Archive for November, 2007

Hello World

My website, Soasa Designs is finally up and about! It’s still in a beginning stage, but it’s fully functional and raring to go. Check out the Gallery to browse what I currently
have available, or visit the Previous Work page to see some of what I’ve done in the past. As many of you know I’ve been busily running about selling my jewelry at various events all year. I’m having a wonderful time, and I’m learning more than I ever imagined possible. This website is the next step.

I’ll also be vending at a few more events this season. You can find me at Bard College on
December 7th and also at the Yuletide Fair at Hawthorne Valley School on December 8th.

A couple seasonal shipping notes:

If you’d like your items by Christmas please place your order before Dec 15th so that I can be sure that they arrive on time! Of course, if you’re local to me we can always work something out later than that.

Also! Shipping is always free for orders over $30!

For an additional 10% off simply e-mail me at RobinMarie[at]soasadesigns[dot]com with the subject “Hello World” when you place your order!


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I’ve realized that in being single I’ve become a lot less patient, and a lot less gentle in my confrontations. It’s like after years of tip-toeing around someone else’s emotions I finally let myself say what I feel. It’s not that I’ve become mean, but if someone is bothering me I tell them so, and I tell them why. Somewhere in our relationship I stopped voicing my opinions as strongly in order to avoid the emotional fall-out I knew would follow. The result is that nothing changed. I find myself absolutely not missing having to compromise or let things slide. I have no real desire to start and foster a new relationship.

What a refreshing realization this has been. Maybe some day I will have the time and energy to be in a relationship…but right now I don’t even have enough time for me.

Also I’ve realized that I’m not a Republican. I have no idea what I am…I think I’m screwed.

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Why am I such a terrible blogger? I have lots of excuses. What it really boils down to is that I’m so busy doing the things I’d like to blog about that I never actually find the time to blog about them. Oh the tragedy!

So here’s what I’ve been up to, the abbreviated version.

Making tons of jewelry
Breaking down in ghetto car
Trying to get less-ghetto car into the shop so that I can get some heat in there!
Working my tush off in the studio, good in some ways, not so good in others
Stressing about course registration
Meetings about registration
Lots of time spent online trying to make registration happen
Showing and selling!
Spending time with the family
Feeling guilty about spending time with the family instead of spending it in the studio
Working at the bead store
Habitat for Humanity
Sleeping, occasionally
Photographing work
Uploading work
More classes
Work for classes
More work for classes

That about sums up the last 7 days. As you can see, nowhere on that list does it say “blogging”.

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Haha, so NaNoWriMo? NoMo’

I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around the possibility of having time for something like that. I thought it would be a relaxing exercise, challenging but ultimately of no consequence. Except it seems I’m easily obsessed! I keep thinking about it and wishing I could work on it, and as a result I get stressed out.


I spent today doing things I actually need to do. No one was home all day, so I had the kitchen table all to myself. I really wish I had a studio of my own so that I had space to spread out all the time. I got so much work done!


This is for my first consignment deal. A woman approached me at one of my events last month and asked me if I would be interested in working with her. Why not? We’ll see how this goes!

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Write a 50,000 word novel between Nov. 1st and Nov. 30. Why?

Because I’m insane, that’s why!

1312 / 50000 words. 3% done!

What possess me, I do not know, but I’m writing a fairy tale. I’m having a blast, and I highly recommend this to people with no free time. It’s perfect to put you over the top!

Just kidding. It is forcing my imagination wide open though, and I’m experiencing a bit of that nerdy bookworm high I used to get in middle school.


Maybe I’ll post some excerpts from time to time!

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