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Jody and I went to the art festival at Matthews Park last Saturday. It had just stopped raining and the air was thick but with sunshine. A steam bath. Some of the work was really really good. (I think I'm beginning to sound like little t. help). There was one booth of wire-wrapped pieces that I recognized. She sells at the Beehive in Mt. Kisco. I felt a bit bummed because I can't keep up my work to be able to sell there.
Another booth was a peyote stitch wonder woman. She lives near Woodstock so I suggested she ask if they would like to sell her work at the Tibetan Center. She seemed like she knew Steven already. We'll see.
The first and last booth we went to was beautiful jewelry. I liked her things very much and some of her things reminded me of my work. I gave her this website. She must think I'm nuts. If she's looked already so be it. If she's reading this now, I apologize for taking your time.
I'm having a terrible time keeping this website going. My photography is less than okay and so on.
I have nothing but high regard for all of those who participated in the festival.
Depression won again.
But I'm okay and alive. Just not productive. Getting ready to go to Minnesota to help my daughter bring the grands back to New York/Connecticut to visit. THIS is important stuff!!
There hasn't been any. This weather (yeah I know talking about the weather seems so trite) affects my bones. It also affects my moods. This is not new stuff. This is something you hear from people all the time. I have fibromyalgia and have had seemingly forever bi-polar depression. The pain that I have had recently has been persistent and presents along with peripheral neuropathy. I'm not so much complaining as I'm curled on the floor twisting and writhing and screaming that I NEED SUN.
My husband is going away a week from tomorrow......first to Marion Mass. There he will will board a 46 foot boat and start, at 12 noon on Friday a sailboat race to Bermuda. I'm quite sure he will have an adventure....one he's always wanted. I can't decide if I will be in panic mode when he's gone or I'll thoroughly enjoy it. If the latter happens, things could get difficult! Hah! I probably won't panic. I might get a little lonely, get very tired of taking care of the 2 dogs, spend too much money and hopefully spend more time expanding this site.
One big thing that I forget to mention. My jewelry is sold at the Tibetan Center in Kingston/Woodstock New York. Actually my things do very well up there. I do get paid by the piece, but most of the money from sales goes straight to charities to benefit Nepal. I feel particularly blessed when I make the jewelry for the Center because the cause is so central to the survival of us all. Where else to go in our minds but to the meditation process. Breathe. Tell yourself this is not about you but about the universe. That "we" are not the higher power. I have great admiration and loyalty to the Tibetan Center which was started and continues through my very very dear friend, Stephen Drago.
Later or tomorrow I'm going to post some new jewelry. Maybe a surprise NEW category!
This might be the last day with sunshine for awhile, so I won't be long.
Over the past couple of days, I have been consumed by a push to create a new kind of look in jewelry that I haven't done before. I'm going to put them under "jewelry" and would sincerely appreciate comments.
I also have some sewing that I would like to finish and then post.
Then I'm going to paint. I might , if I feel brave, post some here on the blog for comment.
I'm also going to email everyone and post on FB that my website is up again.
The sun is calling.
I think it's important to mention that my jewelry is sold at The Tibetan Center in Woodstock NY. This is an amazing place to go and not just for my jewelry!
My dear friend, Steve Drago owns and runs the Center. They sponsor all sorts of programs especially concerning Tibet. They have a very cool thrift shop with an abundance of useful things, most in great condition.
All proceeds go to support Tibet.
I do take money for my jewelry on a consignment basis with part of my sales also going to charity.
Please visit soon. Especially with the better weather coming. Thanks.
I guess that sidebar isn't really a sidebar.
I want to get this site up and going because I have decided that for me this will be the best way to sell my eclectic creations. I can sell at reasonable prices because there is no middle person. No consignment fees. No having people over and having them feel uncomfortable because they don't want to buy anything right now. I think this venue creates enough space between me and whomever wants to purchase or custom order something.
Since I stopped paying attention to my old website, I have had surgery on my right hand. It has taken over a year for me to get up to speed on arts and crafts.
I've also started to paint. I've done some nice, small watercolors that will get posted eventually. I still haven't set up a store, so email is the best way to get in touch with me.
This is a start. Feeling good. Feeling like there will be a lot more!