Well, my friends, just a quick note to let you know that I am officially on “hiatus” from my studio in order to have my knees replaced. Wow, that sounds really weird, but something that I’ve been waiting for a very long time. Without all the details, I was diagnosed at an early age with degenerative arthritis (after my third baby was born) and from then on it has been hard to manage. The knees have been the hardest hit. So much so, that I’ve had to be in a wheelchair this past year. YUCK! Not my best fashion look!
However, I have so many new ideas for my new collection that I hope to have ready by spring 2015. I hope to hit the show circuit again and to reconnect with you, my artist friends and new clients. Thank you for the support you’ve already shown me in the past!
And, even if it is not for me . . .please support your local and independent artists–with the holiday season just around the corner we need to be sure that we fill our homes and give our gifts from the soul and creativity of so many people that produce their own art, soap, painting, jewelry, clothing, and the list goes on and on! By supporting your local artist you are contributing to the great American dream of business and keeping our economy where it should be. It is certainly my greatest pet peeve since becoming an artist over 18 years ago–I value each and every piece of art/product that I’ve collected over the years and I know what it means to put in the hard work and share it with others. Please pass it on!