It's been quite the whirlwind of a summer, I am working consistently trying to keep up between biweekly traveling out of town to sell my work at art festivals and filling all my internet orders.
June has been, to date, my best sales month ever thanks to all the recent interest, press and new shops selling my work! I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm about my work more than I can even express.
I will say, that at times I feel completely overwhelmed, but in reality, all the endless hours of work in my studio are some of the most satisfactory moments! I feel I need to pause from my hectic schedule to make a public note of appreciation.
I finally am doing what I have wanted to do my entire life and have been supporting my little family for well over a year now on my jewelry sales alone. I feel humbled by the recent attention, but rather proud to have been able to achieve what I have over the past 8 years struggling to keep my goals a priority while navigating through the challenges of single parenthood.
I don't know that I would have believed that making my living by doing this was even possible it if you told me 6 years ago, as I was balancing a full load of classes, two jobs, and putting together a thesis show while being a full time single parent of an active and curious 2 year old.
My persistence and focus have seemed to have worked to my benefit, always telling myself to never give up or compromise any of my goals.
I am so gracious to all who have been purchasing my work, and flattered to be making objects with such a personal significance that will be a conversation piece for years to come. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make my aspirations come to a reality.