Sunday, October 3, 2010

Addicted & Some Press

I've got somewhat of an addictive type personality. I find something I like...and I dive right in. This is just what has happened since returning from ArtBliss. I was having withdraws from the satisfaction I received from enameling. Thank goodness this time, I already had all the tools, just needed some enamels. A few enamels, turned into a few more until...I rec'd this colorful package in the mail from Fundametals.

OOooo...I was gitty upon picking the package up from the post office. I scooted right home, so I could drool in the privacy of my own workshop.

I'm still trying to figure out the best set up for my workshop. Enameling takes up quite a bit of room. Really just having to move everything out of the way to torch, and I like having all the enamels out, easy access. I'm wanting to set up a table specifically for using the enamels, but first I have to make room. UGH! Still working on that, but in the meantime, this is what I've done so far.

A couple pair of earrings. While practice makes perfect, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of these.

In other news...I'm totally over the moon about the publicity I've gotten locally this week. About a week ago, the local paper did a brief interview regarding my participation in a local artisan fair. Just hit a couple high points, you know...I'm local, second year at this particular event, and the specifics regarding the show. Then the article was of my pieces was on the front page of the paper advertising this event. It was small but it was still there. Then a nice, big picture of my piece beside the article, with a great plug for my business. I was so pleased...way more than I expected. Then, the other night I was perusing a local magazine when I noticed a piece in magazine that looked just like one of my pieces. Low and was one of my pieces. I guess they had photographed some of my work that I have at the art gallery. This was totally unexpected, but I was only too excited to come across it.

On the agenda for this guessed it...more enameling. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Have a great's another rainy one here.


  1. Wow, that's tremendous exposure, and well deserved! Your enamel work is great, can't wait to see what you create next!

  2. Look at those gorgeous earrings! I know exactly what you mean about "addicted". Congrats on the press!

  3. Congrats on the press. Love your earrings.

  4. Wow! Look at those awesome earrings! I cannot wait to buy some enamels myself so I can make some cool things,too! I totally get your 'addiction'...after that class, I've got it too!

  5. Once the enameling bug bites you, it's hard to stop! I love how luscious all those colors look together!
    Your earrings came out great! I look forward to seeing more!

  6. Oh, I meant to say congrats for the recent publicity. When it rains, it shines!

  7. Congratulations on good press!
    Love those enameled earrings!!!!

  8. Shelby, I'm the same way once I find something I love...I jump right in! I remember a couple years ago I felt that way about PMC and went home from the class to buy all kinds of supplies. And never touched them. But I know it will be different with is so much fun and opens new creative doors.
    CONGRATS on that awesome press you are getting locally!!! That is fantastic and I'm happy for you! :-)

  9. Congratulations on the article! That is really cool. These pieces look fabulous. The enameling on them is perfect. And I'm drooling over all the great colors you got from Fundametals.

  10. Love your enamel work, it's such a great look..and all the fun toys you have to play with that go along with it!

  11. Love your enameled pieces! I'm with you about supply buying - the more enamels the better!