Too many months have passed since I have written on my blog. I'm in the process of building my inventory, making new designs, more pieces and mentally preparing myself for this upcoming weekend in Bellevue. Each year, Bellevue, WA hosts three distinct festivals. I was a participant in the 6th Street Fair for 3-4 years and then decided that I could apply to the BAM ArtsFair which is put on by the Bellevue Arts Museum. My jewelry can be viewed and purchased at the Bellevue Arts Museum Gift Shop, so I thought I would have a chance.
This summer, I have been taking advantage of my beautiful surroundings by hiking almost every Friday (unless I am working) up in the mountains, to Baker Lake, Snow Lake, last Friday I hiked in to Barclay Lake just up from Baring.
I feel so fortunate to have the job I have. I am my own boss, I make my own hours, I work when I need to and if the weather and the inclination is there, I leave my work at home and travel to a very beautiful area of Washington, where I grew up and explore new and old places. I come back to my work with visions of natural beauty, huge evergreen and cedar trees, icy cold alpine lakes and feel exhausted but extremely happy.
After Bellevue, I will be driving over to western Idaho and over the border from Washington to participate in their annual art festival, Art on the Green (August 4 - 6) and then come home for two days and return to Idaho again, this time driving south to Sun Valley.
I usually give myself 1-2 weekends off to catch up on everything. My jewelry is very time-consuming, so this is an absolute necessity to be able to create more pieces. Some classiscs, and some new and one-of-a-kind pieces.
I was approached by another artist who is opening her own art school. She wants me to teach jewelry classes. This is very exciting, so stay tuned on dates and times. I have a long list of people who are interested and have been waiting years for me to finally take the plunge.
Thank you for everything! Susie