Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wyrding Studios

Wyrding Studios is one of the artists participating in the upcoming Concord Arts Market. Wyrding, aka Kythryne Aisling, creates gorgeous wire-wrapped jewelry from unusual finds: richly colored beads, antique watch parts, nuggets of stone. She'll be bringing her rich selection of work with her to the market...but also, in her own words "I will be debuting a few new designs there, as well as doing custom work on the spot."

That's right, the artist in action...hooray! I love getting to see artists at work...

Monday, August 25, 2008

They're everywhere...

Markets are an ancient human phenomenon. And you will find them in cities all over the world. Throughout history they have filled basic human needs and wants. We buy food at markets, we buy other life necessities at market, we buy fun stuff at markets. And despite the fact that superstores and convenience surround us, there is something alluring about those tents on a sidewalk, or the flea market at the roadside venue.

Here in Concord we have our Farmers' Market, soon to be joined by our Arts Market...but even in big big cities like New York, markets spring up on city sidewalks. Here's one I walked through this past weekend:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hurrah for software updates!

So aside from the fact that things are INSANELY BUSY right now (I'm not even creating new posts on Etsy, but my order book is full for the next month and a half), there is another reason that my posts have been sparse. For many weeks, I have been trying to figure out why my computer won't recognize that my camera is plugged in. This is pretty craptastic, considering that my camera is my number three business tool, next to the sewing machines, and the computer itself. So here I am thinking something is seriously wrong with my camera, or my computer, when I read an article online that asks the brilliant question "Have you completed all necessary software updates?".

Software updates? You mean those annoying reminders that pop up when I'm trying to use my computer to get work done and the little icon bounces around driving me crazy until I tell them to go away? Those updates I probably haven't done in...uh....I don't know how long.

Yes. Well, I uploaded all the updates, and voila...the camera works. And I got to download all the pretty pictures of new fabrics that I took this weekend...

LESSON LEARNED, and here, I pass it along to you, dear reader. It's good to be back.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Where's muchacha!?

Okay okay...I know this blog has been a little quiet lately. We're not taking any new orders for's just that things have been so busy order-wise, that we need to breathe for a minute (we've got brides placing orders through May 2009!)...AND, the Arts Market is requiring a little love right now.

So...hang tight readers, muchacha will return!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Squam Art Workshops!

I could not be more excited to have received a message this week from Elizabeth at Squam Art Workshops. I have admired their site and programs many times, but have not yet had a chance to attend. Elizabeth wrote to give me a heads up about the Vendor Night they've scheduled for September 13, 2008. They have some tables available and are looking for a few more vendors to fill them up (ignore the signup deadline). Here is a link to the info: SQUAM ART WORKSHOPS VENDOR NIGHT!

If you are interested in participating, contact her directly at

Also check out their classes and workshops for this September (and their gorgeous location!): SQUAM ART WORKSHOPS

(Photos courtesy of Squam Art Workshops' website; above print by Susan Schwake)