Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In the beginning...

... there was a girl with an interest in all things artsy.  She learned new crafts and practiced new mediums whenever she had the chance.  Eventually, she gained an interest in business, and selling her creations...

Welcome to my blog! You can expect to see ramblings about art and the creative process... Be warned, I may sound a little crazy, but that's because I'm crazy about what I do!

   ...Starting from the time of opening show tomorrow night, until the Strawberry Social and Auction on May 5th, I will have some of my jewelry on display in the Mind Over Matter art show at the Leir House here in Penticton.  Any Okanagan locals that want to come and check it out, please do! The Opening Reception starts at 5:30 and runs till 8pm on April 7th. If you can't make it then, do try and come out for the Strawberry Social. Lots of strawberry goodies and an art auction where you can try to get your hands on some great pieces of art at a steal of a price. There are many great artists showing and selling their work, you wouldn't want to miss out!

Current Projects...
   ...I've got to prepare for the Penticton Downtown Market this summer so I'm stocking up on whatever I can make.  At this point in time, I'm grinding out geckos like they were going extinct!  I've got a couple orders started... a black and white simple weave set, a pink and white simple weave set, and what's turning out to be a very beautiful choker done in the simple weave style with cream-coloured leather lace and garnet!
   ...I have a sewing project in the works... but, nope! I'm not going to spoil the surprise and tell you guys what it is just yet, but I will give you a hint... Think accessories ;)

Creative Process...
   ...I'm learning another new art skill!  I came across some wonderful tatted flowers, and managed to find a great needle tatting tutorial to get me started.  If I can get the hang of it, I may try my hand at some tatted jewelry, but with all the stock I need to have a month from now for the Market, I can't guarantee that I could get the chance any time soon.
   ...Trying to remember some of my old CritterZ patterns.  I remember the gecko and alligator very clearly, but I've forgotten my exact pattern for some others like mouse, beetle, and spider.  Serves me right for never writing them down, I guess!  On the topic of CritterZ, (here's my brain doing its crazy connections!) I have been seeing a some really nostalgic stuff that has come back into style and my brain took off with the idea! But guess what... another surprise! I'm going to make you guys wait to see the results :P

That's all of what I have to ramble about for now... until next time!

- Kona

 Just ordered a bunch of magnets and postcards featuring 'Purple Ochre Seastar'!

These will be available for sale at the Penticton Downtown Market, 
but if anyone else is interested in them, let me know!