Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Update and The Witches of Giggleswick

Since I was here last, a lot has been going on in the studio.  Not the production of new whimsical, one of a kind art dolls, but a complete remodel!  I have emptied everything out of the room, painted walls and ceiling, built new shelving in the newly-opened closet, tore up old carpet and laid new vinyl plank flooring, added some new storage pieces, sorted EVERY SINGLE THING in the studio, purged what I will never use, organized what I will.  It's all gone fairly well, with one big hiccup.  I ordered a really cool desk online at Wayfair.  I was deeply disappointed when it arrived with a damaged top.  I contacted the manufacturer, per the instructions in the box, and basically never heard from them!  NOT HAPPY!  So I then contacted Wayfair to let them know I had a damaged part, and boy oh boy did they get RIGHT on it!  I had an immediate response and within hours I had a notice saying a new part had been ordered and would be shipped on January 30.  YAY!!  I do hope it arrives unscathed!  I'm so excited to reveal my new studio to you all, but I don't want to share anything until it's complete.  And since the new desktop won't arrive until next week, and I will be on a little trip to visit my friend when it arrives, it will be a couple more weeks before I can unveil! 

In the meantime, there is other news I need to share with you.  Remember the fun blog hop I participated in last fall?  The Witches of Giggleswick?  Well, LeeAnn and Carly with the help of another person, have set up a fun new website that stems from our blog hop.  It is a place where holiday artists and holiday art enthusiasts can meet and mingle and share.  There are forums to discuss all things related to art and to just chat.  There is a marketplace where you can purchase wonderful one of kind works of art.  There will be giveaways and lots of fun.  There are different levels of membership depending on how involved you want to be, but the basic level is free, of course!  It will allow you to get in on the forums and shop the marketplace.  If you love Halloween art, this is the place for you to go! 

Here is the link:  http://www.witchesofgiggleswick.com/

Currently in the marketplace I am offering my adorable little witch, Katrina.  There will be more to come.....once I get that studio up and running!
Have a great day, and try to stay warm!  (That's a real trick in my part of the world today!)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Into the New Year!

Oh my, how time flies! 

I intended to get here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  Oops!  That didn't happen because I was swamped with custom order work, and then I left to spend time with my family over the holidays.

I intended to get here and wish you all a very Happy New Year.  Oops!  That didn't happen because I sort of crashed when I got home.  I mean, I did NOTHING for the first week back! 

Now we are already 11 days into 2014 and I am finally here!  So, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'm starting the new year off with some exciting news.  I was selected to be the Featured Artist over on the PFATT Marketplace site.  YAY!!  I'm still so honored to be represented on that website with so many fabulous folk artists.  And to be chosen as featured artist for the month is really icing on the cupcake! 

So head on over there and check it out!  http://www.pfattmarketplace.com/

 I also am offering three pieces on my Marketplace selling page that are exclusive to PFATT Marketplace this month.  Two snowmen (well, one is really a girl!) and an adorable Valentine Bee. 

In other news....I'm remodeling my studio!  I've had thoughts of doing it for a while, but this week I WENT FOR IT!  I emptied the whole room out and put it all in the next bedroom.  It looks like an episode of Hoarders should be filmed!  OH MY!  There will be some purging happening before the studio is reloaded.  No more details for now!  But I will keep you posted! 
I'm off to Home Depot!