Why is this significant? I will not teaching this semester!
Maybe my old vehicle (teaching) is not going to work for me and I need to get creative to be able to go in another direction.
This summer I have started a new incarnation – as an artist. This is both exciting and terrifying, as I have said here before.
This week I am preparing some pieces to show at an open call for artists at a local gallery this Saturday. I believe my pieces are good enough to make the cut, but I need to make some necklaces and bracelets to go along with my earrings. These sets will be, by their very nature, “matchy-matchy”. I enjoy this kind of work, but I would also like to create OOAK (one of a kind) pieces that are out of the ordinary – that is a bit of stretch for me right now.
In the meantime, I have shown some of my pieces to close friends and invariably I end up selling a piece or two. That happened yesterday. I sold the beautiful amber and quartz Anglican Rosary featured a couple of posts ago and a pair of earring made from tiny turquoise scarabs. I have not had a sale in my Etsy Shop yet, but I keep putting the word out.
So, tell me, what are your dreams like at this point in the year? Are you waking from nightmares about a fall festival you are preparing for? Is the winter Holiday Season breathing down your neck? Are you panicking because school is starting?
Leave me a comment so I won’t think I am just writing all this for myself.