Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thinking of Christmas

I could blame it on the heat.  Michigan is breaking the 90s for the next four days, with beaucoup humidity.  Ehhh.  Lots of time will be spent in front of the fan, with the air conditioner running.

But really, I'm making plans for the winter holiday selling season.  I have limited outside commitments for the next several weeks.  Blissful weeks of creative time before school starts again in the fall.  And once school starts, that's it.  I only have time for production.  No time to try out new ideas.  Or for prepping cabochons, organizing beads, or painting backgrounds.
I'm doing at least two shows this holiday season, one of which is a major show.  I want to have a nice selection of goodies.  Mostly, I want to try new materials and new stitches, along with a few new mediums.  I know - sounds kind of vague.  This is because my plans are only in the dreaming stage right now.  Notes on paper, piles of potential supplies.  I'll share as soon as I have some rough drafts.  But right now, I'm making my lists and checking them twice.  And prepping.  Lots and lots of preparation.

Anyone else thinking of holiday production already?

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  1. Today I put all my fall/winter shows on the calendar. Then I had a mild panic attack. So, like you, I'm going into preparation mode. It's not like I have a show every weekend, but on top of the full time job, it's enough to catch my attention!

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    1. Sounds like you're going to be very busy, Bobbie! I'm avoiding the calendar. Too overwhelming. going to try focusing on the fun part of creating instead, at least for a few weeks.

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  2. I know you're right and I should be thinking about the holiday season, but I think I have a major block against the holidays! It's good that you have so much time on your hands right now and are thinking ahead, though :)

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    1. Hi Kayla. The holidays aren't my favorite season either. But it is really fun to send out jewelry as gifts, whether that's through sales or as presents.
      And, I know that once school starts again, my time is severely limited (which is both a good and a bad thing).

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  3. I should probably think about holiday production now! There are two craft fairs I'd like to do next December, so that's a lot of making in between now and then. :)

    One thing Mr. Sequin used to do over the summer when he was a full time professor was do a whole lot of prep work for art projects. He'd have boxes all assembled, painted, and ready to go for his sculpture/diorama projects. I might try that so I can focus on the fun part once things get busy.

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  4. I do lots of summer prep for the classes I teach, too. Since I'll have 80 students this fall, to wait would make me crazy!

    Definitely look into those craft fairs now. Holiday shows tend to fill up fast!

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