In being a part of this thing, I feel like, for the first time, I'm getting positive feedback for my work from people who don't "have" to give it to me. I mean, friends, family and some co-workers really like my stuff. But they have to deal with me on a regular basis. And it's totally not that I don't believe them or anything like that, but you can't help but think, "What else are they going to say?", you know? Being asked to participate in this gift gallery is so fulfilling. And I'm so happy/grateful/excited for it.
For any local readers, please stop by if you can. It won't be just me there of course - the whole gallery will be filled with local artists' handmade goods from paintings to jewelry to scarves to plushies! It's in downtown Rochester at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts. The show opens on November 19th at 7pm (the only ticketed event day), then there's a special discount sale the next day on the 20th, and it will run until December 31st.
Oh, and through all this hoopala I bet you thought I've forgotten about Clarence, haven't you? By the current state of disarray my house is in, and the actual meals (or lack thereof) that have been prepared around here lately, I wouldn't blame you at all for thinking that. Nope, not one bit. But you'd be wroooooong! :) They're not done (I'm thinking about knees...) but check out his little crow feet!!