this week has been a blur. i am happily, busily pulling together the pieces of some very exciting news i will share with all of you on monday! i can't wait! also on monday, betsy and my calendar + christmas print will be available!
some things that kept me grounded, and calm this week: the first white flurries of the season, a lovely late dinner with a dear friend, the sweetness of another dear friend, and today, some words on beauty.
a not so in focus photo from my studio, early morning light, too busy to get the tripod, sewing away.
it's been one of those weeks where i can't believe i've made it to friday. i have a working weekend planned, but it still feels like the mood will be lighter; good company will be near, and the first sleeting storm of the season will be a welcome cue to tuck in just a little bit tighter.
found this shop the other day, love! simple and beautiful.
i was swept up and taken away to the dark spots in my mind yesterday, doubt and fear took over. but i woke this morning to small victory after small victory, and felt humbled, and a little bit disappointed that i'd lost sight of hope for a bit. i'm feeling so much better, and quietly comforted that at the end of the day (or the beginning, sometimes) life falls in to place as it should.
the light this time of year is breathtaking, isn't it?
today my heart feels warm and wide open, thinking of this perfect idea: obamaware! 27 different ceramic artists have created pieces for an auction, proceeds will go to the obama/biden campaign. the auction is going on right now, as we speak and will only be open until tomorrow evening. take a peek.
for me, there is something so right about this combination of art (especially functional art) and support of what is shaping up to be a sea change in this country. what a wonderful way for those of like mind to show their support for this intelligent, and forward thinking candidate. ayumi horie, who is the originator of this idea, is an amazingly talented artist, and with this effort a leader of something truly beautiful. an inspiration.
i find diana fayt's (top image) contribution particularly beautiful. she has quite a few pieces available. diana summed up how she felt about the event quite sweetly here.
a great, well rounded market is shaping up and we couldn't be more excited! we're looking forward to seeing old friends and new, taking in all of the amazing table displays, shopping and trading, celebrating on saturday evening with our favorite local band, hosting a meet and greet brunch for our vendors on sunday morning and joining together sunday at the craftivism table to make mittens for those in need. won't you join us?
today i woke up with the happy feeling that i made very good progress on the tasks at hand yesterday, and that today would hold the same. i had been a little stuck before yesterday, things weren't really falling into place very gracefully. something shifted and i feel more rooted in my projects, less aimless. i'm grateful.
i've been craving rice pudding in the worst way. though i usually make it in the morning, i think i'll make some tonight. a snack for the debate, perhaps...
i'll have another pathphoto to share later today, after our afternoon walk. for now, here's a little out-take video of ollie appreciating the falling leaves.
some business: betsy and i will be listing our calendar and print, as well as some other little holiday-type items on november first. around the fifteenth i'll preview a few of my own holiday items, and will fully stock my shop on december 1st (after the second storie indie market) with any work i have remaining on hand.
the weekend was spent behind my laptop, mostly. i'm so excited to show you all that's in the works! betsy and i are having a great time working on our calendar and a few other goodies we have in the works. i have something else in the works too, which i get to tell you about soon, but for now my hands are tied. mums the word!
lots more to do in the studio today, but first an unexpected breakfast date with family, a treat! i'm craving oatmeal. oh, and later after a few hours of sewing, a tea break with one of my favorite people (seen here with the blue shoes). monday is shaping up quite nicely!
in other news, i'm thinking of switching back to blogger to save a bit of money. i'm starting to think all that i've been spending could be better spent on supplies. the economy in crisis is prompting me to find ways to create a little more breathing room. have any of you been thinking the same thing?
lastly, there's no better season. fall, i'm still madly in love with you. madly.