Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Change is upon us...

It is a time of change at the Polymer Clay Smooshers. It is with great sadness that our amazing guildmaster, Coltpixy, has decided it is time to step down and hand the guild over to someone else. Coltpixy has been incredible and has steered this guild for 3 years, making it one of the best known groups to come out of ArtFire.

It is with some trepidation that I have agreed to step up... Coltpixy is a heck of an act to follow! There are bound to be some changes, but my main goal is to keep the momentum created by Coltpixy going into the future for the benefit of the guild members and the Polymer Clay community at large.

I will take this opportunity to thank Coltpixy for all her hard work over the last 3 years, and hope that she continues to be a part of our guild when the time is right.

Coltpixy, you are a shining light in the handmade and polymer clay community, and a true friend.

18 Smooshing Thoughts:

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

good luck Haffina, I am sure you will be fabulous

Cat said...

You bring a lot of experience with you, Haff, which is a big plus ... good luck!

coltpixy said...

You will be fabulous! I cannot thank you enough for doing this for me.
(((hugs)))

eaglehawk said...

Haff, you bring alot of experience to the group. Though nobody will be able to replace coltpixy, seeing the smooshers continue is the best for everyone. I'll help you where I can as I did for coltpixy.

huntla1 said...

I am a blog stalker, lurking behind the scenes and enjoying the beauty of the regular posts from this site. Thank you coltpixy for what has been a job well done. I have been following for the majority of the time that you have been posting. Congratulations and good luck to you Haffina, I am sure you will do a fabulous job, too!

aislinn said...

Haff you will do a fantastic job. ColtPixy you have done a fabulous job and have done so much for the smooshers.

EmilyClaireCreations said...

My heart goes out to Star, I know what she is going through, it is not easy. I think Haffina will be a wonderful guild master!!

I love the Smooshers!

Bewitching Dreams said...

Star, you did such an amazing job with this group over the past three years. Your hard work and dedication has made it into what it is today.

Haff, I am so happy you decided to take over the helm. You will do a wonderful job! You have a great deal of experience and we are lucky to have you! <3

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Star, best wishes and good luck, you have been wonderful. Haffina, best wishes to you too and thank you for doing this.

Valldawn said...

Thank you Haffina for taking on the job as Guild Master for the Smooshers, you are a very talented, fantastic artist, very knowledgable, well qualified & will do a fantastic job!! You have helped me many times & have been a great friend!

Coltpixy you have done an amazing & wonderful job with this guild,I thank you for all your hard work & great leadership! I appreciate all of your fabulous talent, knowledge & friendship that you have shared with us, thank you so much!

I love this Guild!

averilpam said...

Thank you Haffina for having the courage to step into Star's shoes! I'm sure you will do a great job and I'm so pleased our lovely guild will continue.
Star, I hope we will still see you around the forums etc from time to time - have a well earned rest xx

Lupe Meter said...

Star, thank you for all your hard work that has made Smooshers a success! Glad you are taking some time for yourself. Thank you Haffina for stepping up...we know it is a big job, but we are here to support you in any way we can...just let us know. I know Smooshers will continue to be a huge success even with the new changes.

Betty said...

Star really has been an amazing guild master and friend. Haff too would be a wonderful guild master as well. Good luck to both of you and hope this guild will continue to be a success.

Janie said...

Thanks for all the hard work you put into the Guild and community Star! And good luck to Haffina as she takes on the job!

ArtFairly Aware said...

Star, you have been an awesome guild master and have done a wonderful job in all aspects--especially this blog. Take care of yourself. We all look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Haffina, Thanks SO much for stepping in! It is daunting, but you know you have the entire guild behind you willing to help in anyway possible!

Creative Critters said...

When I thought the Smooshers was going to shut down completely I was incredibly sad. This is so much more than "just a guild" for me. I love the Smooshers, and Star has done such and amazing job bringing us all together, promoting, and encouraging us to keep growing. I will miss her very much as guildmaster, but will always consider her a friend. Jennifer, I know you will do an excellent job as our new guildmaster. You've been very involved and full of great ideas right from the beginning. Thank you so much for volunteering to take this on- it's not a job just anyone could do. It takes a special person to lead this special guild, and I know you'll do a great job. And we're all here to help! :-)

Strange whimsy said...

I know I'm not as active as I should be or as vocal as I probably should be but I would like to say that coltpixy was very kind to me and she made me feel welcome. That meant alot to me mostly because I have some...alot...gobs of social awkwardness.
I don't have alot of experince but if there's something I can do please let me know or if there's a list somewhere....

MortimerInc said...

I'll be glad to help out. Let me know how. Thanks coltpixy for getting things rolling.