Yes, this is shameless self promotion at its best.
I must confess. I've been lying to you for months. Making you think that all I've been doing with my life is cooking, cleaning, mommying, and being a hilarious screw up. When in fact I've been working really hard at starting my own tiny side business. And because this is my blog, and the holidays are coming, I'm now going to pimp myself out. And you're going to like it.
Many of you may not know that I actually have a college degree in singing. And that before I became a writer, my preferred creative outlet was to use my voice melodically. But alas, there already was a Celine Dion, and performing in the subways isn't exactly a safe or reliable way to make a living. So I channeled my creativity into the written word instead. However, when I left my advertising job as a copywriter a couple of months ago, I needed a new outlet for my creativity. And since I'm terrible at drawing, like can't even make a convincing stick figure, I've been designing jewelry.
This involves a couple of my favorite pastimes. Shopping (for beads.) During which I take my trusty sidekick and creative consultant friend Mara, who's helped pick out some of the most popular bead styles and is currently auditioning for the role of my agent. Designing and playing with different colors and textures. And making money. Although between all the thousands of beads, storage, displayware, etc, I'll just hope to maybe break even.
What about skulls? Duh, everyone likes skulls.