Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wide eyed and wonderin'

Wow. What a week! (And it's only Thursday) Sometimes things snowball in an amazing series of events.
It started with me being asked to modify my wire dragonfly onto a hairpin for a co-worker's wife. Here's a picture of the dragonfly that inspired his choice. The one I sold to him had blue wire instead of gold and blue/purple crystals.

A delivery driver saw it sitting on my desk at work and asked about it. He liked it so much that he commissioned me to make a butterfly pin for his daughter. I was so happy with the way it turned out (and the display box I found a tutorial for here) that I showed it to the lovely ladies of the marketing department. The director liked the butterfly and the display box so much she offered to buy TEN of them from me!!!

You could have knocked me over with a feather! I didn't need Redbull to give me wings on that day, lemme tell ya! I was floating!

To be honest, now that I've had a moment to catch my breath and think about it, I'm more than a little intimidated by the order, but this is an amazing turn of events and I'm not going to let my worries swamp me on this. I'm hard at work each night when I get home now, making butterflys, dragonflys and display boxes.

Last night I streamed season one of Xena (don't laugh) through my computer and angled the monitor towards my crafting desk so I could see it while I worked. Between dinner and taking care of the dogs I only got one finished, but that's one more down. I have about six dragonflys already finished, but the more I look at them the less happy I am with them. I may do 5 more of them and use the new things I've learned to make them look better. Mark says I'm being overly critical, I don't know. Maybe I am. But I don't want to put out anything that's not the best that I can do. That makes sense, right?

The marketing director also asked me to go as fast as I could on the insects so that she can bug me for shamrocks in time for St. Patrick's Day. (This is me jumping up and down in excitement!)

I am so busy making bugs to fill the Casino order that I don't have time to get the layout here tweaked and turned how I want it. I have the Deviant Art account that needs updating and it would be really nice to get some product up on Artfire and Etsy too!

Wow. When it rains it pours. And that is seriously not a bad thing in this case.


  1. As a craftsman (with wood) I have learned that YOU are you're worst critic. A lot of small 'flaws' you notice won't be seen by anyone else.
    And, you'll always learn a different way. A better way. Plus, you'll come up with new ideas and patterns.

  2. Creativity is amazing that way, I've noticed. The more you do and try, the more ideas and 'what-ifs'spring out

    Thanks for coming by and commenting! Nice to meet'cha!