A few requests for more charm necklaces has me busy digging through my treasures. I love the stories each little bit and bob tells and all together they are rich with history. Stay tuned for more as I prepare for the Spring Makers Arcade!
Monday, February 9, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Makers Arcade Holiday Fair was a smashing success thanks to the hard work of co-founders Jen and Rebecca. Moniker Warehouse was packed and everyone had a great time. I think I'm still on a natural high from all the love shared between the familiar faces and new friends too.
I'm always honored when my loyal customers show up proudly wearing a treasured piece they own. It's like having my own cheering section! Thank you to everyone who came by to show your support, it means so much!
After all the holiday shows I was beyond motivated, inspired to keep creating and keep the ball rolling...then my holiday let down kicked in. I know I'm not alone, we get so caught up in the business of the sparkly season and then it's over, we're forced to admit that or everyday life is a little less festive than we'd like. My only recourse is to try to stay thankful, grateful for so many things, and keep the creative fire lit. Easier said than done.
So, today I'll start with gratitude, once again, and hope for motivation to be productive!
Friday, May 2, 2014
One of my first customers was a couple who heard our radio spot on KPBS. They grabbed this piece and it seemed it was love at first sight.
After the formalities, they paused and she asked if there was a story behind this piece.
There is always a story which is why I love this job, but in this case, there was a sentimental attachment and their request for me to share that story, caused me to reveal my very vulnerable side and instantly, I was in tears.
Oh, man, I couldn't help myself, the plane was a pin my dad used to wear on his jacket and until that moment I had detached from any emotional ties to that piece. It was a very poignant moment, followed by hugs from them and some friends who happened to be nearby.
They wandered away and later, fully composed, I approached them to apologize for falling apart as I did. They were so gracious as I shared a bit more of the story of my dad, who's been gone 8 years, and told them how I love the connections that come with this work.
I don't know if I'll ever see them again but I feel like we bonded a little over this necklace. So, if you're reading this and you're the ones I'm speaking of, just know that your spirits left an impression on my heart that day.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Direction and focus have always been a challenge for me, ADD occupies the practical, rational, part of my brain and fills it with fleeting nonsense most days. As I've gotten older, I've been able to tame that unruly part of my psyche that wants to play all day and make her a bit more responsible. But, mostly, being creative is the drug I need, sitting in my work space creating pieces feeds my soul.
I made this piece last week and I adore it. It's already adorning the neck of a friend getting ready for her first overseas journey, how fitting!
Hope you'll check out all the goodies I've been working on for our next show, Makers Arcade. It's coming up Saturday, April 26th, at The Glashaus in Bario Logan. Details are in earlier posts or on our Facebook page.
See you there!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ok, it's official, we're in full swing making our heads off for this upcoming event! We'll have amazing swag bags for the first 50 guests full of handmade wonders from our local creatives, live music, specialty cocktails, delicious local food, sweets, and every kind of handcrafted goodness you can imagine. Be sure to follow @makersarcade on Instagram and like our Facebook page to get in on the giveaways and more details! Save the date, Saturday, April 26th, 11-6, at The Glashaus, can't wait to see you all there!