The sun is finally out, on a regular basis, here in New England. The sun and I have a troubled relationship (I’m allergic) but I’m still glad to see it!
Things are blooming, and my allergies are punishing me, but I’ll take it! It’s Summer show season, and I can get back to taking photos for
Hieropice outside, in gorgeous natural light. Doing that in January was brutal. We’re just coming out of a tricky, scary period here in Boston, and I’m happy to feel good about going outside again. After the Boston Marathon bombings and the manhunt for the bombers that followed, we were on lock-down here in my neighborhood as they turned up about 10 minutes away, in Watertown. We were prohibited from leaving our homes, and it turns out the local man who they car-jacked in their escape attempt was car-jacked two blocks from my house. I have several friends who live in the neighborhood that was a constant fixture on the news for days, as the police exchanged gunfire with the bombers and searched for the surviving bomber in resident’s homes. Everyone I care for is safe, thankfully, and I’m relieved the worst is over.
On a positive note, on May 18th, I’m taking on my first craft show as Producer, and I’m quite nervous, and excited about it! I’ve been reaching out to all the artists’ whose beautiful work I’ve seen at shows, purchased on Etsy, found in consignment shops like Boutique Fabulous and Magpie, or elsewhere online, and asking them to apply for the May 18th show, particularly those with Etsy shops. I’ve had this vision of making an all-Etsy craft show happen for a while now, and it’s finally going to happen! The Somerville Beat interviewed me about the show, and did a great piece on it here , wherein they featured my Orange Flower Terrarium Necklace and we chatted about the vision behind the Assembled show on the 18th. And, I’m even more excited about some new, one-of-a-kind pieces that I’m about to launch. I’m finishing them up now, and can’t wait to show them off, I’m really proud of how they’ve turned out and they’re really different/unique, which is my constant goal. I’ve never seen anything like them in my 31 years of life, so I hope you’ll all respond as positively to them as I hope you will! Anyway, get outside and enjoy the proliferation of Spring, if you can! I know I will.