Sunday, September 2, 2012

PDA: I’m a WEIRDO, and I admit it…


 
 
         I am an artist. I love color, texture and working with my hands.


I like accounting and math too! I love structure, rules and deadline!

I guess that’s why I love challenges so much. When working at a challenge I can get creative but with some rules and a deadline. I have found that I need that discipline; otherwise I don’t always venture into my studio and get work done as I should. So that’s why I think I gravitate to all the challenges and blog hops.

Unfortunately the challenges seem to come in bunches. I might have two in a week and then not another one for a couple more weeks. I need MORE structure!

So I am instituting my own structure, but I need some company. Do you want to join me for a play date?


PDA, or  “Play Date Artist”,  will appear as a biweekly post on my blog. I will feature my “play date” friend and his/her work plus write a small blurb with the artist’s contact information (similar to BFF*).
* BFF is BeadingFriend Friday. It is my weekly interview-type blog post featuring some of my favorite artists. It has been a weekly feature here on Fabric of My Life.
Should you want to come play, here is how it will work:
1.   I will send off to you a package of my handmade components (beads, charms and/or focals) along with a few coordinating beads and findings.
2.   You and I will both create a piece of jewelry using those same select components plus some of our own stash. You do NOT have to use the all the pieces I send but just the focal bead/charm(s).
 
3.   On a set date (about two weeks later) we will both show off our designs on our blogs, with links to the other’s post.

So, do you want to play? If so, just leave a comment below!

33 comments:

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Yes, I want to play! This post says everything about MY life!! I love to create, and the structure and deadlines of hops, challenges, fundraisers gives me the way to make it happen. I think that as the "matriarch" of the family -- as GRANDMA :) -- it is very easy for me to be swept away into caring for the house, home, family, little ones, bills, etc. That's all good & I love it, but having a challenge allows me to have a special "responsibility" of making jewelry, writing, sharing, joining in a community of creative soul-mates, nurturing my soul. It's taken an entire year for my family to get it -- Rita MUST make jewelry, Rita MUST learn, Rita MUST create -- she promised to. Their resistance has turned to support, and a daughter has even joined in :) Life is good with structure. Thank you!!
Big hugs,
rita

YaY! Jewelry said...

Sounds like fun but I think I may need to join later....I am swamped right now. I will hop them and maybe hook up later.

Sherri Stokey said...

I'll play anytime, Shelley:)

Shirley said...

I do want to play, but not til October! :) How's that for scheduling? I think it sounds wonderful, I just need to finish up the challenges for which I've already committed myself.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Shirley, Great! I will pencil you in for late October/early November then.
~ Shelley

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Oh goodie! I will be in touch via e-mail soon Sherri!
~ Shelley

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Kristin, I'll be ready when you are!
~ Shelley

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Rita - that is exactly how I feel! I was going to get a part-time job but with all the G-Ma duties (G-Ma, that's what they call me), I wouldn't have time to play in the studio. So the job is out! PRIORITIES! (hmm now I have to sell some more so I won't feel so guilty spending the hubby's money - ah shucks, that guilty feeling will pass hahaha)
Looking forward to our play date! I will contact you by e-mail soon.
~ Shelley

Heather Otto said...

This sounds like so much fun, and right up my alley!! I'd love to participate!

SueBeads said...

That sounds very interesting! I'd love to play! Doesn't matter the month!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Oh so happy to hear from you Heather. I will be contacting you by e-mail soon. This will be fun!
~ Shelley

Shelley Graham Turner said...

((Sue!)) So glad you are on board as I love your beads and components! Hoping our pieces play nicely together! E-mail coming soon.
~ Shelley

Micheladas said...

Sounds like alot of fun. I would love to join in whenever if possible.

shelly said...

i'm in... my plate is full, but i can make room... i work best that way! sounds like fun!

shelly said...

i would love to be part of this. my plate is very full, but it's how i live and create... a great idea! thanks!!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I want to play...I love the challenges and blog hopswith 2 young boys it gives me a great excuse to have to bead.
Sonya

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Great Mischelle - will be in touch via e-mail soon! Looking forward to this!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

OOOH cool...it will be the Shelly and Shelley show! Watch your e-mail I will be contacting you soon!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Funny how we use ANYTHING as an excuse to bead, huh? Uh its Monday - gotts bead; its September 3rd- gotta bead; its laundry day - GOTTA bead!

Watch for my e-mail coming soon!
~ Shelley

Skye said...

you know, I've said over and over that I'm not joining any more hops or challenges until I clear my list some more... but ... my list will be clear of challenges and hops as of this Saturday ( minus one that we're all waiting for a date to be set for). I GUESS that means I could slip in one ;) Add me to your PDA list please :)

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I'd like to play, as long as I can be penciled in anytime after my two blog hops that I am hosting (Oct 13th and December 1st). Sounds like fun!!

Boot ~C said...

I'd like to join, need someone in Nov.?

Marlene Cupo said...

OK, you got me. Maybe you could just bring the beads with you in November???

Shelley Graham Turner said...

((SANDRA)) I definitely have a SPECIAL space for you!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Okey dokey Lisa I will pencil you in December (if you wanted IN BETWEEN the blog hops let me know that!) e-mail coming soon.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

I will slip you in there - look for my e-mail coming soon!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Gotcha! We already have a three-day playdate planned...you want more?

Mandi said...

You had me at PDA. Shelley, I'd love to participate. I'm super busy, but deadlines keep me from slacking off. I created my own series of challenges to keep myself active (creatively). I've been slacking with the blog posts a little, but I'm still on top of things. Anytime will work for me.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Great Mandi! I will be contacting you via e-mail very soon!
~ Shelley

Lea Avroch said...

I love challenges! & having a deadline is great for keeping me on task! Am I too late to sign up? I wanna play too! Can you wait for me till November? Don't mean to rub your nose in it (well, I kinda, sorta do! :-P), but I'll be in Hawaii beginning of Oct. & this month's almost shot. How does late Oct., beginning of Nov. sound to you?

chicandfrog said...

This is a great idea (also, I love your beads, Shelley). Am I too late? I'd like to play!

Ambra

Robin Reed said...

I wanna play! I wanna play! I promise I play well with others!!!LOL I would love a chance to work with the beautiful beads you have!

Robin Reed said...

I wanna play, I wanna play!!!! I promise I play well with others!!!LOL I would love to be able to work with your beautiful beads!!! Please count me in!!!

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