The Creative Adventures of Mona Rita

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


ok. so last night my fabulous husband hosted a networking event geared toward "Green Business". Of course I went along as well and it was great speaking to all sorts of people and getting their feedback, seeing what other people are out there doing, etc. So last night added more fuel to my fire. I feel a bit renewed and ready to do the things I know I should be doing in order to grow my business. Last week I was a bit overwhelmed and figured out that I don't entirely see myself as a "business owner"...I guess I was seeing myself as an artist/designer first, business owner second. But after really thinking about it, I need to see both designer & business owner as equal partners. DUH...It's easy for me to get lost in my a hermit. Finish pieces and then think, "this is fun and fabulous"...but then what? Oh yeah. If I want to make this a career I need to sell my work. That includes all aspects of business owner as well. It's as simple as that. So far my experience with selling my work has been quite positive in that I really love it when I see people playing "dress up". They do this when they buy things to adorn themselves. I like giving people that feeling of freedom and fantasy. It seems natural to me.
By the way, I'm looking for a tag line. In case you're wondering, it's something like for example, that diamond jewelry company that uses the tag line, "a diamond is forever", you know the one. So I want to propose to my friends (those who have seen my collection), if you can come up with a tag line that suits my vision, I'd award the winner with a free piece of jewelry. Just a thought. I think it would be fun to see what my close friends come up with. My jewelry is not for the wallflower types. It is bold and dares a woman to be her fantasy, all the while being conscious of how she gets there.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

new year, new thoughts

the days are back to being chilly. have to say it was nice coming back to 70 degree weather after having been in the snow of Chicago. I guess it was bound to get cold again. Today is cloudy out and it's got me wanting to stay indoors and work on stuff on the computer. But, honestly I'm running a bit empty today. I have started trying to focus my efforts on getting into better shape. I have actually done my fair share of exercise as a result. Today I'm sore and tired. I have to wonder if I'm feeling this because my muscles are repairing. Nonetheless, I want to have more get up and go, but today it's a struggle. Even my creative juices are low. Tomorrow is another day. Hopefully, I will be back to normal.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

where does it all go?

time that is! I have had a wonderful fall season. And now things are rolling into winter. It has finally gotten somewhat chilly here. After recently spending 2 weeks in Chicago, I don't think I miss the cold that much. Snow can be difficult to say the least. No chance of that happening here. In a few days we won't need any kind of jacket at all probably. I still love this time of year. I love fall weather! Of course.
so a new year means new starts...fresh beginnings! Still looking for "different" images that inspire me and my work. Lately, I have gone back to my roots and am being inspired by Duran Duran. Considering I met them on Dec. 13th, I have to say they brought back that feeling of "fresh"! Where does it all go? Why can't we feel fresh and fascinated like when we were youthful. Sure that's a part of being "young", but honestly...they were such different times to say the least. Why must it be that when we get older we lose that certain something. we just get so involved with "life and job" that the "fresh" is forgotten? or is it just ignored?