In a good way! Although I've decided NOT to participate in 3 of the shows I had scheduled this summer, things are looking UP!
I've decided to lease some space inside a very nice, upscale consignment and crafters shop in the little village of Dimondale - called The Grand-dale Shoppe. Very nice people, cute little shop, and it sounds like it will be a good fit for not only my jewelry - but she's agreed to let me try to sell beads too. Starting small - just a half booth to start, but it's painted EXACTLY the same color purple that I use in my business marketing.
I had planned to wait until August to decide to whether or not to rent there, and to see if I could come up with the amount we agreed upon. But because of the generosity of a friend who is made of awesomeness and believes in me as an artist and designer, I was able to do that TODAY. So I'll start moving it in next week! Whew! Another manic month....
I also had a fun afternoon in the form of an impromptu 'we just feel like beading' date with a few of the bead group girls - we were JUDY free tonight! We beaded for awhile, and then all went to dinner. It's nice to have friends to do things with again. And for a change - I'm the baby of the group. We still find plenty to talk about and bead ideas to share, and that's what it's all about; that, and the Hokey Pokey, of course!
For you Bella 'watchers' -she's been in heat for the last three weeks, and so we've been kept on our toes keeping the boy dog away. Finally, today, I believe we've arrived on the other side. They can manage to be in the same room with each other without acting crazy, and making me crazy too. In fact - I found them like this this morning:
More details about my GRAND adventure - and Bella updates coming soon, too, so stay tuned! Check out the website for The Shoppe if you have time - it's really quite quaint.