With the summer now over, the kids settled into school, and it's just way too cold now to play outside, I can now spend more time in front of this computer. The past few months have been a little crazy. I think I changed my website at least three times in search of a better web host, shopping cart format, and a template I actually will enjoy staring at, plus the cost of running the site had to be financially feasible for me. Well I am happy to report that there should be no more changes going on and the new site is now at full swing. If you haven't done so already, come see what I've done, just click HERE.
I've been working on more Chainmaille ideas and started creating Wall Art/Decor/Suncatchers. Not my usual jewelry but I thought expanding my horizons a bit and seeing where it will take me was a good idea. So far I would say my favorite is what I call the Tree of Life Series. They make lovely decorations and when miniaturised, lovely pendants. For the next little while, I will be working on a few more of these with variations in the weaves, metal and types of stones.
Besides playing with new ideas and torturing myself with computer codes and scripts. I've been busy with my membership affiliation with Artists in the Boro. Who are they? Formed in January of this year, they are an inclusive group of artists with diverse medium specialities living in the community of Queensborough in New Westminster, BC. (my "hood") Together the group helps promote, educate and celebrate the talents of the individual artist through monthly meetings and participating in special events around town. Our last event was a special fundraiser so the group can have a little capital to use for participating in special events/trade shows/craft fairs, supplies needed and things to run an organisation. This was a wonderful turnout with door prizes, a silent auction (which were donations by our fellow artists, family, friends and business associates) and a 50/50 draw. Each month we also showcase some wonderful artwork from different members at the Queensborough Community Centre.
The members of Artists in the Boro are truly a talented bunch and I am so thrilled to have learned a bit of something from each one of them.
To find out more about this group. Check out their Website, follow them on Twitter, or visit their Facebook Page.
Back to my pliers and little rings.. until next time (and hopefully not to long from now), thanks for reading!