Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day of the Dead Festival

I spent the weekend selling my work at the Day of the Dead Festival in Old Mesilla,  NM.  Day of the Dead celebrations are a pretty big deal in the Southwest, people dress up like "La Catrina" and get out their best skeleton outfits.  I regret not dressing up, but I was in such a rush making the hour drive on Sat. morning that I did not have time to prepare.  I shared a booth with three of my dearest friends.  We all had great sales and had a great time seeing all of the festivities.   Altars were also set up around the plaza, some of them were quite elaborate. 
It is hard to believe that my neighbors to the north are under severe freezing conditions, here I am in a t-shirt enjoying the nice weather.
I hope you are keeping warm.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

This is a variation to a piece I made last Feb.  They were very popular and I decided to make some for next weekends art show.  I am extremely behind, I don't think I will be able to finish all of the pieces I had wanted to make.  I also want to make new displays, but I'm not sure if that will happen either.  Too much going on this week. 
I am looking forward to this show.  After taking a brief hiatus from art shows, I have decided it is time to get back to them.  When you sell to shops, you miss the connection you make with shoppers.  I have missed it.  I hope they have missed me to :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Soldered Necklace

I made this piece from an old Loteria came gard.  The mermaid is my favorite game piece and I always made it a point to get a Loteria game card with her on it when I was a child.
She really takes me back to my childhood.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Polymer Jewelry

Here is another polymer piece I created recently.  She looks so pretty, doesn't she?  I long for spring, for the days when I can wear a soft blouse and a flowing skirt...and this necklace.   No, actually this is a piece I created for the jewelry show that I have  coming up.  I have a few others that I will be photographing soon.  I hope your Monday is going well.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Polymer Pieces

It has been a while since I last posted, but I have not stopped creating new pieces.  I took a bit of a sabatical from my jewelry during the last part of August and September.  The start of the school year takes up much of my time and energy.  Now that the dust has settled and the school year is well under way and my art students are in full swing, I can now dedicate some time to my jewelry and my shop.  It is time to get back into the flow of things.
I'm preparing for several art shows and craft shows.  I created the two pieces pictured above with several left over polymer beads that I had created for another piece.  I hope they are received well by buyers.
Until next time.