Sunday, February 23, 2014

An Unexpected Opportunity

I just recently was asked if I wanted to be the featured artist in July at Artful Dimensions Gallery, without a second thought I said a very loud YES!!! I think this will be a wonderful chance for me to show my work and as I always work best with a deadline it will push me to create new work.

Getting to my torch has been a bit challenging lately with working 6-7 days a week and the snowy weather we have been having but I have just been gifted with a paid day off tomorrow and I plan on taking full advantage of it. I hope to spend a good 5-6 hours just working, creating, dreaming and practicing. Among all that I do hope to make a few good beads so I can have some new work for Artful Dimensions and Backdoor Gallery.

My life has been so amazing lately and I am thankful everyday for all the wonderful people, adventures and opportunities that have come my way.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Muse

   Not sure if the muse wasn't with me or its because I was trying some new things but yesterdays bead making didn't go as well as I had hoped. I also have to realize I have not been on my torch since before Christmas, I am a little rusty.
   So I am thinking of it as a good practice day, I will look at the beads today try to figure out how to change things and get back on the torch later. I have plenty of time before my show and plant of ideas to try.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Back Again!

            Well I am probably the worlds worst blogger, I always say I will write more but obviously that isn't happening. LOL Well I will keep trying!!

             These past 8 months have been crazy, busy and wonderful!! I am now a member of Artful Dimensions Gallery in downtown Fredericksburg VA. This has brought me together with an amazing group of 3D artists, inspired me to really get back on the torch and back to work and has helped me sell and share my jewelry with a wider audience. I had pieces of my jewelry go to England and France this year. I will be the featured artist in July 2014 so I am busy thinking and designing and creating and  what I'm going to show, how I will display and how to advertise and get the word out.

            All this is happening while I still work at Backdoor Gallery and clean houses and garden and dog sit!! I really don't have a lot of down time and I wont say it doesn't get to me at times but it is worth it to build this amazing and wonderful life I am living