I had to run into A.C. Moore yesterday as part of my quest for the right color mattboard for some framing, and my ears were assaulted by really, really loud Christmas music. I have a strong dislike for pop music in stores anyway (because then I have songs I don't like stuck in my head for hours), and early season Christmas music is extra rough for me. But ya know, we gotta start getting in the cozy warm buying spirit!
Speaking of, I am madly preparing for two big out-of-town shows. One is this approaching weekend: the Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Show, near Utica, NY. The other is December 4-5 in Syracuse: the awesome Plowshares show, sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council.
Which means I'm pretty much busy with folding and packing cards, making journals, framing prints and paintings, collating calendars, driving back and forth to the printer, sorting out displays and tables, and generally being pretty boring in my little productive world (not the stuff of riveting blog entries). I have some new limited edition products for the holidays: cool little magnet sets and address books.
Something fun is going on tomorrow night though! Rasa Spa is having their 4th birthday party, and the reception for my show is part of the festivities! Here's a link to the directions and information. I'll be there for the evening, with a wee collection of things for sale. I'm happy to say that I sold a painting from that show this week, amusingly enough the one hanging over the urinal in the mens' room! Probably the one people looked at the most...
Anyway, hope to see you at one of these places.