Well hey there and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate! Hope your season is going well so far!
I thought I might pop in with a little how’s-it-going myself as I’m on a sabbatical-that’s-not-very-sabbatical-ish. Commissions are underway but as most are gifts I won’t share them til after Christmas.
First, one expectation that seems to never fail to happen: getting sick when I have down time. It’s as though my body says “Hey! We have time to lay around and not do anything for days on end!” Fortunately these two nursemaids pin me down to administer pup snuggles.
That artisan fair
It went fairly well, all in all! Not as organized as I’d have liked, but I sold a decent number of the tags, bookmarks, and ornaments that I’d made for it, and a few paintings as well. Plus some commissions. All good!
The atmospheric river
Wreaking no end of havoc where I live….but so far so good at my house.
I got to go see the Nutcracker this week! And surprisingly enough I met the mom of one of the dancers on Threads who’d posted about being SO PROUD of their child who’d wanted to be a ballerina since 3 years old….and now is a soloist at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. A lovely night out!
The destash and more….
I’m having a big ol’ last sale of the holiday season since we’re approaching the time when the post office can’t get art to you in time for Christmas.
Some new pieces are in the shop, and even a destash, and tags, and ornaments, and, well, I gave early access to patrons (another reason to become one, lol!) and they bought up a lot of the treats.
But there’s still lots left, and I’m fundraising for World Central Kitchen! So if you need a set of alcohol markers, or a mini painting or ornament for a gift, or, well, anything there – I’m going to the post office next week and can ship it out to ya.
The story of the bears
One of the group of items that’s in the shop has a special little story. I found these little bears at Goodwill a few weeks ago – partly painted. Their noses and toes only. At first I picked up the bag and wondered, what the heck? Who paints just part of something? Then the thought occurred to me that it might have been an artist who didn’t last long enough on this earth to finish the project. 🙁 And I made it a little mission night after night to finish these babies and make them the best little bears they could ever be. I’m not sure I’m ready to part with them yet, but I added them to the shop if you want to give one a home. And think of all the half-completed craft projects that never get a chance to be finished. Go complete that one you’ve got sitting around, okay?