Friday, July 31, 2009

The Storm

There's a song that goes;

"When you walk through the storm hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark..."

I have a craft show in two days. I'm not ready. I've heard so many folks say things like, "I was up all night putting final touches
on things and making last minute adjustments!

I really, really, really want to do well at this show!
Have I made enough? Is it packaged professionally enough?
Will people take what I do seriously?

EEEEeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

OK, Judy, nice deep breaths!

I live in Coastal New Jersey. So you'd think I would do seaside arts
and crafts. Oh no! I have to strike out on my own and do decidedly
non-seaside arts!But since the show I'm doing is in the town of Barnegat Light, NJ, and it's in the shadow of that famous landmark, "Old Barney", the light house, I would do up a couple of "Old Barney growth charts.
I hope I hit it this time!


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I've also just finished my first Christmas item for this year. An Advent Calendar that hangs on the wall. I had a lot of fun designing and putting it together. I think it's rustic and homey. I remember when I was a little girl, my Aunt Shirley would give me paper Advent Calendars each year. This is so much nicer! And it can be used year after year.








I've come a long way in my 15 months on Etsy. I hope I'm learning enough to keep me moving forward.

I feel like, "Any day now, Judy! You'll get it right any day now!



























2 comments:

Lexa Levine said...

I like the dolphin growth chart!

teeth and snarlz said...

that christmas tree is the cutest thing!!!]
i used to have one of them when i was little.
i always got up extra early to see what was in the next pocket, which alway meant i was up and ready for school in time. I think thats why my mum used it really. she was sneaky!

LIFE IS JUST SO FULL OF COOL STUFF!

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