Monday, November 24, 2008

My economic stimulus sale

Due to a slumping economy and lackluster art show sales, I have slashed prices throughout my etsy shopping page. (some items up to 50%!!!) Come take a look at my unique and handmade items. Just in time for Christmas gift giving.

New to Blogging

Let's just say that I've never been ahead of the times. I didn't get my first cellphone until I was 24...years after holding out and years after all my friends. Now, kids half my age are walking around texting. (let's not get me started on texting, which I guarantee I will probably never do)

This is exactly how I feel about blogging. Although, I did have an online journal about 5 years ago (which was probably the precursor to blogs). So. maybe I am more 'with it' than I thought. It's a new concept for me, but feels oddly familiar. What boggles my mind, is that someone might actually want to read what I have to write. That remains to be seen.

So, a bit about myself...I am just barely 28 years old. I live in Madison, Wisconsin and today was the first official snowfall of the year. Where you actually wake up with everything blanketed by a layer of snow....not just the weatherman's insisting that it did snow, although there is no evidence to be seen. I have a 16-month old son and another little boy due early in March. I'm lucky enough, right now, to be a stay-at-home mom. It's been a big adjustment, but I love being home with my son and watching every cute little thing he does. I hope that I can continue to do this for a little while longer.

In my free-time, I love to create. I dabble in a little bit of this and a little bit of that...I have bins upon bins of crafting supplies of all types. My current artistic relationship is with resin. I have an etsy shop full of my creations and spent part of the summer traveling to do art fairs and getting my feet wet. This was a BIG leap for me. I've always been a creator, but hardly would consider myself dedicated to any one thing. For me to stick with resin for this long is a huge accomplishment for me...I attribute it to aging. At some point in life, you have to become serious about something. And while, my hands may stray to side projects (like my christmas gift spree last year, where I made each of my 8 nieces and nephews a knit (and some even felted) something)....I always return to my resin.

Now, I just wish that I could sell that I can make more. I find myself longing for an excuse to pour just a little bit more resin and see what I make. Addiction at its finest.

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