It feels a little unreal that 2014 has come to an end, it went by so quickly!
What a busy year filled with many ups and downs, but in the end I feel that I have accomplished so much.
Here is a little review of 2014:
- I completed a 21-Day Cleanse in May – felt amazing.
- My Jewelry Business (Simply Divine Details) grew so much this year! I am so excited for how far I have come as an Artist and Business Owner.
- Simply Divine Details had a booth at the New York State Fair in August (12 whole days)!
- I had the honor of writing a post about my art for the Main Street Arts Blog in November – so much fun!
- Eating Healthy does not have to be complicated and I feel so much better when I stick to it.
- Quality trumps “affordable and quickly accessible” – Through being a business owner, I am really developing a taste for handmade/well-made in every part of my life, not just the business side of things. I want to be surrounded by uniqueness that will last rather than the same old manufactured items that are guaranteed to break down and disappoint.
- Simplicity is beautiful – The more crazy and hectic my life gets, the more simple I want to live. I am so in love with the “more is less” idea now.
- I think the biggest self discovery for me this year is this: I can’t always be the best at everything, and I can’t take on every task all at the same time. Balance is so important as well as pacing myself. If I fail at something now, it does not mean I will never be able to do it – try again and learn from previous mistakes. I can do anything I put my mind to. Keep practicing Balance and Patience and most importantly, never stop working toward my goals and dreams.
A few things to work towards for 2015:
- New Jewelry styles for Simply Divine Details + branding
- Do more art that is just for me – no business attachments
- Do another Cleanse
- My Husband and I will be doing a lot of planning for the future, including where we will be moving in 2016 (!!!!!!!)
This year I met so many wonderful Artists and bought quite a few awesome handmade goodies as well as some good reads! Here’s a few of them:
- A beautiful hand painted tote + zipper pouch by Anna Joyce
- An assortment of amazing handmade mugs and a lovely handmade garlic keeper – a collection I picked up at a few of the art shows I went to over the summer.
- Sunday Suppers Recipes + Gatherings by Karen Mordechai | The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
- Favorite Magazines this year: American Art Collector Vol.108 | Haven Magazine Vol. 1 | Kinfolk Vol.12 | Trouvé Vol. 1 & 2
- Emily Jefferds Art Prints | Rose Gold Ring by Elizabeth Perry Collections | Stacking Rings by Sara Stewart | Ring Dish by The Object Enthusiast | Hanging Glass Terrarium by Copper + Torch
I am so looking forward to 2015 and all that it may bring!
Hope you all had a wonderful year and Happy New Year!
My Goodness, it’s been awhile since I last made a post here on the blog!
This year has been so crazy! I was booked with so many events and festivals for Simply Divine Details. So far it has been a successful year for my little business.
I have one more craft festival to go, the 41st Holiday Festival at Cayuga Community College in Auburn NY, December 6th (10am to 5pm) and 7th (11am to 4pm).
Exciting News: Simply Divine Details Jewelry is now being sold at two new Locations:
Clifton Springs, NY
Also, it is time to think about Christmas gifts! I am having a Sale this weekend for Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday! Use Coupon Code SHOPSMALL at checkout for 30% off your purchase of Simply Divine Details Jewelry! This code can be used in both the website shop and the Etsy shop.
There are a lot of new jewelry listings in both shops, check ’em out!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will hopefully be back here again soon, I promise I won’t disappear for months again (well, maybe when summer comes around again).
Have fun shopping this weekend!
I have finally gotten acceptance letters from all the shows that I will be in this summer with my Simply Divine Details Jewelry booth.
Here’s my list – you should try to make it to some of these great events! *wink wink*
- 14th and 15th – The Allentown Arts Festival in Buffalo, NY – I am so excited to be a part of this festival! It will also be the furthest I have to travel I think. http://www.allentownartfestival.com
- 12th and 13th – The Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glenn International, Watkins Glenn, NY – I did this show last year and had so much fun, looking forward to it again this year ! http://www.flwinefest.com
- 25th-27th – The Oswego Harbor Fest, Oswego, NY – Another one I did last year, this is one of my favorites because we set up right on the water, it’s so beautiful! http://www.oswegoharborfest.com
- 2nd and 3rd – Park Ave. Summer Art Festival, Rochester, NY – this is a new show for me, so I am eager to see how this one will go! http://www.park-avenue.org/park-ave-summer-art-fest.html
- 16th and 17th – Sonnenberg Arts at the Gardens Fine Art Show & Sale, Canandaigua, NY – another new show, this one had very high standards for acceptance of applications, I am so honored to for the chance to have my art in this year’s show! http://www.artsatthegardens.org
- 21st – September 1st – THE NEW YORK STATE FAIR!!!!!! In Syracuse, NY – That’s right, I was accepted into the NYSF! I can hardly believe it! Now, as long as I can come up with enough money to buy the booth space, you all can visit me during the 2 weeks of the fair (yes, 2 whole, long weeks… I am gonna be exhausted afterward). http://www.nysfair.org
So that is the line up as of right now, applications for fall and winter shows will start coming out soon, and as soon as I know what shows I will be attending, I will be a posting!
Hope to see some of you at these fun festivals!