Saturday, December 29, 2012

Valentine's Day

Now that the holiday rush is over, it is time to begin preparing for Valentine's Day.  I'm embarrassed to say that I have gotten quite behind on my jewelry orders and am now working my tail off trying to catch up.  Serves me right for lagging behind.  In my defense I did tackle the rearranging of my art studio, which included a new paint job by yours truly.  It is still in a small state of disarray, but I am hoping to straighten everything out in the next few days, in between the jewelry making.
 I will be posting these necklaces, along with a few others in my etsy shop, which at the moment has been closed down for the holidays.  Truth is, I have had a few shows and they wiped my inventory out.  Not a bad problem to have, but now it is time to get my shop back up.  Hopefully these lovelies will do well.

I was able to take a quick trip to La Galeria Azul in Mesilla NM. today, where I sell some of my jewelry.  Mesilla is about 40 minutes away (give or take a few minutes) from El Paso and so I don't make it out there as often as I would like.  It was a lovely day and Mike (that would be my husband) and I had a great time walking around the town square.  Selling in this gallery is one of my proudest achievements, I just love this place.  Unfortunately on my way home a migraine started to make its way in.  I think it is a sign that I need to take a break, luckily I was able to dull the pain with some pills.
So, back to the work table I went, but I only spent an hour and decided to listen to my body and called it a day. 

Goodnight blogger friends, goodnight moon...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Getting ready for the Christmas holidays and trying to fill orders.  I spent the whole day in my studio and yet I feel as if I did not accomplish much.  I think I'm beginning to feel the pressure from all of the work that is ahead of me, so even though I am working away it feels as if I still have too much to do.  I always find myself in this situation and every year I promise myself that I won't find myself in this situation again :(
Well, pictured here is one of the pieces that I created today.  Dec. 12 is Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe and so I created this piece in her honor. 
I used an antique safety pin that I picked up in a little shop while I was in San Antonio.  I have a few other ideas for these pins and I will share them as soon as I get them done.  I am going to create one for myself using pictures of my three lovely babies.  Well, they're not so baby any more, but they will always be my babies :)  I will definitely show you that piece as soon as it is done.
See you soon.