"Floral Fantasy"

“Floral Fantasy”

You may (or may not) have noticed that I am not blogging as much as I used to. Not that I was ever setting the world on fire with this humble little blog but I was trying for once a week…. now I’m trying for once a month. Why? Well, I’ve been trying to prioritize my to-do list. No matter how much I do, the list seems to get longer, and longer, and longer. I have spent so much time doing all the things that everyone else said I should do in order to run a successful business….(you know, Face Book social networking, blogging, newsletters, shows, networking groups,,,,,the list goes on and on.) I found I had significantly less time to actually work on jewelry! I recently came upon this quote from Lou Danziger, “No matter how brilliant, talented, exceptional and wonderful the student may be, without work there is nothing but potential and talk.” Wow, I thought to myself, if even the brilliant, talented and exceptional must work to become more than ‘potential and talk’, then how much more should I be learning and doing and actually working on making my jewelry better? The saddest part of it is that I am actually so focused and happy when I am creating in my studio, and so not happy when I am only doing all the other stuff. It’s not that I don’t like being social and blogging, I do, but my priority has shifted and I am putting a plan in action to focus on my students and on becoming a better (working) student myself! So forgive if I say, I don’t want to talk about….. talk is cheap, I’m taking action! By the way, “Floral Fantasy” pictured above is a piece of my latest work.

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