Thursday, August 27, 2015


Well, today I have been experimenting with making my own molds. Working on earrings currently. I've also worked on some octopi and finished a monochromatic green coral reef. Overall a good creative day.

Other things have not been the best. I've been having some issues with some friends. Trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives. It upsets me. I try to not let it bother me, but sometimes I can't help it.

Sometimes I just get down.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In Progress

I know it has been a few weeks. I've been busy.

My new job is going well. My scheduling manager is a bit intimidating to me. I need to stand up to her soon, while I am in the job early, so that it doesn't become a problem later. But aside from that, the job is going well. I like what I'm doing, I'm pretty confident in my skills and I see a lot of neat thing.

I went to a craft fair a few weeks ago, only sold three things, but it was still good to see people. Many of them commented on how unique my pieces were and how imaginative and creative I was. It was good to hear that.

I've been working on mindfulness. I purchased a special issue of Flow that is about beginning mindfulness and I want to see if there are any classes available nearby. According to research at Harvard University mindfulness can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. I think it could possibly help me as well.

In the meantime, I've been trying to create. I made a scene of a gummy bear sailing, but I don't think it turned out well. I'm going back to coral reefs for a while and little animal figurines. I also made some bears in a bottle.

Here are works in progress.

Bears in a Bottle

Coral in progress

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Trying the Busy Thing

So far today I have taken photos of jewelry, posted necklaces to my Etsy store. Made a few clay trees, made lunch, not taken a nap and made three pairs of earrings. I'd say that so far it is a success, yeah? Considering how bad yesterday was I am considering this day a win.

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Job

I started my new job today. It is I, the girl who now works at a craft store. I may as well say goodbye to any money that I make because it will be eaten up by more craft supplies. As things tend to do, everything hits at once! There is a catalog I need to finish (as soon as I get the edits). Covers I need to work on and at least two books that need my attention. I'm trying to remember that I can do this. I just need to take a deep breath and remember that I can do this. I also need to get the creativity flowing so I can make some more items for the craft fair this weekend. Yikes on bikes!

And so, instead of doing any of that, I shall watch Adventure Time for a little while and veg out after my long five hours (I know, I know long whatever) of work.

For your viewing pleasure, new listings in the Etsy store.

Friday, August 7, 2015


I sold my first items on my Etsy store yesterday. It was a great feeling. I just finished another coral sculpture and I think I'm going to start another cactus sculpture next. After that I'd like to do some flat art pieces. I've also successfully created an octopus, I can't wait to use him!

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I took the boy to see Paddington on the big screen and hope that I can be Mrs. Brown when I grow up and wear colorful tights and bright sweaters. Here is hoping!

New sculpture to go up in the shop later today. I will post a photo when it is finished baking!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Scariest Portrait I have Ever seen

As my friend Barb said, there is so much wrong with this portrait.

GenCon 2015

Well, it has been quite the weekend. I came, I saw, I bought, and I worked. GenCon was everything people have told me and more. I am so very glad I was able to work this event. I had a great time looking at costumes, costume supplies, cards, trying out games (and buying some of them), hanging with friends, and meeting new people. If you go make sure your shoulders are made of steel because you will have to fight your way through the crowds. Also, don’t get up and go downstairs in your hotel until at least 10am. Otherwise you will be stuck stopping on every floor on your way to the lobby. Thank you everyone who made this such a special weekend. I got to see Summer Glau, meet Marina Sirtis and get a photo. I saw Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman, which were total surprises. Both were very humble, gracious, and kind. Tracy Hickman was so nice I nearly cried.

I have to say, Indianapolis is a nice city. It has a lot of open spaces for walking, bike paths, and other public interest and attractions. If it wasn’t a Monday I would have gone to the Indianapolis Art Museum. Right now I am sitting in a wonderful juice bar, having a great smoothie called ‘The Jam’ and enjoying some air conditioning. I am about to embark back to the hotel (about a 2 mile walk), pick up my suitcase and be incredibly lazy and take a taxi to my bus stop. This has been a great weekend and though there were some ups and downs in my mood, I was able to over come them and enjoy myself.

I bought a ring this weekend. It has a message that is good for me to remember.