Musing of a Wacky Artist....The Perils of Shameless Self Promotion and Self Examination

The last couple of months, I’ve been in the thralls of ‘shameless’ self promotion/marketing of my work. In between making beads and creating jewelry, that is. This year, I’ve been a bit short of time with everything else happening in my life. Anyway…the most asked question I normally have presented to me is “what is your inspiration? or where do your inspriations come from?"

Some days, I have to decide if I want to be PPC (polite, profligately/ politically correct) or honest. Most days, I chose polite…then there are other days, that I just plain don’t give a shit what I say or when my humor gets in the way of my public face. Those are the days that seem to haunt me. Yeah, just like the other day when a customer commented on a kewl color in one of my beads…my response was ‘yeah, I worked real GD hard to get the dog poop color.” I smiled, she didn’t. Oh well, I didn’t come with my own personal instruction manual. I’ll get right on that as soon as time permits.

There are some artists/beadmakers/jewelry designers that can say that their inspirations are a kind to some of the Renaissance works of the past. Like the frescos depicting the saints or how nature and art reflect upon each other. Yeah, it’s true for me as well, in a sort of lofty way…but not that connected to my way of doing things. Needless to say, I doubt I’ve been ‘touched by an angel.”

Inspiration can be ‘Girls just wanna have fun’ sort of thang too. BUT….most days, I’d say I’m more like a mad scientist that feels blessed that nothing cracks, fizzes, or burns off my eyebrows. Geez, there are a lot of days, that I’m lucky that I can get my shoes on the correct feet.

Later Gators!