Monday, August 18, 2008


First, let me start with a list of things that I'm grateful for.

1)My part-time job. (This is how I'm funding my business). Also, it helps me remember why I would rather work for myself, but I won't go into that ;)

2)A family that supports my dream of being a professional artist.

3)My best friend for giving me the idea to start my own business.

4)Etsy and my Etsy friends for constantly encouraging me to continue (even when times are rough).

That's all I can think of right now.

I've been really discouraged by this new painting that I'm working on. It looked so good earlier, but now I have to start all over again. I won't complain too much because painting helped me relieve my frustration. I also realized how much better I am at painting! I was looking over my old paintings recently, and I asked myself "Why did I stop?" So, I decided to start again. Conclusion: Art is GOOD! It's therapeutic for me. This is one of my old paintings. I'm still pretty proud of it.

Last night I found a really cool artist on Etsy. You should check out his stuff. I have my eyes set on his ACEO's.

I also like his "Place Title Here" series.

Also, there is a shop on Etsy called Sagittarius Gallery. She paints with her palette knife, and her paintings are incredible. The colors are bright and pure. Visit her shop! Be sure to look at her profile to view her resume.

She's an inspiration to me.

About a month ago there was a discussion on etsy about how many people are actually making a living. The former CEO of Etsy, Rob Kalin, says that
"There are 200,000 sellers making their livings from Etsy,"
in this article.. Who are these people? Where can I meet them!? Of course his figure caused a lot of controversy on etsy. Go here to read the heated discussion.

Last, but not least, there is the matter of how much money I've made from my business. I've made 2 sales for a total of 24 dollars. I've been in business for about 3 months. SOOOO, that means I'm only making about .26 cents/day. That's pathetic! Why do I even bother?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New in my Etsy Shop

This update is long overdue, but here it is!

I started creating ACEO's and ATC's last week. It's very fun, and addictive. These two are from a series of 25 that I call "The JrGoddess Series".

JrGoddess. #1 of 25

JrGoddess with Glasses. #2 of 25

I've got more on the way, so be sure to check in.

I made some jewelry, too.

Cupids' Arrow bracelet. Brass wire with rose quartz stones

Nova Earrings. Glass beads, freshwater pearls and sterling silver earwires

Super Nova Earrings. Glass beads, freshwater pearls and 14k gold filled earwires.

Also, I finally made my second sale! I sold the gypsy woman earring again. I'm really happy about that.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Meme about me, and other things

I found this meme here, and decided to try it out.

1. Breakfast At Tiffany's, 2. great sushi lunch!, 3. Playing field, 4. Purple fingers, 5. Christian Bale, 6. Starbuckskeh, 7. Shibuya Crossing at Night, 8. coffee and chocolate mousse cake, 9. Eden Park Artist, 10. Making money, 11. A Peculiar Sort of Thing, 12. Mayoree, the Sleeping JrGoddess

The instructions to create the mosaic are:Type your answers to each of the questions below into Flickr Search .Using only the first page, pick an image.Copy and paste each of the URLs into the mosaic maker.
What is your first name?
What is your favorite food?
What high school did you go to?
What is your favorite color?
Who is your celebrity crush?
Favorite drink?
Dream vacation?
Favorite dessert?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you love most in life?
One word to describe you.
Your Flickr name.

My First Wire Wrapped Pendant

I'm so proud of myself! I finally made a wire wrapped pendant that didn't look hideous.

I wrapped the bail wrong, but I did figure out why it's wrong. It doesn't look too bad. I'm going to do a few more to make sure that I really understand what I'm doing now. Then, I'll do more experiments. I never knew that wire wrapping could be so frustrating. Thankfully, this pendant makes it all worth my time.

I wish that I knew what the stone is. I bought that stone years ago, and even then I didn't know what it was. I got it in a mixed bag of stones. If someone knows what the stone is please tell me! I would really appreciate it:)
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