Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Okay, so I'm getting reaallly inspired now! When I started this blog business last week, I was seriously wondering what in the world I would possibly have to write about. You want to hear about the dolls I am working on? Perhaps. A few pictures are always fun. But, what I reaallly want to do, and what it seems I have already begun, is to write about the remarkable people I have met who are doing the stuff that I'm pretty sure you truly DO want to hear about.
Okay, so this next gal, no joke, is Queen of Half the World. She's probably Queen of the Other Half, too, but let's be realistic. There is only so much ruling one can be bothered to do, and the other half of the world is probably asleep when she's awake anyway, so why bother. Not only is she Queen of Half the World, she comes with her very own fairy muse, who is Princess of Pretty Much Everything Else. And soooo, while you're waiting for me to get on with it, I'll introduce them. They are Sheela Goh and her daughter, The Lovely Eve Low:
Aren't they lovely?!! And this is not even a glamour shot. This is just them hanging out at a coffee shop! Would you believe they live in Borneo?! Have you ever met someone who lives in such an exotic place?
According to Sheela, she is "a neurotic, paranoid Gemini, self-proclaimed advocate of the overachiever syndrome; a kooky, exceedingly klutzy and unabashedly dorky ex-journalist who's still chuffed to bits whenever something she designs actually sells." I don't know about the rest of it, but relating herself to the "overachiever syndrome" is putting it mildly. This gal seriously must NEVER sleep, in which case, perhaps she IS ruling the Whole Entire World! If she actually does run for the post of Queen of the Whole Wide World, I will be quite happy to be one of her loyal subjects, because I am quite sure it would be a beauuuuuutiful world, and we'd all be wearing jewels like this!
Sheela is all about the business of beauty and loveliness, Scrumptious Pulchritude, if you will. Not only is she quite beautiful and lovely herself, but her work, which is opulent, decadent, truly one-of-a-kind, jewel-encrusted wire wrapped jewelry, is truly fit for a queen. To see what I mean, just check this stuff out! You have never, believe me, seen anything like it.
And she just cranks the stuff out. I don't mean because what she does is easy. I mean, she must be at the table, lights on until the wee hours, working away at the craft she loves, while the rest of us are sleeping. If you check out her Etsy site (http://www.eclettica.etsy.com) and her blog (http://ecletticalonline.blogspot.com),you will be inclined to believe she has been at this for decades. Not so! She is so naturally talented, that she is actually relatively new at this Big Bling Business. I find it hard to believe, but she claims she's been at it for less than a decade. How did she get to be so good so fast? I think she really truly doesn't sleep. Either that or this is her tenth life as a jewelry designer. :)
And did I mention, she also designs couture clothing and accessories?!!(http://www.SheelaGoh.etsy.com) Good lord! Okay, as my friend Stella Pesci (http://www.stellapesci.etsy.com) says, I now feel like a "snail in a coma"!!!! :)
I could go on and on and on about Sheela. She is just that marvelous! But I also want to tell you about her lovely daughter, Eve:
Eve is 10. Eve is also beautiful, talented and lovely. Eve draws like not many 10 year olds can. I have a 10 and 8-year-old. I even taught elementary school in some long forgotten past life. I know exactly how 10-year-olds are "supposed" to draw. Eve doesn't draw like that. Eve draws like this:
If you contact her (http://www.evelikesit.etsy.com), she will draw you, or your mom, aunt or best friend as a fairy! And she'll make you a set of cards to send to all your friends! Now how cool it THAT?!!
And did I tell you she also models? Just check out her mom's blog (http://ecletticaonline.blogspot.com). Eve, like I told you, is her mom's fairy muse. She wears clothing and jewelry like a supermodel and she's in most of the photos Sheela takes.
Okay, so one last photo and then I'll leave you to it.
Go check out these beautiful ladies' sites. Get yourself some BLING! Be inspired. And keep on cranking it out! Sheela, Eve, my hat's off to you. You go girls!