Thursday, October 28, 2010
As I go thru my books now, they are mostly reference books in art, science, spirituality, jewelry and vintage. I like being able to go thru and research something immediately or browse thru for inspiration. I need to whittle my load down, but it hasn't been easy. Somehow I managed to get rid of 1/2 my vintage purses I thought I'd never give up, but the books are harder. I always say "its just stuff, and stuff can be replaced" but books feel more of a necessity to me. Still, I'm deciding which I really NEED to keep and which I can replace later on or just get from the library if needed.
I also made a few new necklaces (some in the pic above) to take to a local boutique today. She didn't take any of these, but did buy a few other things which was great. I love when a shop owner just LOVES my work. She told me "You're work is so different than everyone else's, I just love it and so do my customers." Makes me feel good!
Since I've been in a creative funk, I've been spending a little time enjoying looking at other peoples creativity on various blogs. My O&E design team sister Kristen has a great video on adding texture to resin . She is also doing an online class called "Ethereal Bangles" starting Monday that looks phenomenal. The Objects and Elements blog has lot of great instructional and inspirational posts, so be sure to follow it if you don't already. I have a recent post up talking a little about the method of my jewelry making madness.
Also Margot Potter has gotten a new job with Jewel School - CONGRATS Margot!!!!! She has been posting a few gorgeous projects using Jewel School supplies like this Melange demi parue. Detailed instructions will be coming soon, so keep checking her blog.
I guess its time to put my work hat on and get back to sorting thru more books!