Sorry I’m late. Sometimes, quite often actually, I get so caught up in life that I forget to update this journal.
What’s New? Well, my book project is stalled for now. I have too many irons in the fire and I need to re-focus. I’m still determined to finish it. I have been doing more paintings on my iPod. I recently bought the Sensa artist brush and stylus. It makes painting on the iPod seem more “real”
I have updated my Etsy shop with new jewelry items.
It is very late and I need to go to bed, but I don’t necessarily feel tired. I’m trying to steer more people to my shop and get my artwork and jewelry sold. The porcelain pieces are coming along nicely. I still need to handpaint them. I’m going to introduce rings into the shop within the coming weeks. They are going to be very boho and very cute.
I need to get back to painting though. I often ask myself,” Will I ever animate again?” and “Will I expand on my marionette story??” I just keep plugging away hoping that something will catch the eye or start a trend. It is rough staying positive throughout the growth and hardwork, but I know that payoff and recognition is JUST around the corner.
The beautiful butterfly goes through a long but peaceful transformation but the Phoenix must set itself a blaze before it can rise again renewed. Which am I?
I’m still working on my memoir about living and working in Japan. I’m very excited about this project.
I’ve been working on more jewelry. I spent the afternoon shaping porcelain medallions for hand-painting designs on. I have some simple pendants I will put on chains tonight for placement in my shop by tomorrow afternoon. I’m need to decide if I want to put more earrings into my shop. When I think about jewelry, earrings just don’t come into my mind. I definitely need to do more earrings.
Business wise, I’m still waiting for business to pick up. The market is tough. But I know I make quality interesting things that come from the heart. I am willing to put myself out there. Each painting is piece of myself. I’m also building some collage pieces. I may test some small collages out in my shop.