Its hard to believe last Saturday I was loading up the car for the show at the Edward-Dean Museum.
This was a side photo of the booth… the most eye catching! Lots of looks…. And most importantly it was under the trees and quite cool, although I’d had enough by 4pm!
Now, its 3rd October, and once again time seems to be racing towards the holiday season with no brakes!
Last month was busy for me and the Redlands Art Association.
The RAA had its first Market Night with artists on the patio with additional art to sell. We had over 60 people come through the gallery on our first night, some made small purchases, which thrilled the artists. So we have 4 new artists this up coming Thursday and I look forward to seeing what they have to offer and hopefully as many people or more coming through the gallery.
Last week was hell, the ac went out in my car and 2 mechanic visits later we have a new compressor and bits. Sadly, it leaves us poorer!
So time to move on and start my personal preparations for the holiday season. I have 2 shows left to do, the Redlands Art Walk/ Redlands Art Association’s Art on State Street from noon – 6pm on Sunday 25th October (sister’s birthday!), plus I am applying to the YMCA and hopefully I’ll get into their Holiday boutique. It doesn’t seem much but its enough. I seem to be overwhelmed by my various “to do lists”…
Looking back over last month’s list…I think I could say I could do better but I had so much else to sort out!
September To Do List
Christmas cushions – no
Star Wars bags – no
Star Wars Full size throw – 2 made
Bracelets – 1 made, new buttons arrived…always exciting to see what’s in the box.
And a Dr. Who baby throw –no
So this brings me to October…
October to do list!
Star Wars bags – 1 lg, 1sm
Bracelets – make new ones
Knitted scarves/shawls – I’ve made a few over the last 18 months and its time to sew in the ends and block press them ready for my last 2 shows and perhaps put a couple in my Etsy shop. I find knitting a real stress relief…so I need to sell the pieces to balance the yarn purchases!
Christmas tree throw for a friend from her fabrics and perhaps a secret present!
Sort out my fabrics. I feel like I’m drowning in them and its time for a purge, and sell some so others can enjoy them.
Think about some new Christmas ornaments/decorations for this year.
Not much really, the world wouldn’t come to an end if I didn’t make any of it but its good for me to make new things and makes me feel better in myself!
In 10 days time the American Folklore Society is coming to Long Beach, almost just down the road, and I’m planning a weekend of listening to academic papers, catching up with old friends who I haven’t seen for a few years, oh and eating and drinking and hanging out. A good way to start that horrible special birthday celebration albeit 5 months time!