Monday, June 14, 2010

Getting started

Well, I finally did it. I started a blog.

In May I opened my long awaited ETSY site. After talking with a friend who encouraged me to start a blog I decided I should buck up and do it. This friend happens to be a fellow etsian that has does really inspirational knitting. I guess you might say I'm diving right in...I know that if I didn't just sign up for one and start I would procrastinate for who knows how long. So here I am, and here you are enduring my first post.

I have been doing metalworking for years as a hobby, but my fascination with the materials I use started when I was very little. I was always on the hunt for rocks when I was a little kid. To me they were magical and special...and apparently tasty because according to my mom I used to put them in my mouth a lot. Even chipped a tooth once! I remember coming back from our family camping vacations with my suitcase filled with rocks, much to the delight of my parents.

In my family, there are strong undertones of creativity and science. My dad's a photographer (who dabbles in respiratory therapy),  my mom's a microbiologist (who dabbles in calligraphy) and my brother Dan is a graphic designer (who dabbles in music). Dan was really integral in encouraging me to develop my hobby, and is helping my launch my website. He has done some really amazing things, and has been an inspiration for me. You can check his homepage here. It's probably no surprise that Brian (my significant other) is also art-minded. He is a graphic designer at UGP (who dabbles in wood carving) and has also been a source of encouragement and motivation. He helped me design my awesome logo as well as my current banner.

While this was a simple overture of my history, I plan to share much more with the blogosphere than my mere history! The real birth of my blog will be my next post, where I plan to show the first few steps in the construction of one of my pieces. I hope you will join me!



  1. Yippy! I'm so glad you are taking your hobby to the next level. It's very inspiring to hear about your work, and exciting to see your progress. It makes me want to pursue something…if only I could figure out what that should be!


  2. Hey B! Nice site :) I want to buy those Leafy Delight earrings. How do we do that?

    Love, Kassy


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