Thanksgiving and the following weekend was a really fun few days full of friends, family, and raising money for a good cause! THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Small Business Saturday-Giving Tuesday fundraising sale for RAICES! RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With your help we were able to raise $70.00 for RAICES. It may be a small amount by many standards, but I know that with organizations like RAICES, every single penny counts.
I know it has been Fall for over a week already, but it sure doesn't feel like it! It has been a long, HOT, intense summer! The temps are still lingering in the 90s here in Indiana, and I couldn't want or need fall anymore than I possibly do right now. First, let me apologize for my radio silence...
I’ve been home from the Ann Arbor Art Fair for just over a week, and I think it has taken this long to truly absorb just what has happened since I last updated this blog! This is my first year doing the whole art fair thing, I learn something new with every event. But nothing has been more of a lesson than my time at the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
Over the next 96 hours, I enjoyed almost complete isolation as I created those 150 new pieces. It felt so good to set a goal and reach it, to be the ONLY person responsible for my success or failure, and failure certainly was not an option. I took breaks to take Bruce for romps on the beach, and even went to play Quizzo with some friends at a local bar one evening. But mostly I just enjoyed my hours and hours at my makeshift workbench, with the constant sound of the waves crashing, and the salty air filling my lungs with each breath.
This morning I got word that I was accepted to the Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival in July! Follow along with me as I continue to get the results from the shows I've applied to, you can check for updates on my Art Show & Festival Schedule page!