Saturday, September 20, 2008
H opened the blinds in our bedroom this morning only to discover this little guy ~ a bat sleeping between the storm window and screen. H poked him with a chopstick through the screen and he went on his way. I think I'd be on my way too if someone poked me with a chopstick.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This is a detail of what I've been working on. I just sent it off to Spoonflower last night. I can't wait to get it back.
Although I've been relatively silent here it doesn't mean I haven't been working. There's a new online selling venue called Lollishops that will be opening Novemberish. It is in response to Etsy. Etsy is fine and works great for some but there are some drawbacks. It's easy to get lost in the crowd there. Lollishops is more targeted to a specific demographic AND the vendors are invited so the customer doesn't have to wade through so much stuff to find their treasure.
I'm excited about this new venture. Never in a million years did I think I'd be in a community whose tagline was "the frou frou friendly marketplace" yet here I am. I've been girly girl all this time and am just now realizing it.
Friday, September 12, 2008
This was the Earth Angels tent at the Country Living Fair. It was crazy busy in there! I went specifically to meet several artists from this tent. I was delighted to meet soft sculpture artist Jody Battaglia. She was very lovely and gracious with my many questions. She was so kind to pose for me too. Isn't she cute? I don't mean that in a patronizing way, I truly mean it. She seems like someone that could easily be a go-to friend. Do you know what I mean by that? Sure you do. Everyone has to have some go-to friends.
Here is a detail of her table.
I met Jen O'Connor who manages their work and is the founder of Earth Angels. She was very busy doing a fantastic job of greeting customers, managing her artists and basically juggling a million things at one time.
Another artist I met who was a wonderful encourager was Stacey Bear. Her paintings absolutely need to been seen in person to fully appreciate her eye for detail and proficiency. She, like Jody, was so generous with her time and helpful advice. Sadly, I didn't take any photos of her or her work.
I also met a couple editors from Country Living. They were warm and also encouraging. They treated me as if I was a guest visiting their home. Actually, everyone I met oozed hospitality. It was refreshing especially on such a dreary rainy day. I'm happy I went.