New Show, New Things, New Loves

First of all, let’s celebrate the beautiful weather that has been gracing the Midwest!  Welcome, fall.

Next, Windfall Arts has another gig this weekend–the Midtown Alley Street Fest!  I’ll be part of the Open Air Market, selling from 10-5 on Saturday, October 1.  Come if you can!

(And a quick insert for those of you wonderful faithfuls who haven’t heard how my last show went–it was awesome!  A great first festival experience.  Which I’ve been way too tired to write about;  I’ll get to it eventually.)

One reason I’m excited about this weekend is that I’ll be debuting a new item:  earrings made with my own ceramic beads. I have to say–I’m pretty pleased with how these have been turning out.  I’m not trying to do anything too fancy, but I am enjoying the grown-up version of something I used to do as a young person–then, it was mostly plastic beads and star, heart, and unicorn shapes in bright colors; now, along with my handmade beads, I like wood,  stone, and glass.I’m using several colors of wire to accentuate the varied glazes on the big beads.In the words of my dad, I’m having way too much fun.

This is a problem because I’ve been telling myself that I’m not going to get too much into jewelry, the reason being that pottery is my first love (in importance, not chronologically), and I don’t want to be the Clay Bead Jewelry Lady.  Also, I don’t want to drop a lot of money on supplies for yet another type of craft, and divide my attentions from my true profession.  Divided attentions between too many interests has been my life, thankfully much ameliorated by my realizing that if there was ONE THING, pottery was it.  So I guess jewelry is like the old boyfriend who shows up after you marry your real true love and tries to win you back (not a real-life metaphor).

That said, you can still be friends with the old boyfriend.

Anyway, I’m thankful to get to create every day, and I’m proud of my creations, so come out to Midtown Alley this Saturday and browse my booth!  Life is good.

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