Thursday, May 19, 2011
.....and so I will poop!!!!!! What does this mean???? The beginning of June my etsy shop will reopen, yup, it is time to learn how to market oneself, that would be me!!!! Nelson is wonderful in its support and enthusiasm, however it is not the place to make myself into a full time financially "stable"artist...nope, it is time to get over my computer hangups and fear of potential packaging and mailing issues and do it....oh la la...time for the next step in the process of being Kim the artist...hear goes gang....
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 6:08 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Hello my lovelies!!!! The show is up, the opening was a success, and I am still in catch up mode...I may have overdone it...however in doing so I finished the big piece...and love it!!! I also finished the wedding picture...yey!!!! (the photo is a bit fuzzy) I am still bloody sleepy and truthfully a bit overwelmned as to what the next art step is...oh well, plenty of time to worry about that..in this moment I am more concerned with making enough money to support myself and the furbies...resume writing today....tomorrow the job hunt starts.....oh lovely...giggling....because sometimes that is the best reaction....
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 11:12 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I have to work at the soap store today and tomorrow...and so in an effort to accomplish everything that must be done I find myself up dressed and about to head to the studio at 5:30 a.m. The huge tragedy of this scenario is that coffee dosnt become available until 7...deep breath......Good Morning!!!!
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 5:29 AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
12:02 a.m. Wednesday morning, off to bed, but first an update......will the big piece be finished by Friday? This Friday, the night of my opening? Perhaps....wake-up call VERY EARLY tomorrow will be a step in the "finished" direction....I am tiered, I would like to have a conversation without the distraction of deadlines...I wish I had more time..oh well, what will be will be....here are some pictures, including a couple of my things in a shop window...good night my darlings, sleep well..
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 12:02 AM
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Good Morning!! I should be in wool land so I will make this short.....My first children's felting workshop was wonderful!!!! 8 kids successfully made Easter bunnies, had fun and sustained only minor injuries. I learned some valuable lessons about teaching which I will apply to my next class...yup there will be more!!!!!!! I have included some pictures of the kids and some of my finished art...(the girl holding the hippo was the custom piece I did just after Christmas....she is hanging in her new home...being loved!!!!)
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 8:05 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I am not a list maker, however in an effort to alleviate some of my stress I am going to give it a shot and make a list. I have heard that things are less overwhelming when one has a clear idea of what must be done. Here goes. Get out of bed...giggling, o.k.......Get art show posters printed. Buy supplies for art workshop (dollar store and wool shop) Buy cat food. Cut wood for frames. Complete humongous boy's head. Start on humongous boys arms. Attach eye hooks to completed picture and hang on "the all done wall", take a picture of it and post on blog. Do the thrift store rounds (material) Breath. Mmmmmmmmm, I dont think seeing it in black and white is lowering my stress, perhaps it takes some time to kick in...........
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 8:54 PM
Monday, April 18, 2011
Hello world, one of my quirks, or perhaps neurotic tendencies is to trim my hair. Feeling a little dumpy, stress or restless and inevitably the scissors surface and a little hair trimming follows (added to my slight craziness, my extreme lack of patience and a trip to the hairdresser is simply too long a wait) I have a new little "do"!!!! The stress? Job, art show, the fact that I quit smoking (again) (one month in....yey) Simon, and my continuing (almost a year) ear infections are all adding to the feeling of overwhelmed drowning sensations...big sigh!!!!! Fantastic things are also happening, new studio, new friendships, fantastic home, my computer is fixed (thank-you Joop, you are a mechanical marvel!!!!) A teaching gig (thank-you Teressa for believing in my felting, and for being my teaching Ginny pigs!!!).....I am very lucky to be surrounded by such lovely people, and loved by those farther afield as well...laughing, lucky AND stressed!!!! Here are some pictures of the studio and some art, both finished and in progress......
Posted by Kim O'Brien at 8:10 PM