Monday, August 27, 2007
And it turns out I'm not very good at it. Today was the first day of classes, and I put off writing my syllabi as long as possible. We went camping this weekend, and then I had a stressful evening last night getting ready for school. I wish it would stay summer forever.
Tomorrow, its back to the studio. I've got to work on balancing my studio time with my teaching time now that school has started again.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Yesterday, I got all kinds of amazing goodies in the mail. First, the welcome packet for the Second Storie} Indie Market. Hands down, its the most beautiful welcome packet I've ever received from a show. (Oh, and be sure to check out Second Storie's website, its beautiful as well.)
Then my new Amy Butler bag. I've been coveting it for a while, and at 40% off, how could I resist?
And finally, an entire stack of books (which I have no time to read), including Craft Inc. (Thanks to Oh Joy! for the tip.)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This is the first of the shop announcements I promised so long ago. I've set up shop on Smashing Darling - a site for indie fashion. In my opinion, you can never have your work in too many places. I'll be adding more items over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes out for those.
And as always, you can still shop my Etsy shop.
Monday, August 20, 2007
This past weekend was the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show, and it went really well. Saturday was the perfect day for an outdoor show - not to hot, sunny, birds chirping - well, I didn't hear the birds chirping because I was too busy selling things! The new necklaces were really popular - I'll be posting the ones that didn't sell in the shop this week. Sunday was not as good - rainy and cold - but it could have been a lot worse.
Today, I just want to take the day off - especially with the rainy weather. Buts its back to work - school starts next week and I've got to write my syllabi.
Friday, August 17, 2007
What a busy week its been! Between working in the studio, staying up late to work on my etsy shop, and two-a-day cross country practices (I'm helping coach the local high school team), I'm beat! I haven't even had a chance to play with my new toy.
But no rest for me this weekend, I'll be at the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show on Saturday from 9 to 6, and Sunday from 9 to 5. (Booth B231). If you're in the area, stop by and say hello. I've made some changes to the booth, and I'll be showing the new line of necklaces.
Oh, and if you're looking for some online fun, the Crafty Bastards Vendor Gallery is up here.
Earrings available here.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Six months ago, I wouldn't have made a necklace if you paid me. (In fact, I really didn't even wear necklaces myself - which is probably why I never made them.) But in the last month (since returning from Ann Arbor), I've been bitten by the necklace bug. I've made at least a dozen necklaces so far, including this one, available now in my shop.
Expect to see more necklaces trickling into the shop in the coming week or so.
I'm a girl who loves her promotional materials. This is the new postcard I ordered today. I'm trying to do more direct promotion of my etsy shop.
Oh, and I've been tagged by Annie as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Now I've got to choose five of my favorite Rockin' Girl Bloggers. I tag Midge's Mind, julie lake, Lynette Andreasen, Paper Flower Girl, and swallowfield.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I'm attempting to make my etsy photos more appealing, so I decided to include some props in with the jewelry. I spent the weekend spray painting things white - rocks, twigs, and scrap metal - and I'm now working on re-shooting all my work. I'm fairly pleased with the overall effect, which you can check out in my shop. (You can also view more of the pics that haven't made it to the shop yet on my flickr site.)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
This is my 100th blog post! It's been fun to see how my work has progressed since I started the blog, and its been really interesting to see how my studio has progressed. This is the wall that Joe built for me, now that I've finally hung some things up. I'm starting to really like my little studio space. (And perhaps one day I'll learn to control the clutter.)
I know I promised some shop announcements when I got back from the lake, but they'll have to wait until next week. I've got a lot of work to make for the show this weekend.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We're back from camping at the lake, and boy do I have a lot of work to catch up on. Mt. Gretna is this weekend, and my inventory is woefully low. Plus I decided this was a good week to update the photography in my Etsy shop. So expect some shop updates this week as well.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Even though I have a lot of studio work to do, I took the day off to give my house some much needed TLC. I cleaned, I hung pictures (in my studio), I sewed (curtains - not this bag), I cooked (from scratch), I baked (from scratch) - it was quite the unusual day for me.
And I'm now on Trunkt. Just another way for me to get my work out onto the web. You can view my lookbook here.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
*note the subtle sarcasm in the post title...
I spent today photographing new work for some upcoming show deadlines. Usually, I don't have a problem photographing my own work, but today it was giving me fits. Stupid things like forgetting to turn the macro on, endless calls to Adrienne, resisting the urge to bang my head against the wall. But in the end, things turned out alright. (Or perhaps not, I can't really think or see clearly anymore.) You can view the results of my labor here.
Sadly, the above photo won't make it into show applications. (ACC tends to shy away from props.) But it will turn up in my Etsy shop soon... the flower pot is from a recent trip to IKEA. The necklace is all steel and 36" long, with an S-hook clasp so it could be worn long or doubled.