Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FBW #168 & Some Sad News

First up is Flutter By Wednesday - today is an OPEN challenge which means ANYTHING goes as long as you create a NEW creation using a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel. I want to thank Victoria Case as she designed this wonderful digi and gave it to the DT to use...isn't it beautiful?! So So pretty! LOVED coloring it in. Unfortunately, that's all I got done...

Over the weekend I took some time and colored 4 different images for upcoming DT assignments, finished a swap and worked on a TAC Dream Team project. Well that's all I got done as I learned that The Angel Company was hanging up their wings...WHAT? you say! Yep, after 14 years we now have to say goodbye to TAC. To say that I'm doing good is a lie. I'm in totally shock and am unsure what and where to go from here. For the last 5+ years, TAC has been a HUGE part of my life. This last year I was accepted to the Dream Team and was doing more TAC business then ever! I've developed wonderful friendships through other Angels and customers. I am so sad to see it end but I know that this was not an easy decision for Mischelle. My heart goes out to her and her family as they go through this transition.

For me, well it's VERY hard to create...when I step into my room it's full of all things TAC. I'm sad and am taking time to work through the shock and grief. I don't know that joining another company is for me...I have lots to work through and after many headaches I've decided to just let things be for right now. No thinking about the future and what's next. I hope my customers will give me some time and realize that I can't rush into anything as I want to make the RIGHT decision for me.

I do hope to finish up the images that I colored into cards and to post those but as I said before it's so hard...I know there is so much going on in the world and this may seem so small to you but it's such a BIG part of my world...please pray for me. Help me decide what to do and to find the energy and creativeness to go on...my mojo has truly suffered!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
It is such a shock for a wonderful company to decide to close their doors. I can't imagine what THEY are going through.

I am with you in what ever adventure you choose. You have such a God given talent, I think He already has a direction for you, you just haven't realized it yet. YOu will be in my prayers that you can stay focused on the big picture and the Almighty Lord helps you to feel his guidance.

Love ya!
Pam

Harriet Skelly said...

Michelle, I really am sorry about TAC. Keeping you in my prayers.
Hugs, Harriet

Christine Pennington said...

I am right there with you sweetie--numb! I have not gone back to my room since Saturday. Hang in there, your in my prayers.

Mary J said...

That is such a shame Michelle and I hope your mojo returns soon. :(

From what I can see from your coloured in image, she looks beautiful already!

Risa said...

Oh Michelle! I cry and pray for you all the same things I have been praying for myself...I pray God will guide you clearly, I pray He will protect you mightily, I pray He will encourage you and do it in a way that is obvious but gentle. I hope that you will soon be able to enjoy the scenery on this detour we share. You are so talented and creative. I pray that the joy of stamping will return for us both soon. Keep in touch.

Risa said...

Oh Michelle! I cry and pray for you all the same things I have been praying for myself...I pray God will guide you clearly, I pray He will protect you mightily, I pray He will encourage you and do it in a way that is obvious but gentle. I hope that you will soon be able to enjoy the scenery on this detour we share. You are so talented and creative. I pray that the joy of stamping will return for us both soon. Keep in touch.

Danni said...

I hope you can finish this card as the way you colored the image is gorgeous!!
We've talked and you know I'm here for you. Hugest of hugest hugs!

Anna said...

I was wondering about you when I read the post on Danni's blog. I was hoping they'd keep plugging away. I know this is a hard hit for all those involved with the company. I hope the path becomes clear for you over the next few days and weeks. I'll be thinking about you!

Nancy said...

Michelle, it is just shocking news! I'm so sorry for you and for the company! This last catalog was just outstanding! Hugs to you!

Diana said...

Oh my sweet friend, I understand you so well, that's the same way I am feeling, not sure what will come next, but I am sure you will do great as always!! Praying for you!

Love ya

Susan said...

I am praying for you, Michelle. I was just a hobbyist, but I know that TAC was so much more to you.

Seleise said...

hugs for your heart-ache, my friend. You are awesome and creative and fun! what can be better than that?!! good luck with your decisions and if you need to talk, call me! At least we have the craft fairs to look forward to. Hugs!

Elena said...

The image has a lovely colouring... it will be a super work!

hugs,
Elena

Maria said...

Your work is great as usually, I hope that you can finish them into cards. I am heartbroken over tac, I understand your decision to wait till things are clear for you. I have made my own with a lot of thought. Praying you have peace, and God blesses you in what ever you do.

Lisa Brown said...

My heart goes out to all of you angels. I am so sorry to hear the news...I can't even imagine what you must be feeling.
Praying and wishing the best for all of you.

Char said...

Michelle,

I too cannot even pick up a stamp or look at my TAC things. I was with TAC for 12 years and can't even think about another company right now, if ever.

I am still so numb and sad.....but I know that as everything else in life, this too shall pass...eventually.

Hang in there!!!! Your muse will return and so will your creativity!!!

Char
Angel 109