Tuesday, June 14, 2011


It's finally summer vacation! I feel like I have been running around like a crazy person for the past three months, finishing up teaching for the year and creating new artwork & jewelry.

One of the perks of being a teacher is having the summer off, which I fully intend to fill with all types of creative pursuits. I plan on taking some jewelry classes in media outside of my comfort zone - copper enameling and glass torchworking, specifically - and learning to incorporate these new techniques and materials in to my jewelry.

I also have an elaborate resin experiment in the works - it could either be amazing or a complete disaster - but isn't that the way it usually is with creative endeavors? It can always go either way.

This weekend, I have 2 shows coming up - an awesome art show/fundraiser for Roy G. Biv Gallery called "Roy Goes To Clintonville" on Friday evening and Artisan Sundays at the North Market on (of course) Sunday!

So now that I have "seven weeks of reading papers, seven weeks of staying up all night" - I also have some summertime goals. I am not going to call them resolutions because it's not New Years and I am not the United Nations. And no one can ever keep resolutions.

Professional Goals:
1) learn & implement new jewelry techniques
2) keep up with the blog & email updates
3) update the Etsy shop more frequently
4) catch up with & restock retail locations
5) try to score additional wholesale accounts
6) get rid of business-related money-suckers

Personal Goals:
1) hang out in the park
2) take more photos
3) add personal touches to the blog
4) see more old friends

A detail of the piece I created for the Roy Goes To Clintonville fundraiser

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