Musings of a creative mind

Part 1: How I get in the zone

I like to use music to stimulate my creativity, but more often than not, music only works well when I am painting or writing. When I am working with beads or wire and stones, it has to be either tv shows or movies.. I guess with those I need the...

Part 2: What's my style?

I have recently found myself, for marketing reasons, needing to define what my style is. I don’t know if I have a specific style in my jewelry, although I do have a style in my photos, that’s for sure. I guess I don’t think I have a style because...

Part 3: Retail Therapy

I have this addiction to pretty things. I don’t really think it’s a bad thing, seeing as I love them, and I make more pretty things with them, which I can then sell and buy even more pretty things. It’s a never ending cycle, and I am okay with...

Part 4: It's hot today, in may..

It’s a strange and wondrous thing, this giving inspiration.. I was always used to getting it, but now I have to get used to giving it too. I guess that anyone who evolves as an artist has to deal with this. These are the things I ponder when I am...

Part 5: I know, but..

I know I’m good, but do I really need to like everything I make? I don’t like some of what I make, usually for nitpicky reasons.. but the flaws are always glaring to me, because I struggled with them while making and they are not perfect. I am a...

Part 6: Sometimes I wonder..

Today I was looking at other people’s listings and reading blogs about selling, partly because people ask me and I like to give them good resources to read, and partly because if you stop learning.. you stop living. One thing I noticed was the...

Part 7: scammers..

So up until this point, I’ve never had a claim filed with PayPal or even a dispute. I’ve had nothing but issues with this one lady who wanted an order from me, but it turns out wasn’t willing to wait for the muse to ‘speak.’ She was pestering me...

Part 8: it hurts a little

So, the person who blocked me as I was in the lineup to mail her package, finally received her package.. But she had blocked me, so she had to message me on my facebook page to tell me that she was going to throw out the stuff I sent her because...

Part 9: the mess that grows

It’s funny how I work.. I have such a huge mess on my desk, and I may clean it up, I may not.. but sure enough if I do clean it…. it’s messy again within an hour or so.. as soon as I start cleaning up I get inspired. Getting new pretties helps...

Part 10: the mess that grows pt. 2

My trays upon trays, taunt me some days. I have to have things out in front of me, with my mind trying to figure out how they go together, or I don’t think about them enough to actually put them together. On the other hand, I feel the need to...