Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Designer Showcase in the works!

Just a quick post: Watch for my upcomming "Designer Showcase" series ~ Featuring designers who have used my beads in their work. It never hurts to have a little free advertising right?

If you would like to be included please contact me! :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shop Windows at ArtFire

Good morning everyone! Just wanted to share a quick post for those of you that have an ArtFire shop or just love to shop ArtFire! Shop Windows at ArtFire has a great blog that truly celebrates the ArtFire artisans! Check it out for featured artists, great new indie products, sales and cross promotion ideas. You can also follow them on Twitter!

Check it out today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lampworking Studio

Since people always want to see other people's studio spaces, either for ideas for their own space or just general interest in the artist I wanted to show you mine :) The best part for me is the wooden cubes from target hung on the wall and filled with different shapes and sizes of pvc pipe for organizing the glass. Wait - did I say organizing? What I mean is "oh, there's an empty spot" :)

Actually I should take a current picture of it :) This picture was taken pretty much the minute it was finished, now it's a disaster - the dumping ground for anything nobody knows what to do with, piles of show items, stacks of boxes full of beads, the access to the crawl space and the tools used for the recent bathroom remodel - basically the messiest room in the house!
I used to work in a converted playhouse in the backyard. It was boiling hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter and after 2 years of working out there my husband decided I needed space inside and remodeled an office space specifically for my studio - adding cupboards and a sink and extra lighting. Did I mention he's amazing! Anyway, I love my space, even when it's messy :)
PS - I can't remember the last time I saw the countertops! lol

Monday, May 11, 2009

I think I'm officially "everywhere" now!

I think I'm starting to get the hang of the whole "be everwhere on the internet" thing! I signed up for facebook yesterday, and already I've reconected with so many people I know :) So now my next challenge is to figure out how to keep everything updated online and still get some work done. I'm going to have to do some serious multi-tasking!