So, I have made a few things out of my bead soup beads, but you won't get even a hint here about what. You will have to check back on reveal day. I challenged myself and did a new technique with some of it.
Yesterday I had two really great things happen. I woke up to get ready to go to breakfast and an antique show with my friend Paula Provenzano. We were having breakfast at First Watch then up to the Cintas Center at Xavier University for the first Cincinnati Indoor Antique Market. I got a few bargains and found a jewelry box to use as part of my display at shows. I have been looking for unique items for jewelry display and loved the way this one opens to reveal several levels and drawers. It will make it easy for me to do a mini trunk show at the salon I work at as well. Just open it up and show off jewelry to potential customers. I love poking around and looking in all the booths and bins for bits and pieces to add to my jewelry designs as well.
Like I always do, I opened up my email while I drank my first giant cup of coffee to see that I was featured on a blog by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. She had sent an email with some questions awhile ago and life got a bit too busy for me to respond. I sent her an apology and once the first of the year hit I sat down to answer her back. I was really honored and surprised to be asked. I mean, I'm just Lynnea in Cincinnati making stuff...who'd want to read about me? But, I answered the questions and as I did I realized there are people like me all over. Making stuff....not sure where they are headed. So I had to say....Why not me?
I've been doing a lot of reorganizing and restructuring my webpages and blogs and stores as my work has evolved in the last year. I have a few close friends who insist I call what I do art, so I have in fact started to use that word more when I describe the creations I make. I was looking thru an old photobucket album and realizing that what I sold even 3 years ago is almost unrecognizable as my work today. My friend Paula said maybe that whack on the head in my car accident was a really good thing! I had to laugh, but could have really done without that whack thank you very much!
I really appreciate all the support I am receiving from my family and friends and the arts community both local and virtual. I never dreamed that I'd be doing what I do now and have anyone notice it, let alone someone who wrote a book know who I am! I'm looking forward to 2012 and seeing what I create and how my work continues to evolve.
As I said in my interview....there is no wrong in art! Make what you love.