Saturday, August 13, 2011

Eye Candy!

What's this, you ask? A bonus post? That's right! One with pictures. And also an announcement that on August 7th and 8th, I completed the application and sent off samples to teach at next year's Bead and Button show!

(This is one of the crazier pieces I've made. I call it Superhero Necklace because the members of my writing group thought it looked like a magic necklace that would grant superpowers to the wearer. Sounds like a story-in-the-making to me!)

I'm proud of myself for applying. I put a lot of time and effort into every aspect of the application process, from creating the pieces to making supply lists to writing out some detailed instructions. I was also brave enough to send work out to complete strangers. I'm also nervous! I'm just beginning to believe in myself and my work enough to put myself Out There. I'm not sure what's going to happen, or when I'll know what's going to happen. The only thing I can do is hope for the best and distract myself with my next Big Project.

(This is a multimedia pendant I created. I don't have a title for it, so for now I'm just going to call it Wearable Art Heart. What's it made of? I'm going to be a tease and not tell you. Details will be forthcoming if I end up teaching.)

I do know one thing, however. No matter what happens, I'm happy. This comes from a philosophy I'm trying to cultivate called Either Way, I Win. I created beautiful and unusual pieces. I sent them, and instructions, off to be judged, which takes some strength. I also wrote some tutorials with clear instructions (they passed the Mr. Sequin test) and thoroughly enjoyed the process! In short, I learned, I grew... and I rewarded myself with a chocolate peanutbutter brownie to celebrate. ;)

That's all for today! Thanks for reading, and have a sequintastic day!



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