Monday, December 21, 2009

Time for a glass of vino...

The last 2 shows of the 2009 season are done. Yay! And these shows were ok... it's been a season of learning and experimentation and I'd summarize that if a show is in a 'hard to find' location or it's below 20 degrees out, it might have a negative impact on the number of people who show up... just a thought... Anyway, as usual, extensive hanging out with my artsy pals was the highlight of both shows, something that's not possible when a show is busy. It was a small group of vendors at the Chestnut Hill show including Trish from Idazz, Sue from SueBdo , Christine from Little Man, and my new bff, Hilary Crane-Stern of Hilary.
On Saturday, I did a show on Harrison Avenue in Boston and, fortunately, when I pulled into the parking lot I spotted my pal Nicole Deponte so I knew I was in the right place (btw, if you're a film scout looking for a totally sketchy building/parking lot for a murder scene, have I got a spot for you!). So we gave eachother a quick hug, moved our stuff into the building and hoped for a good day. Again, things were slow so I got to spend lots of quality time with my neighbors, twin sisters Heather and Kerry from Twigs + Heather: and Cadence of Cadence Innovative Designs.
Check out the inside of the venue/warehouse at BANG! (below) It's hard to see in this photo but there were animal crates stored above us... AND it smelled of cat + dog urine! Yum! The perfect scent for holiday shopping!All in all, a fantabulous year! Thank you to everyone for your support and I look forward to creating new and fresh things in 2010. Wishing all a happy, healthy holiday season!

Monday, December 14, 2009

First Two weeks of December...

James Library + Art Center December 5th
Design Hive on December 6th
Transportation Building on December 9+10
Holly Fair in Cambridge on December 12+13
The last 2 weeks have been a blur… It started with a trunk show at the James Library + Center for the Arts in Norwell (my hometown) on December 5th followed by the Design Hive on December 6th in Cambridge. A few days later, I set up shop at 10 Park Plaza for the 22nd annual Transportation Building’s Holiday Festival on December 9 + 10, and then wrapped up at the Holly Fair in Cambridge on December 12 + 13. There are still two more shows before I finish the 2009 season and I’ve learned a lot about overloading one’s schedule as well as how to function (well) on less than 3 hours of sleep. Since it’s been a few weeks since my last update, I have lots of fabulous vendors to mention and my plan is to list everyone in an abbreviated fashion so this doesn’t go on and on…and on. Plus it’s a busy time of year for everyone and I’m finding everything is taking me longer to do than I’d like. So enough with the blah, blah… here are the fabulous folks: Mary Draper Murray, Outside the Box Jewelry Designs was my neighbor on December 5th at the James Library Trunk Show. Former model and dancer Dina Canducci, Ducci Designs displayed her one of a kind designs at Design Hive on December 5th!
Lisa DeMio, RedStaggerwing Designs also brought her fabulous goods to Design Hive… all the way from NH! (love this pillow! yum!) Fun and funny Liz Ballard of Crafty Lizzie was across the aisle with her handmade greeting cards for all occasions.
At the Holly Fair in Cambridge on December 12 + 13, I shared a teensy room at 42 Brattle Street with three lovelies including Sue Randall, Thistledown (hats, gloves, scarf, baby bibs - sorry folks, she doesn't have a website); Keyse Angelo, Flauxy ...colorful and fun jewels (happy birthday girl!); and Rob Charlton, Goosefish Press pictured above with his printing press in South Boston.
I probably left off a few people I'd like to mention but I'm rushing and will remedy with the next post! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy holiday season! I’m off to give hugs to my nieces and nephew and light the menorah!