Okay, Okay, It’s been awhile I know, ahem, tail between legs etc. I thought I would come back to you rejoicing and beaming with the amazing success that was the debut of Sand Stone Sea Sky, from the rock, ila blu, 2010 jewelry collection (a wonderful show). Almost two weeks out from the show what I can say, is that I have been incredibly busy. Ultimately, this is a good thing for the biz, not necessarily for the blog. I know, more than likely, you are busy too, only you didn’t commit to writing this blog and/or hosting a jewelry give away here.
I, however, did. And I assure you that you are not forgotten. I think of you nearly everyday, kick myself and get back to business. The truth is that making jewelry, admin, custom orders, inventory updates, and trunk shows sometimes take the lead and I find it challenging to get my blog on. I do intend to host the give away, all be it, a little late. I hope when we alas, have a winner it will all have been worth the wait. Oh, what you have endured, over a month of no new post material. The repetitive almost painful, stagnant blog view of the May 22nd, ila blu show (remind me to create a page for show info). I am sure your eyes glazed over in a blu, tinted haze every time you checked back here in anticipation and hope of a glimpse of something, anything, different, new, crumbs or hints of a blog life beyond the blu flier/invitation. But you hung in there anyway, and waited for me to reappear. And with any bit of luck (on my behalf) and compassion (on your behalf, of course), you are even reading this right now. Which quite frankly, is awesome
So the next few posts will be a lead up to the promised give away. I will post some pics and leave it to you to comment. It’s a good thing to get in the habit of commenting on the next few posts as the final post will be a birds eye view of the piece intended as the prize. And you will have to post a comment on that picture/piece of jewelry to be entered in the drawing to win. Now that you are subscribed to this blog (i.e., you are receiving an email re: this post) you are eligible to participate in the give away. If you are not yet subscribed, go to the right sidebar of this blog to the subscribe box/widget and sign up. You must be subscribed to enter. And YOU MUST, I repeat, you must, leave a comment about the final, birds eye view, picture of the intended prize. Once I post that picture/post I will allow 3 days for comments to stream in.
I hope to see comments from all of my subscribers, and I do know how many of you are out there. So if you are in it to win it comment on the jewelry piece in the final post. The post title that day will include the words: final post. Just to make it clear. I will post some portion of this current post again for those who might not have seen it, accidentally erased it or have had their email accounts hijacked, which apparently, has recently happened to my cousin. In a couple of days I will post a detailed list of said parameters for the something blu jewelry give away. This whole process will take place over the course of a week plus a few days.
In the meanwhile, I would love some feedback, re: some blog decisions that I have to make. It has been brought to my attention that changing the name/and or location/ theme of my blog to better resonate with the name of my jewelry biz is probably a very good idea. I wonder how you all feel about this and if you would still visit and or become a member at yet another blog space? Your opinion counts. I am not sure if I should start a studio blog that would continue to incorporate my jewelry and mixed media work. Or move this blog to my website, ilablu.com (just to keep it streamlined), or start a new one there? You can see how I am overwhelmed by the options. When I started this blog I was not so sure about the goals I had for my jewelry and art. I also had no clue what I was doing. And I know a little more now. It seems smart to keep everything simple. So that all digital stuff links easily and my work, (shop, site, blog) is easy to find, etc… Please let me know your thoughts on this as they will affect my decision as to how I move forward with this project.
One love, and I hope your busy is good.