Company of One

Wicked Cool Agate RingHey, I got the job!

Just got off the phone with myself and I let myself know that after much deliberation, I have decided I am the one with the most skill and experience to make and market my own art.

So welcome aboard, what’s on the horizon?

Well first off, we’ll just shitcan the idea of finding a local gallery to market my wares on consignment. It’s taking much too long. Why send out countless emails out into space, when I can just meet my market base head on and start sitting at craft fairs? Putting the idea of actually selling something aside, it would be satisfying enough for me to get my work out into the real world. Buy it if you will, but LOOK at it. Just LOOK at it. Love it, hate it.  You may think it’s too pricey or too colorful ( yes, someone actually said that ), but LOOK at it.

I’ll be standing around for five hours. It should be interesting, we’ll see. I am not a full-power-24-hour-’round-the-clock smiler. I only smile to myself if I’m thinking something funny. Which gives me the idea of working on an elaborately illustrated joke book. See, the ideas are richocheting…

My first craft stand will be on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Fresh Air Craft Fair in Elver Park, from 10 am to 3pm. I have a lot of new things I’ve been working on. Come and see me. I may be frowning, but I won’t bite.

Victorian Purple Collar

Is this Victorian? I actually named it for the netted stitch that runs across the middle. Everything I know about beading I learned from books from the craft store or the library. I suppose I could have taken a class, but I’ve always appreciated diagrams and most stitches aren’t too difficult to figure out. I save my money for art metal class, which is considerably more challenging. Adjustable chain closure. 18″

Gray Green Twig Necklace

Occasionally, I will leaf through a bohemian chic catalog and see what the models are wearing. This necklace is inspired by a simple necklace I saw in Anthropologie. I began a more complicated version, consisting of individually woven leafy twigs built upon a woven chain. Before I realized what I was doing, it was too late to turn back. 20″