Well here comes the snow. It is a beautiful snow day in Connecticut today, and it is still coming. I believe we probably already have at least 6 inches on ground. These kind of days are great, you just want to curl up in a blanket and watch a good movie with a cup of hot chocolate. I am actually working from home today, so I don't have much play time until 5:00 pm. then I can get out my materials and start playing around with some new jewelry designs. Here is a great picture of my dog Bela Lugosi not enjoying the snow. He is too cute!
I did some networking this morning, and I have booked my first spot at local book boutique for a month. I also have inquired about showing my jewelry in a garden boutique in LA. I believe that would be a good fit for my flower pieces. I hope to hear back a good response.
As of yesterday, I became a official member of the CT Etsy Street Team, check out there bog at http://ctetsyteam.blogspot.com/. I am slowly becoming an Internet social butterfly. It is fun learning how to network over the Internet.
If you are on the east coast, enjoy the Snow!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Well this is start to my first blog. I never thought in a million years that I, Kelly, would be blogging. But from what I read from other artists, this is a great way to get yourself out there and to be noticed.
I have been an artist since I was a child. I rember my first art show when I was in six grade. My featured piece was my very first oil panting of a large field with a barn in the distance. I painted it from the materials of a beginners art kit my father gave me that christmas. My inspiration was the many shows of Bob Ross that I watch on Sundays with my father. I received many compliments, from which, an artist soul was created.
I countinued my love of art throughout high school, where I continued to paint and discover the joy of ceramics. Even during the summers I would take an art class at a local studio. It was in my early twenties when I decided one day to tray out jewelry making. This idea came to me after one of my trip to the mall to buy a new outfit. I had decide to stop by the local craft store and pick up some beads to make a new necklace to match my new outfit. How great would that be.
After 4 or 5 shoping trips and 4 or 5 new pieces of jewelry, I realized what would I do with all the extra beads, so I just kept in making pieces. I loved making the pieces, trying new techniques and designs I saw on TV. After a while a small inventory started to build up, now it was time to try an sell. My mother informed me that her church was having a fall craft fair, what a great way to start selling.
Well it has been alomost 10 years and the craft fair scene has got very old. Last year I decide it was time to get off my butt and start selling my jewelry elsewhere. I have now set up website, www.colorscapedesigns.com, store on Etsy.com, and I am waiting for my first sale. I also started to market myself to local boutiques and I actually signed up for my very first jewelry class in metal smithing, which I am really enjoying.
So, I hope you enjoy reading about my journey.