About 7 years ago I had one of those philosophical "what am I supposed to do" moments. I felt like God said "make dolls" which, at the time, I thought was stupid. I thought I must have eaten some bad cheese because - clearly - I had much better things I was supposed to do with my time than to make stupid dolls.
So I didn't do it. I chased after other things that other people were doing that looked very exciting but it wasn't me.
Finally, 4 years later, in 2005 I made my first doll and Joybucket was born. And that is that.
I'm digging what I'm doing. I've met some very lovely people that I would have never come across. Who knows what I'll be doing in the future. Right now, this is what I'm supposed to be doing.
The one thing I've learned? Don't try to be someone you're not. Do I walk this out everyday? No.
I have a little poem I made up that runs through my head to remind me of this fact.
If You Are A Do Be Than
Do be the best
a New Be
Doh Be Doh.
But be the best
to do be
a Do Be
Hello, I'm Susan* and I make dolls.
*aka Major Goofball