Tuesday, April 21, 2009
been overhired at the G again. love, love, love that job. one minute i'm arranging silk flowers, then i'm re-weaving a basket that has broken half its rim off, the next i'm digging out a mattress from the warehouse. it fits my crazy non-concentrational mind just perfectly!
i seem to start a lot of posts with 'been super busy lately...' so i'm not going to start this one with that. but it's still true. since getting back from my fantabulous visit to chicago, it's been nonstop ACTION!!! must be the new haircut.....
the new location for I Like You opened on Friday, i stopped in to help run the register a bit and finish up the last-minute bits and bobs of getting it open. saturday i did an earth-day deal at a park in NE minneapolis for artscraps, we made buttons with sticky-back vinyl and recycled grand old days buttons. there weren't a ton of folks but the people who did come made some AWESOME buttons. the folks from the MN raptor center came too and once those owls and hawks came out, the button making fell off the radar of the assembled earth-day-celebrators, how can you compete with raptor action?
so after i was out-awesomed by the flying birds of prey, i swung by the store again and had lunch/dessert/coffee with my friends janie and andrea. saturday nite i went back up to hugo, stayed over sunday and worked on the website for the store and really didn't do much workin' in the studio, as i had hoped to do. i'm trying to figure out a $10 price-range item that folks like and i can make in a short enough amount of time to make it worth my while! the finger puppets i made a while back were fun but i was spending almost an hour on each one there towards the end...stupid perfectionism!
i found out earlier in the day that i'm getting a FREE table at the st. paul art crawl this weekend, which is awesome, but it also means i've gotta get my rear in gear and crank out some ANIMALS.
OH and also awesome, my DALA HORSE pattern has been chosen to be in a book! same folks that are doing the one-yard wonders, Crafty Planet, are working on a "green" crafting book as well! how cool is that! so my instructions will be modified slightly to emphasize the recycling aspect of the project...stay tuned!