Friday, April 1, 2011

it's friday, i'm in love...

holy weird weather batman!
it's the first day of april {no april fool's day shenanigans, pleeease} and i had the heater on last night...
what in the day after tomorrow is up with this weird weather!
i was semi-pedicured and ready to rock my flops.
perhaps it will warm up this weekend....

so, i started training at my new day job this week and i like it very much!
it's a jewelry store {big surprise!} and i have a feeling it is going to be dangerous working there...
when i'm all settled in {ie past my training period and what not} i will give you the scoop so you can see all of their beautiful lovelies for yourselves.

i tried to take some pictures yesterday of 3 more pendants i wanted to list in the ETSY shoppe, but it was sooooo gloomy in the house that no matter what i did, the pictures came out drab and blurry. i will try again this weekend.

i did, however get a few halfway decent shots of the day of the dead bride i've been fiddling around with for a month...


when i painted her, i have to be honest and tell you i was very inspired by junker jane's work and i wanted the eyes to be mismatched....so i tried something new there. i like it.
i also painted her nose a bit differently, but i hated it, so i had to repaint that one little part and it took me weeks to make the decision.


but, i think she turned out pretty well for all the changes i made!

i suppose i've been a little out of sorts with the last haul of this job hunt...it pretty much sapped all of my creative energies. i am hoping they return shortly...

so, i am trying to get back in the groove, doll wise.
i've also successfully run out of chain and head pins so all jewelry is on hold until i can buy/make some more...
i need to order clay.
i need to focus.
i need to refuel creatively.
i need to stop wondering what i'm doing wrong and feeling like my work totally sucks...

hope everyone has a very happy {and warm, springy} weekend...


♥amber♥

9 comments:

Kalaya Steede said...

She's beautiful! Especially her eyes.

Christina J. said...

Congrats on the new job! I started a new job in October and it's all very draining. :) Love the day of the dead bride!

Amber Leilani said...

thanks so much, y'all!

christina...going back to work has been sooooo hard. i have no idea how i'm going to do all the stuff i have to do everyday...i can tell you that joseph will have to pitch in more around the house...;0

Amanda said...

I Love your little creations so much!

Thanks for adding us to the blogroll by the way!
♥, pilous

Amanda said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your little creations! Thanks for adding us to the blog roll by the way!

♥,
Pilous

Michele Lynch Art said...

Oh I LOVE her!! LOVE LOVE!! The colors are perfect, the crackle is brilliant, just everything about her is perfect!! Oh boy you got the funks! Try not to let it get you too low, your work is beautiful! xo Michele

Amber Leilani said...

thanks so much everybody! michele, i do have the funks...and the can't concentrates...hoping they will pass soon as my brain is thinking "more goth dolls"...

manosdetijera said...

Hi. Very cute!!! And you have painted your work like a really master of painting.

Best regards!!!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Oh my darling, she's beautiful! I love her! And you make the most wonderful things! There is much magic & wonderment in the world that would not be there if you weren't creating. Everyone has funks... Don't worry. You WILL find your way back to your creativity & self confidence. I know it.

Congrats on your new job! I'm glad you're liking it so far. ^-^ I hope all keeps going well with you & that you are able to ground & center yourself. That you creative well springs forth & that you find your groove again soon. Love & hugs!

XOXO