Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thanks Queenie!

If there is one thing that stands out about Etsy it is the community of mixed media artists that sell there. It has been fantastic getting to know people. There support and enthusiasm is amazing. One of the wonderful people I have met there is Carol Berger, aka Queen Be. Carol is a wonderful artist, who has been selling on Etsy since May of 2008. She has honored me with this a lovely call out on her blog, Queen Be's Altered Needs. Thanks Carol!

So part of this call out is that I have to post 5 things I'm really into right now.

1-Facebook- I joined about two weeks at the recommendation of a close friend. I've been addicted since day one. It's been a fantastic way to keep in touch with people I don't normally see, or those who are far away.

2-The Book of Questions- I was first introduced to this book, back in 1988, on some weekend escape from the city. I recently was in one of my favorite second hand shops, Replays and found it waiting quietly on the shelf for me. It now sits on my desk, along side the Zen tarot and the Soul's Book of Answers.

3- The Artist's Medium, This is the best art supply spot in Chittenden county. The staff here is wonderful, they always have an online coupon to use, the store is well stocked with Golden paints and they carry huge tubs of gel medium! Yum! Right now they are doing a recycled art show and have a few of my mixed media collage on old book covers on display. I am doing two classes with them in April. More about that in a month or too.

4-Bees. Yes, those little winged creatures that make honey. I'm working on a new piece for the Cloth Paper Scissors 12x12" Life is like a box full of......( fill in the blanks) I've been doing research on bees and honey for this piece. I think it is going to come out really well.

5-Marketing and Communications...I suppose it goes along with the Facebook thing, maybe. I'm working on a new look for my shop, pulling together business materials and making plans for growth. When I start thinking about where I am going to be in 5 years, I need to work on organizing my branding and business in general. So be on the look out for a new look from me in the months to come.
Thanks again, Carol for you friendship and support!


High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on your award!

I haven't caught the Facebook bug yet. I'm a member (as you know) but I never use it...

Artsnark said...

Looking good & your CPS piece is the Bees Knees :D

QueenBe said...

Thanks for the kind words, Lorraine, and you are one of my favorite people over at Etsy, too. You have inspired me and pointed me in directions I might have not otherwise found. I KNEW it was Facebook that has taken you away from the forum at Etsy! You are rarely there anymore and we miss you. I also knew that Facebook would be a time sucker which is why I had better stay away from that place! That is wonderful to hear you are teaching some classes at your favorite shop, and I, too am into bees. I have always loved anything bee related and the images you can find of them are amazing. Your work is destined to get recognized at CPS, for sure. Hope to see you in the forums soon!!

High Desert Diva said...

re: your comment on my blog

Sadly, I have no idea how to create banners, etc. No Photoshop, no computer wizardry skills. Chelsea from Eighty 8 Words did mine. She's a wiz!

softinthehead said...

Omg! What a nice surprise to see your comment on my blog! I miss you guys! Dan and I are hanging in there and it is freezing down here in Va. as well...we just don't have snow! I love your blog! I have added you to my favs list! Pam