Friday, November 20, 2015

What I have been up to the past year and a half

It has been so long since I have blogged, I guess life got in the way.
 Last time I was here I was doing 18 shows in one year, way too much, lesson learned. In the handmade world we have to make our own inventory, so time in the studio to make stuff and think of new stuff is super important. 
 I had a house to purge and sell. When you have a big house you can put off all those decisions to get rid of stuff, this was a technique I mastered. Now I am in the third sequel of the purge and I am actually enjoying it. The key is to just begin somewhere, no matter how overwhelming, and given time you will see progress.

Love the new old house, since it was built over 100 years ago it feels weird calling it a new house. Still unpacking and making more decisions regarding what objects are most meaningful to me, which is another good lesson that has been put off way too long. Clutter is my middle name but when it comes to 100 years of paint on woodwork I have OCD, so I am doing my best to keep my heat gun under lock and key until the house is in order.
I have been fired. Yes I am an empty nester, and after all having an independent child capable of her own  mistakes and successes is the goal. My daughter was finally able to release herself from my clutches, and it's all good.  Thank goodness for my bead business, making stuff has filled that space in my life and opened up a whole new world of friends, creativity, and new places to explore.
I also had a brief three month job in the world of retail, which only reinforced that my place is in the studio and my work needs to be making stuff for you. 
Before I head to Tucson in February I will be making some decisions about a website, polishing up my logo, adding more up to date photos, and SELLING OOAK ENAMELED PIECES AND LAMPWORK GLASS BEADS RIGHT OFF MY BLOG!!! 
Thanks for visiting, Anne
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All of my international customers will get additional freebies to make up for no free shipping, you won't be disappointed.

I did have a few orders yesterday and today, and I will refund your shipping. I hate it when there is a deal right after I make a purchase.
But starting now you MUST use the coupon code to get free domestic shipping, it's mentioned here, in my etsy shop announcement, my business facebook page, and my personal facebook page. 

No need for my international customers to use the coupon code I will know to include extras.

Have fun and thank you for supporting my etsy shop while I was out of town.