Nov 2012 Update
Oh hello again internets, there you areâ€¦
Would you perchance like to see my shiny new Etsy listings? I know you do! Â Click here to see!
Things have been quiet here on the blog for a long while, but that’s hardly due to a lack of activity. (Quite the contrary!) Â Back in April, I started a new job to help cover the bills – let’s face it, it’s a really rough time to be an independent business, and no one ever said making a living as an artist would be easy. Â I’m working as a digital photo editor for a local flash-sale internet site, and loving it – it is a pretty awesome thing to be gainfully employed in the creative sector, even if my real passions lie elsewhere.
I’m still teaching: I’m just wrapping up a Jewelry 1 class atÂ Pratt Fine Art Center, and I have a holiday ornament workshop planned atÂ Tacoma Metal Art CenterÂ for December 16th. Â My students are amazing and hilarious and I am just loving getting to share my knowledge of metals with them. Â We have a lot of fun in my classes. :)
For the immediate future, my focus for my own work has shifted away from doing zillions of craft shows, and aimed more toward polishing up my oft-neglected online presence. Â For this latest crop of Etsy goodies, I enlisted the help of photographerÂ Andi DeanÂ – and I am so glad that I did, because I am super excited with the results. Â Andi’s site is mainly devoted to food photography (a specialty all its own), but the images of my jewelry turned out superb and I couldn’t be happier. Â PleaseÂ take a lookÂ at my new imagesÂ and tell me what you think!
And when I’m not working on images or websites? Â I’m in my own Pioneer Square studio working on more one-of-a-kind pieces. Â If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to come visit, you should save the date for our next open house event – we are having a big party forÂ Pioneer Square’s First Thursday ArtwalkÂ on Dec 6th. Â Stop by for some handcrafted holiday shopping and to check out the real-deal artists’ studios where these works are made.
Thanks for reading – this ain’t no easy thing, and all your support and encouragement means the world to me. Â :) Â I hope to see some of you in December!