Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Little Note On Things To Come

It has been a while since I last posted. I have been busy since I started getting a little strength and stamina back. I have been working on my workspace and coming up with a supplies list. I have decided to try my hand at a few new jewelry techniques this year including learning to solder, working with sterling silver and copper sheet, making some rings and who knows what else I will experiment with. As soon as I get my supplies and get started I will try to post a bit more often and let you all know how things are going. Maybe we can all learn and adventure into new areas together. So stay tuned and we will see what happens.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Help Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

I was just getting my ETSY forums fix and I saw this post

by Doodlestar. She has started a blog where different themes will be posted every Friday then artists are encouraged to create an item based on that theme. I think this is a great idea because:

1) It gives you a goal and a destination for when your not feeling so creative

2) Creating a piece in order to reach this particular outcome can lead to additional ideas and
concepts thereby getting you out of your creative slump

3) If you submit a finished piece it is great free advertising for you shop

It is really a win-win idea. Great job Doodlestar and thanks for all of your hardwork.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Grandmother Used to Say......

When I was younger my grandmother used to tell me that whatever you were doing when the new year rolls around you will end up doing that same thing for the rest of the year. I never really put much stock in it. I always thought that was her way of saying "you better be good and stay out of trouble". In other words no heavy new year's partying that you might regret later. You know keep your nose clean and stay out of mischief. But this year I have been thinking about what she said and wondering........hmmmm?

If any of you have read my hum drum little blog you know that I haven't been feeling well. Thus at 12:01 am Jan. 1, 2009, I was sick and in bed. And here it is 2 weeks into the new year and I'm still not feeling 100%. Maybe Grandma was right. This is one instance where I kinda hope she wasn't. Anyway, just remember what my grandmother used to say. If we are all fortunate enough to see another New Year try to choose your celebrations wisely. Surround yourself with people you love and who love you, be safe, be smart, and try to keep the mischief to a minimum lol.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ETSY cartoon on You Tube

Hi all I was just doing some surfing and I found this little cartoon on You Tube

I thought it was cute so I decided to share it here with all of you

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

Ok I know that technically I'm a bit late. Its almost Jan 4th here already. I do apologize. I have been dealing with some health issues that have really gotten me down. This is the first time that I have felt remotely strong enough to sit and type. Anyhow, I just wanted to say Happy New Year and I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas.

My dearest friend in the whole world has had the last two weeks off from work and she has rearranged my studio area and given me another 6 ft. worktable. I am so happy. I plan to use this extra workspace to try some new jewelry making techniques. She has also agreed to teach me how to solder as soon as I get to feeling better. So hopefully I will get to feeling better soon and I will be able to share my newest endeavor with all of you. Until then I wish you all the best in 2009.