Other things I have been working on is a major donation to the Japanese-American Society of Chicago, who invited me in on their annual Holiday Gala and Silent Auction. I am extremely excited!!!!
I am shipping off two of my best kanzashi, along with a batch of my new business cards!!! (which was a complete pain.) THe front came out great and the back is a little dark. But I ordered 500 to start and I am going to be passing these things out like crazy. So there's that.
|New Business Card Front!|
Other big thing is that I have started a pintrest account! Mainly because saving all these pictures that inspire me to my drop box is killing me. I dont distribute them, and they are only for my visual inspiration. But its getting to be a huge file.
Pintrest has been great in a variety of my artistic aspects. I get to look at hair styles, which most of them I can't use because my hair is WAY too long. Like it's all the way down my back kind of long. But the international display of kanzashi is mesmerizing. I dont think I could do all of them, the botan petal is only good with silk, though I might try that soon. I do have some silk lying around. All the color styles, mix of traditional and neo-traditional mixed with kimono specific themes, it is mesmerizing.
Photos are on hold for now, which means no new shop product for a bit. My table was confiscated for family use (again) and I need a new one but since I have spent so much on business cards and boxes for kanzashi donations and shipping things lately, not to mention a new huge print chirimen rayon order, I am out of funds again. But I have a lot of new supplies like barrette forms (rectangle and oval) and a ton of new inspiration.
Shipments will be on hold next weekend, as I am going on another camping trip with my daughter. Should be a blast. I hope it's not too crazy. The last one was pretty crazy. I will have to pack food for this one, since of the meals is not provided. but they have working refrigerators so I think I am going to be ok.