This past Saturday (April 2) was a momentous occasion: my first in-person market of 2022 and the first-ever Boneyard Arts Market (BAM). The Market was part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, which is a multi-day festival throughout Champaign County, and organized by the same team that did Mistletoe Market. Me at my booth, as taken… Continue reading The first-ever Boneyard Arts Market: a Success!
Fairy Tree Studios on social media, plus the first market of 2022!
I know my last post talked about how I'd had such a good time staying off my social media, but I can admit that it has its advantages, especially when it comes to connecting with others. As I start to get more involved in our local arts community (finally!), it's important to have more ways… Continue reading Fairy Tree Studios on social media, plus the first market of 2022!
Fairy Tree Studios 2022 News + Updates
Hello, everyone, and happy 2022! I know you probably couldn't tell from my lack of updates here lately, but the year has been off to a really good start for Fairy Tree Studios. I had some much-needed downtime (and mostly managed to not feel guilty about not being "productive") for the first half of January,… Continue reading Fairy Tree Studios 2022 News + Updates
Bonus Market #3: Mistletoe Market in Champaign
Thanks to a fortunate turn of events, I got to take Fairy Tree Studios to one last market this year, this time in downtown Champaign. I think I mentioned before that one of my work colleagues is also one of the market's organizers; she offered to share her booth with me if I manned the… Continue reading Bonus Market #3: Mistletoe Market in Champaign
A Plan(ner) for 2022
A few weeks ago, I decided to go shopping for a 2022 planner. I'm starting to get some things scheduled for January and beyond, particularly at work, so I figured I'd get a head start on writing it all down. I've only started to use a planner regularly in the last couple of years, after… Continue reading A Plan(ner) for 2022
Mistletoe Market and my end-of-the-year projects
For those of you keeping up on the news from my last post, I am happy to report that the Mistletoe Market was a great success. It was well-organized, well-attended, and I made many sales. My wood slice ornaments -- I was so happy with how they turned out. The week leading up to the… Continue reading Mistletoe Market and my end-of-the-year projects
Market #2 for 2021: the Mistletoe Market!
Exciting news, everyone! I was accepted as a vendor for the Mistletoe Market, coming up on December 4! I went to the market as a shopper pre-pandemic, and it was a fun and lively event with lots of interesting goodies for sale, so I'm particularly pleased that they thought I would be a good fit.… Continue reading Market #2 for 2021: the Mistletoe Market!
Some musings on painting studies
Have you ever taken one of those online tests to determine whether you're an introvert or an extravert? When I was younger, I was definitely on the introvert side of the spectrum. As I've gotten older, I've moved more to the center of the spectrum (sometimes called an ambivert), but I'm definitely still on the… Continue reading Some musings on painting studies
Back on the Market: Made Fest 2021
I'm happy to say that after about a two-year hiatus (thanks largely to the pandemic) I got to do an in-person market again last weekend. I had a tent up at Made Fest, which is part of Pygmalion, an annual literary and music festival in Champaign-Urbana. I honestly spent a big part of the last… Continue reading Back on the Market: Made Fest 2021
Creating an art-themed Vision Board (and maybe one for real life, too)
As an "artist," I feel like I'm always in search of new sources of inspiration (especially now that one of my favorite ways to be inspired, travelling, is a little more restricted). Several of the artists I follow have something akin to a vision board, or a collection of colors, images, and textures that speak… Continue reading Creating an art-themed Vision Board (and maybe one for real life, too)