The drawing for my giveaway goodies is tomorrow, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so. My 8 year old grandson asked me why I was giving away these things and not give them to his mother...hmm, had to think of a good one for that. I told him I like spreading my little skellies around the world to make people smile and feel happy...how was that for a response?? Besides, his mother has lots of my work around her house...she has a lot of early "Georgina" too!!
Looking forward to today since I will be entering the studio with a whole different attitude...work!! We have a tenant renting my Pop's old office space and she has this adorable little shop called, "Royally Sweet." She sells funky jewelry, scarves, baby items, hats, you name it, if it's funky, she's got it. I fell in love with her little tutus, but since I have no granddaughters, I can only admire, but they are sooo adorable!! She and her mother run the shop and you can see just how much they enjoy it from just looking at their merchandise. My brother's girlfriend is selling her small quilts and adorable little quilted bags...Karen is a wizard with the stitch!!
Anyway, the other day my little bro and his family and I went to visit Desiree at her shop and the 13 year old twins went crazy. I told them that they could pick out a couple of small priced items for their birthday gifts from me (they turn a year in May, but when they come to El Paso, I always take them to pick out their own gifts in July) which everything in there is so reasonably priced. They ended up getting a couple of bracelets and necklaces. I went crazy in her $ pot and purchased some cute bracelets and rings. So in conversation, I told her if she would be interested in small hand painted and embellished jewelry boxes, and her answer was a positively, wow, I turned that word into a noun!!! She also told me she was very interested in my dolls, but I hadn't been back since her opening to show her my stuff. She did see some on Mother's Day because she and her uncle came by to buy something for their grandmother which ended up with her mother since her mother fell in love with my "Sra. Jesusita," the fortune teller, at first sight.
Hence, the new enthusiasm and a whole new direction in my work. However, it really isn't a new thing for me, I was a folk artist in my other life, so the old techniques are still there, but with a new twist. I went to Michaels and Hobby Lobby to buy all kinds of gems and fun little ephemera (love that word) to decorate the little wooden boxes I also purchased. I'm "bankruft," as my 32 year old son said when he was little after spending all his allowance (damn, he sure was cute back then...why do they have to grow up and with so much angst ??) so next week it's back to saving my pennies again.
Well, need to run...have a goodie box to mail to my little guys in Austin then come home and enjoy my studio work for the rest of the day. I asked my honey to bring home something for tonight...don't want to cook...made Paella last night and it was delicious, but time off for the cook tonight!! LOL
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE GIVEAWAY!! Peace out.