Blame it on my mushy side, or maybe it’s because I’ve been a part of so many shows this year, meeting thousands of wonderful, and diverse, and amazing people, I wanted to take a moment in this newsletter to say thank you. Â To old friends and new ones, to the mentors and colleagues, to the artists and art lovers, and to those who just hope I occasionally have something interesting to say — thank you. Â Cheers to the positive impact you collectively make — every time you buy artwork, shop local, go green, hug a tree… whatever makes you feel good inside, please know it is appreciated.
A special hello to to the new subscribers from Silver Spring Maryland! Â What a vibrant, thriving city. Â We were amazed at the bustling atmosphere and the true diversity of the area. Â An extra special thanks to the person who tipped us off to the Burmese restaurant!
Of course being of the more rural persuasion, Alan & I promptly celebrated our return home by canning peach jam, baking zucchini bread, whipping up some homemade lotion, and homebrewing beer (okay, the beer was all Alan and the lotion was me, but we still cheer each other on). Â It was our little nod to the start of fall, or “flannel” weather, as we affectionately call it.
Lately there has been a lot of focus on gift-giving… the holidays are approaching, and people are planning! Â I’ll quietly admit to not starting my shopping til much (much) later, but many thanks to those of you who have started custom orders early this year. Â I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to create a few custom photo boxes, which I’ll be offering as an option soon — small boxes with wallet-sized metal photos will soon be available, as well as larger 5×7 boxes with enough room for a family photo. Â I’ll keep you posted! Â In the meantime, I have three lovely new additions to the jewelry box line — copper & teal swirls, and a lovely teal blue Japanese maple leaf.
Until next time ~