Friday, April 25, 2008

Good News

It's been difficult working full time while going to school and I rarely have the time to sit down and create anything, much less be rewarded for what I create. So it was a pleasant surprise yesterday to receive an e-mail from the Design Laboratory of the University of the Arts London (Central St. Martin branch) requesting to use my decoupaged shoe tutorial in their next issue of the school's Mix Interiors Magazine! I know, I know... that was a really long sentence with way too many embedded links, but I am totally excited. I'll be honest, I would love to go to London myself and teach it to them in person!
While this is a great thing, it is also frustrating to me. I want to be getting more opportunities like this - and I should. But in order to do that, I have to have more time to dedicate to my art. I am second guessing myself now. Should I be working on my art instead of college? Should a passion come first, and a favored career second? Or should it be the other way around?

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I've started making these little chunky charms. I took an earring loop and attached a bunch of beaded wires to it with one charm or bead in the eye. This is the first one I made and it now hangs from the rearview mirror in my car. I made another one recently out of blues and greeens but when I went to take pictures of it my camera ran out of juice. So I'll post it soon, just not today. This one is about 3" long by 2" wide when laying flat.