I’ve been a bit absent on here recently but as the wind is changing direction in my life I thought that it might be a good time to get back to blogging.
The main news is that in exactly two months time I will have left my job as a Support Officer, finished my Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills and will no longer be a Northern Lass; I am moving down south to live with Ranj: First stop Hastings followed by a move to Brighton (hopefully).
This raises questions about what I really want to do with my life (work wise) that I’m not sure I’m ready to answer… I’ll see where the wind blows and hope I will find my way. I’m sure I will.
I have booked my first ever craft fair to mark the occasion and to try and take the edge off my homesickness when I move. I am ridiculously excited about this. It’s going to be at the Rye Arts and Craft Fair on the 28th September; hence the beading above. I’ve got lots of ideas for theme, products and layout, so as soon as my coursework is handed in and I leave my job it will be full steam ahead.
I have so many projects rattling around my head and a huge fear that I won’t do any of them. Luckily I have an incredibly supportive partner to keep me focused. Time will tell.
This weekend I’ve been experimenting with photographing my jewelry. I’ve been trying to add more character and focus on saying more about the influencing factors behind my style… I managed to single handedly trash my flat, by getting out every prop, teapot, cup and saucer and feather display that I own.
It was worth it!
See it here in my little Etsy shop ***
Today I finally got my got my etsy shop up and running: Click here to see it!!
It’s certainly not perfect and there’s a lot of tweaking to do, but I figure if I don’t get it up and running it won’t get done at all. Someone once told me that if a job is worth doing it’s worth doing badly; the moral being that perfectionism kills a lot of good ideas. It feels good to have made a start.
Finally finished a necklace that I’ve been working on for a really long time!! I decided to add tassels to the art deco style I’ve been working with.
I’m planning on getting more of my half-finished pieces completed over the weekend. Summer is the new deadline for my etsy/folksy shop.