A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Changes....for now

I have written briefly about some changes I am making in my work...and I have been working on them....a little slower than I planned, but getting there. It seems that it is simply my turn to get a real good cold. I haven't had one in years, so you can bet this one has been ...nothing short of a grand one! That said, and finally feeling like I am truly on the mend... I will share the important stuff.

You will probably see some of my finished wee folk online a little heavier than usual during the holiday season. It is a great chance to adopt;  most some are one of a kind or limited....and I won't be revisiting them anytime soon.  I want to get them adopted as I am making time and way for my paper folk along with a few new things. I will be heading to the Market Square Gallery in February. The stuf 't wee folk need to take a back seat for now as I have lots of work ahead for me. It doesn't mean that I am done making wee folk, so never fear. I will be trying to put out some new patterns  as I concentrate on my work for the show, but I will not be making finished,stuf 't wee folk for online sales like I have been. At least not for quite awhile.

Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and see where you land. I wish there was enough of me to do all that I love with my creating...but in order to reach my goals, I have to adjust my time and creating to fit. I love this journey in paper and I have been given some great opportunities to share my wee friends here. Goode things do really come to those who wait...and my close friends and family will tell you that I have been waiting many years to be able to have the opportunity to draw and share as I have now. I am very happy that they will truly be all made in America, something that has been a difficult task. Perhaps though if I am very, very lucky, they will also help create more jobs here also...now wouldn't that just be the ultimate?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Simple Goods Show

I've watched the Simple Goods Show since it's very beginning and it has been on my "bucket list" since the photos of that very first show. Candy and Max have grown this show to be a very special event. I cannot tell you how honored I was when Angie asked me to be a part of this show, I don't know who was more excited for the chance to meet in person after a longtime online friendship, Angie Sutter or I! .
It was a long drive to Ohio...nearly 10 hours. We found a lovely diner to enjoy and meet up with Stephanie from Monahan Papers. It would take four of us to get this booth set up and filled!
I came in and found this beautiful sign that Candy made for me! That was just the beginning of the spoiling! The booths were all amazing, the meals were sooo good. We don't have the homemade noodle dishes like this in New York, so this girl was in heaven! Add to it,the Facebook friends and it made for one big family. I met up with some trade show friends and buyers. I can't tell you just how amazing it was! I know I will forget someone if I try and list them; but to all my friends that stopped by to see me and say hello, I miss you already! Angie, Jake and Mariah were right there for us and for anything we needed. I wish you were all closer, but then....we would be dangerous!
 There was a thirty foot blend of Monahan Papers and The Goode Wife. It was a chance for me to see my images printed in different ways and oh! The stamps! They were so fun! I am excited to be moving forward this way, and I will share more about that in another post, but for now, here are some booth pictures~

I love the antique wrap cutter, Stephanie has some wonderful display props.

The feather trees are beautiful, I loved the colors that were used.

There were even mini feather trees, to make vignettes.

You couldn't walk through our booth quickly, as there were so many items tucked in and about. You could always spot something that you missed at first glance.

I've done a version of this ticking mouse for over 6 years, but last winter, he evolved to a point that really speaks well to my heart. Both he and his sister have some new Holiday personalities, that still need a little nip and tuck, so they will make their appearance online.

Stephanie brought the glass display cases for the mice and elephant. I love how they look in them!

And a final look at the feather tree adorned with the new paper ornies, wax ones and dried oranges.
Thank you everyone for your well wishes, warm hugs and goode friendships. I had a wonderful time and have wonderful memories.