Our dear little cutie, Taylored Curiosities has sent in something heartwarming for you all. Her mission to keep her little creatures spread positivity and wellness around the globe which the world needs right now. Let’s not spoil what the message she want to send to you guys.
Back in 2009 I was feeling very fretful and anxious and letting my worries get the better of me. I created a little grey creature to whisper my worries to; like a talisman. I made one and stuffed it with lavender to soothe my nerves. I shaped it to fit perfectly in to the human hand and gave it two wonky eyes that stared up at me telling me it would all be OK.
As my friends and family saw it, I made more and more to help each of them and ended up selling them online in my Etsy store. This was the birth of ‘The Feelings: Monster Emotions’.
I started this entire project to help spread awareness of mental health disorders and to dispel and stigma surrounding them. We are not alone, we are not on this earth alone and we should never suffer alone. By creating ‘The Feelings’ I have met a huge group of people, from around the world, who struggle most days to deal with their overwhelming emotions and together we help each other through it. I will continue to raise awareness and to spread the word.
Since then the family has grown to include a selection of emotional monsters, Worry has become a worldwide traveller attending births, funerals, graduations, exams, counselling groups and many more events. Worry has helped so many people all around the globe and continues to be a popular gift for people who worry or struggle with anxiety.
Ohm Beads have recently produced four of ‘The Feelings’ in silver bead form. You can now own Worry, Self-Conscious, Fretful-nag and Anxiety as wearable, silver charms/talismans and some limited edition sets have my original Worry plush in special edition colours, exclusively available from Ohm.
The Feelings have been shown at a variety of shows and exhibitions and I will be holding my first solo show this October 27th at the ONCA Gallery in Brighton where the ‘Subconscious Dwellings’ that these emotions reside in, will be brought to life and available in doll house form.
By Penny Taylor aka Taylored Curiosities