Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Studio Tour is this weekend!

WHAT!!! Studio Tour is this weekend and guess what? I am ready!!! Yeah baby! Usually this time I am freaking out cause I am in no way ready!! But thanks to some really really late nights, I was able to achieve readiness! I have only a few things left to do, like paint the wall, patch some holes in the wall, paint some boards and hang them on the wall and attach little knot things to vases. But other than that, I am ready for this thing!! Tomorrow I am going to start on my moms space! Lots to do in there. I also still have to price everything! No biggie though.
    I am sorry that I haven't written in a while, I've been busy. I have three months until my next show, and I plan to have lots for that. I am in the habit of making lists before shows, that way I know what I am supposed to make, it keeps me on track!! Last year when I did the Bakersville Creek Walk Festival I had a list and made everything that was on that list!! I was able to fill a booth!! That having had been my first real outdoor show that I had ever done. Anyways....
    So this is Studio Tour weekend! I think it's going to be really really good for me this year. My fingers are crossed. I say this because I had a good month of May at the craft shop, something I wasn't expecting. So I am basing that on Studio Tour. That I am going to sell lots of work and make lots of money! I have been making these cute little vases with bird imagery on them, I would like to make a screen of the bird that way I don't have to trace every single one.
    I am also this year donating bowls to Empty Bowls something I am very excited about doing! I have never done that before. I went to a Clay Club meeting at John Hartom's studio and got inspired to help!! I have 24 bowls that I am going to donate and I might make more if I have time. Oh, big news!! I am going to Western Piedmont Community College where I will be getting a degree in professional crafts in sculpture in the fall, super excited about it too! I won't have to do any academics since I am all finished with them!!! So I am hoping that I will have time to get these bowls finished before school starts and have work made and finished for the Creek Walk show! I hope that I will be ready for that show. Three months!!!! Lots of work to make for that one!! I also have galleries that need new work, after Studio Tour, I plan to take some of my work to some of those galleries.
    Next year I am putting work in Taupe, a gallery in North Wilkesboro and I am also going to jury into Flow, a gallery in Marshall. So I have to have work for them. But my plan is to after the December tour to just work and make lots of new things and make my lists and get work to galleries. I also want to jury into the Penland gallery as well.
    Anyways........ I have to get back to work. Thank you for being patient as it has been while since I have written anything. And as always thank you for reading.
      Stay tuned. 
   I will post pictures of new work in the next day or so.