Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Merry-Lee Rae in The Lapidary Journal, and fell absolutely in love with her art and her art form. I knew I had to try it. I love enameling, but I do not love metal working. Being a member of Love My Art Jewelry has shown me that people with a passion for metal and jewelry can and do make inspired pieces of wearable art with copper, silver, polymer clay, fiber art and on and on with possibilities.
Lately, I am being pulled in other directions, and though I cannot pinpoint when it began to happen, my passion about my art has suffered. I have begun to find the continual effort to build an online presence draining, and I do not like and am not good at self promotion. The moment I decided to go back to being a fan of art jewelry instead of trying to be an art jeweler, I felt lighter...more free, and more myself. So, knowing that it is what is right for me at this time in my life I am leaving my much loved group of Love my Art Jewelry ladies to return to being one of their biggest fans and cheering section leader. I will be following their inspired progress without feeling the pressure to try to keep up with these artists whose growth and creativity continually astounds me. As for me...well...some days I feel like making art, and some days I don't....so...some days I will...and some days I won't. It's a good place for me to be.
Posted by Julie Holmes at 7:00 AM