I haven't been around much, but I've been keeping up with things as I can. There are some exciting things on the horizon...My first craft show in a YEAR is this weekend; Cindy Wimmer's Book Blog Tour kicked off today; a new blogging eBook coming out. For fun, the Anderson family now owns a tandem bike (for Rick and Zack) and I got a retro pink Schwinn. Yep, I'm getting a basket. No, not getting tassels. Yes, my bell is cool, with a pink peace sign on it. I can't wait to be strong enough to take it grocery shopping.
I haven't made a ton of jewelry, but what I've made, I feel, has taken me over the bar a little bit. Not everything. But more and more I'm making things for aesthetic beauty and sentimental reasons without boxing myself in due to the cost of the beads I use. Of COURSE I pay attention to demographics and their price points, and my booth isn't going to suddenly be filled with mega-watt designs, but I'm determined to break out of a few molds. There for a while, I *seriously * considered selling the business. But it's not just about the jewelry, or just me. More on that some other day.
Zack will soon be offering his resin pendants in his Etsy store, so stay tuned! We're planning to load it up all at once and shout (swinging a bar through a triangle), "Come and get it!" Plus the awesome guys at PJ Tool & Jewelry Design sent me an amazing kit I know you'll love.....Bezel Effects ! As always, there will be a giveaway of their goodies, and OH, I need to show you their new soft-strike aluminum. I work with kids and stamping and these new blanks are terrific!
When my show is over in two weeks, I have a list. Sorting LEGO kits while watching movies is high on that list. Knitting. Doing some more intensive, creative jewelry design. Lighting up my torch again. Starting Zack on piano is another. And always in the background....writing. I'm writing, Zack's writing with me....so many things planned, but only one thing at a time, and no guilt if I have to nap.
Medically, things may have taken a sharp 180 and I'm kind of starting all over again. I'm going through acupuncture, physical therapy, and yet more new doctors, but more on that once I get a final answer. Tired of the "we think it's...." garbage. For now, I'm allowing myself to rest on the bad days and enjoy the hell out of the good ones.
Things are happening.
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