Thank You Tory Hughes!

No I am not just using her name to get hits on my blog I really mean it. 

I have been away from my claytable for months now, only two but it seems like a lot longer than that believe me. Life stepped in as it always does sometimes, vacation, computer crash, good things and bad all mixed in along with the laundry and a 40 hour a week job at Americas most convenient bank! 

Even though I often speak about focus and art in my blog  I lost it. 

Look at an earlier post about focus I spent a whole month just talking about Facebook and how we could use it for productive means not just playing games. I have kicked the Farmville habit and blocked the games successfully yea for me. 

I talked about how you can find it in your art and not be a quitter 

I just wasted a half an hour looking at old posts so I am getting myself back on track by saying that as much as I talk about focus and art I have just lost the way. I needed Tory to inspire me to get back to the art table. 

She has a Face Book page and that is where the shout out came to get a Focus handout from her. Not only did she send it but I had requested by my phone and she out of the kindness of her heart found my e-mail and sent it to me. Since computer time is limited for me at home it took me days to even open it. When I did she kicked me in the butt with the first sentence. 

• A lack of focus most often arises from an unwillingness to prioritize and stick with




I will not go into what her hand out says that is for you to request from her and be inspired by her but I will tell you what that first sentence made me do finally after over 1.5 years. 

There is a wonderful project (I think so anyway) that I want to have published in a magazine but every obstacle that could have has stood in my way. I could not figure out how to do it for months, then when I finally did and tumbled it I ruined the project and had to start all over again. My computer crashed when I had the article almost finished and had to do it all over again since I had no saved disk and lost it all. All that is left to send to the publisher is two pictures that need to be taken and it has been two months and they are still not taken. 

That first sentence made me get up and go take the damn pictures and attach the article that was finished months ago and click send. 

Thank you Tory Hughes! 

Please be inspired by her and remember that whatever it is you want in life can be achieved if you believe in yourself and stick to it. Find your path to success and stick to it. The rewards will be immense and the amount of pride in yourself for accomplishing your goal will be great as well. 

You deserve it remember that YOU DESERVE IT. So do it for you because it will never happen if you are doing it for someone else. 

If you would like to be inspired by Tory here is her website 

Enjoy and remember you deserve it!

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4 Responses to “Thank You Tory Hughes!”

  1. craftyLinda Says:

    Thanks so much for writing this. It was sent out just at the right time. I have been having a hard time getting back to things. I really needed that first sentance. And I am going to check Tory’s website to get even more help. Thanks again for sharing and caring.

    • bluedamselflyjewelry Says:

      Isnt it amazing how timely things can be in life. One of the things I am constantly amazed at is how loving and giving the polymer clay community as a whole is. This blog and these words when life gives me the time to write them is just my little contribution to it.
      Please check out her site and request the free handout her information came to me as it did for you “jus the right time”.
      Julie S

      Linda I can not wait for you to enter into another swap I just loved your last contribution.

  2. Tory Says:

    Thank you! I appreciate most that you took action because of my words. That has much meaning for me. I also appreciate you sharing with others the news about my site and this work I am doing.
    Your blog is so rich! I scrolled through the images of your trip to Lebanon- I want to go to those caves too! – and you husband and kids, your life, ah how sweet. I am so glad you connected with me. All my best to you, and keep going, your direction is perfect!

    • bluedamselflyjewelry Says:

      Tory Thank you so much for the kind words. You did kick me in the buns and it is just me loosing focus. I still feel bad about that because focus is something I talk about a lot it just proves that anyone can loose it in their life or in their art.
      I would hope everyone would at least get the free handout from you and if they can be inspired and have time to devote to their art (or life) they do it. For themselves because everyone deserves that pat on the back we can give to ourselves when we do a good job.
      I am so glad I connected with you as well and thank you for the pat on the back and the kick in the butt you keep working and helping us to achieve our goals!

      Already heard back from the editor she loves the intro ……………..Yea!

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