I try to only blog when I actually have something to say; (to me) there’s nothing worse than reading a blog when someone posted because they thought they had to. We all get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives and, hopefully, creating art. Since I just recently hurt my back I’ve had time to catch-up online while laying about driving my husband nuts.
Now, I have the time to publicly thank some people who have been very kind and supportive; I’ve been getting a lot of love lately from people I consider very talented. It’s so exciting, I could pinch myself. If you haven’t already, please go visit the Tori Sophia Designs blog to see her entry for the AJE (Art Jewelry Elements) Earring Challenge: Week 3, featuring beads made by moi! While you’re hopping around, the amazing Jami Shipp also features me on her Celebrating Life blog. I was completely surprised and very honored.
You can find Jami’s work here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/damamashipp.
You can find Shelley’s work here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/torisophia.
I also have a wonderful friend who has really supported me and is helping to grow my business and take my jewelry to the next level. Since I don’t think she would like a public kudos, I’ll just say that with the new tools, and equipment I will soon have, I’ll really be able to learn new skills. My goals for this year include: having an online trunk show; creating a new line to go in the places locally that sell my jewelry; and to reinvigorate my neglected Etsy shop. These goals aren’t too big because this is really a year for me to learn new skills and grow. To that end, I also have two blog hops coming up: Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3 will happen in March and Bead Soup Blog Party 7 will happen in March/April.
This year, I will share with you the joy of success and the agony of defeat as I experiment with new techniques. (What’s the worst that can happen?) I hope you join me.