Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Letting the Creative Monster Loose

Lately I have been spreading my creative energies quite thin, but enjoying every moment of it. I've been taking a bit of a break from the written word to focus on my jewelry. I've got a big show coming up in a week in Nashville, TN. I also have three other shows booked so far this year and I'm selling my work in a store in Indianapolis. Oh, and I'm going to be in the Emmy Awards gift baskets in August. Not too shabby for my first year in business ('scuse me while I pat myself on the back). Just Kidding.

Anyway, I'm trying to get a lot of product made and I'm also trying to come up with some new designs. Meanwhile, I'm still writing my minimum of one ceramics article a week for Suite101 and one crafts article a month for Associated Content. And, in the meantime I did this:

Yep, that's pink hair. I don't know what possessed me, but I am happy with the outcome. I cut and colored it myself with Manicpanic Cotton Candy Pink on top of a light ash blonde bleach. I had never highlighted my hair before, even with natural colors. Needless to say, I was a little nervous. Overall though, I think the color is great and actually pretty subtle.

I let my creative energies run wild this month and I ended up with pink hair. I'm just so glad that my work incorporates so many different creative outlets. Whether writing, making jewelry, or streaking my hair, I'm glad that I've chosen a creative life.

Where has your creativity led you? Into or out of a job? Into a new relationship? To new friends? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. Thanks! It washed out pretty quickly, but I still have a lot in the container, so I might try it again later. It's fun to change things up from time to time. :)