I will be doing 2 in-person shows this Fall in Massachusetts. I will be at The Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton MA October 9 – 11. And then I am showing at the Paradise show in Marlboro, MA, November 19 -21. All the info about the shows is HERE. I’d love to meet you if you can make it. These will be the first shows in almost 2 years and I am excited!
Here is a photo from the last show I did- November 2019!
I am doing another Art Party Central event, this Thursday, July 22 at 3:30 and 7:30 Eastern Time. Would you like to come and join in the fun? RSVP here! Or go to the site and RSVP from there. Why should you come? Because you will get a 10% off coupon for MY SHOP and might even win a $50 gift certificate!!! I will talk about my work for a least 5 minutes (lol) and show details of the work. You can ask me questions. And you can see some other amazing artists- it is a virtual Zoom Craft Fair. I’d love to see you there!
I am participating in an Art Party Central event, this coming Saturday at 2:30 and 5:30 Eastern Time. Would you like to come and join in the fun? RSVP here! Or go to the site and RSVP from there. Why should you come? Because you will get a 10% off coupon for MY SHOP and might even win a $50 gift certificate!!! I will talk about my work for a least 5 minutes (lol) and show details of the work. You can ask me questions. And you can see some other amazing artists- it is a virtual Zoom Craft Fair. I’d love to see you there!
In this crazy year of all cancelled in-person shows, I have been exploring new options. There are some really great online shows going on! I hope they continue after the pandemic because wow- Awesome! Some of these shows require a mailing list which, since the days of me doing pottery, I have never maintained. I am hoping to get things figured out with Mailchimp and have links you can click to sign up, but I am a bit overwhelmed with that part of the process right now. Hopefully I will get there soon. So, I will do it the old-fashioned way. Would you like to be on my mailing list? Leave a comment with your email address or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In my dreams I would send out a newsy email once a month but I know that won’t happen. More likely it will just be announcements of when I am doing shows. If you already get my blog posts via email, unfortunately it is not the same thing. You still have to give me permission.
I do a review every year although sometimes it happens a little late (like this year). What a crazy day- I was a bit reluctant to post this today with the high of the win in Georgia followed by the madness in Washington. But I will do it anyway because who knows what tomorrow will bring. And honestly, maybe posting about a crazy year is best done on a crazy day.
I made a lot of masks for family and friends. Oh yes, and 150 scrub caps. I donated 100 caps to health providers (mostly nurses) in the Boston area. Then I sold a bunch on Etsy and donated the money to local causes helping people affected by the pandemic. It relieved some of the stress to feel like I was doing something to help.
I worked on some ornament patterns but my head wasn’t in the right space. This past year I needed meditative creative work, not painfully stretching my cognitive skills! Hopefully this year I can make it happen.
My business was all conducted online this year and I am grateful that I already have an online shop and all the social media set up and didn’t have to worry about that! I have been depending on the Post Office and so thankful that I can mostly get my packages picked up right at my door. This past Fall and up until now, the pressure on the Post Office (political and Covid) has been stressful; I think all my packages made it to their destinations by now? Most have taken at least 2 extra weeks.
So Yikes, what a year. I count my blessing that I have been relatively healthy and so has my family. I am hoping that life can return to a more normal in 2021 although I don’t count on that yet. Lets hear it for a better 2021! I have hope again!
These were my most “liked” posts on Instagram this year- always kind of interesting.