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December 7, 2009

Busy bee…

Filed under: blather — jackie @ 8:41 am

Good morning dear readers…

Winter has finally come to the southland. We woke up this morning to temperatures in the 30’s and frost on the cars.

I’ve been busier than a one armed paper hanger these past few weeks. I’ve been preparing for an art and craft show that I participated in yesterday at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. I’ve also been trying to finish up the painting series for my last class which ends Thursday. I’ll finally be graduating on the 18th. Yay! I’ll be happy for the break from school and teaching so I can concentrate on my own art for a few weeks.

On Sat. I participated in a home show as a warmup for the show at the art center. To go along with the other books I had I made a bunch of Chameleons.

For the home show my friend Holly and I setup our wares in the master bedroom closet. Here is a photo of some of the Chameleons on a shelf.

Chameleons in the closet

My book tree.

Book tree

Chameleons at the CACV show.

CACV show

Sales overall at the show were pretty slow. I sold a few Chameleons and some cards and books but not as much as I was hoping for. I think it’s the economy. People aren’t spending as much this year. I would definately participate in the show again as it’s a great space and has great organizers.

Another thing that I’m really excited about is one of my holiday presents. I purchased a used camcorder that takes excellent video. This means that I’ll be able to put together some simple bookbinding tutorial videos for the site as well as create videos that will accompany the new book I’m working on.

Well…I’m off to enjoy some homemade buttermilk bisquits with sausage gravy on this chilly Dec. morning.

I hope everyone has a great day.

 

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