My husband took People magazine to work this week. I was really touched how proud he was, and showed my jewelry placement to some of his colleagues. One fellow, who works part time, a talented artist and musician in his own right, said something like "OMG, she's gone commercial! I could never do something like that. "
Well, that just set me off. First of all, anyone who knows the story, knows that I pay little attention to mainstream popular culture. I knew vaguely of Twilight. When someone mentioned that the locations were actual towns, it was a light bulb moment for me. I pulled out my vintage maps and thought, how fun would that be to make something with Forks and Port Angeles.
When Etsy and People came calling, I really was stunned. And then I got to thinking, what is wrong with commercial notoriety, albeit for 15 minutes? It's damn hard work, it's stressful and it's also the most fun you can have with your clothes on. And, although, I'd never put myself in the category of artists who take commercial assignments to afford the opportunity to do other work. It is something I'm going to ponder.