Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Project

     This is the project I have decided to work on to ring in the new year. These will be pendants, probably hung on colored ribbon. The ones that say 'Cheap Crystal Ball' will have small clear marbles soldered onto them.
     I think that how we begin each new year is a good indicator of how we will spend it, so I have decided NOT to begin it by wondering what I will do with it, but by making art. Since my goal for 2012 is to be more productive, and to consistently meet my short-term goals in order to achieve my long-term ones, it makes sense to me that I start with a fae project that I plan to sell at the most amazing venue in the world...FaerieWorlds. There is nothing more fun as a vendor than to spend 3 days in beautiful Oregon,  be surrounded by thousands of happy, festive people, eat lots of lovely (mostly organic) faire food, and listen to live music by bands from around the world. Oh yeah, and selling stuff...lots of stuff!
     I hope to be at many smaller events throughout the year as well, and to have a profitable year overall, but FaerieWorlds is my biggest 'fun for me' goal.  So starting 2012 with a magickal project makes sense, at least to my skewed sense of reality! May you all have as productive and profitable year as I plan to have!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pain, Loss, and Hope...

 M'Lady - rescued 5 July 01 (about 5 years old) - passed 29 Dec. 11

RIP M'Lady.
You are leaving a giant, dog-shaped hole in my heart, but only because I love you so much. You have been the best friend and most treasured family to us, and we are happy that you are now at peace. Run free, my love...


When I first started my blog, I decided to keep it light and of pretty things and places, descriptions and "how-to's" from the studio, and a bit of humor. Like most everyone, the New Year makes me re-evaluate my accomplishments in the old year, and my goals for the new one. 2011 wasn't a total success for me. There were a lot of goals that I let slip away, a lot of personal deadlines I just basically blew off, and a lot of time spent wasted, rather than being industrious and actively participating in my own life. Not a huge success.
...and I am ending the year with pain and loss.

I think that making the new year better than the last will take a conscious effort. It will involve being more responsible for my actions, making no excuses, wasting no time, and setting and meeting goals that move my life and my business forward.

...and I will forever be inspired by the spirit of my beautiful four-legged girl, and all the hours she spent by my side, both in the studio, and out.