Nov 2012 Update

Oh hello again internets, there you are…

Would you perchance like to see my shiny new Etsy listings? I know you do!  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!)  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.  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 at Pratt Fine Art Center, and I have a holiday ornament workshop planned at Tacoma Metal Art Center for December 16th.  My students are amazing and hilarious and I am just loving getting to share my knowledge of metals with them.  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.  For this latest crop of Etsy goodies, I enlisted the help of photographer Andi Dean – and I am so glad that I did, because I am super excited with the results.  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.  Please take a look at my new images and tell me what you think!

And when I’m not working on images or websites?  I’m in my own Pioneer Square studio working on more one-of-a-kind pieces.  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 for Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Artwalk on Dec 6th.  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.  :)  I hope to see some of you in December!

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