I always have the best of intentions to keep up with this blog. Invariably time gets by me and I realize, like in this case, it's been eight months since I last wrote. I am not a total slacker though. I have been staying in touch more through social media such as Instagram and Facebook. I have neglected Twitter and Tumblr. There are so many ways to stay in touch and connect to my art followers out there that I just can't always keep up with all of them. Hopefully, all of you understand and follow me on multiple platforms.
Speaking of platforms. I have decided to close my Etsy shop. It's a platform that is a good fit for some, but not me. I think many of you can understand that. It was a hard decision. The amount of time and energy I put into setting it up and trying to develop it was truly an investment I didn't want to walk away from. But in the six years I had my shop, I only made one sale. Perhaps I was being too stubborn to let it go sooner. Lesson learned...sometimes you need to move on. In the meantime, I have been invited to show and sell my work at Red Dog Gallery in Winston-Salem, I continue to exhibit and of course, exhibit and sell my work from my studio.
It's possible my studio arrangement may change in the near future. I knew it was a temporary home to start with but as I have established myself there and other working artist studios have filled up, I am stressing about the future. We have become quiet close and supportive of each other. We will know the future of the building in the coming month and then I will know if it means moving or not.
Fall is always the busiest time so I can't commit to another blog post. I hope you will visit my website and social media to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and my latest work. I have a few random projects to finish up before I start my next creation. Still deciding between a butterfly and another bird piece. Oh decisions! So much to create, so little time. In addition to exhibitions and creating, I started an Art Reach out reach program with some of my art friends. I will write about it soon. If you're curious, check out our Facebook page and show your support. https://www.facebook.com/GSOArtReach/
As always, thanks for stopping by and supporting my artistic journey. Be sure to like and follow so I can show my support in return. It takes us all supporting each other!
I'm Jennifer Nichols, a mixed media artist from North Carolina. I enjoy capturing the essence of nature through a variety of materials. I incorporate found objects such as strainers and bottle caps into my work. I am drawn to these items but it is also important to me to do my part to protect our environment by keeping things out of the land fill.