So there has been much tearing of hair and time on hold getting my blogging capability sorted out.
At some point my url got messed up and was taking me to an old dashboard which wouldn’t publish because it was an old dashboard (or something like that). Maybe I even knew that the last time I posted in May this year. I’ve been away a while working through what I want to be when I grow up.
So I thought I got it all worked out, got off the phone with Bluehost (I totally love Bluehost – they are awesome – so patient and helpful!). But we had added a spam filter and when I tried to get into my wordpress – well, suffice it to say nothing worked. Back in the wait queue. It was the spam filter, which we deleted and now things are working like they’re supposed to and I can actually post a blog for Art Every Day Mont (AEDM) day 2. I posted a picture already on Day 2 because I couldn’t get back to day 1 and I couldn’t blog.
Which is to say I’m off to a bumpy start.
The good news: I’m blogging after almost 6 months. I’m participating in my 6th or 7th AEDM which is always exciting and inspirational. And I got all this figured out on my own – all it took was about 3 hours and much patience. That alone is enough for my creativity today.
But I’m also going to post an actual art piece – this lovely fine silver ring – that I learned to make at the
Bead Boutique in Prince Frederick Md last evening. It was fun, not at all hard, a bit particular which I don’t like but I think there must be something about really getting “patience” in my stars right now. Stuck with it and am beyond delighted with this ring! I want to make a really wide one. And the silver didn’t really cost as much as I thought it would so now that I have a part-time job (one of the things I was working out while I was away) I can actually afford to take classes and allow myself to buy supplies again that are for me, not for sale. Quite the treat!
I have removed myself from the world of professional artist (i.e., making aliving at selling my art) and am, instead making art for myself. Big work. Work
for my yard, at my own pace, and not for sale. Instead of selling, I teach others to make their own work when they inquire about mine.
And I am adding new skills to my basket, working with artgalpal Mary Ida Rolape of Creekside art. We recently spent an afternoon playing with frit and glass and I made a 9 x 18 fused glass panel. My next project is going to be making a functional bowl, slumping a decorative fused glass piece. Can’t Wait!
I also spent a lot of time this summer playing with upcycling chairs from the thrift store and recovering old family chairs. But that is another post.