Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I've been trying to get over a bad chest cold, so I haven't been doing much of anything. I'm feeling much better today, so I'm ready to get goin'. I've stumbled upon some old scrapbooking paper over the weekend. I'm going to list some new items taking pictures on those. I've seen other people do that, and I think it'll work out well. I actually have TONS of items I haven't listed on Etsy, so I'm ready to get my site updated with my new stuff. My next craft show isn't for another month, so I have plenty of time to concentrate on my Etsy shop. Well...I'm fealing motivated, so I better take advantage of that! All for now.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So, I went down to Cook Forest to pick up my hubby this weekend. He had a weekend with the guys, it's good for him to spend quality time with his friends. This is a State Park in PA that we often visit when the weather gets nice. It's so beautiful, the Clarion River runs right through it, it's in the mountains, absolutely amazing! I love to be in nature, I grew up going camping almost every weekend. If you look at my work, I would think you would notice that. I also love bright colors. So, there are my two inspirations, nature and colors. The few hours I was down in Cook Forest, I caught myself many times looking closely at the ripples of the river, The twists of the trees, the way the birds every so gracefully took advantage of the light breeze. On the way home, we stopped at camp. When we pulled up, we caught two fox pups playing under a pine tree, using a swing as a catch-me-if-you-can device. We snagged a few pictures. While waiting for my hubby to put away a few things borrowed for the weekend, our daughters decided to see what they could find under the newly muddied rocks. AH Ha! They found tiny (and by tiny I mean no longer than an inch) salamanders. I took about 50 pictures. So....stay tuned for salamander magnets! I little peek inside my creative mind.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Well, I had a craft show today. I did fairly well. I feel like people didn't understand my creations are handmade. So, for the next show I do, I would like to create some nice looking explanations of my craft. I need something nice looking that is short and sweet. I want people to read it, and not glance over it without understanding it. This will take much brainstorming. I like things to look crisp and clean, clutter is bad. I also realized I need to get a metal sheet (something creative looking), to display my magnets. Well, I am tired from the long day. I think I am going to enjoy the quite house and brainstorm up some ideas while everything is still fresh in my head.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I am in a craft show this coming Saturday. I'm expecting it to be a good one. It's a Art and Music Festival in the town right next to ours. The town thrives mostly on college kids. I'm thinking since some will be graduating soon, they will be in a happy, spending mood. At least I hope so! So, this week I will let the housework slide a bit so I can focus on my clay. Today I plan on getting everything out, to see where I stand as far as inventory goes. I think I'll clay up a storm at least until Thursday, and then tie up loose ends for Friday. I'll probably package everything up as I go, so it won't be such a big job on Friday. Oh, and I also have to get that Black & White entry out and postmarked by the 15th, for Polymer Cafe Magazine. To be honest, I haven't chosen my entry yet. I have three done to choose from. Two turtles and one fish. I'm leaning toward the fish right now, because it's bright. I'll post my entry when I choose it. I better hurry, I only have a few days to do so. All for now....