Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EtsyRain Meetup

Tonight I undressed from my usual mismatched paint sweatpants and T-shirt - and dressed into "real adult clothes" to go to an etsyRain meeting at Chocolati Café (you must have the Dark Vader hot chocolate if you go - dark chocolate with raspberry - just make sure you don't get it all over your face). 

I opened my Etsy shop last year but haven't fully embraced it. I forget about it most of the time. I thought becoming a member, an engaged, active etsyRain member might help me along my path. It is difficult for me to go out there in the "big world" and meet new people but I thoroughly enjoyed tonight and I am so glad I went.  

I talked about my rings with strangers that I have never done before and got some great feedback. Tried to describe Brantlers and how much fun I was having in my studio this week with power tools and paint! I made 15! more Brantlers yesterday, keyholed, cut, belt-sanded, painted ... well, I am still painting them. I made five 8-inch versions ... can't wait to see what comes of those! Trying to work on/design/figure out the website at night. I updated my Wordpress theme today and thought I had lost all of the formatting. Argh. Need to photograph the newest Brantlers I finished up a couple of days ago. But 'real' work keeps getting in my way.

Met some very lovely artist and bloggers tonight:

Leigh Pate's lovely travel photos and travel blog 

Marin's ReDeFind Vintage, Seeing Vintage in a New Way  

Allice B Creative 

Beautiful watercolors by Sydney Palmer of Chavah's Garden
Photographer, Rachel and her wonderful blog, No Mark At All

Thank you all! That was fun. 


IMakeCuteStuff (aka Marlo M.) said...

Hi Kim!
I'm bummed that I couldn't make it to the meetup this week. Hopefully I'll have a chance to meet you next month :) Thanks for participating!

Kim Carney said...

Hello Marlo. Thank you! It was really fun and I am so glad I *finally* participated ... can't wait until the next meeting