Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gaining Momentum

You know that feeling when you are inching your way to the VERY top of the world's largest roller coaster and as it goes over the edge you are weightless for a second before the g-force hits you as you scream down hill? Well, that is how I feel planning our upcoming art show! We have reached a critical mass of artists (so I know I will like the way the show physically looks), I have commitments for the caterer, the music and the facility. Now all (?!?) I have to worry about is getting folks to come to the event. It's for SUCH a good cause, so I can only pray that folks rally 'round.

Progress is being made on other fronts as well. Remember those three gigantic trees that came down in my yard? The trunks have been removed, the branches chipped (an EIGHT HOUR endeavor) and yesterday the stump grindin' guy came out to annihilate any vestige of my once proud foliage. Thanks to neighbor Henry, my gnarly butterfly bush was unscathed and said driver didn't compact my neighbor's yard (although it was a near miss!) Good man though, did a tidy job, actually swept my broken and battered patio...

We've got lots of new merchandise in the shop. A new batch of the "cutest tooth fairy pillows ever" as one of our dentally challenged shoppers phrased it. New artisan jewelry and lots of mid century pottery pieces. I am here both Friday and Saturday from 10 to 2 (usually by 9:30 on Saturday!) so stop by and say "hi!"

If you know any artists (whether amateur or professional) that would care to submit to the show, have them contact me. I'd love to hear from them!
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Good News!

I got some good news this morning when I got to the shop. My high school cohort, Leila, is now officially a breast cancer survivor! She sent out a note announcing the end of her treatments. Obviously one still has to be vigilant but how wonderful that she is on the back side of treatments. Hooray!

You know all of those stray earrings that you have in your jewelry box that you won't throw away because you hope their mates MIGHT turn up? Well, I had a client bring her three favorites in to see if anyone out there in cyberland had lost the same ones. IF these earrings look painfully familiar, DO drop me a line, Carol would love to find a match for her "orphans".

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