It has been some time since I offered an update about my shop, life, creative endeavors. So if you don’t mind… I think it is about time.
First, I have been slowly recovering from my accident on ice in December. My back is still painful and I have a wonderful thing called the H-Wave that is helping with the pain. I do not take any pain meds. so this is a great alternative. I am in Physical Therapy and attend three times a week. My brain seemed to take quite beating when I whacked it three times on the ice that day in December. I now have Post Concussive Syndrome which has resulted in some pretty irritating brain injury symptoms. I go to Cognitive Therapy twice weekly.
Just writing this blog post is hard at times, but it is good for my brain but if you notice more typos and not the best sentence structure, well at least I have an excuse now!!!!!
In my Etsy shop things have been slow to get underway, but I remember way back when I had my first shop on Etsy, that it took me over a year to really get going and gain repeat customers and find a rhythm to my sales. I am patient and realize that there are so many talented and beautiful jewelry artists to pick from that even I would have a hard time choosing which ones to buy from, in fact I am always hearting pieces that I want to buy from other people. Kinda like when you cook for yourself and sometimes you just don’t want to eat your own cooking. Afterall, it is nice to go out to someone else’s house to eat or to a nice restaurant. Plus, I love to support my fellow artists and dig wearing their jewelry.
My other pursuit is metalsmithing, I don’t have much to update on this matter. Except I am collecting tools, books, etc. I really want to attend classes, but my injuries have left me unable to follow that goal at this time. I need to concentrate on getting better first!
I have been writing articles on ©Medium.com and have a Collection, Can I Just Get My Damn Story Read! The collection has my articles, but also stories submitted to me for inclusion in my collection. View at Medium.com Follow the link to read my articles and some of the great stories on ©Medium and in the Collections.
Here are my newest jewelry designs! I love all types of jewelry from modern, boho chic, hippie, gypsy, southwestern, plain and simple and sweet.
Making my jewelry is my therapy because I just play some music and begin to design and make and before long I am lost in the piece and my thoughts.
It has been a cold winter and long recovery. But the sun is shining, I pray I get better each day. I love making my jewelry and seeking refuge there in my thoughts.
Creativity is my hiding place and the place I go to find myself again.
I wish you all much peace and creativity this week!