The last few months of 2014 were busy ones for myself and Defunct Decoup.
Many new pieces were completed for the holiday craft shows, my stock at Homecrafters Emporium, my shop with Etsy, and as gifts for friends and family.
Some of my most favorite pieces have been sold and parting with them was harder than expected. You always hope your creations are going to good homes.
Recently, I also applied for a position with Susan Lenart Kazmer's ICE Resin 2015 design team. Unfortunately, it apparently wasn't my time for that position, but the experience had made me realize the importance of submitting pieces for photographing and publishing within the jewelry and mixed media trade publications, as well as potentially branching out with some video tutorials. These are ideas I plan to pursue more this year.
This month brings two big changes.
Homecrafters Emporium will be closing their doors and this requires the removal of the remainder of my stock from their shelves. I hope to have a similar co-op retail setup soon within Anchorage or Eagle River that could allow local shoppers to physically purchase jewelry and art pieces from Defunct Decoup and will have information on that soon.
I am also in the process of relocating myself and in essence, my studio, out of the trailerhood and into a new home before a larger relocation to Seattle, Washington next winter.
It's an exciting time of transition but with all the hectic activity transitions can bring. I miss this blog and have not forgotten about it. I will update as I can but please join me on the Defunct Decoup Facebook page for more frequent updates.