NellsBelles continues to shape shift all the time as I work and grow as a craft artist. It seems like it's a constant push/pull between the glorious work of making my products and the mind numbing labor of growing a business. I don't mean it that way. Growing a business is a wonderful experience but there are some mind numbing tasks involved in the process and the gear-shifting that has to take place is often difficult for me and not always a smooth process. Creativity for me comes in waves and it seems I am either lost in my studio working, neglecting the computer, correspondence, my Etsy team, whatever is not "the work" or I am fretting about being "dry" and only minding the store.
In the mean time I want to let you know about some upcoming shows that I am doing. On November 12th I will be at the Suffern Farmers Market with some of my Etsy team mates doing a Hudson Valley Handmade event for holiday shopping.
On December 2nd I will be at Bard College for a Holiday Craft Fair which is about 3.5 miles north of Rhienbeck, NY on the eastern side of the Hudson river. I'm really looking forward to this one. Hoping to make some inroads with a younger market with items like "Eyes On The Top of Her Head"!
Eyes On the Top of Her Head Headband
On November 19th I'll be in Chappaqua, NY and I'll have more details on that soon!