Category Archives: Business

Networking and business-ing

I usually have my blogs mapped out in advance but this week I find myself at a loss for content. Of course I have plenty of ideas in my head, but the past week was spent networking a lot and I ran out of steam.   Peopling takes a lot of energy out of me, […]

Garden Stakes at Green Edens

As I was making bud vase stakes, I also had another venue in mind. I met mother-daughter team Amy and Heather at a local networking event, and learned that they ave a store front up in Evanston’s West Village. Green Edens Horticultural Services is a professional garden design and landscaping company owned and operated by women. […]

Last Pop-up Hurrah

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. I’ve had carols in my head since December and am contemplating which Christmas Album will be this year’s splurge (Gwen Stefani is a contender).   Meanwhile, I have one final local pop-up before my pieces go into holiday hibernation. The Evanston Pop Up Gallery is hosting The […]

Shop Local!

I’m off to assist family with a post-Harvey move in Houston, but you can still shop my pieces in various Chicagoland places. I brought my magick spell book stakes over to Sacred Art, along with some bats to keep them company. An orange ladybug also decided to stow away in the batch. Owner Kate also […]

Evanston’s new Pop-up Gallery

On Thursday, a new pop-up shop will be opening its doors to the public. The Evanston Pop-up Gallery officially launches at 11 AM to showcase the art work of 50+ artists. I snapped a photo of the application email when I walked by in June, and was promptly invited to see the space when I […]

Consigned at ReVive

Entrepreneurs need to network to keep making connections. At a multi-chamber networking event I fortuitously sat down next to the owner of a consignment store, when my mission was to find more consignment opportunities. We agreed to a meeting, and after that I merrily made some springy pieces for this lovely store. Owner Jackie opened ReVive […]

Investing in a photoshoot

Recently Annette Kerstin Patko posted another great headshot on Instagram, and it incentivized me to set up an appointment with her. Six years into this solopreneurship venture, it was time to invest in a professional headshot. The headshot originally featured on my web site was taken before I made my jewelry, and during an impromptu workshop […]

Dragonflies in the shop

Last week was Dragonfly week and I uploaded a few of my favorite odonata. There will be more to come, and I have a few in my head. With spring coming I want to make more plant stakes. I also did neck shots and earring shoots as the sunlight permitted. I don’t have a photo […]

WebShopping

I am busy loading products to the shop and working on tweaking some of the emails that follow the order. Plugins and embedded php shortcodes are a whole different interface than the HTML I learned in 2000. Still, the store should be functional enough for you to get your Valentine on (in spite of one […]

Shop Loading

Now that the holidays are over, I am inventorying the pieces that came back from boutiques and preparing for the month of love and Valentine’s Day. This includes photographing my pieces for online upload, and then creating the database from which you can start shopping now. I’m currently doing all the web work myself, but […]