Holy Cow, have I been busy! I started making these charms and thought I might sell a few. Well... "few" was an understatement. I brought them to work to show the girls here, and everyone in sight started buying them! They were just flying off the table! This is the reason I have not blogged in so long! I have been making charms night and day (seriously).
It is a very involved process. First I find vintage wallpaper, music, books, etc. and then make teeny tiny collages in the shape of my glass pieces. There is a lot of looking and cutting involved, since I won't use even two itsy bitsy scraps from the same source in the same collage. Very picky. I use only German glass glitter, and each charm must contain some form of vintage ephemera. I paint parts of them, color some with watercolor pencils, drawing pencils, etc. The glitter, glue and scissors are "a flyin'" at my house.
Some of my friends have taken the pieces that they bought to different boutiques around town and they may be interested in selling them. A few of them are for sure, and mayabe an art gallery. A fancy beauty salon wants them for sure as well.
I had no idea when I started them that it would be so time or labor intensive. Hours upon hours. BUT, I love doing it, so there you are. They are selling so quickly that I've not even have a chance to put my vintage ribbons on each one, package them, or create a display. Good heavens! Who knew this would turn into a business? I am very thankful. I owe it all to my teacher Sally Jean. MMMMMMMWAHH to you Sally Jean, and to my dear friends Tina and Mary who are helping me network, to Joy for helping me create my studio and Nina my Life Coach for helping me see all of the wonderful things that are possible for me to do in this world. I love you all.
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” -Jack Kerouac