Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I've also been experimenting with drawing. Well doodling actually, I really can't draw. Its been fun, kind of like art class in grade school. I take pens or pencils and any kind of paper I have lying around and just see what happens.

I don't think I'm creating any works of art but I am really enjoying the process. I took some of the doodles that I thought were best and turned them into pendants. I am still working on what protective coating will be the best before I can list them. Of course I'm using other drawings for he coating experiments so I don't ruin these.

What do you think? Is this something you would like to see in my shop? Or should I just keep this for fun?

Monday, October 27, 2008


I've been crocheting alot. It's something I've always done. Usually I crochet with wire to make jewerly. But lately I've rediscovered yarn.

Maybe its the cooler weather or maybe its part of the new me, but I've been making things for my family. I've already made a hat for my daughter. I also made a hat and a scarf for myself.

I find myself drawn to yarn and fiber. I've even been known to skip the bead store in favor of the yarn store. I'm not sure if this is the new direction I'll be taking with my creations or if its just a stop along the way. Either way I am enjoying the process.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Search for Creativity

I've been ignoring ReneeDesigns. Ignoring a part of myself.

For the past few months I have been living at a new home. Blogging about my life with my daughter, my joy. Becoming a stay-at-home mom has been a wonderful experience. But . . .

But, I've let things that I enjoy slide. Maybe its exhaustion that has caused it. For whatever reason I have not felt the spark that lead me to obsessively create. This led me to give up the name of ReneeDesigns. I also considered closing my Etsy store.

But not long after I hit publish on that blog, I began to regret it. I still create on a daily basis. I still make jewelry. I crochet. I paint. I make collages. Maybe its not the direction I saw my life going but it is something. It is creating.

I don't know what direction I am going to take. But I am willing to try new things, to explore new avenues. To find ReneeDesigns again. I want to use this blog as a vehicle in my exploration. I want to detail my new creative endeavors. I want to share the things that are exciting me. I want to profile those who inspire me.