Like many people I used to limit what I commemorate to only the once in a lifetime special extraordinary events and situations. Then in a string of events that turned my world sideways, twisted and upside down I found that what once was everyday ordinary, could sometimes now be extraordinary. A walk through the woods, or along the beach, a bicycle ride, a trip to the amusement park, a day on the river, a sunset on the water... the list goes on. Take the time to smell the flowers, see the beauty that is everywhere around us that we miss as it goes by in a blur in our daily routines. Celebrate the ordinary. For each of us, ordinary is something different. While ordinary is usually thought of as insignificant little stuff, this is what makes us who we are, and what helps make us unique... and that is worth celebrating.
I thought I'd share this with you. I ran into a customer the other day who had purchased a custom business card holder. When she originally ordered it, she explained the issues she had with previous card holders, especially at outdoor shows. The wind would blow the cards over, and sometimes the card holder as well, causing them to break when they hit the ground.
When I ran into her the other day, she told me how happy she was with it. Not only does it look great, it stays put when the wind blows and the cards stay in the holder, yet are easily removed when needed. She also said she receives several comments on the business card holder at every show.
It is always nice to hear how my creations are holding up.
Lake St Louis Farmers Market Saturday 8/3 from 8 until noon. schedule conflicts will make this the final one for a while.
Having a great time at the Samuel L Clemens Arts and Craft show in Hannibal, MO - PART OF Tom Sawyer Days. I have really enjoyed meeting with everyone and sharing my work. The most interesting has been being able to witness reactions of passers by in regards to the three larger pieces out front, Chaos Clearing, Barrel Bumps, and Three Flowers. This is the first time I have been able to get feedback on the last two since their initial unveiling at Mindworks Gallery, and has been very encouraging.
I have been working several projects that have kept me out of the studio. Things are getting back on track and I will be back at The Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market Saturday June 8.
Had a great time meeting with everyone and checking out all of the new art at the Mindworks Gallery Open House.