Friday, September 16, 2011

Leaps & Challenges

So maybe I shouldn’t always type “Until next week” as a closing line. It’s not that we haven’t been busy or anything. In fact we have really grown with several leaps these past 5 weeks and have learned a few lessons along the way.
Lesson one was don’t do any county fairs. When we last blogged I told you that we were going to the Shenandoah County Fair representing The WoodArt Studio. We learned that a county fair is just not a venue where people go to purchase gifts. Not only wood gifts but any gifts as my fellow vendors did not seem to be selling anything either.
We did open up The WoodArt Studio Etsy shop and we are pleased to see that there are people looking, liking and adding us as favorites. We still have yet to read a zillion pages on how it all works and how to make it grow but we are pleased that it is up and running. It has been a challenge as to which pieces to add to the shop so we have been handpicking some of the newest Spirit Houses that have come from the studio, many if not all of which have not been shown in any of our other venues. So be sure to check them out before they are gone. Any one of them would make a fine gift for you or your friends and family.
An application was submitted to C’Ville Arts in historic Charlottesville, VA mid August and we are very pleased to announce that The WoodArt Studio will also be represented there in that art co-op. There is a training period that needs to be done but we hope that all will be in place by the end of this month. Watch for future info.
The Farmers Market is still continuing along with 3 days a week. Weather has not been most cooperative and we have left early a couple of times due to the rain.
Several new spoons, ornaments, spirit houses, bowls and much more have been emerging out of the studio doors and one is prettier and more useful then the next.  I think that with the approaching Halloween Holiday I will treat you all to some of the new Spirit House Castles so check out the Studio Gallery. As always each piece is a one of a kind that once it is sold it is gone. So if you love it then contact us and buy it so that it can be yours and yours alone.
Oh the title said Leaps and Challenges. We told you the leaps. The challenges started 3 hours ago when I decided to add a few more, mind you just a few pictures to the Studio Gallery. That challenge is completed for the day. Enjoy and please let me know what you think. Suggestions to this blog are always welcome.
Until next we meet…

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