Sunday, August 24, 2008

I've Just Been Busy...

I know it's been a while since my last post, and I do's just that I've been a wee bit busy. Last Friday night was my solo artist show at Austin's Gallery. I told myself I wouldn't get myself all undone and try to do too much in preparation, but that's exactly what I did! I ended up coming up with new jewelry pieces. I am very happy with the outcome, but am unsure how much effort I will put into jewelry. Some of the pieces took too darn long to get them pulled together! Plus, I've decided that beading is the one art form that takes the most patience of all! I thought I was going to pull my hair out (sigh)... Here's what I made. Let me know what you think of them.
The knit bracelets were the most time consuming. The felt necklaces and felt pins are ones I will continue with, providing they sell at Austin's, or in my etsy shop. I did sell a couple of pieces on Friday night, which makes me feel pleased :o) Thank you to all you who support me, which in turn supports my effort at being a working artist!

Other News
The boys are going back to school on Tuesday. They aren't very excited, but I am! No more time spend trying to get MY turn on the computer, or battling about doing summer math sheets or summer reading, or just worrying if they're having enough fun over the summer...It was nice while it lasted, but I am ready to move on into the fall. Which means....

Time To Start Preparing For Artisan's Alley!
I put this in bold so as to remind myself that I cannot sit back, eat bon-bons and relax (I did a bit of this today, and now I have a stomach ache!) So, back to school for the boys, and back to the grind for me!

A Note About Greg
We are very excited to announce that Greg won the top honor for 2008 Garden of the Year in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine (Sept 2008 issue). He also won a second award for a beautiful garden he worked on for client's in the Rancho Santa Fe area. The top honor garden is a small but beautifully designed garden which belongs to our neighbors. It is spectacular. Greg hates when I brag about him, so that's enough of that...(sorry Greg...however, I doubt that you will read this... I'm just very proud of you!)