I am a self taught artist, who works with sterling silver and gemstones, well I used to be. I knew I wanted to sell online, and I knew this was the opportunity to try something new. I did not know what my new direction was going to be or even how to get started, but I did some research online and found Etsy, changing the way I do business.
Figuring out what I wanted to make was the next step. One day while picking up some items at the hardware store I stumbled on the washer isle. It was thrilling, I realized I could make jewelry with the hardware and it would still look like silver.
I reinvented myself that day in the hardware store. I could not stop the ideas from coming to me. I love to go to the hardware store now, and now that I have found a store with recycled hardware I find a variety of new items all the time.
Reinventing my designs, my materials, and my business, has changed me as an artists. I enjoy coming up with new ideas, being online, and learning new things. I love all these changes and this new version of myself, each day is a new adventure.
Have you reinvented anything about yourself lately?