Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dustbowl Arts Market

 Yesterday was the Dustbowl Arts Market here in Norman. What a day! We started setting up at 8 and the festival started at 10. Business was awesome, so many people came out to support all the local artists and to hear the free music. At one point in the afternnon I had four women waiving their credit cards in my face, that was a first! 
I was very impressed by the quality of all the art and crafts and the variety too. Some of my favorite vendors were; Cut Out and Collect, Samantha Lamb Photography, and Three Yellow Starfish. In all honesty, if I had the money or the time to really look at each and every booth, I think I would have found something to purchase from each artist. It was that good! Thanks to everyone that organized Dustbowl!!!

Bella Banner
I am playing around with new ways to set up my booth and also some new displays.

Rings! Always the most popular item.

The Delicate Balance Collection

Happy shoppers, male and female.

Trendy Chic

Trendy Chic

Trendy Chic

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Yay! I am fully employeed!!!
If you don't know me very well you probably don't know that I like to stay extremely busy and carry about 4 jobs at all times.
Last week I became the "Director of Communications and Promotions" for Argenta Bead Company (my old job in North Little Rock <3). It is a fancy way to say I am maintaining their facebook and twitter pages and writing a weekly newsletter for the store. So, if you are interested, go ahead and follow them! You can also sign up for their weekly newsletter on their website, or from their facebook fan page.
Yesterday I had an interview a gymnastics studio here in Norman and immediately got the job. It is part time administrative/receptionist work 4 days a week. I am really excited, this job will bring in extra money and will still allow me to travel and set up at shows for Bella Vita. I start today at noon!
I am also going to continue to teach classes at The Wild Hare Beadery, The Spiral Beadery and Argenta Bead Company. Classes will probably be limited to Saturdays and/or private instruction sessions from here on out. I will post more information about those soon. You can also check the class schedule on my website,
Other than that, I am just staying cool and staying busy in the studio. Here is what I have been making lately.