Happy New Year! I hope you all had a nice holiday season and have settled into 2017. We've had lots of changes around here since my last post. We are now officially "empty nesters" (although I am working on a better name for it!). In addition to seeing both our kids move out, we had to say goodbye to one of our cats who was 18 years old. And our 2017 festival calendar is in process which means we are waiting to see which shows we were accepted into, waiting for applications to open on others and looking for new opportunities."Quiet time" does not mean slow! This time of year has always been spent getting ready for our largest show of the year, in April. This year, since we are adding more shows to our circuit, David is *very* busy building inventory. It's a time of making boxes and building up the body of work to take on the road. So I guess quiet coming from two introverts really just means "hard work at home, rarely speaking to people outside the house".
Details will follow next week about a new subscription idea a collector proposed. It's a really good way to build your collection at a cost that is lower for you but also gives you the chance to customize the work you are buying. If you're interested, look for that post next week or just contact David (email here or Facebook/Instagram message). This is a program that will only be open to a small number of collectors (and that isn't a hard sell, just the facts).
As far as the blog, I will be posting once a week on Wednesdays and I plan to post more about tools, materials, process and actual work. But of course, there will be the occasional personal story thrown in. I drove home yesterday from our daughter's place with a frozen squirrel in a bag riding shotgun. I mean... come on.
As always, thanks for your support.