Saturday, June 4, 2011
The first post!
Hello, and welcome to the very first post at Saturday Sequins -- a blog devoted to working with, and celebrating, that most important fashion embellishment, the sequin.
First, a little about me. My name is Sarah, and I live in the Midwest. I’m a writer, jewelry artist, painter, embroiderer, hula hooper and, above all, magpie. As in, I’m drawn to anything and everything sparkly. You should see my “nest.” I’ve been collecting shiny objects for more than two decades. Luckily, I found Mr. Sequin – a terrific man who not only puts up with my hoarding, but does some of his own. In a manly way, of course.
My plan for this blog goes a little like this (although I’m open to the idea that it will grow and change over time): Every Saturday, I'll post something sequin-related. It could be a picture or pictures of my work. It could be a brief tutorial for a simple project. I might post a link to my favorite suppliers of sparkly things, a review of a tool or product, or give some much-deserved attention to other jewelry artists. And if I’m in a thoughtful kind of mood, which has been known to happen from time to time, I may write something about the creative life. As in, how I find inspiration, what creativity means to me, or how I’m finding the courage, little by little, to not only figure out what I want to do when I grow up, but to actually do it.
Thanks for stopping by Saturday Sequins! I hope you visit again.
Up next: my experience at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So excited!