My Story

I'm a simple girl from a small town in Ohio living in a beautiful coastal town in Florida. I'm married to my very supportive high school sweetheart and we have a beautiful cat, Hula. I studied interior design in college and after several career reincarnations I am now here, living the unexpected life of jewelry designer and absolutely LOVING it!!! This blog chronicals my journey through this wild and exhilarating and sometimes exasperating world of jewelry making from idea to fruition!

Update: Here we are 6 years later and I'm very happy to report that things are going well! I have a thriving shop on Etsy, my own website, I show occasionally at local art/craft shows, and my work is now available at Old Florida Gallery and Outdoor Center in Englewood FL! So follow along... it's getting very interesting!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Local Flavor ~ The Annual Sarasota Chalk Festival



Above are a few photos from this years annual Sarasota Chalk Festival (click the link for more photos and information).  I've been unable to to attend this and many other amazing events in previous years due to my heavy travel schedule with my former job and was delighted to finally see all of the incredible talent displayed by artists from around the globe. 

Time Off For Good Behavior ; )

I am giving myself the gift of time for the next couple days!  I've been working non-stop for months in preparations for this past Saturdays event and for the upcoming holidays, so now I'm giving myself a day or two off : ) 

Saturday was a success!  It was a beautiful fall day in sunny Florida, though a bit windy for my taste, overall it was a great first event experience and everything went pretty smoothly!  My jewelry designs were well received, I made a lot of contacts, even had a few sales and a raffle!  It wasn't as busy as I'd hoped, but season has only just begun!!!
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