You need to be at the Lovesick Expo this Sunday.
I love deadlines. I am a competitive person, with no one more than myself. I like to surprise myself with my ability to focus and produce. When I want something, I will do everything to make it happen.
I love to sketch out my designs. Just the smell of my Prismacolor pencils and the feel of the recycled paper in my spiral sketchbook make me feel giddy. Throw in a cup of green chai tea and I am done. Absolute bliss.
Some of those designs make it to metal. Some just make my sketchbook pretty. I am ok with either result. The process is therapeutic.
There are also times when things just have to be done. Customers typically do not like to wait around until I am feeling creative to fill their orders. Shows do not reschedule because I didn’t feel like making jewelry. In these cases, my creativity initially goes on strike. “I will not conform to illusions of time.” “Ideas cannot be forced according to a schedule.” These are some of the things she whispers and simultaneously convinces me that my sock drawer must be organized and the highlight reel from my son’s favorite football team is truly fascinating and must be watched in its entirety. More than once. I know she is is stalling. But instead of panicking, I indulge her because I know something good is working its way to the surface. One good day in the studio with the right music and the time to completely lose myself and all of the designs come rushing out. The ideas flow, the metal and solder and flux work exactly like I think they will, I experiment, fail, try again, become fixated on learning this new thing and finally, finally, it happens. And it happens again. And again. Until I have a new collection of jewelry in a dizzying whirlwind of 5 days rather than the 3 years of planning and revising I would normally do.
When I discovered the Lovesick Expo I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted my wedding line to be a little different and this seemed like a good crowd for that. I like being pushed (gently) and I am so grateful for this event to help me focus on one thing. I have expanded myself technically and learned new skills that have been on my to do list for years.
I am so excited to introduce this line. Jewelry that celebrates love. Does it get any better than that?
If you are thinking about getting married, know someone who is or just want to come and have fun with people who are crazy and/or in love, please stop by the Lovesick Expo on Sunday, January 25th.
JOIN US at the LOVESICK EXPO on January 25th!