things didn't go as I had planned for 2015. Happenings and circumstance diverted my attention so that I couldn't focus my time and energy on what I had desired. But, since other things that I'd longed for finally came to be, I will accept that as the achievement that was meant to be.
Plain and simple.
Perhaps that's how I should keep my intentions for 2016,
With my attention diverted from creative pursuits for so long now, It's been challenging to get back into that mode. I'm almost afraid to set a creativity focused intention for this year. Almost.
A bit more time is all that's needed, I'm sure, to marinate in my desires. I desire all that I did last year, and then some. So, for now, I shall keep it
Got some new paints -
been wanting to try gouache for a long time.
It's so much fun learning to work with them.
I love that they have a
different look than both watercolors and acrylics.
They dry opaque and
not translucent like watercolors, and not shiny/plastic
I love trying new things,
and experimenting with new ways to create.
Have you been experimenting with anything new lately?
Please, do tell!
don't go investigating those sounds, that smell... for, lurking in the most unlikely of places, their hideousness awaits you... those cold-staring, bloodshot eyes, those menacing choppers horrifically gnashing... be warned...
I spent a bit of time poring over the
details of his precious face to make this painting come alive... looking
back at it now I see I missed a few details, but I will not correct
them. It is perfect as-is. This was a very therapeutic art session...art
does help heal.
I was wondering how long it would take -
to get my first Etsy sale, that is.
I've been looking in on my shop every day since I opened it
to check out the stats,
and see how many people are taking notice.
It's been fun watching items, and my shop, being
favorited by people across the globe.
one fine day,
there it was...
MY FIRST SALE!!!
And, a double sale, at that!
I was so nervous.
I had no preparations for packaging,
and by the time I got it all figured out the post office had already closed.
Now, I know not to dally when shipping on a Saturday.
to wait till Monday...
Lovely Notion & Sunning Salamander
check this out...
A second sale the following month,
of 3 beads this time!
Neptune's Sun, Thrill Seeker & Ursula's Embryo
I wanted to do something nice with the packaging
that shows off how special the beads are
immediately upon opening.
I'm very happy with what I came up with,
and it's easy to customize for each sale.
I think I'll stick with it!
Did you notice that each buyer has certain color preferences?
Oranges with green and ivory for #1;
brights with blue for #2.
It'll be interesting to see how future sales trend.
here's the kicker.
As if getting noticed,
and getting sales,
and seeing my little creations make their way out into the world
isn't exciting enough...
I also get the ultimate joy of seeing what others do with them!
That's my "Sunning Salamander" bead tucked in
with the other lovely baubles on Carol Murray's
Abstract Lampwork Bead Bracelet.
Here's to keepin' this ball rollin'!
here's to gettin' it snow ballin'!!!
It's easy to forget, sometimes, that things are different across the
globe, country, state, possibly even town. Some are buried in snow,
others have sunshine and lemon trees fully fruited. Here it's foggy and wet. But, you know what they say about Oregon - just wait five minutes.
Right here, right now, I'm looking forward to spring!!!!! Oh, the anticipation!