the sound of a busy street.
I blog at anderson + grant where I share DIY projects, decorating tips, recipes, and organizing ideas. My goal is to inspire my readers to trust their own talents and creativity to transform their homes without spending a lot of time or money.
Even as a child, I had a desire to be creative and make things and my blog started as an outlet so that I had somewhere to share those creations.
I love being able to find a little bit of perfection in the imperfect and taking something that has been neglected and bringing it back to life.
My style tends to lean towards being a little industrial farmhouse, but it is constantly evolving. I love decorating with ironstone, boxwood, and old wood with lots of patina.
Her Heartland Soul says
What a great team! Good for you for realizing you needed help! No one can do it all!
Thank you so much…I’m feel great about the decision and I hope you will enjoy their work as much as I do..xo
Congrats! What an amazing group a ladies! I know Annie, but Jaime is a recent discovery and this is the first time I’ve heard of Nicky! What a talented bunch!! This is an exciting chapter and new beginning and I’m so eager to see what they bring. Xoxo
Thankyou So much. I feel great about the decision. You’re going to love them…xo
Congratulations, Lucy, on all your accomplishments. I’m so very proud of you. I am so excited to welcome your new creative team and follow along on your and their adventures.
Thank you so much D. It’s all new territory but I know it’s going to be great. xo
I’m so happy for you, Lucy. You have the biggest heart and I’m sure these lovely ladies will all feel what a blessing it is to work with someone like you! Welcome to all three, I’m looking forward to seeing more of their work!
Oh Jennifer, you are so sweet to me. Thank you so much for your encouragement day after day…xo
Wow Lucy! What a lovely group of talented girls! I can’t wait to see all of the beautiful things they will share!
They are great aren’t they? I’m honoured..xo
Looking forward to seeing their projects. Now you just need to find someone to do that laundry lol!
LOL…THAT my friend would make life complete…haha.
Lovely inspiration! Nice to meet your team!
Thanks Debbie…you are so kind. I hope to see you again this year at Haven…xo
I am looking forward to all the inspiration you and your team has to offer. I am a follower of Anderson & Grant and would like to say that you couldn’t have asked a nicer, caring and gifted person to join your team.
Aww Lisa, thank you for supporting your friend. Jamie is super talented and I’m honoured to have her. xo
This is fantastic Lucy – congrats on building a team and I look forward to posts from you and these talented ladies!
Thanks Kel…I’m looking forward to just being able to create and get back to the basics…the reason why I started in the first place. It’s going to be great…xo
Patti Bassett says
what a lovely team! Looking forward to seeing more of the new talents. Congratulations to all!
Thank you Patti. You’re going to love these girls…:)
Whoa! That’s a lot of crazy talent bursting over here! Can’t wait to see all they do, as I am sure it will be so very inspiring.
I know right? you were already taken otherwise you would have been here too…;) xo
Gail Plaskiewicz says
Wow, what a great team of people! I love your website but never saw the other ones. Checked out a few and they look really great! This blog is great as it is but now it will be even better if that’s even possible. Can’t wait to see what happens next! I always pass on your blog to all the groups I belong too. My niece likes it too.
Thank you so much Gail…I appreciate your support. I truly think you will love these girls…xo
Gail Plaskiewicz says
I checked out the other web sites and I love them. I think they will be great for your site. Now I just have to try to make some of those amazing realistic looking fake plants and flowers that you make. I love them! Have you ever checked out the site called LuminArte? They make Twinkling H20 water colors and I know that’s what you work in. I love their colors! I know you will too.
Congratulations! That’s an awesome milestone!
Thanks Em…it’s great fun…xo
YYAAA!!! Congratulations, Lucy!
Thanks Jamie…so much…xo
A Burst of Beautiful says
What a wonderful team of creative women! I am familiar with Jamie and Annie, but Nicky is new to me. I am looking forward to following along with them on your blog!
Thank you…they are great. Nicky is such a talented food blogger…her photos are so inspiring.
That’s exciting – it looks like you have a great group there!!!
Thanks Shannon…I’m looking forward to more creative time…xo
Congrats, Lucy on your new endeavor! You are super talented and I’m in awe of some of your creations. Love your style and how you encourage us to decorate with what we have! I’m looking forward to watching you and the team grow!
Aww…Shelly that means so much to me. I truly do appreciate your visits. Thank you from the bottom of my heart…xo
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