Ready to lounge

What a week! In addition to the market, I also participated in Costco’s Spring Craft Fair.  Both were great!
At the craft fair I had a wonderful neighbor, Mark. Gosh, I wish I could remember his last name. He made some really lovely steam punk resin pieces. I wanted to study them and figure out how he made them. Bottom line, I learned that steam punk doesn’t really speak to me. So, I hope Mark keeps on keeping on. And I’m going to keep dabbling in kitsch and silly kinds of things.

Saturday was such a gorgeous day at the market. It was wonderful to sit in sun. I love seeing regulars, such as Julie and Maddy — who is keeping me on my toes trying to come up with new ladybug designs.
And, I sold another pendant made from one of my brother’s paintings. That always makes me happy. I hope that he sees it as validation that he is, without a doubt, an artist. I guess I should post some photos of those pieces soon.
(The day was capped off by hanging out with Lili while her parents went to a birthday party. Cool. Coolcoolcool. Yes, we watched several episodes of Community. She and I both like Abed the best.)

I spent today working on many, many tiles. I tried to incorporate some letterpress blocks that I found at Ben Franklin. I think they’ll need screweyes and jump rings. We’ll see. And yes, photos TK.

I also have just shy of 30 resin pieces curing right now. Maybe they’ll be buttons; maybe they’ll be pendants. Maybe they won’t turn out at all.

I also got to play with some new stamps that Jonna handed over. Yea!

And now there’s a cat on my lap who is ready to get away from the computer and curl up properly on my lap. I think that sounds ideal.

I hope everyone had a grand Mother’s Day — regardless of your role.

(Slinky’s kittenmama)

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