Working hard to get organized for the upcoming Columbia Valley Tour of the Arts this long weekend. I finally got all my little bits and bobs finished up: little easy things for people to take along with them, perfect for those who can’t commit to a larger print or pricier piece, but who still love my work and want some memorabilia. Blackstar requested some more button earrings since they had very few pairs left; so while I was at it, I made some extras to take along with me to my booth. I also made over 50 pin-back buttons and magnets featuring various images of my work… I promise these will be up in my etsy shop before the end of August! Currently, I am away from the home studio, and thus short on button press supplies, so once I am home they are definitely a priority… expect them soon.Today I am doing some more book binding and hoping to get over a dozen altered journals fixed up in time for Sunday, while Saturday will mostly likely be dedicated to pricing and other last minute details. Excited & nervous: a good mix of nerves.
I’m celebrating summer on my etsy shop: I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders until August 3rd with the coupon code SUMMERLOVIN. Come snatch up some nature admiring artwork so you can bring the outdoors, inside.
Life is never perfect; it can throw you unexpected curve-balls at any moment. It is with this notion in the back of my mind, that I make sure to relish in the positive and happy times while they are present, and to not forget that it is the hard times that make you appreciate the good. The beginning of my trip started a bit stressful, rocky and some of us even fell sick, so this past week has instead been spent focusing on all the beautiful and lucky moments I have been blessed with recently… A rainbow shinning over the valley is the perfect metaphor for the right frame of mind: something incredibly beautiful often grows out of a bad storm. Catching glimpses of wild furry friends (deer & moose) NEVER fails to slap a smile on my face. Majestic, powerful and pure… They have a presence I am always in awe of. Birds are always a wonderful sight, that make me smile, but above is a turkey vulture: quite an uncommon sight up here in Canada, as they often don’t venture far past the border… So, seeing this incredible creature was definitely lucky. Tasty treats straight from the backyard: 1 of those simple, beautiful, everyday miracles. And finally, the luckiest lady bug I have ever seen, was crawling across our chairs yesterday. The old wives tale is that the more spots they have, the luckier they are… well I hit the jackpot, this one had 13 lucky spots on his cute little shell.