During the many days I have neglected the lovely blogosphere, the metaphorical housing complex of the universe has opened many doors to me: Firstly, Mikel and I have decided to move to Portland, Maine in mid-May. From what we have experienced there and researched about it, Portland sounds like a fantastic place for two people involved in the arts and DIY living (not to mention the great food, the ocean nearby, season changes, and giant lobster lollipops).
Also, I will be teaching my first workshop on May 5 at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL (where they will also be selling my jewelry in the gift shop!). The workshop is called "Bead & Embellish" and will cover the basics of beading, sewing, and composition as well as color and material choices. Everyone will make their own wrist cuff which they will have to take with them and show off their new skills. If you are in the area and interested in being at the workshop check out www.PolkMuseumofArt.org for more details.
I also sold my first pair of earrings on ETSY!! Yay!
This is one of those times that blast out all the lame, slow, and depressing times, no matter how many, with the euphoria and mania of what I can only call the Sweet Sweet Goodness of Life. This is the kind of moment that I tie a rope to so I can pull myself out of dirty dishwater days of the creative unknown and struggle. Don't get me wrong, I need and love those days but only if I contunue to cycle in and out of them, like a plate that is eaten off of and cleaned regularly. Its a purpose in life I think.