In the meantime, I have been trying to fit in the creative stuff when I can. I did my first ever artisan market in September at the Prospect Lake Community Hall. Truthfully, the profits were pitiful. It poured rain, which I think hurt all of us vendors - I was not the only one to pack up most of what I had come with at the end of the day. That said, I met some really great people and neighbours, and had a great time coming up with products to sell. Here are a couple of pictures:
|First business cards - very makeshift!|
|I only managed three of my painted signs, but I am thrilled with how they turned out. I did them freehand.|
|Brown sugar fudge, fresh organic sage (grew it myself), fig and roasted garlic compote (made with figs from a friend's farm nearby).|
|I also did burlap & lace headwraps, with vintage lace and vintage brooches, and a pile of earrings, necklaces and bracelets.|
In the meantime, I am off to start my Christmas shopping, which I am determined to get done early this year! The kids and I made snowglobes last night with their friends, inspired by this pin from Pinterest: waterlesssnowglobe8.jpg . They turned out quite adorably! I picked up a few of those little figurines you can buy for Christmas Village displays, and each kid got to pick one of them and one tree. I plan to make more, and have many other ideas for gifts I will make in the next week or so. Will try to get back here with some photos when I am done!
By the way, I want to share my newest mentor with you. Kelly Rae Roberts is an amazing creative genius, artist and, by her own description, "Possibilitaran" who inspires me with pretty much everything she does. And what she does, to be specific, is run her own creative empire while raising her son. Kind of exactly my dream job. So while the pieces come together, her reality is one I aspire to. Check her out: http://kellyraeroberts.com/ .
Now, go and have a beautiful day.