Happy new year peeps! Welcome new peeps and thanks for sticking around, old peeps. I actually can’t do it without you. ::sniffle:: Totally love you guys. I hope everyone had a safe and sane holiday season. I ate. A lot. That about sums it up.
Production has been very slow due to various life things. What started as the week off I promised myself after my last show of the season turned into “eh, it’s the holidays”, turned into a sick dog. Hepatitis. I know, right? I didn’t even know dogs could get that, but apparently they can. And the critter was poorly indeed. She’s on the mend now, but for those of you whose pets are their kids, you feel my pain and know how distracting that can be.
But this week, at last! I’m back in the lab and juggling bones and baby heads with my usual flair (by “flair”, I actually mean clumsiness, for those of you who don’t know me well and haven’t seen me trip over perfectly good nothing while standing still in bare feet). So many new things will be posted both to the Facebook and Etsy here in the coming weeks. Because motivation. I don’t has it, but I fake it extremely well, and then eventually I has it. Usually after a trip to the flea market. Which! In March, I intend to do a Junking for Art field trip to the Grayslake Antique and Flea market. Limited space, so hollah ASAP if you want in on the rusty, junky, funky goodness. We will discuss Boxes, Rusty Shit, How Much Should You Actually Pay for That Awesome Thing?, Is This Junk Good Junk for Art?, and many more fascinating topics, as well as eat delicious baked goods made by nuns. No really. They’re French, so they know the meaning of butter. Cost is $7 at the door of the flea, plus whatever you budget for junk and pastry.
Shows! I’ll post links and exact dates as we get closer. But as it stands right now, for starters I’ll be back at Re: Craft and Relic in April, just south of Milwaukee. My application to the Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair is sent, and, I expect, accepted, as you generally are when you’re a returning artist. Unless you piss someone off. Which I’m pretty sure I didn’t do. Also, the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts gave me the compliment of an early invite and waived my jury, so I’ll be back to the corner of Belmont and Broadway in September.
Glenwood and Edgewater’s applications aren’t up yet, but I intend to be back at both those shows, and I applied to Bucktown for August, so we’ll see where that goes. I’m trying to hit it light in the early part of the season and heavy in the late part. My stuff is labor intensive, and I always feel like I don’t have enough, so this is me trying to deal with that. We’ll see how that works out.
So that’s all the news I have for you currently. Back I go into my hole in the ground to mix up glittery shenanigans for y’all!