29.8.12

I'm in the September Issue... What?


Well, something exciting happened.  I was/am featured in Seattle Magazine's September issue!  I was interviewed a few months ago and had a little photoshoot at my studio and have been anticipating the September issue's arrival for a few months now.  When it came out a few days ago, I was probably more excited and surprised than I had anticipated being.  Maybe because it finally felt real.  I was asked to be featured as the "Designer to Watch" for jewelry along with 2 other designers being noted for clothing design and shoe design.  I had expected to maybe share a page with a few other people but woah, I got a whole page feature with my face on it!
I really feel humbled because I have been working away at my little business with serious focus for the past 2 years and in the past few months, I've been seeing some major rewards or at least major acknowledgements coming along.  Because I started this all on my own after college with only a few bucks invested in some basic jewelry making tools, I feel like I have to pinch myself everyday that I am really living this life.  I am a self made woman.  I am young and my hard work has paid off.  The major sacrifices I have made have been worth it, the struggles and trials have been met with perseverance and resulted in a present and a future that are fulfilling and worthwhile.
I am so humbled because with all of the hard work I did on my own, I know that it has not all been me that has gotten me to where I am now.  It was the support of my friends and love from my family that made me feel like I could keep going and could face any hardship.  And beyond ANYTHING else, the support of my online community has not only kept my dreams and goals alive but you guys have also turned my dreams into realities.  I cannot thank you enough for your love, support and encouragement.


Thank you to all of you Seattlites who bought the magazine and sent me a message letting me know you saw my feature.  Thank you to all of you twitter and instagram friends who have typed out words of love and excitement for me, that really makes my days a million times brighter.  I appreciate you all times a million and I'm so thankful you've stuck by me on my journey as a designer and maker of things.  I've got big plans for the fall, major changes and transitions, so your support along these new frontiers means a lot!  Lots and lots of love and thanks to you!!!


22 comments:

Angie said...

Congrats, this an awesome spread! x

megan said...

Beautiful feature. Congratulations, Moorea. Well deserved.

Anzouya said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You surely deserve your success because you have worked really hard for this! wish you all the best and even more in the future! :-)

sweet harvest moon said...

Congrats girl!

Mandi said...

Seal of Approval! haha! Nice! Congrats, friend. I'm glad all of your hard work is paying off. That's how life should work, and it doesn't always happen that way. How blessed you are!

Sara Strauss said...

That's so amazing!!! Congratulations!! You really deserve it!!
~Sara

The Braided Bandit said...

I am so happy for you, congratulations! I have definitely been seeing your name pop up all over the place & really admire what you have built. I work full time as a data analyst for an environmental consulting firm and try to work on my blog and vintage shop in my "free" time. It is really inspiring to see a self-made woman that started from scratch and has really worked to build something of her very own!
:) Hannah
thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

erinkathleen said...

congratulations Moorea! An amazing feature, for a very talented lady!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

This is awesome Moorea! Congrats friend!

Allison Boreen said...

Oh gosh! How exciting!!! Congrats lady!! You look beautiful in it, too!

Leigh-Ann said...

I honestly think a person makes it a big step further when there name is a pun (or is it play on words?) in the title of an article. You're a brand baby!! Congrats Moorea!!!! :)

Kate said...

Hooray! Congrats Moorea!

katrina said...

yahoooooooo!!

Kathleen Lisson said...

Congratulations!

thedemuremuse.com said...

Congratulations Moorea! You definitely deserve recognition for your beautiful work. :)

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you Angie!
xo Moorea

Roots and Feathers said...

I am soooo wildly excited for you! So awesome you got a full page spread. You look fab in the pic! Wish I was in Seattle to grab a copy! Im so happy that your hometown has recognized what a gem they have living amongst them. You are so right, all of your hard work and perserverance are really starting to come to fruition and Im so glad you are seeing in before your eyes. When things like this happen, it is so much easier for us artists to actually see our progress, whereas sometimes its a bit hard to calculate. So happy for you friend!

Megan Ta Da said...

Congrats on all your success this year! Can't wait to see what you do in the future!

Sarah Greenman said...

I just saw this article on you while visiting Seattle for a wedding - it was on the coffee table of my hotel room. You are lovely and I'm so glad to have found your blog. Cheers - Sarah

Rachel Reeves said...

Congratulations! Without sounding wildly bizarre....I am so glad to have found your blog. Each time I visit, it's like I'm entering a happy magical land. It's just lovely.

his little lady said...

Aw, how exciting! You are gorgeous girl! Many congratulations! :)
xo TJ

Moorea Seal said...

Thank you so much TJ!
xo Moorea