Sunday, February 24, 2008

It's a "heart" kind of day!

puffy brass vintage hearts
Originally uploaded by creativepotentialonetsy

I am feeling very romantic right now...getting ready to take off tomorrow morning on vacation with my husband to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and my 40th birthday!

A cruise to exotic places we have never been. I will miss posting on etsy and poking around the forums but look forward to soaking up new inspiration and flavors to add to my creations.

I am also excited to have folders and folders of new pictures and blog entries when I get back!

My very generous sister-in-law has offered to list new items for me while I am gone so there will be plenty of pretty things to choose from.

All of my pieces are made and ready to be shipped.

Any purchases that take place while I am gone will be shipped on Friday 3-21-08...

with a special "thank you for waiting" treat!

take care,

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A great birthday gift!

I woke up this morning and had my first ETSY sale!


I decided to go into the forums and share my good news and had an avalanche of well wishes and congratulations.

I think it can sometimes be difficult to find support as an artist...for me it has been kind of isolating in a way. I love what I do with every fiber of my being but I work in my home studio and generally by myself.

I haven't connected with the art community and I am not sure why really.

I have had a creative based business for over 20 years.
Maybe I wasn't ready to truly explore myself...or expose myself? I don't know.

I do know that this feels right for today...I feel connected to a creative spirit and to other like minded people.
I don't think there is a time schedule for finding your way and I truly believe everything happens for a reason in it's own time.

I am right where I am supposed to be...right now.

thank you ETSY and all you ETSY creators for your love and is received and appreciated.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Vintage heart bracelet

Vintage heart bracelet
Originally uploaded by creativepotentialonetsy

I am on a constant hunt for unusual materials and love to use items in unexpected ways.
I recently began playing around with plastic tubing ...yes, that plumbers use...from my local home improvement store.
I took decorative papers and hand wrote positive affirmations randomly all over them.
Then I rolled up the paper and slid it into the tubing creating my own special focal bead with good karma.
I am doing a series of these including earrings.
Look for more to come!

Vintage rose earrings on Etsy

Vintage rose earrings
Originally uploaded by creativepotentialonetsy

I love these pretty, sculptural silver roses.
When I originally found these vintage charms, they made me think of a different time and place. They are so romantic and I felt like they needed to be with pink.

Etsy Blogging

Feeling grateful and excited about my discovery of ETSY.
I joined July of 2007 but didn't start to build my shop until the beginning of 2008.

I am looking forward to sharing and connecting through my blog...don't know where this will go but it should be a fun journey!