Bric-a-Brac



"Bric-a-Brac"
by Dorothy Parker
Little things that no one needs --
Little things to joke about --
Little landscapes, done in beads.
Little morals, woven out,
Little wreaths of gilded grass,
Little brigs of whittled oak
Bottled painfully in glass;
These are made by lonely folk.
Lonely folk have lines of days
Long and faltering and thin;
Therefore -- little wax bouquets,
Prayers cut upon a pin,
Little maps of pinkish lands,
Little charts of curly seas,
Little plats of linen strands,
Little verses, such as these.

Things running around in my head...



Being a very creative person, I often have about 40 different random ideas running around in my head at all times.
To know what that feels like, I want you to imagine being hit with soft bullets at all times throughout your day, rather randomly, at times not feeling anything, but at others inundated with little annoying *pat pat paaaaaaats* all at once. It's a pretty strange feeling.
Right now, I'm still working on a lot of jewelry designs. Once I have a lot of stock, I'll probably go back to doing artwork. This was originally what I had planned to do, until I made some bottle cap pendants for a game at work. This led me to an extraneous endeavor of starting an Etsy shop and selling my jewelry from it. I also made put up a small booth at a local antique shop in the West Bottoms, I just need to find vendor pricing. Also I need to fix my short-attention span and hone my time management skills.
You can imagine that fixing the short attention span (direct result of creative spasm issues) and fixing my time management skills will probably not happen. So I am just going to slightly plod along until I have my inventory brought up further. Which will be slow going, as I keep getting more, and more ideas. I need to put this new Wacom tablet to use though, so I will probably randomly do strange things and then interrupt them with more strange things...
The whole point of this, though, is that I'm still working on adding inventory to the shop. There are a lot of crazy ideas in the works. It should prove to be interesting..
Now I need to clean my house (Sunday ritual) and return a dress to Torrid that is an awesome pinup style black with leopard print trim dress.. that I couldn't return online as they didn't want to take it. (Note on Torrid: I'm not tiny. I don't have a problem with not being tiny. I like having a figure, and I'm a size 12, and I am trying to lose a small amount of weight at the moment. I think it's a fairly typical size for women who are well, not tiny. I am supportive of larger sized ladies. I think everyone can be beautiful. Some people were not meant to be tiny, and I am not from a family of tiny people. I'm okay with that, but if you were wondering.. now you know!) I'm very thankful for nice shopkeepers.
Speaking of nice shopkeepers, I met a very nice lady at Bella Patina in the KC West Bottoms. Her name is Lisa and she has an Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/harpstringscreations. She was so kind to show me how she does her hand stamping, and went over some of the history of her neat Victorian buttons with me. She also gave me some encouragement for starting out on hand stamping, which I probably needed, as I'm a little intimidated by anything that costs me extra money at the moment.. I've spent a tidy handful on starting out on the shop as it is. As it turns out, I've been admiring her jewelry for quite awhile. I have to say it added to some inspiration for me, so I thought I would give a shout out to her. :) I did buy one of her necklaces. It can be seen here: http://instagram.com/p/ngzFoCuZT6/
Okay, so back to that cleaning thing I mentioned..