Redmond Saturday Market Starts tomorrow

I’m not sure where the last six months went. I made some tiles. I crocheted five afghans. I learned some new things. I even read a few books. And now it’s time for the market to kick back in.
All week I was filled with worry about managing to balance the market with my full-time gig and life in general, but I did it last year. Of course I can do it this year.
It’s akin to starting a new school year. Will I be able to memorize my locker combination? Pass my tests? Graduate? I have faith it will all be good. I just need to put up my canopy and set up my stuff. Slip into that routine.
It’s supposed to be dry — if not too very warm.
And I’m eager to see familiar market faces. And loyal customers.
My stuff is packed up. I think I’ll just lounge the rest of the evening. I have the next six months to toil long into the evenings.
Look for lots of photos soon.  And maybe some information on my experiment with lenticular paper.

“A flaming torch she lit up the market place so brightly …” — Hugh Masakela


Last full free day before the market

Wow, what a day. After procrastinating by making a playlist to keep me going, I got to it. I finally used many of my paper beads. I’m particularly fond of a cuff bracelet that features comic-strip beads.
I should get ready for bed as tomorrow I’m spending the evening with Lili; it will be the first time we go to a movie theater together. (My brother will have to give Stuart Davis my love.)
Geez, I had visions of grander entries than this. Oh well… I’m off to read about Catherine the Great.

It’s a start

After much feet dragging and excuse making I have a blog! Many thanks to Tiphoni, who held court at the super cool ArtFest Annex in Pioneer Square.
(The day was rounded out with two visits to Magic Mouse Toy Store—for a Scrabble game and then for a Playmobil punk rocker.)
Maybe this blog is a gateway  to some sort of retail proper website. Or maybe it will end up being exactly what I need. At least it’s a place to display the projects that fill my time. (And provide some proof that I’m at least half as busy as I say I am.)
Look for lots of photos to come—including Scrabble tile pendants (of course),  paper beads (my latest obsession) and other random creations. Oh, and I’m sure there will be at least an “occasional” shot of my cat, Slinky.
I’m not the best photographer, so please accept this blanket apology.
And, please accept this thank you for popping by and taking a

“Punk out, you’re nuts!” at the Artfest Annex.