You may have noticed not only the visual differences in my Blog, but that there are a lot of changes happening in the structure and focus too. Recent posts have been infrequent as I've been putting this site into a new order; one that is ordered better for my current life and lifestyle.
There have been many requests over the years for my recipes that I've occasionally posted here. I've actually created a space on the left tool bar in this blog where I am listing them as I find them. Additionally, when I started blogging, I did so using my web site proper rather than doing it in Blogger. Over the past 10 days or so, if you get Google Reader, you probably have noticed a lot of old posts showing up. That's because I'm moving them from my old site into Blogger for consistency. It's amazing... I'm finding a lot of old and good information and stories that I had forgotten as I've been moving them over, and also see how my focus has shifted away from food and recipes. With this knowledge, I'm hoping to bring some of the food focus back into play. But it will be different than before. Rather than preparing food only for me, I need to come up with healthy recipes that a full family will eat. I hope that you're interested as I explore this new territory.
I'm also creating separate pages devoted strictly to my art and my business. I hope that you will visit them from time to time to see if I've put anything new up.
On the right hand bar, I'm starting to put up links and lists related specifically to Artisans and Artists. As I get them posted, please be sure to visit some of my artist friend's web sites and shops. You'd be amazed at what wonderful things there are to acquire for gifts or yourself at reasonable prices. I personally love to shop from small businesses when I have the chance, and I hope you feel the same way.
I'm very busy with special order jewelry as well as getting ready to teach a very large class, but when that slows down a little, I will also be updating my web site. I'll let you know here what changes are made and when, and I hope you'll drop by there too.
Life is interesting, life is very exciting right now. My true wish is that you will stand by me and travel this new territory by my side. Thank you so much for bearing with me as I finish off the updates in my Blog and move on to the web site. Thank you so much for supporting my venture in Jewelry Making. I hope to be able to offer you things that you will want and want to buy, and I also hope that if you see things you like but have constructive criticism, you might use this forum (as well as private e-mail or phone calls for those of you who have access into my "real" life) to let me know how I can improve.
That is for all aspects of my life, too, not just jewelry. As I said to a great friend in an email a week ago, I was evolving when I met him, I am continuing to evolve, and I hope to always be evolving. To do so, I have to make a lot of mistakes along the way, because mistakes are how we truly learn. We learn from our mistakes much more than from our successes.
Happy New Year, my friends! I'm so happy that you stopped by to see me. Thank you for everything.