Change is also very scary. After working for over 25 years in the retail world, which I was really good at by the way, I quit. I've never quit before, but it was time for a change.
I am a creative person by birth, my parents, my mentors, are the most creative people I know. Even in their 70's they are at the Antique Mall working on Mom's booths, which look fabulous. Growing up our "old" home was always beautiful with their creativity and spirit. They took an old run down home, cut it in half, moved it across Hardin County, reconstructed, redecorated and made it wonderful and charming. So turning old things into something beautiful comes easy, because that's how I was raised.
|My pretty table|
I've been making jewelry for years, but lately I've been using old, vintage, antique, hardware, burlap, bling, rusty, unique, pretty, did I say old? stuff. And it makes me happy, but would other people like it? I have pretty good taste, right?? My friends seem to like it, don't they?
|My moto: Reclaim, Repurpose, Relove|
So, last night was Beaumont's Merchant Soiree, which is a traveling art show held once a month in a different location, and this was my first time to do a show, to put my stuff out there. It was a little scary, intimidating, and nerve racking. Luckily it was at Chula Vista and margarita's were available for FREE!! My friend Kathy was there with me, she makes "plant jewelry" which is unique and fun. Other friends Thaddeus, Eisha and LJ, and my husband Charles and Cassidy stopped by to give love and support, which I deeply needed. I made new friends and met many creative and very talented women. People stopped and looked, picked things up, asked questions, asked about prices. Exactly what you'd expect.
|Double Trouble-Me and Kathy|
So today I am heading to her shop to see what we can work out................