Holiday Greeting everyone!
I wanted to share info on this weekends Holiday Show at the Arsenal Project in Watertown, MA. I will be there with my mixed media art gifts as well as host Uni-T shirts!
hope to see you there!!
Valid 12:01am est Nov 27, 2014 until 11:59pm est Dec 1, 2014.
20% off your entire purchase at OpenHandCreations (www.openhandcreations.com)
Please SHARE this code so your family and friends can also take advantage of this discount!!
The more the merrier!
From now until December 20, 2014, I will enclose a free handmade felt and collage gift tag with
every purchase made at my etsy shop: OpenHandCreations
Leather and Mixed Media Collage?!?! Yep!
These Slim LEATHER WALLETS are perfect for holding credit cards, ID cards (for school and work), business cards and even those many store loyalty cards we all have!
They fit snuggly in your purse, back packet or book bag! or even within your existing wallet… The leather is soft and conditioned. Flexible.
The best part is that they feature original collage, mixed media art~ They are all one of a kind and make a unique USABLE ART gift for everyone on your holiday list!
The first wallet is now listed online at my shop: OpenHandCreations! with a few more to come this week!
I’m working on a bifold version as well! Holds cash and several cards and includes an ID Window.
Could it really be true?!?! Has it been a month since I last posted here?
Crazy how fast time flies… I know I say that a lot, but it’s true. What have I been up to…?
One thing I’ve really been submerging myself into are other artist’s (and non-artist’s) blogs. Reading and learning and admiring how they are written and polished. I spent a lot of time wondering what it is that makes me come back for more… tugs at my attention and/or has me feeling things that are deep and thought provoking. I’m not sure 100% what that answer is, but one thing is clear… when you share something that has meaning to you, whether it’s a product or a process, something you have experienced personally or are ‘close’ to someone’s journey… it draws in an audience of people just like you!
Now that I’ve been sharing on a blog for some time, my new challenge is to become more personal and intimate with it and my readers. I want this place to be about more than just sharing news about my work but more of why I started creating gifts to begin with… the act of giving brings joy and enrichment on so many levels – and it’s what I am inspired and called to do. When I do something nice for someone it inevitably makes me feel happy . Do you feel that way too?
This brings me to the holidays and probably the biggest giving season of all! Although I love giving for the pure reason of giving… I still have to think of my job. How can I join the two completely together? Is it possible?
As a seller of gifts I have always been on the “by the last minute” schedule of the holidays. When other retailers are setting out their holiday gifts, I am only then reminded… “oh, I better get on that.” But this year I am trying something different… I am thinking ahead. What do I want to put out there that has greater meaning, that shows true kindness and can really spread cheer, love and happiness?
Something I want to do is take 100% of the profit from a product to help with a illness very close to my heart (and for many of you as well.) I will share soon what that is how we can help ~ 🙂
I hope this is the start of something more genuine and real. I am thankful to God for this challenge in my work and life… after all He is the greatest example of giving that I have ever known!