Market, bookings & new paint

I blame WordPress.
Why you ask?
Well I set up that whole reminder to blog feature whenever the last time I posted was and it’s yet to remind me.

OK lousy excuse I know but really you already know I’m terrible at this so you should come to expect it by now 😉

Where I’ve been:

As I’m sure you’ve guessed the local Farmer’s market is well underway so every Thursday I’ve been busy selling my hand painted/ hand made jewellery there and working on the custom orders that have come from it the rest of the week.

Also I have a baby who hates to be more than a few inches away from me and a 2 1/2yr old that’s always “exploring” something so my hands are full with life in general but it’s all good!

Despite these two sweet and incredibly cute challenges. I have been busy booking up the rest of my year.
Next Saturday I’ll be attending the Bon Accord Harvest Days Market.


Then the following Saturday Aug 16 I’ll be set up for the Downtown Sale in Fort Sask
and then, I’ll be celebrating our 10th wedding Anniversary on the 21st while working at the market (unless we decide to skip 😉
In terms of bookings I also have two Christmas marketplaces booked for 3 days at the end of November so I imagine I’ll be busy stocking up on Art & Jewellery for those events too.

Speaking of making Art,
I’ve discovered some new paint pens. Liquitex has put out a line of Professional paint markers that I am dying to try and are currently sitting in my digital shopping cart waiting for me to buy them 🙂 soon my precious ones soon lol [if you’ve tried em, let me know what you think of them!]

I’m hoping they work well because I think it’ll be just the thing I need to finish off my latest couple of pieces.

Anyway I should grab some sleep before baby’s next feeding.
Have a good night and I’ll try to talk again sooner…If it makes you feel less neglected, my close friends & I talk even less frequently.


Blogging Anniversary

Well, it’s been 1 year today since I first decided to give this blogging thing a whirl.

I must say I was apprehensive at first simply because I’m not a writer. Usually I’m a person of very few words but 123 posts later I seem to be doing alright.

I started this blog with 3 goals/desires in mind:

1-I’ve always been of the opinion that art should be shared and experienced with others, yet aside from my close circle of acquaintances, I was doing nothing to get out there. I wanted this blog to be a chance for me to step outside of myself, to leap beyond my inverted-ness and open up a little more. I’ve always been a quiet person, even around my friends and family. It’s actually one of my friends’ and familys’ pet peeves about me, and also the reason why I have such a small social circle. But I am trying, and this blog has helped me to spread my artistic soul a bit more as it were.

2-I go through creative phases, by which I mean I’ll be really creative for months and then just dry up. I realized, that if I truly wanted to make a career out of my art I couldn’t go years or even months without doing something artistic. So I created this blog with the thought of it serving as a constant reminder/challenge for me to always strive to be creative. Granted there’ve been “off” months, but things have taken off and I find myself always with a project in mind or a piece on the go.

3-Simply put, I wanted unbiased feedback. I wanted to put my art out there and see what people actually thought. I’ve always been of the opinion that criticism is a good thing. I mean sure, I love hearing why people like a certain piece, but I also need to know why people don’t like something. I know I won’t always please everyone, and I never expect to. But criticism helps you to see the other side of things and ultimately helps to strengthen the work.

So those will continue to be my goals and things have been going well so far.

Obviously I can’t do an Anniversary post without looking: to the past, at the stats and at some art. Continue reading “Blogging Anniversary”