Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The End Is Often Bittersweet

When I started this blog approximately 7 years ago, I would have never imagined that I would still be posting. It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride. I would write consistently and then I wouldn't. I would be pretty transparent, and then I felt like I couldn't be. Sometimes I wrote more than I posted pictures, and sometimes it was the other way around. And now I am at this juncture in the road.

A few months ago I posted about whether I should combine my two blog sites together. At that time I made the decision to keep both of them, with this site focusing on my business, and the other site focusing on my journey as an artist.

Well after praying, I have stopped running from the thing that I have been most afraid of....focusing on my mixed medium work with a heavy emphasis on painting. I will finally apply to some residencies, start looking for supplemental income opportunities, start working on another individual show, and continue a huge project that I started long ago.

What does that mean for Exo31 Art, LLC? It will no longer be what you all have come to know it as. I will still create wearable art, but no longer be selling it how I have in the past. I may do some craft markets once or twice a year, but I won't stress myself if I don't get to it. It's another sweet surrender, but let's face it, my ROI (return on investment) was improving since I started years ago, but wasn't great, and more than anything...I really want to be obedient.

I'm not going to stop blogging. It's become not only cathartic, but almost necessary for my journey. At this stage I just need to change a few things around.  Although I will not be posting here anymore, I will still be posting about my journey as an artist over at

I will have a strict Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posting schedule for those that are looking to read a little more often. I will be posting a nice combination of photos, prose, and elements of this blog as well.

There you have it folks...forward motion is happening, despite its moments of making me feel uncomfortable. Hello Change! You are here for the better and I let my guard down to let you in. I welcome you with open arms!

Corner of Gratitude:

Pearls of Wisdom:
"I seldom end up where I want to go, but almost always end up where I need to be." 
~ Douglas Adams

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wrapped Rings and Beanies

 Wrapped Leather Rings

Multi-colored Beanies

There are new items in the Exo31 Art Etsy shop!

I do pray that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! If you are in the land of the living with health, you have a lot to be thankful for!!! I know I certainly do!

As promised, there is NEW INVENTORY available to you all in my Etsy shop! This week brings some wrapped leather rings, and beanies. We are less than a month away from Christmas, and if you are looking for something unique to purchase for your loved ones, check out the Shop link above!

Corner of Gratitude:
An early start

Pearls of Wisdom:
"The secret to getting ahead is getting started"
~Mark Twain

Don't Forget:
If you are looking to do more reading about my work and my journey, head on over to One Artsy Gals Voyage Blog

As always, thanks for reading, purchasing, following, commenting, and just being plain ole' you!!!

Be blessed!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Inventory at Exo31 Etsy Shop

Red Leather Cuff

There are new items in the Exo31 Art Etsy shop!

It's been an unexpected few weeks. The last time I posted I thought that I was going to be updating my shop every day during this month; between creating, life and some upcoming projects, things didn't work out as planned. However, I am on track to getting new products posted every week for you all! 

Christmas is coming, and if you are looking for something unique to purchase for your loved ones, check out the Shop link above!

Corner of Gratitude:
A New Day

Pearls of Wisdom:
"For most of human history, musicians, artists, they've been part of the community - connectors and openers, not untouchable stars."
~Amanda Palmer

Don't Forget:
If you are looking to do more reading about my work and my journey, head on over to One Artsy Gals Voyage Blog

As always, thanks for purchasing, following, reading, commenting, and just being plain ole' you!!!

Be blessed!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Exo31 Art Etsy Shop NOW OPEN!!!!


is now



The polls are closed (it's election day, and I hope that you all exercised your right to vote), but my Etsy shop is now open for business!!!

I spent an immense amount of time last night and the early part of today listing items that you all can purchase. I thought that it would be easier than what it actually was, but it was pretty tedious. 

I definitely don't have everything listed there yet. I will be adding new items almost ever day for the month of November. After that, I will be updating the ship with new items every other Tuesday. I will make sure to let you all know the days that I will be uploading new wearable art that can be purchased. 

A hearty thank you to all of you that have taken the time to support myself and other local artist. Whether you supported us via purchasing our products, saying a kind word to us or sent out a prayer for us; I think I can speak on behalf of artist worldwide..we thank you!!!!

Corner of Gratitude:
Moving forward

Pearls of Wisdom:
"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams."

~Jeremy Irons

Thank you for following, commenting, purchasing, and reading! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Etsy Countdown

Hey good folks!

Tomorrow is the day! Yes...the day I open my Etsy shop I am ex.cited, but knowing that there is so much work to be done so that this go round things will be a success.

Today was spent getting my listings together. It is more tedious than I remember in the past, but again...it's okay. I must do what I need to do!

So tomorrow will come too quickly I am sure, and I will probably feel like I am not ready enough, but who ever cared about what feelings had to say? Not me! If I did, I would never get anything accomplished!

Your Thoughts:
Have your feelings ever talked you out of doing something great...something you knew you were destined to do?

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013




 Slouchy Hats

Varieties for babies
(BTW:Love this lil' guy!)

Hey everyone! It's been a minute, but creativity has been bubbling over. I've decided to open another shop on ETSY! My shop's grand opening will be on... 

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 5th!!!!!

I will be doing a 5 day countdown at the start of November for the opening and will send the link out then!

So stop on by on NOVEMBER 5th and see all of the goodies that Exo31 Art has in store for you and stock up!!!

Corner of Gratitude:

Pearls of Wisdom:
"There is no better word to be called than tenacious. That means others recognize my resolve to all I am called to be!"

As always...thanks for commenting, subscribing, following, and purchasing! I look forward to seeing more of you!!!

Until next post...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A New Hand Chain

About This Piece
This new hand chains parts come from a broken necklace and unwanted earrings. The chain portion is the broken necklace and the stones are from a set of unwanted earrings.  Again, this particular piece is light and can be dressed up or down.  The wrist portion is made to be adjustable so it fits almost any wrist!

The price of this item is $20 (shipping and tax not included), and please remember that the paypal button under the hand chain is ONLY for this Reflections hand chain. There will be posts following with other jewelry available to purchase, and the Exo31 Art, LLC jewelry return policy is at the bottom of this post. If you are looking for other items that are for sale, please hit the for sale label on the left side of this blog. That will bring up all the items that are currently for sale.

Corner of Gratitude:
Being comfortable in my own skin

Pearls of Wisdom:
"Accept who you are; and revel in it."
~ Mitch Albom

As usual...thank you for purchasing, reading, commenting, subscribing, and following! Until next post...

Exo31 Art, LLC Jewelry Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with your jewelry, you may return it for an exchange or credit ONLY. Any item purchased at a retailer other than Exo31 Art, LLC cannot be returned to Exo31 Art, LLC for an exchange or credit. Please contact the retailer your items were purchased from.

  • Your exchange or credit must be requested within 7 calendar days of receiving it. Please notify us via email (exo31art@gmail.com) before the return.  Your package must be postmarked within 7 calendar days of receiving it.
  • Jewelry must be its original, new, unworn, and undamaged condition to be eligible for exchange or credit. 
  • All return shipping charges are the customer's responsibility and cannot be refunded. Please return jewelry in its original package. When shipping please make sure that the container is well padded and ship using UPS or USPS. Shipping insurance is not required, but recommended. Exo31 Art, LLC is not responsible for damages or loss incurred in return shipping.
  • Information as to where to return items will be sent in response to your exchange or credit request email.
  • Once your jewelry item has been received and examined, your original method of payment will be credited within one week, not including the original or return shipping costs. You will receive an email confirmation of your refund once it is processed.