I love the clothes: the sweaters, boots, cords, scarves.....it's all so cozy.
I drink tons of teas throughout the year (and some coffee....still have to limit the stuff), but I definitely bump it up even more around now.
Pumpkin patch season.....
Look at that scary looking thing in the background!
The boys were so excited to pick a pumpkin each to put on our porch.
And they lasted a whole 4 days until:
We have a rather large squirrel and rabbit population that lives around our house.
I tried spraying them with hairspray, which I heard keeps the critters at bay, but that did NOTHING to keep the sneaky little things from burrowing in and completely devouring the inside. Last year the little thieves even took off with one of my mini pumpkins! Just completely swiped it.
So I need to head into my studio now to finish up some orders. I recently purchased some GORGEOUS stones and I can't wait to get those puppies set. I will have a shop update next week instead so that I can have extra time to add this new work in.
Here is a glimpse of what I have been doing the past few months. Although much time is spent creating these days, I do head outdoors as often as possible to fulfill that necessary connection.....
This is the start of a much needed resuscitation to this page. I have abandoned it a bit for some obvious (but not very good) reasons: busy-ness. To be honest, I was feeling a bit awkward here. Let me explain.....I am not shy. But, I am also very private. I have struggled with what to share here.....with what my intention is to create this space.
Please allow me to speak in all honesty: It all started because I was starting a business and that's what everybody who starts a business does: create a blog. So I did. And I danced all around and in it. But one of the largest hurdles I have had to overcome is this idea of self-promotion. I am not a salesman. I am SO far from it that it is funny. I am even often accused of being too humble. But (there have been lots of buts in this post!) I have needed to come to terms with fulfilling two very necessary roles in my creative endeavor: artist and businesswoman. Because I am. Both.
I am proud of my work.
I am proud of our business (integrity, ethics, growth).
I am incredibly proud of my own personal growth from the start of this journey.
And I am learning that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
And so my intention here is to be comfortable with sharing my work and my artistic life and all that inspires me. I am incredibly visual, and also happen to have another love affair with photography, so I want to share more of what I see that infuses my life with creativity, inspiration and happiness. And also, some honest thoughts on growing a small business.
My desire is to allow others to see more of the faces (because this is 100% Norbert and I) behind blue hour designs. Because ultimately it is not only my designs that sets me apart from others, but also who we are, that gives meaning to the pieces we create.
But lots of necklaces :)
And some rings for good measure..............
Twin necklaces: salt & pepper finishes
And can't forget the bracelet!
Listing new work is always such a looooong process. I've been trying to get it done in one day, but it almost never happens even though I am determined that time around to accomplish that goal. The problem is that I am still finishing work that morning.....setting stones, applying finishes, etc. So here I am the next day....AGAIN ;)
Okay, I'm off to list!
p.s. I'm listening to this beautiful song right now...love it.