Settle in, this is a long update with lots of photos..
What a whirlwind fall it’s been! I’m such a bad fall blogger – just too many things going on and I tend to neglect the blog first. Anyway, my schedule has slowed down a bit now.. so a little recap is in store. It’s hard to even remember everything exciting and blog-worthy that took place. Thank goodness for cell phone cameras – right? That seems to be the only way I can remember what I did for the past few months.
Momentum Tulsa – I was happy to be on the committee for Momentum Tulsa this year. It was also really fun to set up an Indie Emporium display at the show to promote Indie Emporium.
Sometime in October, miss Sam Lamb came for a visit. And somehow we stumbled upon some tree cutters. Sam thought the wood would be perfect for some of her new work, so alas, a car full of cedar.
Most of October was spent getting ready for Indie Emporium. So.. on to that..
Our 4th year was fun and exciting. This marked our last year at the VFW and believe it or not, we’re already planning for next year. Mark your calendars, Sept 30 & Oct 1 at LIVING ARTS! Here are some photos by the lovely Miss Casey Hanson. The rest of her photos from Indie Emporium are up on my flickr.
Dia De Los Muertos – This is always one of my favorite events of the year. This year we met up with some friends to enjoy Mexican Hot Cocoa (yum) and the evening festivities. Sorry for my terrible video skills! The first video is from the Blessing of the Altars and the second is the Skeleton Dance. Fun times! My friend Kristin made an alter dedicated to her grandma and it made me feel super nostalgic and warm about my own grandmother.
Girlie Show – OKC – Nov 4 & 5 – I had a great time at the Girlie Show again this year. I’d been pretty nervous because I was selling all new products and that’s always a little scary, but I sold out of pillow covers and some of my tea towel designs. The Girlie Show is always such a great time despite that I was pretty sick the whole weekend (long story involving my arm getting infected from getting a flu shot! Anyway – I was on antibiotics that made me feel super yucky) Here are a few photos from the show.
My dad helped me out at the show and we stayed with my family in OKC. With how exhausted I was, I was soo grateful for this comfy bed at my aunt’s house after the show.
A few weeks later was the Jingle Bash in Dallas. Wow, Jingle Bash was PACKED! Word has it that Kelly Clarkson was doing some holiday shopping there too. I don’t know if she bought anything of mine because I was pretty nonstop busy and I didn’t really have any idea what she looked like. Great show though!
Here’s a group photo of all of the vendors. Can you spot me? I think we should do a group shot like this at Indie Emporium next year!
Sticks (south Tulsa indie crochet & knitting) has moved to loops! I missed the first few meetings at the new location, but was able to make it the week of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving was spent with my family in OKC. The husband and I also spent that weekend doing some fun holiday stuff – including a trip to Philbrook for the Festival of Trees, picking our own tree!, making Thanksgiving Dinner (pt 2) at my parents, going to the shopTulsa black friday party, and watching lots of movies together, including the new Harry Potter (the husband’s pick).
Whew! Since then, I’ve been catching up with orders from the stores I consign with and even getting things in a few new (to me) shops. My new tea towels and “oklahoma” pillow covers are now available at Dwelling Spaces in downtown Tulsa. Ooh, and I’m planning a show for make:Tulsa at Ida Red on 12/18. Here are the last few photos from my absence – mostly taken over the past few weeks. Some of these are things I’m working on for school. You might notice the little kitty in the bottom corner – we’ve been feeding 5 stray kitties that seem to have found us. They won’t let us near them yet, but my oh my, they sure are cuties.
Alright, well that pretty much sums up the past few months. I’ll try to get back on track with blogging now..
One of my other classes is now taking up about 2-3 hours a day of my time and probably will until I turn in the final on May 14th. However, I received word from my other teacher today that my midterm (a rough draft of the final project), was complete and I did not even need to change anything, so I guess I will only have 2 finals to work on! That’s fabulous news and will give me lots more time to focus on lots of new prints!
Have I mentioned how much I’ve fallen in love with printmaking?
I’ve also taken up the new habit of coupon shopping.
This weekend is Eastern Easter/Pascha and the husband is off work tomorrow for numerous Good Friday services, a vigil, then Saturday holds the main events. I’ve made a lovely Pascha basket for him full of goodies. Actually so much fun stuff that it over-flowed into a second basket! He asked what I want in my basket and I told him not to make me one since I don’t really go to church with him, but secretly I hope that I still get one. Maybe with some pens and pencils. I seem to have lost everything to write with except my fancy drafting supplies and I really don’t like to use those for making lists. Pascha services start at 11pm Saturday and last 3-4 hours. I’m typically really bad at church attendance, but I usually try to make this service as it is the husband’s favorite.
Next Wednesday I’ll be selling my wares at the TU Conscious Consumer Marketplace. Stay tuned for more details.
Then on Friday, we head to Fort Worth for Funky Finds Spring Fling! The husband and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary on Friday and after the drive to TX, and my booth setup at Funky Finds, we’ll be heading to the Kimbell and out for a nice dinner.