Formed By Fire Design Studio

Formed By Fire Design Studio
Artwork, Prints, Jewelry and Everything Else

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm still blogging!

Well, guys I bet you thought it would be another month or so before I would be back! Nope, I promised I would get better so here I am.

I've been working like a madman to get a couple of pages done in the Diary Book Project. It is a wonderful opportunity to get free publicity, no matter what handmade product you sell. I plan on doing this every year that this is done.

Diary 2011
On to the week in review. I know it's not Sunday, but I want to get the habit of blogging once a week and then I'll start blogging more often.

So on Tuesday, I went to renew my driver's liscence and I failed the eye exam! I couldn't see anything from my left eye. So now I have to either get special permission from my eye doctor or find some better glasses. I can see fine really, I never drive with my right eye shut!

On Wednesday, We went to the Moon.

Moon Marble that is! I love Moon Marble! It is located in Bonner Springs. Bruce makes marbles of course , and gives demonstrations. It's a fun, busy shop. We go there to pick up our glass and all of our bead making supplies. We even bought our kiln from Moon Marble. If you are ever in the area you should stop in! Bring the family and watch how marbles are made.

On Thursday, teachers finally got the letter from the school district, telling us our placement. I will be teaching art at two schools this year. So far they have laid off a lot of teachers. Thank God I still have a job! Two of my friends, Marilyn and Cindy won't be teaching this year. It's a big mess, teachers can't make plans. I'd be devastated if I couldn't teach.

I have to go and list some more on Etsy. I'll give you a sneak peek:
These are the artworks I've been working on this week .

Here is the pendants, my husband made using the glass from Moon Marble. I've made some beads and will be making them into a necklace soon.

More to come tomorrow!

Until Next time,

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eventful Week

Ok, guys. I promise I'm going to get better at this whole blogging thing. I plan for Sundays to be my week in review day. It worked for my former principal, so I'm going to make it work for me too!

On Monday,I started a new group on facebook for handmade jewelry makers. I got tired seeing jewelry groups that promoted their own shops and called promoting your own shop "spam". So I created a facebook group for handmade jewelry makers to give and get support. Jewelry makers I hope you will stop in and join!

On Wednesday, Larry and I celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary. We had promised each other no working on the jewelry business, but it didn't work out as planned. So we celebrated for another few days for good measure.

On Thursday, I finished my second in the transformation series painting and took photographs and listed them on Etsy. One is called Guidance and the other is called Guardian.

Guidance is the picture on the right. Click here to see Guidance on Etsy:

Guardian is on the left and I love how it turned out. As an artist, this is my first time painting in a series. I've been doing a lot of reading on how to improve my paintings and I'm discovering ideas I never thought of before. I'll write more on my paintings soon.

Friday and Saturday, We're giving Etsy our best shot. Tried the showcase to see if it works for us. Spent most the week redoing pictures and descriptions, and backlinking our items.
Added new earrings to our website. See them here:
Alright, now I'm going to work out with my kettlebells, which is food for another blog.
Until next time,