Wednesday, January 4, 2012

3 Amazing Years!

I am looking back at all the wonderful and even not so wonderful experiences that the last three years has brought me. I have learned so much and made some wonderful friends. I have grown as a person and an artist. It has been good, maybe even great!

 I have not yet decided what I am going to do this year. I have taken a break from sending out pieces to be published, I am a little tired of all the listing and not getting very far on Etsy. I am slowing down but not stopping. I need to re-evaluate what I am doing and see where I want it to take me.
 In the hopes that since James is now done his degree, we will get back into a normal routine and I will once again be able to enjoy my craft and not feel like I have to produce enough inventory to supply an entire store! It has been trying, but it was necessary. Now our focus is to find James a career job and get him working again! It will be nice to not worry about where our next meal is coming from! 
 So help me celebrate 3 years of a creative Journey! I want to offer you 30% off in my Jewelry shop. Coupon code "3YEARS" must be entered to receive the discount. Refunds will not be sent out this time. It is good for anything in the store, but not on custom orders.

Thanks for sticking around, hope you will keep coming back to see where this year will take me!!

Marie

14 comments:

Patti Van said...

Congrats on 3 years! And, may your New Year wishes come true!

PS: Your jewelry is beautiful!

Marla James said...

You go Girl!!!! Congratulations! You jewelry is amazing!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on 3 years of success, Marie!

Shalla's Designs said...

Congradulations on 3 years of stunning and beautiful creations!! I hope that you have many more successful years. Your live of your art shines through your work!

Shalla's Designs said...

Congradulations on 3 years of stunning and beautiful creations!! I hope that you have many more successful years. Your live of your art shines through your work!

KJ said...

Congratulations to both you and James.

Best of luck to you on whatever path you decide to take.

Donna Bradley said...

Congratulations, my friend, on 3 successful years. Your work is so beautiful, and I can't wait to see where your beading journey takes you next. Where ever that is, it'll be a privilege to go along with you. I wish you nothing but the best.

Amanda L. said...

Let me add my congratulations on your 3 year mark. Your eye for color is wonderful, I love the combinations you put together. I hope you and your family have a happy and blessed New Year, and that both of your careers work out the way you want them to!

TesoriTrovati said...

You have done a lot of incredible things in those three years Miss Marie! I am so proud of you! I felt like I did the publishing thing and then had to slow a bit myself in the past year. I like the pace that I am at now. If I feel compelled I will but not because I feel that I have to. I am exploring other options this year. New materials. New directions. I am looking forward to seeing that possibilities this year will bring. Looking forward to sharing creative journeys with you.
Enjoy the day, Marie!
Erin

steufel said...

Congrats, Marie! And I know exactly what you mean. Soemtimes it is great to just slow down, isn't it?

Kristin Oppold YaY Jewelry said...

Congrats Marie!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

OH Marie! Congratulations! You are one of the most inspiring designers out there, I always love to see what you come up with. Your creations never fail to give the eye the beauty it craves! You are incredible and I cannot wait to see where you go next! Happy New Year, may it be filled with joy and good things!

Mellisa said...

Good for you acknowledging that you can use a little refocusing! I suspect that you'll be able to dodge the dreaded slump period by just slowing and evaluating your path...wish I would do more of that and less of the cold turkey breaks! Happy New Year :)

Danielle said...

Congrats Marie! 3 years is a beautiful milestone :-). I love your talent and work.