Saturday, August 30, 2008
And so the adventure begins! If all goes well this blog will be action-packed with stuff all about me and how I survive in this crazy world as a struggling artist without a lot of cash in my pocket. I don't claim to be an "expert" but I've been doing it for 10 years now, so that means I must know a little something about it; because, well, I'm still here! My #1 passion is art. It always has been from the time I was able to hold a ball of play dough without eatting it and fight the temptation to stick all 96 crayola crayons up my nose. If fact, thanks to my lovely mother, there may even be a feature of some of my earliest "masterpieces" (according to her). While I've always considered my art very personal and expressive, it was just a hobby. After many years of giving handmade presents for every holiday, I've managed to come up with some clever ideas that people actually enjoy getting! My friends and family have been telling me for some time now to get my act together and start making some money with this little talent....but let me tell you, it's a lot harder than you'd think. In fact, it's almost like a real job, wow, who would have guessed! Anyway, I've started an online shop to sell my wares, in particular my polymer clay sculptures. In high school I had quite a lucrative (for a 15 year old) little business going selling small animal scluptures to my friends, teachers and my parents friends. I even remember somebody stealing this little ornament I made off our Christmas tree in creative writing class one year. I was mad, but now I think I'll take it as a compliment! I stopped making sculptures when I went off to college but after I graduation started up again. A lot has changed since polymer clay first became popular back in the 90's! I don't claim to be an expert or anywhere close but I love to work with clay and create colorful and fun scultpure. Check out my shop at Etsy.com. It's called MarthaLand and you can find it at www.marthaland.etsy.com.