Monday, March 18, 2013

Just Breathe......Ahhhhh......

I keep reminding myself to "just breathe"......

So much has happened in the past week and more still to come this week.  Let's start with the "fun" stuff!

I'm over-the-moon-excited to announce that my jewelry has been consigned by

Chris is an amazing ceramic artist and you can read all about her here.  I'm so honored to be "seen" with her beautiful art.  Come for a visit ~ La Plaza Shops ~ 6530 E. Tanque Verde Road ~ Tucson, AZ

Kiki and I had a delightful time setting up "shop" on Friday.  I'm so pleased with the way everything came together ~ what do you think?

Thank you, Chris, for this amazing opportunity!!

I carved out a little time this past week to work on some new pieces.  They feature focals from the wonderful Tucson artist, Patricia Healey.  I love her copper work!

A couple of Nunn Design pendant necklaces, featuring Swarovski rhinestone chain, bird images, and ICE resin....

And a pair of enamel bead earrings, which were born in the enameling class I took in February...

I also managed to squeeze in a mini-trip to "Gather, A Vintage Market."  You can read all about this amazing place here...





While my budget for March is pretty well spent, I did manage to find some lovelies, like this wonderful dried lavender (wish you could smell it!) ~ plenty to go around the house...

 Some fun vintage phonics family cards...I imagine these cut apart and put into tiny frames in a vignette...

A jar of fabulous vintage shaker tops....

These called out to me for my frozen charlotte dolls ~ I see necklaces in their future!

 So, here's what you need to know...

They are so helpful and personable ~ you'll have a great time exploring!!

Okay ~ so play time is over and what I've really been working on all week is THIS!!

I'm pleased to tell you that the spread sheets are finished (thank goodness for my Numbers program!), receipts are in order, and I should be ready for my meeting with our CPA this Thursday.

Each year I learn more about how I should be organizing the record keeping.  I think I've finally got it down and next year should be a breeze.

My problem is this ~ I'm an artist, not a paper person, so I procrastinate recording the details.  Well, no more!!  Things, they are a-changing!

I hope your week has gotten off to a wonderful start and continues to roll along that way. Remember ~ Just breathe......Ahhhhh!
Love and blessings from my heart, to you!


Sueann said...

Oh me too!! I so put off my receipts. Ha
Good for you!!
Love your new retail space. Beautiful
And your new pieces are fabulous.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I don't get down to Tucson much but I love the Chantilly Tea room least, it was there. Good luck with the sale. Love your necklaces!

Unknown said...

Oh Congratulations girlie!!!! Your jewelery is so lovely that this is fantastic! I love your finds, the salt shaker tops are brilliant! :) And Im feeling you on the lavender, i have a jarful for cooking and I sometimes just sniff at it. :)


Laurie said...

I know you'll do great in that shop and they are so lucky to have your stuff! I am loving the hearts with the bling and the leaves/branches within them!!

~*~Patty S said...

Just breathe is good advice for me too along with smelling some of your lovely Lavender dear Karen!

Congrats to the shop for having talented you and your artistry there...I am sure it will be a big hit!

Your jar of shaker tops really made me smile ... could they have found a more perfect home!

Happy Spring!

Fran. said...

WOW Karen how awesome!! You will surely rock out there!! And more people will be able to see your wares!! Do you pinch yourself sometimes? You probably know I lOVE the shaker lids in the jar!! LOL And I have seen those necklases and they are the bomb!!! Oh if only I lived closer to you I would be the best model to wear your stuff!! LOL In the meantime I cherish what I have from you!! I had a cold this past week and was pouting!! Trying to get me back. The cold is gone. YAY!! Now it's time for me to catch up this week with you again!! LOL XOXO Love Fran.

mrsthesun said...

Congratulations on getting invited to place your jewelry in Covington Gallery. I know that you are going to do well. Love the pieces that you shared today.