Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter at our Beach

Happiness is a winter afternoon by the sea with Nick, Chinese take-out and a bottle of champagne.




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day to You - Welcome to my new On-Line Shop!

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited about my new on-line shop.  Check it out!

My On-Line Shop

I've been selling my jewelry at shows since 2009.  I've also been selling in a few shops and galleries.
Ever since I started making jewelry people have been E-mailing me asking if I sell my work on-line.  And I’ve kept telling people that setting up an on-line shop is on my to-do list. So, Taaa Daaah!!!  Here it is.  My new on-line store!!!!!!!!  Yay!  Can I please get a high-five…or maybe even two??!!  Boy what a process it was.  Setting a beefy E-commerce shop up is a lot of work.  I had to make sure I had enough stock on hand to do this whole gig.
 I had to make a few phone calls and get help figuring out which format to use for my E-store.  “Photobiz” hosts my web site and I can’t say enough good things about that company.  Their customer service is top notch.  And for a girl like me who’s not the most technically savvy it’s great to know there’s a place I can call to get answers quickly.
Next step….  Figure out how the heck to take decent pictures. It’s taken quite a lot of time to figure this out and I still have a lot to learn in this department.  There is placement and lighting and photo one-O-one, etc.  There’s a lot to it.  I’m just sayin’.
I had to figure out the cost of shipping and handling.
I had to write descriptions of each pieces.  Not just descriptions you know.  I had to come up with good descriptions.  I had to really tell the story for each piece.  This ended up being a bit easier than I thought it would be.  I think that’s because there really is a bit of a story for each piece of work that I create.  Let’s just say, my MAC and me were very close buddies for quite some time.
--> So all in all it was a monumental accomplishment for me– opening up this E-store.  I want to share my excitement with you by doing a celebratory thing.  I feel like I need sparklers or something right now to tell you about it.   If you buy from me this month – any day this month, February 2017 - you’ll get a free gift from me.  Let’s say it will be your Valentines Day present from yours truly – AKA “me”.

Happy Shopping!  :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My Messy Art Room

A messy art room is the best kind of art room.  It's a sign and it means that creation is happening.  Important things are getting done.  I'm getting ready for my spring shows.  They will be here before you know it. 



Sunday, November 13, 2016

New Artwork at Amiro Art & Design

Come see my new artwork at Amiro Art & Design 

On display now through December 31st 2016

9C Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Etchings

When I was growing up my favorite classes for sure were my art classes.  And I think this craft idea came from one of the projects we did when I was in about the third grade.  Ever since then I’ve wanted to do it again.  No kidding.  Life gets so busy that we have to really make the time to do the little things we want to do.  Here’s a perfect example of that kind of thing.

Cut poster board it up into the sizes you want to use for your project. 
Use crayons to color the entire piece of each piece of poster board.  I like putting different colors in patches.  But it’s up to you.  You could use one color crayon if you like to cover the piece.  The important thing is to press down really hard when you are using the crayon so your waxy colored coverage is thick.


Once they are covered with crayon wax spray each piece with black flat spray paint. 



Take a tool that has a fairly sharp point.  Something even like a pencil or knitting needle could work.  But don’t use something so sharp that it will cut the paper.  I used a tool called a burnisher.  Jewelers typically use these to shine up metal jewelry.  With the tool draw the drawing you want to draw by carving out the black paint. 


Ta-Da.


Now, what can you do with your finished pieces?  You could either use them to make greeting cards or maybe place cards for a monster bash type of dinner party.  You could also use it for wall art.

Happy Crafting.

Marcia

Tuesday, October 18, 2016