Welcome to another week! Today we are recapping last weekend and looking forward… as we usually do. Saturday was the Holidazzled and Confused show and Sunday was a more personal event, my mentor Jim Mims’ funeral.
I have never been to a roller derby event before, so this was a new experience on many levels for me. The crowd was as diverse as I could ever hope to find, and we had a mutual love for each other. Despite realizing that I don’t tend to do well at holiday shows because people buy my things for themselves… I did really well at this show.
My perspective has not changed and I still think holiday shows are not my scene in general, but the exception here was very clear. The patrons were buying for themselves- they were supporting artists and enjoying the unusual addition to their game. Very few were looking specifically for gifts, though I certainly had a mix of “this is for me” and “this is for dad/friend/sibling/etc.” I was invited to participate in this show because my items are more unusual and the show runner was right, it was “my” crowd. They are talking about future shows, and I hope it happens. I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions at this event!
Sunday was a more somber day and I won’t say much about it, but funerals are always a reminder our time here is limited. Keeping that in mind, I launched heavily into the next project, which is an entry for the next edition of the Winter Carnival art show.
Wish me luck, as I have until Midnight to complete it…!
That being said, it has finally been an opportunity to work with my new swivel knife, so look forward to that on Tool Thursday. I will also be finishing presents this week, seeing the newest Star Wars, and whatever else life throws at me.
Stay tuned to read all about it. 😉
As always, hit me up on Facebook if you’d like to further the conversation or email me if you’re looking for a last-minute gift. I do have limited availability still!