Monday, November 3, 2008

Working on the weekend...

This past weekend was a full one. Full of work, work and some more work. I have a big three day show (more details later) that starts on Friday, next week I have a trunk show (hopefully) and the next three consecutive weekends after that I have shows. Can I possibly have enough inventory to get through and still be able to maintain a large selection in my Etsy shop? Will I ever sleep again? When I do sleep will I ever dream about anything other than clay and glaze?

Eh. Whatever. I love what I do. I'll take this work over pretty much anything thing else any day. :)

Last week I made a ton of new molds and I was anxious to try them out so I took the molds straight out the of the kiln and went straight to my latest work area (I'm still hanging out with Finchy) and got to work. I am very excited about some of the new designs - you can see a few of them above. I have many, many new ideas brewing and it is very hard to focus on what needs to be done when I have new toys I want to play with and exciting new designs to work on. Thank god I have a never ending supply of inspiration. Just watching the continuing games of Follow the Leader and Monkey See, Monkey Do on Etsy is enough to make a person crazy. I consider myself very fortunate that I don't know how to play those games (but less fortunate that others feel the need to make things that look just like mine. Although I have to say, it can be very amusing when the copiers start coping other copiers - that makes me giggle a bit :).

On another note... below are a few new necklaces that I put in the shop yesterday. The blue and red pieces show a few of the new glazes that I have been playing with. I love both of them, but the blue makes me especially happy. And when put together they make the most beautiful purple! Purple makes me even happier. :)


Lorelei said...

I love the look of the new designs and the glazes are beautiful!
What's this trunk show you're doing? sounds like you have your work cut out for you.
Just remember:
All Work and No Play, makes Jack a Dull Boy.

Love that movie. DOn't know what made me think of it today. :)
Enjoy your monday!

Round Rabbit said...

Hi L! I might be doing a trunk show at East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I'll find out today if it is going to work out.

Thankfully my work is like play! So this Jack won't be dull, just a little tired. :)

Bridget said...

Your designs and colors are spectacular.

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks so much, Bridget!:)

doeStudio said...

Wow!! Just gorgeous! Must go check out your shop now! Good luck with the show!

Gaea said...

Ok. I was hoping that it was just an exaggeration. I was going to say "NAME NAMES!" But a quick search on etsy showed a HORRIFYING amount of similar styles and item. WTF! You are so right! UGH! Have a great show!

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks Gaea!
Yea, it's a bit depressing at times. When I first started on Etsy no one was making jewelry like mine. The few ceramic jewelry designers that were there had their own styles, everyone did their own thing. It seems to be acceptable to now to use other's work for "inspiration" and this is rampant in every category on Etsy. If something is on the front page more than a few times before long there are 20 people making the same thing. Granted, there is such a thing as coincidence and two people can come up with the same idea at the same time - I have been there so I know that it happens. I don't want to imply that everyone making things similar to mine are copying. I know that that is not true - there happen to be other people out there with outstanding taste and design skills who happen to think along the same lines that I do. :)