Thursday, 21 May 2009

A week of firsts

Yesterday I had some good news. I had my first etsy sale! Yeay! Even though it was for a small item (see photo) it feels like I am making a start.

I also found out that my daisy chain necklace is on the front page of the website "indie spotting". It can be seen here:

The other piece of good news was that I am going to be translating a book (from French into English). Although I've done translations before, but this will be the first time I have done a whole book, so that will be interesting. It is about healing through the use of Tibetan singing bowls, so I am sure to learn something too. I have been told that the Dalai Lama will be receiving a copy of the book when it is finished. I am not sure whether to believe this or not but if it is true it is awesome!

Today is the first day of the Artists' Open Studio event I spoke about in my last post. This evening we are going to a "vernissage" or exhibition opening, literally "varnishing". The expression comes from the tradition in the 19th century of putting the last coat of varnish on a painting on the day of the exhibition opening. Apparently at the Royal Academy Turner put the finishing touches on his works (or even repainted them completely) once they were hung. The exhibition we are going to this evening is two villages away from us where there is a little gallery. It will be a time to see friends as well as view the art.

I am making contact with some other people who have etsy shops and are based in France. My plan is to promote them on this blog so watch out for the very first feature coming soon.


  1. wow! congrats on your first sale.
    and have fun with the book, sounds interesting.

  2. Thanks Jen. My first comment too!

  3. Sam adores his watch. You have seen what happened when he couldn't find it one day....!!! xxxx