Well, first BIG snow, anyway. Wednesday was not a fun day for drivers in mid-Michigan, but from what I've heard - Ohio and east got much, much worse. And one of the advantages to living on the main drag - across from school (even though they're on winter break) - is that we are first on the plow list. So in my neck of the woods at least, the roads are clear:
Yesterday I received an invitation/call for artists from Lansing Art Gallery for a special Valentine's Day showcase they're having for the month of February. I didn't participate in their holiday market - opting for the beautiful Shiawassee Market instead. But I think I can handle a month long market, IF I can come up with 10 or so gallery worthy Valentine's day themed pieces. And I only have TWO. So I've already cranked out a pair of earrings, and am almost finished with a cute key necklace with a heart theme. I don't want to wait until last minute to submit though - so I will photograph what I have done at the end of the weekend, and submit (we only have to submit 3 photos) by Wednesday of next week. That will give me most of January to complete what I've got in my head.
I'm just so excited that this wave of opportunity is continuing. I seem to be manifesting more and more of them lately - and I think my excitement about the Shiawassee gallery is what is bringing it about. I haven't sold a darn thing there - but no matter. I just feel exhilaration when I go there, and they are excited about MY work in return. It can't help but keep me "in the vortex" (a metaphysical teaching that would take a realllllly long time to explain), which in turn just keeps getting better and better.
So wish me happy peaceful beading, everyone - the race is on!
And happy peaceful beading to all of you too.