Today is a beautiful rainy spring day in Seldovia. A little wind, a little sun and here and there some sprinkles of rain.
I am making some homemade soup and finishing up some artwork. I am so glad you stopped by..please get yourself a cup of coffee and join me in my kitchen studio.
I have a regular studio upstairs ...but to tell you the truth..my kitchen table is where I do most of my art....with a cup of coffee and good friends stopping by to chat. Sit down and stay awhile..I am never too busy for company!
Oh my gosh! I can hardly believe it! We are going to see the sun today.....sure looks like it anyway! The other news is I have one of my little hermit crabs featured in another blog..... www.thegreengourd.blogspot.com please go check it out and also check out her cool Etsy shop. Debbie does some wonderful creative things with gourds, a lovely creative woman. Also check out the Etsy shops she has featured.
Like her I also support "handmade" items. In each item that is handmade the artist has thoughtfully touched the piece at every step of the creative process. I love to imagine the person working on the piece..".what color am I going to use....what shall I add or not...." Did they get interrupted by their children or pets or did they stop to make dinner? A piece of the "artists" life becomes part of yours .... how incredible is that?
I appreciate each and every customer who visits at my "Village Shop" ....and I hope each person who purchases one of my pieces will love it as much as I loved making it.
Well.... must get dressed and get ready for a big day in Seldovia....the "Scenic Byways" ceremony is today down at the boat harbor.....and I will be at my booth along with the other "Seldovia Artists" for the Crafters Market.
Good Morning from Seldovia! You would think that eventually we would get some good weather here this summer....but yet again this morning has dawned, cold, wet and dark....heavy clouds and wind. The kind of day where you would just like to curl up next to the woodstove with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.
But I have made a commitment to the Crafters Group for vending this summer and rain or shine I will be there.
Seldovia puts on a fantastic 4th of July celebration and people come from hundreds of miles away just to be here. Everyone in town works hard to make sure our visitors leave with beautiful memories of their time spent here.
Right now however I am in my sweats with a hot cup of coffee looking forward to the day and all the really neat individuals I will meet today....the people who are here for the first time and those who return every year for your 4th of July celebration....
I am an Alaskan born artist, living in a small rural alaskan fishing village. I have 6 wonderful children and 15 grandchildren all of whom are bright, beautiful and very talented. I admire anyone who makes handmade items. The traditional crafts that were so important years ago, were beautiful as well as useful.
I also am the oldest of a very large family. 6 brothers and 1 sister....My sister lives in Fairbanks...one brother lives here in Seldovia...one in Tampa...very spread out family....but love them all.