… And I have a few really good reasons. First, amongst a series of illnesses, I’ve been working diligently to consolidate my focus as an artist, and as a result, have completely re-written my website from the ground up. Part of the new design means that my studio blog is now being hosted here on my website so I can do more fun things with it for my readers, and part of it means that I’ll be streamlining my business stuff so I can have more time in the shop! More jewelry! Yes!
With all the technical code-writing work, and other problems, I realize my posts have been somewhat less than predictable recently, but I’ve decided to come back into my blog with a vengeance. I’m starting a series of theme posts to help me address all sorts of areas of jewelry and metalsmithing without distracting myself from actually posting.
Now, I must also admit to owning a rather staggering amount of perfectionism. I was always that kid in English class who wrote six or seven rough drafts before finally turning in the paper at the very last minute… And I find it hard to post until I feel an article is as close to perfect as I can make it, content wise. That article on mokume I wrote? It took nearly 4 months to write and polish. Silly, I know, but that’s how I am.
However, I’m hoping the new format will allow me to let go and just write, so here goes:
On Mondays you can look forward to a review of different kinds of metals. Even with my post on jewelry terms, I still get questions about different kinds of metals. So on Mondays, I will feature a particular kind of metal and discuss how it’s used in the creation of jewelry.
Image Courtesy of OmirOnia
Art Happens on Tuesday
Tuesdays I will talk about my impressions and understanding of Artistic versus Business matters. This will be where I talk about my struggles to balance art and business. Because I struggle …. ALOT.
What’s a WIP? It’s a work-in-progress! This is where I show you what I’m working on and how my long term projects are progressing. Be prepared for calls to share too- I want to see your works in progress as well! Maybe we can motivate each other into finishing those long-term projects…
Image Courtesy of Henkster
This weekly post will be a bit different from the others, as I will be searching out the designs and work from other artists who have inspired me during the week. These artists may be writers, crafters, or musicians- and everything in between… and I may also have a surprise guest author occasionally!
Fabulous Feature Friday
In celebration of the end of the work-week, I will be featuring a new fabulous gemstone every Friday. I love all kinds of different gemstones and cabochons, and here is where I will be sharing my favorites.
For my Newsletter Subscribers!
Also on Friday is when I will be releasing my Newsletter with advance notice of new designs and special promotions, as well as the Birthday discounts for the week. If you’re not a subscriber- you won’t see these of course, so I encourage all of you to sign up, and don’t forget to include your birthday!
So there you go, my game plan for the continuation of the blog!
Have I missed anything? Knowing me, probably, but this is where I’m letting go my perfectionism. So I’m asking you to think of something I should write about that I forgot! Comments are open, and I look forward to your help!
What do you want to see me write about?