Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Feeling Blue

Blue Geometric Beaded Tapestry
I'm not actually blue, I just needed a title for this post. I'm actually quite happy for a change. I mean, it's not like I'm depressed generally or anything, but there's a few things in my life that are going well, and I am happy about them.  It's about damn time, really.

I went to see an exhibit of illuminated manuscripts today. I always think I should draw some ideas for my tapestries from illuminated manuscripts, because they are small and don't have a whole lot of shading to them--but then I see them, and I see how much detail is actually in them--there's NO WAY I could make anything even approximating the detail and thin lines, ect that went into the manuscripts. Not with the beads and patterning limitations I have.

I would, some day, like to make a series of illuminated capitals as beading patterns, which I'd sell as custom work, so you could just buy the letters you were interested in, and I'd make them, send 'em to you as a set or as a long scroll--but somehow pattern design is one of those things that I've been falling behind on lately.

I wish I knew where all my time was going--well, not this week because I can account for most of that, but in general time's just been...slipping away...

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