We all dream of finding that 15 minutes of fame. You know what I mean ….People recognize you without being prompted, you’re on the red carpet with lights and cameras …. Uh!! Earth to Erika!
Alright, so I’m not going to wear a designer original & win an Oscar alongside Ryan Gosling, but a girl can dream right? So I started thinking:
How could I achieve my own version of fame? Where could I find my 15 minutes (without investing in acting classes and a tummy tuck Maybe hand modeling? nah…Sports? Not unless blogging is the new Olympic sport -ha!…Crafting? Why yes, thank you! I love crafting and I’m pretty good at it!
So I went for it! I submitted for DT calls galore and I expanded my horizons via paper crafting challenges. Try out after try out, cattle call after cattle call. And finally, lots of rejections later ….. I found my own little piece of FAME!
Okay, so I’m not going to be recognized at Wal-mart or have my photo show-up in Star Magazine. But, I did find my own little corner of the world in which to shine ….. AND I have the opportunity to inspire others. I call that RED CARPET HUGE!
Is it all about the fame though?
NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! Something else that is pretty amazing about being on a design team, is the family you inherit. For instance, I’m a member of the new design team for WOW embossing powders and already in such a short time frame, these girls have seen me without makeup or my hair done. Only family would get that
nightmare luxury. When you are on a great team, you build great friendships. Who doesn’t need great friends?
And of course, you must consider ….. the …. GREAT PRODUCTS!!! Being on a design team allows me the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing products out there. Things that make my mojo fly. And all I’ve gotta do to get these wonderful products is create with them? Heck I was gonna do that anyways. So yes, although I have to invest a little time into creating for these amazing companies, challenge sites or online stores, I get discounted or free product. In a way, I guess I do get the designer gown or similar. HA!!!
So lets review in order of importance shall we?
Why does Erika Taylor love being a Design Team Member?
- For the friendships and family I make. Without this, this journey would be very lonely.
- For the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing products on the market.
- For the sheer inflation of my own little ego
- …And the bigger impact I can possibly have on other artists.
Why do you love being on a design team? Or why would you love to? Leave your comments and I’ll send someone a little “Thanks for inflating my ego for reading this” gift.
Until Next Time
Erika currently designs for Helmar, Basically Bare, The Robin’s Nest, Creative Charms and WOW embossing powders. She recently completed a service with the Tattered Angels design team as well.