Saturday, June 28, 2008

me on another blog? say it ain't so!

i got an email from betsyonetsy yesterday evening, letting me know that she had featured my mondrian/marveen cuff on her blog. how exciting is that????!!!! i've never been blogged about before, and i have to say i feel like a celebrity! har har!

i was just blown away by all of the pieces betsy came up with that had a mondrian insprired theme - i am going to have to take some time today to check out all the shops she featured.

these wonderful magnets are betsy's:

they are actually vintage earrings. how totally cool is that?! they are very 80's to me, which i also associate with mondrian. i have a feeling that pattern is going to make it into my brain and a bracelet will emerge a month or two from now!

thanks again, betsy for the feature! you made my friday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

honored, humbled, and totally surprised!

i have been given an award for my little bloggy corner of creativity. the "arte y pico" award was given to me by my fellow beadweaver ( no intent on rehabilitating, here either) smadar . you have GOT to check smadar's blog out - i have been secretly coveting that 3-D gold trapeze necklace. oh, i wish i could bead like that!!!! it is quite an honor to be given this and i am grateful to smadar for considering my work and my blog of worth. thank you so much!

The rules for passing the award on are (you can copy&paste):
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the ward itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y pico"blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Show these rules.

i am having a really hard time coming up with JUST 5 people to pass this on to, so i am going to put that off a little longer and do it over the weekend.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

finally! new work. yay!

two new pieces ( finally ) for ETSY.
i have NO IDEA when i will get the chance to load them. and the group is talking about a summer sale - maybe i will just hold off until that is done. i would love to move some of the old pieces and make way for all the new stuff in my noggin.

i also finished some vintage pieces for ragin' daisy last night. that's been hanging over my head for weeks. they are not hard to make - and i have plenty of lucite left, but i am in beadweaving mode, and i have not wanted to do anything else.

i wish i had more time in the day, you know. i get frustrated very easily that i can't spend my days doing what i want to - bead. i hate going to work every morning and i view most of my time there as wasted. especially when it is as slow as it is now in the hot, humid big sleazy.

but, last night as i drifted off to sleep, i had some pretty good, new ideas for some necklaces. they could come out tacky - but i am going to try them anyway.

i have been in a bit of a rut lately - my work is flat, and everyone else's is very three dimensional. i have always been more drawn to pattern and color than texture and three dimensionality in my work - but lately, i have been wanting to do MORE. i don't know. maybe it's just the rut. the long, hot summer rut. the no sales on ETSY rut. the no sales at the gallery rut. the what have i done with the last 20 years of my life rut. all of the above? probably. anyhoo....

i am back at my bench, and trying some new things. i try to spend as much of my wasted time as i can dreaming up new ideas to get me through the day.

now, just to find time to implement them....

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

a much needed break

soothing bougainvillea in the faubourg marigny, new orleans

today i am taking a much needed day off. wheeee!!!!!!!!!!!

i have been very stressed out the last few weeks. i have an inner ear condition that makes me a little loopy during the hot, humid, summer months and i have been giving in to it and letting it control me the last few weeks. i have done very little work on my jewelry and have been laying around alot on my couch.

today i am going to finish the pieces i have started and get them off to their respective galleries. i am so excited about not being at work, i can't even tell you.
just a day for me. work on my art. be in the moment. relax and start the new lifestyle change i am going to try ( lay off the dairy. meditate) to see if this ear thing isn't party dairy and partly stress.

i won't have the camera for a few more days as j. has it for a work project, but as soon as i do, i will post pics of the new pieces - or if i can find my piece of crap nikon. either way, i will be posting this week and putting new energy into my work. no more feeling sorry for myself. well, at least until i have to go back to work tomorrow. hee hee.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

just rambling

so, i have been working on a special order from etsy the last few days.
i finished the bracelet and sent it off to the wonderful customer who ordered it.
i now have to finish an order of new necklaces and 2 bracelets for high gloss and some lucite pieces i have been promising ragin' daisy for what seems like years.
to tell you the truth - i just don't want to work on jewelry right now. i may be experiencing a mini-burnout. i have been putting sooooooooo much into it that i really could use a break. i took one last night and fell totally asleep at 7:42pm. aiiiggghhh! i don't do that. ever.
i have been totally giving myself the creeps the last few days. too much time alone as the better half was away on business and LOST has ended for the season. just me and the beads and i found out the hard i way that if given too much quiet time alone, i totally turn on myself. not good.
i want to take a walk tonight and get some good yummy groceries and watch a movie. i may not work at all tonight. we will see.
i have been really stressed out and upset about some stuff and i just really need a night to just be.