The holidays are a really exciting time for me creatively speaking. We have shows booked every weekend through the end of the year and I really put a lot of pressure on myself to have new pieces for every show.
I have to thank my old boss Kaia for showing me how to work well with a strict deadline.
She would be at work before the sun came up and I’d show up I don’t know, 6:30 AM or so. She would’ve walked the entire bookstore figuring out what had to be done that day. Then she would come up with a list for me. She would bet me that I couldn’t get everything on that list done by the end of my shift. So I set out every morning with that list and a challenge to myself to get everything on her list done so she didn’t have to worry about it. She was my friend as well as my boss, and I enjoyed doing things for her. So instead of going someplace and having somebody give me a list, I make my own “Kaia” list every morning (or the night before depending on how crazy things are) and challenge myself to get it done by the end my “shift”. The only differences are that now my shift is 10 to 14 hours instead of eight, the list tends to be longer, and I don’t get paid for just showing up.
We’ve been working really really hard these last couple of weeks and have come up with some really beautiful new pieces.
And, not only are we bringing everything we’ve made to all of our shows now but we are also making a concerted effort to add every single box and tin to our Etsy site, making them available online as well as in person!
This is the latest going up on Etsy today:
This is the next piece going up on Etsy today!
We’re going full steam ahead for the holiday season and beyond! Check out our schedule:
- November 25ht-26, Reid Park Arts and Crafts Festival, Tucson
- December 2nd, Thieves Market, Tempe
- December 9th-10th TBA
- December 16th, Hello Handmade Market, Downtown Phoenix
- January 6th, Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts, Mesa
- January 13th, TBA
- January 20th-21st, Retro City Fest, Pomona, CA
More dates coming soon!