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Market in the Meadow!

So I really loved the opening monologue on SNL this last Saturday with Christina Applegate, which became a song and dance.  She was praising the last days of ‘no holidays’… that sweet spot of time in mid-October right before all the holiday madness descends in earnest.  Well, for me that time has come and gone.  It’s officially Halloweenusthanksgivingchristmasnewyearsicus….already.  Weeeee. 

We’ll be ‘celebrating’ with our All New wares at Market in the Meadow this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, so ya’ll come down and check it out!  http://marketinthemeadow.com/  It’s a heck of a show, it’s free, and the vendors are all over the place – from handmade silver jewelry  (like my good buddy Kim Morris http://www.kimberleymorris.com/) to groovy one of a kind antique and vintage-y crafts (like my sister Kim) to the yummy food vendors, hawking delicious cheese balls.  You are probably wondering if I ‘do’ Christmas items.  Well, here’s the proof:

Abacus trees, cd trees, happy crafter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cd stars, made from upcycled cd’s procured from a local recycler!

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Greetings from Mars (New-ish Work)

I’m still here… hiding out indoors, far away from the blistering heat which has mercilessly attacked our backyard with temperatures over 100.  Add to that the lethal mosquito population (news flash:  the 10th death to West Nile just reported a few minutes ago – about 5 miles from my home.  Yippee.)   My workspace is starting to resemble this: (yes, this *is* the surface of Mars)  My attitude is not too far off the mark either…shriveling.

It’s hard to want to get out there and do the important work that we crafters do to fulfill the world’s insatiable need for handcasted concrete pots, so I’m taking it easy.  I have gotten out in the morning and evenings, despite the fact that mosquitoes really like to mess around at dawn and dusk, just to keep my hands in the game.  Here’s a few pics I’d like to share.  Can you sense that my heart is already in December with all this Christmas stuff?