Well it is that time of the month again when etsymetal members write about a common topic, this months topic is quite obvious "New Years Resolution". Were should I begin, my list of things to do or goals is not to long but not easy either. The real questions is will I be able to meet all my new year resolutions, I certainly will try my best. The most obvious new year resolution is to eat right, loose weight, get more exercise, for me that is a constant battle. I am still trying to loose the weight I put on when I was pregnant with my son and that was 22 years ago, ha ha. Even my precious KiKi has to go on a diet. I took her to the vet for her yearly check up and I was told she was over weight. I personally think she is beautiful.
|kiki bird watching on porch|
However my deepest desire for this new years resolution is to make jewelry for a living. I have mentioned before that I also have a day job. I am a spot welder in a factory that produces motorcycles. They only call me in when things are really busy, but money is tight and I can't refuse a regular paycheck. I am the happiest though when I am down in my studio/garage creating and experimenting with new metal smith techniques. Its hard to describe the gratification or how I feel empowered when I make a piece and it comes out the same way I imagined it. When I am creating a new piece, there is always a million doubts on how to do it, what technique to use, and what style, but when it all comes together in the end, it's the best feeling, at least for me.
Another year resolution is to go home this summer. It is time for me to put my feet back on American soil and spend time with the family. I am lucky, I go home about every 2 years, I told my husband that I expire after two years, so that's pretty much my limit and I need to get back to my roots. My son also moved to the states, so now I will have an excuse to go even more often!!
I hope and wish that everyone else's new year resolutions come true, and feel free to check out the other etsy metal members resolutions for the new year.
Deborah Lee Taylor
Mary Anne Karen