Thursday, March 30, 2017

sleeping mouse

Shh...the mouse is sleeping.
A little project I've been envisioning for a while, tucked inside one of my favorite enamel cups.
I'm going to be the featured member artist at The Crossing Arts Alliance Gift Shop in September. I'll need to bring in some gifty type things so I thought this would be a good place to start. I feel so prepared! Though, if I run true to form, I'll be making the rest of my pieces in mid-August sometime.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I've been branded!

A little gushing... 

I'm a happy camper today. I picked up my new business cards, notecards, and packaging for wool bundles yesterday from my favorite local print shop, Lakes Printing in Brainerd MN and they're beautiful! Designer Sera put together a logo for me (I feel official!) that I'm thrilled with, the quality of everything is beyond my expectations, AND I'm supporting a local business that supports my community. (Kevin, the owner, is a champion of non-profits)

I had been using an online printing company for years for my cards. I liked their quality well enough that I was willing to overlook some of their shipping issues (boxes of bent cards, anyone?). I didn't think that I could get the same quality and prices locally, but clearly I was mistaken. As much as I like supporting local, I'm surprised it took me this long to get on board with my printing. Kind of kicking myself, actually.

Blatant plug! If you are in the Brainerd Lakes area, give Lakes Printing a call when you need to give your business a fresh start or a little marketing oomph. Kevin is amazing and full of ideas to help your work shine. Give them a call.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

forcing sunshine

I had the day off so in between doing my taxes and whining about doing my taxes, I did a little wet-felting.
I thought that maybe, just maybe, if I started laying flowers on top of the lingering bits of snow, I'd chase winter on out of here. Time will tell, but I'd bet that in a couple of weeks, I'll see if it worked.

True to form, my pal Charlie tried his best to help.
And by help, I mean get himself in the picture somehow.

But at least there's sunshine.

Monday, March 13, 2017

I'm on Instagram now

I'm a little late to the game, but I've finally joined Instagram. 
I'm looking forward to figuring out my way around there. I've already run into some old friends I don't see on other social networks, so, so far so good.

If you're there, you can find me HERE.

Friday, March 03, 2017

felted bunny workshop

There we go. That's a bunny I can teach. Cute, doable in under 4 hours, and introduces a few new skills.

For those that are local, I'll be holding two days of bunny-building where we'll focus on making firmly-felted shapes, blending colors, and incorporating glass eyes and bendable legs. It will be fun!
Please join me.

You can enroll through The Crossing Arts Alliance HERE

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

an opening sky

A return to self, via a different path.
Like the sky has opened.
Some of you will understand what this means, and what it means to me.

There is a stitched stone on my table, and in my shop.
There is gratitude in my heart.


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