Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Weekend's too short!

Weekends are too darn short. I found some really great things yesterday. I visited Flea and Scrap in Portland. The lady at Flea was willing to negotiate. Scrap had some really cool junk. All the stuff is apparently donated for recycling. Lovely!

I got to spend some time with my daughter this weekend. Here is a picture of the two of us. I cannot believe what a beautiful young woman my daughter has become! Isn't she pretty?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Business Op

I have been pondering and pondering how to escape the corporate life. I just can't seem to figure out how to replace my income and still live the lifestyle I currently enjoy. I guess it takes a lot of sacrificing and the ability to see the delayed gratification down the road.
I had previously mentioned my dream to a lady I work with. She has come up with a really great business idea and thought it may be something I'd also be interested in. I was so flattered and excited. I won't give away the premise but it sounds like something we could do that would require a low start up investment and could possibly grow into something much larger. At the least, she said perhaps she could help me market some of my artwork!
I have been toying with the idea of joining a Ladies who Launch group called an incubator. Is anyone familiar with them? Has your experience been positive and influential on your success?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Art & Soul Work

Here are some of the pieces I created at Art & Soul this year. I had a great experience. It was definitely stepping out of my comfort zone. I had never considered myself an artist before but I guess it's all part of the creative process. If you believe it and live it, it must be true. I am still a little shy about calling myself an artist but my "craft room" has definitely morphed into my "STUDIO."

This was probably my favorite class; Time Busted with Jessica Acosta. Polymer clay was a new medium for me but I was happily surprised at the results. I have to give Jessica huge kudos for being an excellent and most patient instructor. I wish I had purchased one of her dolls on vendor night. Next time it'll for sure be my splurge.

Here is piece from another of my favorite classes: Le Devine Shrine with Sally Jean Alexander. Even though my piece isn't perfect, I still love how it turned out. I learned a lot from both Sally and Brad. Everyone's work in this class was beautiful. I wish Sally would do more local workshops because I would love to learn more from this very talented lady. Can't wait until next A&S... I'll be sigining up for her classes on the first day of registration.