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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What to expect in the new year?


My Wednesday inspiration is: what is going to keep me going this next year

So what's next?
This is a great question!

Do I merely fade back into the background, or do I use my kudos for this year as my spring board?

Spring board baby!

I have joined RAW-ring a week, this is a personal design and crafting challenge

I will update the etsy shop, I have so much stuff, and so little is shown. Check back weekly as I will be adding and adding.

I will update my products.
Somethings just aren't selling, like earrings. Im not going to be making these anymore, I mean why bother.
However the hats seem to be popular, and I will begin offering the new mini hat in January
Rings are fun for me, and with the RAW challenge I will have plenty.
Hinges, I have figured them out and plan on running with that pair of scissors.

Selling tips. I need them, so I will be reading and sharing.

Finish what I've started

That whole Wednesday inspiration thing. I will follow thru.

More tutorials at Clay lessons. I have had great success with the one I have, so I will be adding more.

More competitions and magazine submissions. Im already planning my next Fire Mountain entry--not the metal clay this year, maybe next year.

I love crafting the crafts I do, its my happy place. I have a friend who said Im a craft witch. I will proudly embrace that title (You know like a kitchen witch can cook, and garden witch can grown anything)

I plan on spending a lot more time in my happy place this next year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

OMG OMG OMG


OMG OMG OMG
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
I was definitely surprised!
I won Silver in the accessories category with my "hair piece."

In so stoked.

Now how do I top this? (get it its a hat how do you top a hat--yeah ok lame)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dare I?


http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading-contests/art-clay-wire/default.asp
I have less than a month.....
Im waiting for the results of the polymer clay competition with baited breath..... and the fed ex delivery that was "sorry we missed you" yesterday
will I be surprised? Will I be disappointed? Will I be thrilled?

art room cleaned


art room cleaned
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
I really cleaned and organized last week. I need it to be relatively clean in order to work, problem is as I work it gets all messed up again.
I've spent this week working on commissions, and I hate to say it but, the room is starting to look more like a before picture again.

Time to pause and tidy I think.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Not been so active

I know I haven't been as productive creatively as I would like. Lets blame it on school.
But I am finishing up my certificate, so school is 1 paper away from being done for a while. I have agreed to not continue next semester. Take a break and then decide if I really need to continue with the full degree or not.
I think I would rather make masks and hats and fairy doors.

I will be writing more tutorials, since the activity on Claylessons.com has been high, consistent, and beneficial.
What do I do that is unique that I dont mind everyone copying?

Acorns and acorn fairy houses I think are next.
Little daisies for little girls
I think I will do the dragon fly

cant decide if hats is something, or even if mermaid sculptures are.....
the chickens were not as popular as I had hoped for, but id I show some beastie variations maybe?
dunno

anyway i am looking forward to getting back into it!