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Going Back to the Beginning with Firefly Design Studio

I haven’t exhibited in an outside art show in a few years, but that is what I am doing today!  Over 10 years ago, this was my very first art show, so I feel like I am going back to my beginning.  It is called “Art in the Palms” and it is on Palm Island, near Boca Grande, Florida.  The customers take a ferry over to the show, reggae music is playing, food is cooking on the grill and there is a lively silent auction that raises money for a charity.  It’s a fun atmosphere!

Back in the day, I was a traditional potter.  I hadn’t discovered ceramic bead making yet.  So it is interesting to see where your art can take you.  In fact, I bet if I hadn’t started making beads, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post and I wouldn’t of met so many of you!

So today I have a nice mixture of decorative tropical pottery and ceramic bead jewelry.  Here are 2 of my favorite wall hangings I have created for the show:

So I feel like I am taking a short trip back down memory lane.  It is interesting to think about all the crafty adventures we have been on before we found jewelry designing and bead making.  I used to scrapbook, hook rugs, make soap, make greeting cards and crochet.  But I never had the passion for those activities like I do for clay.  It is a medium where your imagination can run wild.  I truly feel blessed to make my living doing something that never feels like work.  What is the journey you have taken through your creative life?

Have a great day!