So far, so good!  I would like to announce the opening of our second etsy store: Indy Found Objects! We will be selling found objects, nic-nacs, gee-gaws, and other assorted grot just like the pieces I use in my sculptures! We’ve already had a few sales, and hopefully business will build further! Check it out at indyfoundobjects.etsy.com !

We have had a few sales this month; this is great, since this is usually our worst season for sales! We’ve had sales in sculpture, supplies, and wall clocks!  

Lastly, (and most excitingly) I am honored to have been chosen to appear in the Indianapolis Art Center’s pop-up class schedule!  The instructor (Julie Ball, Girl Genius!) is the artist who first showed me that I could really be a sculptor.  Her calm, nurturing classroom manner, and her wicked good welding and art chops remain an inspriration all these years later.  Imagine my delight when I found that she had saved a picture of one of my first pieces that ever sold, and wanted to teach a pop-up welding class based on that technique, and promoted by that picture of my work!  I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be remembered and valued by my old mentor after all these years!  Please check her out at julieball.net ! She’s a wonderful person, and worth your time to read about!  If you’re looking for a welding instructor, take one of her classes and you won’t go wrong!

As always, contact me! Send me those pictures of the sculptures you bought or were given!  I’m starting to develop a complex here!

Please visit the people and places mentioned in this blog; they’re definite assets to our community, and lots of fun besides!

www.julieball.net

www.indplsartscenter.org

And please go visit our other sites:

www.salvagedbeauty.etsy.com

www.indyfoundobjects.etsy.com

www.crumpetsandcamera.etsy.com

www.crumpetsandcamera.wordpress.com

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2013

Well, another year has passed me by, and once again I am left feeling as though I didn’t achieve nearly enough.  It was a rough year, filled with personal drama and injuries that sidelined me far longer than I liked.  The new year, however, brings us a chance to turn the page and begin a new chapter.  A new year, a fresh start, a clean slate; I resolve to clear my mind, clean my studio, and start working towards higher goals.  My resolutions for this year include spending more time in the studio creating art, a more regular and reliable internet presence, and seizing opportunities as they arise; all areas where I fell short last year. Most of all, I resolve to stay positive as much as possible this year. When I get depressed, it debilitates me! I find it difficult to make the 10 yard commute from my back door to my studio sometimes. This makes me feel guilty, which makes me more depressed…until friends are neglected, opportunities missed, and deadlines ignored. This time around, I’m going to try to avoid these pitfalls. I may stumble, but I’ll endeavor to not fall!

Dawn and I are considering trying a couple of new shows this year. We haven’t made final decisions yet, of course….so if you have a favorite art event that you think we should try, please drop us a line! Include the date and location and we’ll see what we can arrange. If we attend your local event, be sure to stop by and say hello!

One last idea for today: a promotion of sorts that I’ve had in mind, and it involves all of you out there! Do you own one of my pieces? (And if not, WHY NOT for Heaven’s sake?? Buy one. Now. In fact, buy two!) Send us a picture of your piece in situ, and I’ll post them in this blog. Remember to keep it family friendly, and be sure to include your name, and if possible, when you bought it from us. Feel free to include a paragraph about it, and you. I’m very excited to see what you submit. If you know other owners of SBS pieces, pass the word to them! Lets see how many we can round up!

Here’s hoping that we all have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! Keep in touch!