Since I have chosen to allow the whims of creativity to shape a significant part of my life, it has been has been a big shift for me. I have always enjoyed creating, but I never really invested myself in it. Anyone who commits to producing on a regular basis in any creative endeavor, be it painting, jewelry, writing, speaking, acting, scrap booking, sewing, playing music, doing comedy, crafting and a million others...probably knows the roller coaster of highs and lows that I have experienced in the past couple of years. But, even though it can be very frustrating and I sometimes wonder, "Why? Why am I doing this?" My question is answered in short order by the excitement I feel at the prospect of learning a new skill or marveling over the explosions of ideas constantly bouncing around in my head. When I get any kind of validation, that's all I need to convince myself that it is worth it!
I really loved being at the Bernardo Winery, and it has been a bummer that I have not been able to continue there. Too many jewelry vendors, not enough space. But, I decided, one door closes and another one opens. And, so it has!
Wire Harmony is hitting stores...
A lovely friend, Misty Young, picked up a bunch of my pieces for her growing boutique dress business, Skirts, Skirts and Dresses. Her new website has just gone live!! Check it out to see her awesome selection of super cute designer dresses for a fraction of retail. I know first hand, I tried a bunch of them and felt like a million bucks. Of course, check out the jewelry sections below for my pieces. Thanks so much Misty!!
I also have had the honor of having some of my pieces on display at
Partners Boutique at The Unity Center in Mira Mesa
(Sorry about photo quality, my phone camera is horrible.)
The shop is open around the 9 & 11 am services on Sundays
Getting into Teaching
I have been thinking about passing along my love of jewelry making by getting into teaching. A couple of opportunities came my way and it looks like I will be teaching classes at the amazing Bead Gallery in Scripps Ranch! This is a beautiful, high end bead store that always has a wonderful assortment of classes. I hope to have some on the schedule for May...stay tuned!
As far as shows, I have been accepted into the juried North Park Craft Mafia section of the North Park Festival of the Arts!
North Park Festival of the Arts
May 17th from 11 am to 6 pm
30th and University
An event blurb:
The 18th Annual North Park Festival of Arts brings together all of the hipness that is North Park. This annual free festival boasts amazing local art, exciting live music and dance performances, eco-friendly and hands-on art activities, an array of shopping opportunities, fabulous food an a celebration of local beer.
I have not signed up for other shows yet because I need to build up my stock. I am focused on selecting high end, quality shows this year.
And...the photo gallery!
Thank you for reading and being part of my passion. Prices available upon request.
Blessings to all,