Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where has the time gone?

I see my last post was quite some time ago.  In fact, it has Christmas decorations in it!  I guess I'll just zoom right past the last 6 months and start fresh, because things have been pretty crazy around here.  

So here we are at the end of summer vacation and the kids go back to school on Monday.  My master plan is to jump right back into making jewelry, filling up my Etsy shop, blogging and posting on my business Facebook page because they have all been seriously neglected.   

I did manager to spend some time organizing my studio, which should help my plan fall into place nicely.  I had a little help from Boston, one of my standard poodles who is always right under my feet and as you can see...sometimes right in the middle of things. 

We managed to color coordinate the bead trays and declutter the studio, so that my creative juices can flow.  What a great feeling!

 If I remember correctly, this is where I left off when things were going good and I was able to spend time creating.  I was making blue jean jacket pins and I have to say...I'm in love with them!  Here are just a few to give you an idea of what I'll be working on come Monday. 

I made this one for a friend that I met on Facebook and was going to Sedona to meet in person for the first time.  She took the photograph on the patio of her hotel room and edited it for me.  She's one talented woman.  Thank you Morgan! 

This one was for my sweet Aunt Sharon, who is a breast cancer survivor.  She wanted something bright and colorful. 

These went to a store in Prescott called The Niche.  

And this one was a gift to my sweet 'turquoise and silver' loving sister.  

Life takes many turns and during these last few months I've learned to appreciate and cherish those that I love.  My mother is recovering nicely from her stroke, my dad still remembers me and my sisters have been my rock through it all.  As I move on from here, I hope to be able to take care of my family and also myself by doing what I love, which is creating.  

Here's to less stress, good health and rekindling my creative spirit!


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