So I have spent a couple of days evaluating my goals and I think the
basic problem has been that my way of operating has not really been
in the same direction as my goal. If my goal is to have my own
gallery/shop, then doing craft/art shows is not the most efficient
way to get there (actually pretty frustrating). If my goal is to make
beautiful jewelry, then assembling jewelry for the average consumer
is not the most efficient way to get there.
I always said “If I wake up a few days after I make something, look
at it, and still think it is beautiful, then I have reached my goal”.
At this rate I will get there when I am about 150 years old.
So, I decided to go ahead with the show I am signed on for (Stowe
Fall Foliage) and, if I have anything left after the show, have a
The things I design in my head are of other techniques really. I
want to do classical design. If you look at the work now, you see
patterns of many small beads. It’s actually similar in pattern to
what I would like to do with granulation (without a backsheet). There
is a “classical techniques” class coming up at the Art Center…and,
really, why do I work in so much silver when I love gold anyway?
Thanks for the good wishes and concern. I am going on a vacation
next week, actually (Bar Harbor…I love Bar Harbor). I have recently
been spotted “taking a break”…surfing Anthropologie and JCrew and
getting my hair done
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