Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yuma Symposium

Yuma symposium..a convergence of craftspeople and creative thinkers
finally,  6 years after having my son I am able to return to the Yuma Symposium this year!

I'll be taking pics and attending the talks- and will be writing about it next week!

Thursday I will be driving west with Danielle Embry , another Tucson artist and fellow etsian
(her shop is at  http://metallove.etsy.com )to the less than spectacular dirt town Yuma...
to have a fun and creative weekend of debauchery (Arizona style)

Wagons Ho!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Multiple Personalities

Metalmithing, one of a kind, handmade, etsy, wholesale, gallery.....
so many ways to describe what I do...and many ways to show it now as well!

now showing my work in three different ways-
  1.  One, my newer work, designed exclusively  for online sales...(my steampunk and smaller artmetal line) from http://cosmosmoon.etsy.com
  2. my one of a kind, older handmade pieces that are coming out of their show and gallery vaults                                        http://mbzap.etsy.com
  3. and through galleries, like Obsidian gallery ( in Tucson) and Once in a Blue Moon (Edgartown, Mass..on the vineyard)I'm always looking for new galleries to show in, so if you have any suggestions I would be thankful
I am planning on putting my wholesale work online through my trunkt account (cosmosmoon) with a link to my personal website (which I am developing)

whew! It's a lot of work, and someday I will have some time in my studio again! But first I feel it is important to get my distribution and organization  worked out. so, that's what I am up to lately, (in case you were wondering)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Throws hands in air..

Metalsmithing, Etsy, Business, Craft, Art, Balance, Project 365..

it's all too much to juggle and have a healthy family life!

So, I'm giving up on project 365. Taking a photo a day was an interesting idea for me however it didn't take very long for me to realise I don't need another project in my life right now. 

I found that I was mostly taking images of my jewelry during the week and my kid during the weekend. Pretty much what I always do, except that there is an obligation
 behind it. ( there have been a couple of boring quick shots taken indoors at night... nobody needs to do that in my Opinion)

In the theme of simplification, I also have made the decision to delete my Artfire account. It wasn't getting many views and I don't have the time to promote it properly. This was a hard decision especially due to the fact that Artfire is located in my city (Tucson). 

I'm continuing to organize my days and business in order to find 
a good system. Meanwhile, I will continue to find time in my day to create more new designs for my galleries and etsy shop.

(Here is an image of one of my latest pieces I completed this week)


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