Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dance to the Reggae Beat: An ArtFire Collection

Monday, August 1, 2011

All That Leave it to Beaver Stuff

Saturday’s event was relaxing. It was a small open house for a local yarn shop located out in the country! This is such a cute little yarn shop and I’ve made friends with the family who runs it. They are the ones who taught me how to spin and this is also where I get my alpaca fleece. Well a few weeks back, they invited me to come in and have a table with my wares and just hang out for the day. I gladly accepted especially since she didn’t charge me!. 

video inspired bracelet
I said good bye to some much loved one of a kind pieces. Although I didn’t expect to sell anything while there, I was surprised by a few sales! The one and only remake of my personal tribute bracelet to a video by She Wants Revenge sold.  Unfortunately, the owner has no clue who She Wants Revenge is (just like a lot of you are wondering who they are right now). That made me a sad panda but she was an awesome person and NOW she knows who they are so ..yeah..good things. I also sold a dear to my heart tatted pendant to a very deserving lady. She fell over heels in love with it so I felt good about letting that go.  

I got the chance to sit around with 60-70somethings and chat about this and that. I learned that even back in the 50s and 60s it was impossible to be a “typical 50’s housewife” woman in the 50s and 60s. They said, “all that Leave it to Beaver stuff made us feel incompetent and less than a catch because, c’mon…who can do all what June Cleaver did…impossible!”  Another followed, “she must have been taking some pretty good stuff to do all that with a patient hand and a smile”. Still another chimed in, “well what do you expect, a man wrote that show…shows how much they really know about us..hmmph!” We talked about raising kids and cooking and housekeeping and how NONE of us ever liked to do that. One woman claims that cleaning oppresses creativity…we all agreed. You can learn so much about yourself when you take the time to sit and listen.