Monday, December 29, 2008

Keep calm and carry on...

Right. So I made a ton of scrabble tile pendants to have on hand as stock for my Etsy shop, and after they had cured for about a week they started to crack right down the middle. Lost about 80% of the finished pendants. Pfffttt. Then I saw on the Etsy Forums that I was not the only one who has had Diamond Glaze do this lately. Well, now I know what happened, but am scrambling to fill the orders I have. OOOooohhh yes- some kinda fun we havin now!I have switched to another brand of glaze, so I'm hoping there will be no more problems. Will post disaster pics in morning.

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Backup Day everybody! Back up those important files to a disk right now! I recently had a hard drive crash on me, and I lost everything. Photos, taxes, banners, everything! And I still can't remember where I got the fonts I had, so those are gone forever too. I am the queen of back up now- I don't want to have to redo everything ever again- OOhhhh, the files I lost. *snivel*

Thursday, December 18, 2008

AAwwwwww, little Fred, the brown porcupine pendant has found a new home! He is going to be bundled up and sent to live with a nice lady in Montana. Bon voyage, freddy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

And on and on...

It just continues- you would think in a mountain town they would know how to use a snowplow, but nope. Had to walk to store to get shipping supplies, and that was very dangerous. I am grateful that our power has stayed on, I know there have been outages all over. Please stay on- All I have is electric heat, and it's damn cold!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

First Snow...

Welcome to sunny Northern California! First snow of the season last night, and it is very cold. This taken out the window of my office room today- shot one, the view during a break in the storm, and shot 2 is the second wave lurking on the mountain tops waiting to come in. *sigh*.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Brand New Adventure

I have been busy- very busy. Was working a regular job to pay bills until I ran outta there screaming. yuch. So now I am on an art break of sorts, because I am somewhat blocked on large paintings. I have about 40 paintings piled up that are about two-thirds finished, and I can't seem to finish them.
SO, I am making jewelry again, and it has been a while. I am currently making pendants and other jewelry- alot of it. Will be listing them on Etsy before the weekend. I am loving it! So easy to finish, so easy to know when I am done. I will put up a widget for my Etsy store when I get these things listed for anyone who wants to check it out. I promise to try to post here at least once a week- I have more time now!

Photos above show: Top photo- variety of pendants finished, have not attached bails yet. All hand painted or stamped or even collaged.
Second photo- 2 more of the same.
Third photo- works in progress- the circle is about 1&1/2 inches- little squares are scrabble tile size at less than an inch. Chunky square in photo 2 is 1 inch square and will have dangle beads when done.
Photo 4- finished pendant in black and white.

Please forgive the blurry no-detail having scans- I am still having a horrible time figuring out how to get good close ups with dig cam.