Thursday, December 22, 2011

Finally a new blog!

Happy Holidays everyone!

What ever it is you do or do not celebrate you have to admit there is something special about winter and what it brings.

The earth is gently going to sleep as we are preparing ourselves for her cool afternoons and chilly mornings. We give gifts, make big pots of soup, loaves of bread, sit in cafes with good friends, we celebrate a year that has past and a new one beginning.

We will make promises to ourselves that we may or may not keep, still we will be ourselves, always ourselves. Maybe this year we will share a little more of the very best parts of us, parts we may just be discovering. You are never too old or too wise to learn something new about yourself.

Tangerine started off as a way to honor my daughter and do something she would have loved. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a retail girl, a business woman, or even a very serious person at all butI love this space, the people who come here and the time I have had to do something I would have never thought I could do.

One of my promises to myself this year is to give a little more of myself to this store this year, to make it mine, to make more art and share it, to teach more, and to just enjoy this process, it's a blessing to be able to get up and come here everyday. I am an artist, and this place is about people, making art, laughing, sharing ideas, and just being in the moment.

Thank you to all of you who have taught me how to be a shop owner but not lose who I am, you know who you are.

So if you live not too far away come by, hang out, play, talk, share a cookie (just not my cookie) and take a class or get yourself a little happy.

Upcoming classes will be posted to the website the first of the year the offerings are irresistable, silver clay rings, journal making, paperclay dolls, ceramic bowls, junk jewlery...

May your new year bring you prosperity, great big hugs, moments that leave you breathless with joy and a new friend or two.

Make Art=Be Happy