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Another Studio Saturday with Jangles, where has the time gone? I have lots going on in the studio this week. I started out the week thinking it was going to be spent getting ready for my upcoming Holiday projects. They start in a couple of weeks and I was trying to get on top of things, you know actually have enough stock for sales and web orders.
Things all changed mid week. I got a call from a woman who is the director of the Norcross Art Fair, in Norcross Georgia. (It's a suburb of Atlanta.) She had an opening in the show and wanted me to take the spot. I have been tossing around the ideas of doing an art fair again. I used to do them when I started out making tiles, but that was 13 years ago. It's been a long time since I have done one, but they are fun. I told her yes, the only catch is the show is in a week and a half. I quickly changed gears in the studio and got to work.
My first order of business was cleaning. My studio doesn't quite look the same as the picture above. Here is my work table. Yikes! So I cleaned and ordered supplies, gathered all my half finished projects and started sorting out beads for jewelry.
The director really likes my new work in my Jangles Emporium shop, so I am starting on bags and wall hangings this weekend. I have a list a mile long but I am having loads of fun getting ready. I have been blogging about it every day on my blog and will continue to do so until show time. If you want to read more you can find it here.
So this leads me to my question of the week... Will you try anything(we're talking beads here) ? I am always up for something new to get me out of my grove. It makes me think differently and grow in my work. If you have tried something new, how has it helped you?
Leave me a comment and you could win one of my new Christmas Tree beads. They are so new that I haven't debuted them yet, you'll be the first person to get your hands on one.
If your wondering about my Holiday projects that I talked about earlier, here's the scoop.... Starting in a few weeks I will be sending out a free project every week for ten weeks. Sign up for my newsletter here(bottom of the page) to make sure you receive them.