wow this might be one of the longest pauses between posts. i have been updating tumblr and instagram regularly. which post to facebook and twitter. and i’m trying to remember the pinterest. oh good lord.
but i do like this format. this b l o g .
and i write posts in my head regularly. it’s very irregular, almost never, that i focus and actually write them down. or type them out. or … you now.
so speaking of written words, and we all know how i love the written (and then hand stamped into precious metal) word, i received the sweetest letter today.
and then and THEN a little later today i got an etsy “convo” that said this.
“I also wanted you to know that I wore turquoise ring to my breast cancer group today, and everyone just loved it! It’s funny, but one woman at the group told me that if she had a ring like that she would always keep her hand up close to her face so everyone could see it!
I told them about you being on Etsy and they were surprised that you could get such a nice ring on the Internet.”
these really make my heart sing. i am absolutely honored. and the thing is, i work very very hard and passionately and focused-ly and with all of my soul and being to make each piece when ordered. with a painfully close eye for detail and quality. and i AM honored by anyone who puts their faith in me by purchasing my work. every time someone out there in the wild, wide world picks out my work and puts their money down, it has a direct and strong impact, and ultimately a personal relationship. so you know.
and when someone takes the time to let me know. that feels pretty amazing. and not to sound like a butt, but i have a pretty fabulous collection on hand written and digitally sent thankyous.
so the goal is to organize myself *gasp* and get them posted to a “recommendations” page…or a… a. what do you call it. …testimonials? i think that’s the word i’m looking for.
we’ll see. fingers crossed. may was a really busy month, both within the art and the life. kind of left me a bit exhausted. but it’s good. i started a sale that i planned to run for the month of may – and didn’t tend to it as much as i intended. so let’s try again. we’ll call it a SUMMER sale. check it out here.
and keep an eye on this here blog. gil has a LOT of good stuff going on with velvet paintings and pen and ink portraits. i’ll elaborate over the next couple days. pinkie promise.