Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I made several of these earrings for the Day of the Dead Festival which took place a few weeks ago in Old Mesilla, NM.  They were very popular and sold very quickly.  I'm glad I decided to keep a pair for myself.  Aren't they adorable?
I took a short trip to San Antonio with a couple of friends to attend the TAEA (Texas Art Educators Association) Convention and boy did we have a blast.  Aside from learning new things at the conference, we spent our spare time at the Riverwalk.  I always enjoy going to San Antonio, I don't know why I don't do it more often. 
I hope you are enjoying yourself as you prepare for the holidays.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 5, 2012

It has been a while

It has been a while since I last posted, I do apologize.  I have been overwhelmed with work and play.  It is the busiest time of the year for me, with all of the fall festivals and art shows. I am pictured at the Dia de los Muertos festival in Old Mesilla, NM.  which was held this past weekend.  A couple of my friends and I had booths and sold our wares, we dressed up both days as Catrinas.  We received huge amounts of attention and took photos with many people.  It was so much fun.
 I have also entered into another two galleries and that has really kept me on my toes.  I think, though, that I have bitten off more than I can chew (once again) with those two galleries.  I think it is time to reevaluate my decisions.
I'm getting ready for the TAEA convention, which is a convention for art educators.  I am going to have a booth one evening and will be selling my jewelry, which means a few more evenings preparing for this event.  I don't know about you, but I have to be in the right frame of mind to get into my studio to do jewelry, and it has been difficult to get into that mood lately.  Don't get me wrong, I still get into my studio, but lately the painting bug has been knawing at me.  I have created a few pieces (which I will show you soon) and am about to start another painting.  I go through these phases from time to time.  I'm either into jewelry or painting or sewing or baking or...
Well, either way, I will be in the studio preparing for this upcoming event, but I will be back soon.  Good night.