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Being a “Student” again…

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I’m of the mind that we never stop learning.  Our lives are constantly evolving and we have so much capacity for new information, skills, epiphanies, whatever, even as we get older and have left formal education behind.  And I know that for me personally, taking classes helps focus and inspire my creativity.  I’ve been taking pottery classes for about the last decade, and though I don’t spend as much time in the pottery studio as I used to, I look …

Refreshed…

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Having a small start-up crafts business mean that I also hold down a day job. While it would be great to make my living with my artistic endeavors alone, that day has yet to arrive and so I am fortunate to have a job that I like that supports me as I build my little online empire (or future empire).  What it means, though is that often Girl in Gotham Designs doesn’t get as much attention as I’d like to …

Craft Geekiness…

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I remember being a kid and being afraid that people thought I was nerdy or uncool and frankly, I was.  I was a theater nerd and on the debate team and marched to the beat of my own drummer.  Fortunately, that self-consciousness about being different fell away as I got older and became more confident and comfortable about who I am and what I care about.  So now I revel in being a geek.  I’m a geek about lots of …

Individuality and buying handmade…

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For an artsy craftsy girl like me, it has been incredibly heartening over the last few years to see the emergence of the “indie” craft movement, especially online.  So many of us pride ourselves on our uniqueness and individuality, but every day it becomes harder and harder to express that through our consumer habits.  Even here in New York, the last decade has changed the City from the island of the individual full of tiny little funky stores, to one …

New stuff up for sale…

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I’ve put up some of my ceramic jewelry on Artfire. Mostly brooches and a pendant necklace. There will be more to come soon, including some domino brooches and necklaces.

Alas!

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Yes, finally! After years of empty threats and promises, my work is available for sale online and just in time for the holidays. Right now I just have earrings up, but this evening I’ll be adding some ceramic jewelry as well. I also have to add my shipping upgrade options for people who are concerned about arrival before Chanukah (cutting it close!) or Christmas (bit more time to spare…) So take a look at the items in the sidebar, click …

Progress!

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Yes, at last!  The last week or so has been a whirlwind, in which I’ve done a lot of work to finally get the online sales going for Girl in Gotham Designs.  Within a few days you should see images of my latest work for sale and links to buy through my store at Artfire.com. I’ll also be creating a fan page on Facebook which will link in to the store.  Stay tuned for details…

And Time Goes By…

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If only the ideas in my head and the supplies in my apartment translated into action, creation…  Alas, life continues to get in the way. I have spent a lot of time focusing on my day job, which hasn’t been all bad as said job offers a measure of creativity for me, has been particularly fulfilling in the last couple of months and provides me with the ability to eat, pay rent and indulge my addiction to craft supplies, books …

Two Months Later…

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It’s been two months since I put up this site and my Etsy page and I haven’t yet managed to upload any images or any items for sale.  What can I say?  Life gets in the way.  I intend to do it soon, I promise.  In the meantime, I was in Toronto at the Creativ Festival and I took some great classes.  I’m  incorporating some of what I’ve learned in some new jewelry pieces I’m working on.  I particularly have …

Fun Funky Handmade…

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I’ve had this idea to put up a presence online for the better part of two years and I’m finally on my way.  Eventually, I’ll have a store up with ceramic and jewelry items that I’ve been working on.  When it’s online, you’ll be able to buy at girlingothamdesigns.etsy.com.  This will be THE online place to buy Girl in Gotham Designs originals.  Sign up for my mailing list if you want to be notified.  And stay tuned for new and …

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