I have been laughing at the name of the approaching hurricane (Sandy) following my recent blog in which I referred to my life as my own personal hurricane. I hope everyone is safe and sound this coming weekend and that my name sake will do little more than pull the remnant leaves off the trees.
Today was one of those days that often comes in my process of creating. Time to clean up. This week I finished up all the projects that had been started and once I reach that point I tear my shop up and reorganize so I can start making a mess again.
It was a beautiful day and I could open up the big door to sweep and clear away the clutter.
I now have access to the shelves for supplies and the tumbler. I can now walk around my work table. I now have a corner table with triple the workspace. I have folded up my ironing board which had become a work surface!! There is now a fixed power cord on my work surface. My guest chair is nicely nestled and I can now actually see full length in the full length mirror! All accomplished with my morning coffee.
Next on the list is to get my things to market. I have arranged to have a Pre-Etsy sale at my theatre on November 10, I start taking photos of my work next week for when I do add them to my Etsy site, I have found a display store in Manhattan to help with the presentation and look of my table, I've been approved for a mobil charge card device, everything is right on track. All I have to do now is not freak out.
It's one thing to sit alone in my shop and judge my own work - it's another to put it out there and watch as people pick it up, turn it over and judge it in public. There's simply nothing to do about that other than do it. I'll keep you posted.
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.