Monday, March 29, 2010


I wanted to post a picture here today, but it ain't working. Just another thing. I've tried in several browsers and it looks like it's going through the whole process of uploading, click "done", etc. . . . and nothing. I can't seem to authorize my computer to play any of my songs from ITunes today either. Something funky in the air. Electrical or magnetic or whatnot. Which shows up as a computer malfunction first. So frustrating.

It's Monday and I'm pooped. I just typed "popped". That's probably true too.

Two shows last week, with only a day between them and last weekend's show. And I've got only today before I set up my shop-style show at Group Health tomorrow. It's a bit of a run. And it's all just "ok". Not great. I haven't lost money on these shows yet, but I haven't made much either. It's a tad slow this month, yet such a grind.

I want to wear my softest clothes today. And sit in silence. Eat only warm, creamy foods. Sigh a lot.

Which I'm sort of doing. At the same time I'm packing up a pile of orders from Friday through the weekend. A wholesale order, which needs extra sprays and bath salts made too. And catching up on email and calls - there were a bunch.

Easter is next weekend, and I'm doing brunch here. Which I am looking forward to. But I've got to get it set and planned out and start working on it, because I'm at the shop all week. So that's a priority today too. Menus. What to cook.

I can't type real sentences today. It hurts to think in more than little chunkies. I wish that stupid picture would load. It's little birdies and so cute.

The weather is teh suck today too. Windy, dark, rainy, stormy. I'm not unloading my car. I'll just take the whole mess over to the shop and deal with it there. Figure out what more I need to bring, from the leftovers of yesterday.

Gotta get to the bank too. I need change. Maybe an item or two on my list can wait til tomorrow. I'll just start the first one first, and then see how long I hold up.

That's what a busy show schedule feels like. It ain't pretty. I know some people do back-to-back shows all the time. Even go out of town from one to another, without the days in between to sleep at home, restock, recover and recharge. I don't know how they do it. Lots of them are much older than me too. Although I can't imagine anybody can actually feel older than I do right now. My eye bags are carrying extra bags. I should charge them, like the airlines.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Shows this week: Mar 23-28

First off, I have to thank Mamafey for the lovely Sunshine award she bestowed on me the other day. How lovely of you to include me!

I know the rules are that I need to link to a dozen other sunny, creative and inspirational bloggers and pass this on. But I just have 5 minutes to post this morning before I have to rush off to a show, and I can't do it now. I will do it later tonight or tomorrow when I can sit down at this computer again, I promise. Just wanted to acknowledge it for the moment - it's been days since I've even checked in here.

Next, I wanted to post about the 2 different shows I'm doing this week. It's a busy little flurry in March, and I need to keep up.

Here's where you can find me this week:

Mar 23 - 27 Starving Housewives
Echo Falls Country Club
20414 - 121st Ave SE
Snohomish (Maltby)
Starving Housewives

Mar 27 - 28 Best of the Northwest
Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Seattle
Sat & Sun, 10am-6pm
Northwest Art Alliance

Next week I'm doing another one of my little retail shop gigs at Group Health on Capitol Hill, Wed through Friday. I'll post more details about that later too. Just a heads up in case that's a closer place to stop by for Easter presents or spring gifts.

Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather today!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shows this week

I've got a show this week, one day only on Saturday.

It's a fundraiser for Eastlake High School in Sammamish. The Leadership committee is hoping to raise money for a new electronic reader board for the school.

This is a different group than the fall show, but they are hoping to have a somewhat similar craft show. It's held in the gym and cafeteria, like we did in the fall. There are over 80 artists participating in this show, so it should be a fun event, and lots of great spring gift ideas. Easter is coming up in a couple of weeks (April 4) and Secretary's Day and Mother's Day are right around the corner too. So it's a good time to find a little special something.

Eastlake Sammamish High School
400 - 228th Ave NE, Sammamish

Saturday, March 20, 9:30am-3:30pm

ps sorry for the double postings today, i'm having real trouble with google. and am i the only one who can't get into gmail for the past two days? what's up with that?

Happy St. Patrick's Day

The luck o' the Irish be with you today!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Milky Way

The White Mountain from charles on Vimeo.

Just in case you haven't seen this little video somewhere else, it's a gorgeous time lapse of the Milky Way from Mauna Kea Hawaii.

I heart stars (not the Hollywood kind) and never get to see them enough in the big city. Love this.

p.s. if you click on the link you can see a much bigger version.

Friday, March 05, 2010

March. Forward.

I can't believe that the third month of the year is already under way. Great scott, those last two months went by fast. And here we are, in March. Marching onward. I hear drumming, and feel like high-stepping around at a brisk pace.

Oh I've got nothing else today. I've just started wading through all my tax documents to get started on that hideous project. It's spread out all over the place.

Other items on my list? internet searching for wholesale garden gloves. Cleaning out my old cd pile to sell. Books up next. Maybe closets after that. Spring cleaning, I guess. Or maybe watching that episode of "The Hoarders" inspired me to purge. Urgh that show is creepy.

I spent the last few days filling out show applications and writing booth fee checks. I've got a lot on the schedule, if I get accepted to them. That part I won't know for weeks. So nothing is really updated on the website for a bit until I get notifications.

I'll need more daffodils for next spring. I used to have a lot more, I think. It seems like less than usual came up this year, and I'm green with envy at the houses that have borders just stuffed full of the sunshiney flower faces.

Happy Friday. I'm going to get out in the dirt while the sun is shining this afternoon.