Sunday, January 2, 2011

What's in store for 2011?

Its a day late but....Happy New Year Everyone!

The holidays are over and its time to get back on my creative chair and wear my creative hat.

There are a lot of things on my mind that I would like to carry out this year. First on the list is to share a monthly "Inspiration Feature" on my artist friends. I am so blessed to have a couple of friends who engage in different art mediums and I would like you to know them. See how they express themselves through their art, where they get inspiration, who influences them and how they stimulate others to fire up their artistic self.

Second is to devote more time to learn and harness my skills with handling wire. There are a lot of things that can be made with wire, I would probably be concentration on making pendants for now. I am now dipping my luck with wire wrapping and wire weaving. As of this time I have created quite a few pieces, one of which I have just shared in my last entry.

Third is to join shows/bazaars that require formal application and screening. That way I would know where my craft stands. I think it is good practice to know how my craft will fair with others...not for competition but to know if I still need to learn and practice more. Having a bad day is normal but having a bad creation is awful.

Lastly, I hope to share my story and few knowledge with other budding jewelry artist. Honing our craft is not at all easy especially when we do not have other people to inspire us. I was very blessed to have mentors like Mabelle Rubia (traditional scrapbooking and seed beading), my cousin Lia Arellano (basic beading). Like them I hope to influence one artist in my lifetime.

Lets see how my 2011 be like.