And you know what? I GOT this. I am all over it.
2011 was crazy and scary and amazing. I worked my ass off, and I feel like I am finally moving in the right direction. Yay!
I took the last few days off to work on some personal projects that I just haven't had time for with everything else going on. I spent hours this past week going through all the photos I have taken this year, editing and cropping, and just loving reliving all those moments. Now, I am my mother's daughter, so I pretty much always have a camera glued to my hand. And I'm a sucker for sunsets and oceans and clouds. But I'll try not to get tooo carried away.....
January: I sent in my portfolio for my graduate school application.
Then Mark and I moved to Richmond. This is the first day of setting up the new studio!
February: Buster came into our lives and we all enjoyed exploring Richmond together.
March : I revamped the look of my jewelry business, CopperTide.
April: Worked on tool designs and Micro Raising Workshop development with NC Black Co.
May: Chuck and I taught our first Micro Raising Workshop
at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC.
Then I went to the SNAG conference in Seattle and worked the
NC Black vendor booth with Andrea and Les.
June: I launched my new Reef Jewelry line.
July : Traveled to Colorado with NC Black to do a vendor booth at the CoMA Conference.
August : My first outdoor "craft show," the Watermelon Festival in Carytown.
Then took a little time off for the beach, and got to see a hurricane pass by the SC coast. Amazing.
September : Mark and I launched our new business, CopperDog Studio.
October: Taught my first enameling workshop at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
November : Started teaching an evening course at The Visual Arts Center, then got some more beach time for Thanksgiving.
December : Made lots of jewelry, dog tags, and festive confectionery delights!
So here's to 2011! It was a hell of a year!
2012 : BRING.IT.ON.