Hi there, it has been a few weeks. Life got busy and I’ve been working on Christmas orders and presents which I won’t be able to share with you until after Christmas. I will have to take that into account next year and have some post prepared so that I can have something to post while I am busy making Christmas orders.
I will post the major two I was working on after Christmas for you to see. One, a gift for my friend was a pattern I brought last year and finally got around to making. It was a lot of work so if she doesn’t love it I will hold a grudge forever.
Actually, I will just swap it and give it to someone else as I know a few people who would like it.
I nabbed some photos of my stars in the wild as my aunt who I now live with put up her Christmas tree. And have created an album in my Delicate By Lou facebook group called beadwork in the wild, for anyone who has some of my work to post photos of it if they want to share.
I sold quite a few baubles and stars this year and have saved up to buy a 3d laser cutter so that I can make wooden baubles, earrings and things as I bead.
This will hopefully enable me to make some more money so it is easer for me to buy supplies, pay for my blog, get some accounting software, get more professional photos taken and all the other expensive things that it takes to run a small business and get it up off the ground. So far almost everything has been paid from money I’ve saved from my small wage so making some money from my business it a priority right now so that I can focus more on making sculptures later.
Though I do have a long list of sculptures that I want to make.
And as I have been working on things I’ve been adding to my mini-star collection. I cleared out a few more boxes and my dad gave me a large box as well, though I still have a number of stars stashed in bags in a container, waiting for room.
I’m still not entirely sure how they will eventually be displayed but I have some ideas and it’s not really important until after it’s finished at any rate.
The plan for next year is that JAN/FEB and possible part of March
will be dedicated to the International Patchwork Sculpture, then once it is finished
April and May will be focused on making beadwork ornaments to sell later in the year and then June/JULY and August will be focused on other sculptures before the end of the year which will focus on making things to sell. I will probably be going to the markets with my friend next year so hopefully I will have lots made and heaps of wooden things made as well.
Of course it is a rather loose plan as my plans usual fall apart.
Hum other than that I got approved for the World Record attempt but will have to think about how to make it work as I wasn’t expecting to have two witnesses there the whole time. For something that will take over a year to make that is a hard ask, along with needing a publicly accessible space. everything else like filling the attempt and all the paper work is a lot but doable. It will most likely have to wait for 2024 to see where I am at then. If it is still out of my reach I will most likely just make the sculpture without the record attempt, because it will still be awesome even with out an offical record.
Oh, and I scored a free secondhand pinboard for my studio. We don’t usually do bond cleans at my work but one of the companies my boss cleaned for finished up at the office they were at and the lady said we could take any thing that was left after the salvos came as it was all going in the bin. My boss also got a pin board and lots of printing paper, which was too big for my printer.
Well, I have a doctor’s appointment soon and have to get my stuff ready for work after that so I’ll finish up now.