Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Valley Artisans Market Holiday Open House

Hey Folks.  This weekend is our annual Holiday Open House at Valley Artisans Market.  There is a 20% discount on one item both days.  We have lots of wonderful guest artists and I have a few different offerings myself this time of year.  I have some crocheted wool scarves available and a few pillows.  I might even put the hand in my cubby, still thinking about that one.  This is my current cubby with the exception of a few new scarves and the dragonfly is in the Valley Artisans Market gift bag which will be won by some lucky VAM patron.  Lots of beautiful pieces and ornaments available please make it over this weekend where there will be refreshments and lots of cool art to look at, the Small Gallery looks beautiful.  That alone is worth the trip.  If you can't make it this weekend please come on by during the weeks leading up to Christmas, and don't forget to shop local where ever you are.  We need you Walmart doesn't!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams is my favorite movie.  It is the story of believing in something bigger than yourself.  I believe in something bigger than myself but I have been lost in the wilderness for much of the last year.  I have lost just about everything that makes me me.  So for the next few weeks I am going to embroider and knit and crochet and write and clean up my life and hopefully show my son how much I love him.  I've put him through hell.   That is all I can do at the moment, that's it.  My mind is incapable at the moment of being any more than I am at the moment which is a hand embroidery artist, a needleworker and a mother(and to be quite honest I feel I suck at that too).

I'm trying to find God, the loving universe and myself and I'll give updates on what I'm doing. In the meantime please give generously to those affected by Sandy who have lost everything and really need your help.  Please find a children's charity and give generously as the children are our future and they need every penny that helps a child in need.  Please, please, please support your local artists and merchants because we all need some inspirational success stories to keep on going.

Most of all join me in the quest for inner peace because something in the universe tells me that our blind march towards being all and having all is just creating chaos in the world around us.  It is robbing us of our inner peace and the uniqueness that makes us special.  It is making us lost in the wilderness.  Accept yourself and those around you, especially your children.  Children need to be accepted and cherished for everything they are and everything they are not. 

I don't know if anybody reads this blog anymore except for the antidepressant spammers on the web( very metaphorical and appropriate NOT) but if you read it hug your kids and hug yourself.  I'll see you soon.  I am working(not fast enough) so I'll eventually have pictures and probably something more interesting than a sob story to share soon.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ornaments and Whatever

I'm still not really able to write anything worthy of reading but I have been working on some ornaments and feeling better overall.  My life is closer to a crossroad and I'm actually moving forward so hopefully in a few weeks I will have a new life and new things to write about.  My issues are so small in comparison to most of the people I love at the moment so I'm not complaining just explaining.  I'm very thankful for the Christmas season and all of the opportunities knocking. Please shop local and often in your local galleries, food shops, coffee shops, hardware stores.  Everything the people you love want can be bought in a small business.  So go find a small business and frequent it and I guarantee you that if you buy a less expensive gift for someone you love in a local business you will do more for them and for your neighbors then if you buy some crappy electronic thing made in China that will break in a month.  I guess I did say something worthy of reading.  See you soon.