Instagram since last December. I sold some hoops, traded a few with other artists, and had a lot of admirers. In particular my Zork piece (which I thought was a somewhat obscure reference) got a huge positive reaction.
- Lilacs blooming
- Dandelions begin to go to seed
- Oak leaves the size of a squirrel's ear
- Dry creek bottoms
- Old apple orchards
- Ash, aspen, elm & oak trees
After a rough start to life, Lola came to us around age 4. We had 10 wonderful years with her, and we are so glad that our girls were able to spend their early years with such an amazing pet. It will surely take us all some time to adjust to our new normal without her around. Thank you Lola, for being such a sweet, patient & loving dog!
stuff at our shows before, sporadically, but always as a small part of Jenna's Scuttlebug booth. And there was the time I had a half table for one day at SpringCon. But this will be separate, with unique new branding, all my own art. I'm excited... and I have a lot of work to do!
Saturday May 9.
For years after we first started Craftstravaganza, managing the event took up most of our time. My wife and I would frequently reach the end of the day and realize we never had a chance to shop our own show! That simply would not do.
It's important for us to give back to our artists, and besides, having the chance to browse and buy from artists that we selected was the main reason we created the show to begin with. So now I have a budget of cash in pocket and plan which booths to hit up so I don't miss anything.
Here are some of my anticipated acquisitions for this year's event.
- Affogato (Crema Cafe)
- Cronut (Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar)
- Crepe (La Belle Crepe)
- Takoyaki (Zen Box)
- Okonomiyaki (Moto-i)
- Korokke (Japanese-style Croquette) (Sakura special menu)
- Udon (Tanpopo)
- Fish & Chips (Anchor)
- Morels (the forest)
- Genever (Amsterdam Bar & Hall)
- Absinthe (Meritage)
- Caipirinha (Fogo de Chão)
I don't set resolutions, but it's fun to make predictions about what the year holds in store and review them a year later. Sometimes they're hilariously off base, rarely they're accurate, always they tell a little story about the general direction of my life. Here's what I'm looking forward to in 2015!
It's my first full year as a full-time event manager, so the one thing I know for sure is I'm going to be managing a lot of events. I'm running the Food & Wine Experience for the first time in March (I volunteered there last year), and the 10th Annual St. Paul Craftstravaganza in May!
The milestone in 2014 was Natalie starting first grade, a full day of school, every day of the week. She rides the bus and brings back homework and everything. It's a little surreal and sad but she enjoys it and I'm proud. This year Paisley will actually be in preschool, which is crazy weird.
I advocated following your passion in 2013, I did it in 2014, and I'll be working to learn and improve in 2015. Aside from my day job and our craft fairs, Weekly Planner podcast is my main project. As always I want to keep on making art; I'm super into embroidery right now so we'll see if that sticks.