What I don't like is the lamb shishkabob, etc. Being a vegetarian, I still can't get over fawning over a sheep and then turning around for a ewe burger (or whatever)! YUCK!
Last year, it was raining. I remember sitting in my car and phoning my dearly beloved dance partner from the 1980's (a whole other story). Brian Boyer, who was my Fred Astaire. I remember the rain pouring down and we talked about....can't even remember...but I know we both cried. Six months later he died of liver cancer. On the way home, I got a flat tire...BUT, I sure did buy some wonderful "stuff"..some of which I have now.
I'm in a sort of quandry though...my wonderful Tapestry Keepsake Bowls are not selling. I cranked out so many, some of which are on Etsy. As I mentioned maybe only one time before, I am having cosmetic surgery June 4th (also another story) and will be laid up for awhile. Hmmmm, I took time off to go to Vermont, too. I am at the point, I'm sure many artists get there too, of re-evaluating what I want to do artistically. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I am talented in many areas. I DO love felting and I adore what I make. After talking with my husband yesterday, we have come up with a plan.........
I am going to investigate other online venues. A felter, whom I really respect, Nicola Brown of Clasheen, has switched to Big Cartel. http://clasheen.bigcartel.com/products. It has a "boutique" look, as she puts it. I'm not sure that this is the site for me. But, I do know that Etsy has gotten huge and it's easy to get lost..ESPECIALLY because their is no category for handfelted (wet, traditional technique) creations. Now, don't get me wrong here, I too have knitted a few things and then put them in the washing machine (not for sale though), but I don't want my products put in the same category with these items. Wet felting takes alot of time, especially if I further embellish each piece. Also, it comes down to pricing. I feel my prices are worthy of the product.
I will go today and maybe tomorrow (yardwork sounds like fun, though). I bet that I will get motivated after seeing everything today. I'm also meeting a gentleman and his wife at the Festival (he and I performed a very long time ago in a production of Brigadoon). Oh my gosh, not another story!
Here's a few recent pictures.....
Bowls in the Afternoon
Matt, Emily, Jedd and baby Leo. Jedd wanted to be "comfy cozy" like baby brother.
(that's a painting I did in the background)End of story for nowwwww..............