Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I thought you might like to know...

I dont talk about myself much on this blog. I tend to focus on my fellow artisans. So I thought it would be nice to talk more about me and what I do, and the things that are important to me, especially in terms of my creativity.

I'm a busy person, I never seem to have enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do, yet I happily take on new challenges almost every day. I'm not sure if I'm crazy..or if I like the adrenalin rush. Sometimes when I think about all the roles I attempt to fill I wonder if I'm making life difficult for myself, but in the end I realise that most of what I am doing is linked together and makes me happy.

So what do I do? I make polymer clay beads and cabochons and other bits and pieces. I make necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with beads and chainmaille and seedies..anything really. I am a columnist on handmadenews.org in the Craft Techniques department. I am administrator on a fabulous forum known as Alundra's Conundrum. I am a moderator on the new Handmade Artists Forum. I am also a member of several other forums, including BeadingForum.com.au and BunnyRabbitSex (its a writers forum..ideas breed like rabbits). I have two blogs - here and well.. here - of my own, plus ones on various forums. I also have a blog and a ning for the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild, because I'm the Guildmaster for them. I'm also a guild member for 4 other guilds, including the Polymer Clay Smooshers and the ArtFire CafeMom Team. And I have a studio on ArtFire, and a little store on Alundra's Conundrum (which is where I first started selling - I owe my boss Jade big time for the faith she has always shown in me - I love you kiddo).

Joining ArtFire opened up many doors for me, has given me many opportunities. I wouldnt be a columnist for HandmadeNews.org if it wasnt for ArtFire. I wouldnt have the fabulous friends I have recently acquired. I wouldnt be growing in confidence and feeling more sure of my talents.

Did I mention I'm a mum? I have 5 amazing kids, who are demanding and challenging (as most kids are), but also help give me an added incentive to keep all my balls in the air. I have also battled severe depression and a disassociation disorder for most of my life... but I will not let it win... I deserve to win and I will.

But mostly, I'm just me.

If ever you wanna know something about me..ask. I might not answer, but you never know.

2 comments:

alundra said...

I LOVE YOU TOO!!

And I think you're awesome. You've got some real creative talent with beads girl, and I'm glad you're using it :D.

<3 Jade

MyGrandpasPen said...

wow - fabulous post - no wonder you're writing for a column!! congrats!