i am one of a kind

17 May

I am so proud to share this very exciting art news with you all: NATURE’S MY FRIEND HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THE ONE OF A KIND SHOW AND SALE IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA! (I am currently trying to remind myself to continue breathing).This amazing exhibition happens annually in Vancouver, Toronto , New York and Chicago and features hand-made, one of a kind items by crafty individuals and quirky companies. “The One of a Kind Show is North America’s answer to contemporary craft shows, bringing innovative artisans, craftspeople, and designers together to share their unique creations with the rest of the world. With a proud focus on homegrown talent, our shows bring together the best of the best, for a personal shopping experience like no other. Our vast selection, on-site perks and endless show features make us the most preeminent shopping destination of the season.” You may have heard me frantically tweeting at the end of April, about an important application that took over my life… it was for OOAK. Inside were photographs of my work, a biography, step-by-step product descriptions, price lists and my booth design.Also included in the package was an optional addition: a written application for one of their scholarships which provides financial assistance to new artists or travelling artists. AND GUESS WHAT?! The jury awarded one to me!!! Not only am I flattered to know that an accomplished committee believes in my talents as an artist, but to know that I will have a bit of help with the cost of this endeavour takes some weight off my shoulders.  I am so excited and am smiling ear to ear! Looking forward to this amazing opportunity that will hopefully launch my art career even further! More updates will of course be coming, so stay tuned if you’re interested.

21 Responses to “i am one of a kind”

  1. Beverly 17/05/2011 at 14:00 #

    this is incredible news! congrats!

  2. Thuraya Lynn 17/05/2011 at 14:03 #

    This is the sweetest news!
    Well deserved, very proud of you Jessica! :D
    Do your best!

  3. Mellybee 17/05/2011 at 14:04 #

    Fantastic news Jess- really pleased for you! Would love to see/hear more on this! Exciting times ahead…:D

  4. Jules 17/05/2011 at 14:07 #

    Oh Jess that’s wonderful news! I knew something like this was on the cards for you….you make/draw/create such wonderful inspiring things! Huge congratulatory hugs for you! xx

  5. Creating Trouble 17/05/2011 at 14:10 #

    WOW! That is amazing news – congratulations!!

  6. Jaime 17/05/2011 at 14:53 #

    Congratulations Jessica!

  7. Jill Griffin 17/05/2011 at 14:59 #

    Congratulations! Fantastic news…wish I could come see you!

  8. Michelle 17/05/2011 at 15:07 #


  9. ezerd 17/05/2011 at 15:10 #

    Yay! Congratulations!

  10. Tau 17/05/2011 at 15:14 #

    Thats the bestest news!! Congratulations – I can hardly wait to see real pics of your booth and all the great people you will meet there. :)

  11. Marcus 17/05/2011 at 15:54 #

    Woooooooohoooooooo!!!!! Jessica you are one of a kind and you have worked so hard you deserve it! Congratulations my friend! Can’t wait to read the blog posts about how awesome you are!

  12. Jeannine | SaylorMade 17/05/2011 at 16:20 #

    If there was ever a time for some fist pumps… now is that time! YEY FOR YOU!!!! I was sadly never able to view the OOAKS in Toronto when I lived in Ottawa (there had been plans for a few years but it never worked out then we moved). My dear friend went every year she was in TO and LOVED every second of it.

    Awesome, awesome awesome. Hi-fives & hugs.

  13. Kye Sangha 17/05/2011 at 18:16 #

    That is so great! I hope you make great connections & have a really wonderful time!

  14. Chantal Vincent 17/05/2011 at 18:22 #

    Congratulations Jessica! That’s so fantastic, and very well deserved, your artwork is exceptional!

  15. rhya 18/05/2011 at 08:19 #

    Congrats on the show Jessica! You are going to rock it! We just did our last One of a Kind show with the Monster Factory in Spring of last year here in toronto. It’s an incredible show, the organizers are awesome! Very professional and helpful. You are going to have an awesome time.
    also my friend Lisa did the OOAK for the first time this year and she made a great post about what she learned: http://girlcancreate.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-i-learnt-at-spring-one-of-kind.html

    Way to go Jessica!

  16. naturesmyfriend 18/05/2011 at 09:27 #

    Thank you SOSOSO much to everyone for their kind words and support!!! I am thrilled about this opportunity and can’t wait to share more with all of you as plans and products further develop <3

  17. valeria poropat 18/05/2011 at 13:37 #

    Congratulation dear! I’m so proud and happy!!!!! Go J !!!!

  18. eraser carver 28/05/2011 at 11:57 #

    As you can probably tell, I’m catching up on posts :) Congratulations on being accepted for this show, absolutely wonderful news. Good luck with it all :)


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