Hi Jenny, could you tell us a little more about JennyLovesBenny?
Jennylovesbenny is a world of cutesy bears and their merry friends, all with huge imaginations and cheeky characters. Designed by Jenny Lee with her beloved pet Benny, with the aim of creating happiness and endless smiles.
JennyLovesBenny is definitely the leader in the cuteness department! What continues to inspire you to create these precious characters?
I'm inspired by life's simple pleasures and the beauty of mother nature. Beautiful things such as rainbows and sun showers, cupcakes and snow flakes, hot chocolate and cherry blossoms. Things that makes me happy inspires me to dream and create.
Oh my goodness! Were we separated at birth? =D I find that being inspired by the simple pleasures is what leads to an endless abundance of creative energy! Finding inspiration is obviously not a problem for you, but have there been any obstacles you've had to overcome to get where you are now?
It was hard in the beginning as a new bear artist as no one knows your name or designs. Getting your creations out there was difficult especially when I first started Jennylovesbenny as the internet was not as huge as it is now, therefore, limited avenues for exposure. There was no blogs, facebook and many shopping sites that exists now. Even creating your own website required you to know a little html or you needed to seek a professional. All of these factors made it difficult to spread the word about my creations in an already niche market.
Even now that seems to be a hard quest for most. How did you do it?
With a bit of luck and a lot of late nights and early mornings. I taught myself html to create my own website and just continue to do what I love doing; making and designing bears and selling one bear at a time. Making sure my customers are happy.
You have such a wonderful outlook on things. What advice would you give to others trying to make their dreams realities?
Follow your heart, do what you love and others will love what you do. Always learning along the way. It's a beautiful journey to be on! :D Hugs, Jenny
Just when I thought this week's Sweet Peek couldn't get any sweeter, Jenny Lee put the cherry on top...
Jenny Lee is going to be giving away, to one lucky reader, Melody the Rabbit's epattern so that you too can make these precious pals to share with your loved ones. See below to enter. Thank you so much Jenny for taking the time to answer our questions and sharing your passion with us!