Friday, December 31, 2010

Follow White rabbit!

Happy New Year Everyone! It was long and sometimes pretty hard year but anyway full of surprises, meetings with friends, new initiations and of course love!  I wish you health, love and success! Everything will be all right when love lives in your heart and when you have great friends! Love you all! xo xo

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eu gosto de cozinhar. E a minha cozinha é óptima!

Well that's Portuguese :P! And it means: "I like to cook. And my kitchen is the best!!"
Special thanks for my friend from Porto who gave me this recipe! That's really amazing meat and I'm pretty happy to have it for my New Year Eve!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tasty ugly macaroons

I did it! I've defeated them! Macaroons! Well that's a pretty short story ))) I just wanted to cook them and on the first time they weren't as they had to be. I even wasn't be able to take all of them off the baking tray ))) but this time I did it!!!!! And who cares that they don't look as fashion as they could look in some cooking magazines and sites? I don't care as they are absolutely amazingly tasty and even on the photo you can't see all of them as some of them are gone already )))) So who cares about fashion look when you have something that was made with love!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Moodboard 'Each and every girl has a dream'


There is no secret that each and every girl has a dream........






Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dangle earrings 'Leaves with a drop'

New earrings 'Leaves with a drop'
Leaves..... they dangle.... play with light.... and here is even more than just leaves... green or purple drops that spread their shine all around....

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday cooking mood

Hello everyone! Today I have a cooking mood so here is Curd souffle pie with chocolate

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Looking for a name....

Hello everyone! I'm looking for a name for this beatiful earrings with purple quartz. Any ideas?

Looks like they've found their name! Leaves with purple drop!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Mood board

Today I don't have a very good mood so here is few black and elegant things.....

Jet Black Square Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver Earring

Black Lace and Jersey Knit Cocktail Dress




Heartache and poetry XIV - Print


Elegant and Gothic Pride and Prejudice's Mr Darcy Proposal Brass Cuff in Black

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Do the work...stay out of the results.

I've just read it on Etsy Do the work...stay out of the results.

"Sales....Circles...Network....Tweet....Renew...Oh My!

I am still fairly new to this whole world of creating and selling said creations. Don't get me wrong.I am having a great time learning how to run my little shop, take photos, network, show in galleries, etc. I did feel a bit overwhelmed yesterday, so I went to visit an artist friend of mine. The business side of this process has really been a downer and I needed David to cheer me up. He is a very successful ceramic artist, but kind of a hermit. I arrived at his home studio where he was already sipping sangria at 10am and glazing a stunning sculpture piece. He is a shy man, who works in his studio, gardens, goes for hikes, and has a very small circle of friends. No website, no Twitter, no Facebook, no cell phone! I pointed these facts out to him and asked him how he promotes himself without these things, yet still has top galleries showing his work, collectors, television features, and consistent sales. He pointed out to me that he also has, a modest house, a used car, and a simple life.

David: "If I wanted to be rich, I made a poor career choice. I do my work, put it in a few places and let it be. It takes time."

Me: "What if you don't want to be rich, but you want to be able to live and do what you love, but there is so much competition out there. I feel like such a small fish in this huge pond. I'm afraid I will never be seen. I haven't even sold anything yet during this Christmas rush. I've hardly sold anything period!"

David: "Do the work, stay out of the results"

Me: "What the heck does that mean?"

David:" You are a small fish, deal with it. Just do your work, do it well and with integrity. Do the work to please yourself and maybe the rest will come, maybe not. Maybe you always drive a used car. Maybe you don't sell and have to work two jobs, so what! You work just to kill the spirit!"

Me: "But if I don't sell my work, I don't feel like I can call myself an artist."

David: "What would you say if I told you, You are not a woman?"

Me: "I would beg to differ."

David: " What would you say if I told you, You are not an artist?"

Me: "I would probably be hurt."

David: "There is your problem! are a woman, yes? To say different would be laughable. You would laugh at my stupidity to say otherwise! Yet I say you are not an artist and it hurts you because you don't believe it is fact! If you don't believe how will anyone else believe? You are too worried about results! Do the work little fish."

I poured myself a large glass of sangria."

I think that's true! We are to worry about how to sell that we almost forgot why we started to do all these things! I've made wonderful handpainted scarfs and earrings but still no sales. And I've started to ask myself what's wrong? Why don't people wanna buy them? I know I have to be patient but anyway did I create something ugly? Nope!  So where is the answer? I don't know.... I'm just pretty sure I'm doing the best I can and I can't stop myself from creating as I'm full of different ideas and I'm so happy that right now I have time for it!
So let's start just create and don't be so mad about the result!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm missing leaves....

Winter is everywhere ... and I'm missing leaves..... Enjoy my new treasury on Etsy.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pale lilac mood

Here is my first treasure on Etsy - Pale lilac mood. Have you ever noticed those amazing color when sun goes down? I've tried to find things with the same color. Enjoy!.

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