I’m heading to the Atlantic Craft Trade Show next weekend, a wholesale show in Halifax. The last of the samples are coming out of the kiln now, the posters and price lists are printed, and Robot is ready to roll.
Oh hey, I’m in the paper.
The Overcast has a write up on the Christmas Craft Fair: http://http://theovercast.ca/5-samples-of-booths-to-appear-at-this-weeks-42nd-annual-christmas-craft-fair/
So, here’s one of the projects that have consumed my life this month.
Myself and my friend Jordan, inspired by Anderson Travel’s spectacular PR fiasco of a map, have collaborated to produce a limited edition collection of mugs, t-shirts, and prints. Well be selling them at the Rockhouse tonight as part of a music/art/craft/video game tourney, and later on via Etsy and word of mouth.
Hauled out the old strawberry bed yesterday. (The berries are moving elsewhere, and this bed’s being rotated over to legumes and brassicas for this summer.) Discovered some industrious jay or crow or rat or something had stashed away dozens of peanuts for the winter. They’re a bit mushy now, and in the compost bin.
I’ve had a very chill winter. Garden planning and some clay puttering, but all the deadlines we soooooo far away, and there was no sense of urgency, so not much actually got done.
And then I went to Mexico for my cousin’s wedding, and so did a bunch of other family members, and there was much swimming and snorkeling and Mayan ruins and caves and sea turtles and reefs…
Also, warm. There was quite a lot of warm.
Now I’m home, and it’s cold, but seeds are sprouting, and wee crocuses are poking out of the ground, and the rhubarb just made an appearance. And I’ve got ideas I want to try out in the studio. Springtime!