Monday, November 28, 2011

moon series

I don't know why I like creating "series" of pieces, but I do.  The name "moon series" came to mind for my new jewelry pieces.  Although I'm not really sure it fits my new pieces I did enjoy making them and have a few more coming soon.  I imprinted some words on the back, but forgot to take a picture of them. 
I participated in a new venture this past weekend.  The city of El Paso now has an artist market down town.  It was long over due and I sure am glad I have another outlet for my work.  I sold out of my jewelry two weeks ago in Galveston and so I am frantically trying to make more pieces.  Very difficult to do when I have a full time job, am the director for our city UIL visual art event and am the founder of a female artist group.  Whew!  I need more hours in the day.
This is why I love creating art and making my jewelry, it is my therapy, my saving grace.  Along with my kids, of course.
Hope your week is going well.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I spent a few days at Galveston, TX for the annual TAEA conventions.  Art Educators from around the state gather and give workshops and share ideas.  It is such a rush to be surrounded by such talented people.  I love it!  This year TAEA had its very first artist market.  I participated and sold my jewelry on Fri.  I had a wonderful response to my work and quickly sold my pieces, with the exception of just a few.  I also made many new acquaintances. 
While in Galveston I visited many great attractions, but my favorite place was the Antique Market.  Oh, I was in heaven.  So many great things to see, I think I might have giggled a bit.  If you are ever in the area, the Antique Market is a must to see.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I saw this in a blog recently (sorry, can't remember the name of the blog) and I just had to look for the video.  I really needed the boost.  I know there are times when I feel just like that....I know what I want to do, but it is taking me a long time to get there.  Sometimes I feel like I am calling out there and asking, "Hello, is anyone out there?" 
When does everyone get a piece of the pie?  I won't give up, it is not in my nature, but there are times when I slow down considerably and the doubt starts to settle in...