“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
New Hope was a blast yesterday...although I must say only two of my very favorite stores are still there
(Heart of the Home/ Heart's Afire, and A. Mano Gallery), but I found a few new ones ( although I almost cried when I found out Strawberry Jam was gone after nearly 40 years, and a soap shop moved in..blahhh....no ill will wished to the soap shop , of course!
And I did fall in love with a new store...well...new for me ( and could have very, very easily stayed there ALL night and listened to the purveyor talk of the treasures he had...old Mourning Jewelry, so many pieces made with hair (even a few with the hair pulverized and mixed with something to turn it into paint and them painted in these delicate little memory pieces......amazing! and the birdcages and skulls and antique pet ephemera...I'm sure i didn't see half of what was there...or even a third...if you have time check it out...
TearDrop Memories & NorthFork Pet Antiques @ 12 W. Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA teardropmemories.com northforkpets.com maidensmemoirs.com
Ok...enough about my obscure interests in anything unusual and morbid....
I also ran into a very sweet couple selling their wares on the street...her name was Allie D'Andrade...and her card only has her e-mail address on it...but she said she has an Etsy shop...maybe called Shine Vagrancy???
her card says : Photographer and Apocolyptic Folk Crafts.
I'll try to find it.....
And now it is time to go work in the garden and build a new fence! Gotta love three-day-weekends!
So many wonderful new things going on over the last few days! Where to begin...?
I have been demoted, happily, to part time for the summer at my job. So, in the Fall I will go back to full-time, but for NOW I get to paint and adventure and do landscaping....get some vitamin D!
There is also the slight possibility (fingers crossed) of a studio space on a friends land who has a barn....so, still waiting for that!
I've been getting ready to go to New Hope this weekend, as a fun day, but with my trusty little portfolio-envelopes tucked in my gigantic purse so that I can leave them with some gallery/ shop owners.
I have a whole entire summer to NOT be stuck inside again...to finally have time to push through and get my work out there and have a little fun with it!
I can't tell you how exciting this is!!!! Plus, being able to spend time at the shop with Mom and garden at my own house!
What are YOU doing for the summer? anyone know of any good art fests or music playing around the Central Pennsylvania Area? Anyone want to go on a roadtrip? I do.....but that's nothing new :)
Please check out Amanda's site " Kind Over Matter" http://www.kindovermatter.com/
...not only is it a lovely and inspirational site, with lots of free goodies and printables, but this month it also my FIRST AD for the book on the sidebar!
feeling lucky that i got to see this...my third egg case had just began to hatch when i went out to check on them this morning. this is only the second time in my life ( after hatching sooo many of these) to cath them at this stage in the hatching process.
the best thing which you can't see from the photo, is the way they slowly undulate their way out of the egg case from their little one way escape hatches that their mom lays them in.
(more photos here... http://www.photoblog.com/bugandthebee/ )
this is all i needed today. one beautiful moment. i feel at peace and connected now.
hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
P.S. Frog and BEE, my Moms shop, will be having its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony tonight! If you are around Downtown York for First Friday, stop by and say hello!
P.P.S. Look for my ad on Kind Over Matter, starting the 15th of May! It will be up for a month! Thanks, Amanda!
Want a sneak peek? click here! You can see about 8 pages of it, and it is now for sale on Blurb.com also. So, this means that your copies are on their way to my house for signing and pampering before they come to you.
There will also be an e-book version available at the same as link I shared above. But that takes about two weeks!
I couldn't be happier! I feel like I just had a baby ( I suppose a lot of people say that about dreams that become real and are then let go into the world)...I also have butterflies in my stomach and I wish I could bring it back and add more to it! I'm worried there isn't ENOUGH! I think I was looking at it for WAY too long on my computer screen and laying in piles around my studio. I cut SO much out....I am just hoping I left the right stuff IN!
Well...I will be excited when it gets here! And I will let you all know when the box arrives!!!!! Because that will mean yours will be following right behind!
Big Love to All on this rainy Wednesday!
Oh...and some link love to share...
make sure to visit Amanda at Kind Over Matter
and, while you are at it keep an eye out on the site after the 15th! I just did my first Sponsorship ad, and it should run on Amanda's page for a month. YAY!
last but not least...I don't think I've shared My Mothers shop address with you yet!
Like it on Facebook or visit the Frog & BEE website...we're not completely finished yet...so bee kind :)