Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chandelier Earrings

This week I bought some fun laser cut chandelier earrings and today I made them complete!

(Please ignore the horrible photos! I promise to make them better soon!)

If you were not put off by the horrible photos and would like to purchase any of these, visit my studio here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Martini Cards

Here's a set of 4 martini greeting cards. 

With some glitter added for that little something extra! 

You can purchase them here in my shop.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bird Cards

Here's what I've been working on this week...

You can purchase these at my ArtFire shop!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Product!

I have a show coming up in September and I needed something to appeal to multiple generations.

So I came up with a new product...Greeting Cards!

I have a few different designs in watercolor and then print them on cardstock. 

The printed color is not quite as vibrant as I would like, but I didn't know what to do about it until this weekend. I went to visit my mom in California and saw a Cinderella book all decked out with glitter. 



That's exactly what these ladies at the show love!

That was the missing piece to make them pop! 
So here are the pics before the glitter, which I took before I left.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shop Local

You can now shop local for my work. 
I now have paintings and jewelry for sale in a shop just south of downtown Dallas! 

Indie Genius
Closed Mondays
Tues-Thurs  11-7pm
Fri-Sat 10-8pm
Sun 12-4
409 N. Zang Blvd @ 7th Street
Behind Bee Enchiladas on Davis
One Block from Bishop Arts District. Walk on over!

There are a ton of other shops there.
It's full of vintage and handmade goods, so there's something for everyone!

 My booth (well, wall really) is just past the cash register on the right (next to cute note cards).

I hope you stop in and check it out. Indie Genius won't disappoint!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Watercolor Bird

Today I made this little bird in watercolor. 

I wonder what tomorrow will bring!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I have been working on something this past week that I'm really excited about, 
but I think I'm going to keep it a surprise until it's complete. 

So until then, I'll give you a sneak peak...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Third Time's a Charm!

One not-so-successful show, one semi-successful show, and now one very successful show!

I guess third time really is a charm!

Etsy Denton is such a fun, friendly, and supportive group! 
It was such an honor being part of their bazaar because I'm not officially part of the group. 

I met some wonderful vendors and customers who were all very encouraging and complimentary of my work, both jewelry and artwork. And had some good sales while I was at it!

Karin, owner of Blossom Shop, was on the left of me. We were originally put next to each other at my last show at Indie Genius, but we both moved spots to be in one that was less windy. I said that we were meant to be friends because we were put next to each other again! She make beautiful antique jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces. No two are alike! Turns out that we live 5 minutes from each other too! Even more proof we're destined to be best friends, huh?! 

To my right was Cherry's Creations. She makes jewelry (also very different from mine) and wall crosses. Her daughter, Ella, was there helping out too. It was Ella's 13th birthday! She fell in love with one of my watercolors, so I traded a cross for the painting as a birthday present for sweet Ella. I enjoyed getting to know Cherry and Ella. A very sweet family! 

Christie Cone was there too! She was behind Cherry's booth, so near buy, but honestly there was a steady flow of people almost the whole time, so I didn't get to chat with her a whole lot. That just means we get to grab coffee this week, right Christie!?

Lessons learned this time around:
1. I can carry two gridwalls at the same time, which means I can zip tie them together ahead of time so they form a right angle and are ready to go with just tightening of the ties. And they will stand up while I tie all 4 together, and the best part is it doesn't require any help to set up!
2. Figure out a way to make fewer trips to/from the car. Two have to be used on the gridwalls, so my goal is now to figure out how to get the rest in one trip (ok, two at the very most!). Note to self, buy plastic tubs with lids!

3. Karin showed me how to organize my jewelry better so I don't have to use baggies to store them in, which makes it a LOT faster to set up and tear down. Off to buy some of those plastic bins too!

4. I MUCH prefer indoor shows to outdoor shows! This was in a nice and cold air conditioned room, with just the right amount of vendors to keep customers looking, but not so many that you'd get overwhelmed and want to leave. No tent to have to deal with, no heat to brave, no wind to have to suffer through either. As Goldie Locks would say, it was just right!

Here are a couple pics of my set up. There was just enough space for me to stand next to the paintings and get out of the way or right behind the table to help customers.
I seemed to find a good flow for my booth!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Saturday's the day!

Over the next few days I'll be getting prepared for the first ever Etsy Denton Bazaar!

I have my artwork ready so now I just need to finish making jewelry. I have some great new designs in mind and I can't wait to get them into reality.

I will will have some new original mixed media paintings available for the first time at this show too!

So clear your schedule and mark your calendar for THIS SATURDAY! 

I look forward to seeing you there!