Sunday, September 26, 2010

I hope summer weather is done...

After yesterday's Designer's Downtown Market. it's official; I am SOO done with summer weather! The booth set up was great,the company excellent, and customers were fun and sweet! BUT unless I sat still in front of the fan, it was too HOT for almost October!
I am sitting here writing this looking out the window waiting for the rain to start and the cool breezes to begin. A good sign was letting the dog out and it felt...nice!
I'm looking forward to a few weekends off, and doing family stuff before my next show. And I will I have time to catch up and replenish my Memory Journals! These are selling as fast as I can make them; they are adorable :) Is it a scrapbook? a Photo Album? a Journal? It's all 3 rolled into one. some pockets, tags, and foldouts to write, draw, rip, tape and/or staple whatever you want to keep and remember. I find it easier to start using a journal when it's not a big intimidating sea of blank white.
A project I put off until cool weather is my soldering. I LOVE to solder and now I plan on setting up my table in the garage (my second studio haha). I have come into a fantastic collection of Vintage Christmas cards and want to make collaged Christmas ornaments. SWWWEEET! Let the Fall begin!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Work and Play

I just spent a creative fun Sunday afternoon with fellow Guild members; learning some awesome background techniques and ATC patterns. Now to make some artful ATCs for the Art of Carolinas. the CMMAG will be hosting a make and take ATC room during the AOC.
Now, after a weekend full of fun, football, and college kids, the list must be made.

1. Make a master list for the BazaarSpark show on Saturday. (Downtown Raleigh 10-5)

2. Repack inventory and update table signs.

3. Finish up last minute projects, hopefully by midweek(do NOT spend Friday night

feverishly crafting) haha

4. Be ready to pick up my younger child from school Friday afternoon, and take the

other one out to lunch while I'm in Greenville :)

5. Take photos of inventory to use on Etsy. I love my camera.

If I could only set up a work schedule and stick to it...I think I need to actually write it down in PEN, not pencil. How did I get so much more done when the kids were little and I worked night shift? I like to think it's not getting older.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Setting the Fall Schedule

So it begins...The finalization of Fall shows. I love when the calendar starts to gel and I can plan studio time, college football games, regular life stuff, and Holiday shows! Life is rather simple these days; empty nest means less housework, and I am now retired from being a Band Booster after 6 years :) There are really a lot of hours in a day!

Things start in 2 weeks; at BazaarSpark in downtown Raleigh on Saturday September 18th. Come on out to Martin St. from 10-5 and check out all the handmade local art and fine crafts. Guaranteed to be some awesome unique treasures...

Imaginese Gifts in Cary at Stonecreek Village is continuing to carry my glass tile pendants; maps, old postage stamps and handpainted vintage paper. This is such a cool store with so many neat items you've never seen before. I love it!

My preparations for the fall season involve some re organizing of my inventory; after a summer off from shows, I need to take stock of what needs to be done, and maybe pick new table coverings and spruce up my signage. Fall is very rejuvenating!