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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  

Friday, November 27, 2009

Advertising for myself

For as long as I can remember I've been doing photography. But it wasn't until a few years ago that I started selling my photography, primarily on note cards. The first art show I was in was called Art On The Halfshell right here in Urbanna, VA. From there I started doing the local farmer's market. Then I took 2 years off to have kids. It was during this time that I feel like I had a creative explosion. Plus I started listening to crafty podcasts. I am one of these people that likes to try a lot of different techniques in all sorts of mediums. From quilting and cake decorating to painting and soldering, I'll try anything that interests me.

About a month ago I unveiled more of my projects in the Urbanna Oyster Festival. Where our little town of 400 people gets bombarded by 50,000 people (no joke, really!) The response was great and I have now decided to do the Urbanna Farmer's Market again in 2010.

All of this to say that I am also selling my stuff online, hooray! I joined Etsy (an online handmade crafting community) a few months ago and am still working on getting my pictures up. Right now there are fabric hair clips, stacked button pendants and tote bags for sale. So please stop by and take a look around.
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