Thank goodness for that tent (provided by Seward Community Co-op, one of the event sponsors)! There were occasional storm bursts throughout the day, but they cooled the temp down and brought even more people into the tent – which gave us artists and the Springboard Career Consultants more opportunities to interact with event attendees.
I hadn’t attended an event as a vendor in the many many years since my young people were little people, I didn’t have the extra hands to help me carry things, so I brought what I could manage (more on that in an upcoming post). It felt like I brought too few of my pieces, but it turned out to be just the right amount.
It was fun getting back in the swing of being an artist-vendor. I met a lot of lovely people – other artists and new customers alike.
Last month was Older Adults Month. I joined the other teaching artists at PrimeLife Arts Learning in celebrating by sharing a technique that’s frequently used by jewelry artists, but can be helpful to anyone. I will be teaching more jewelry classes with PAL this summer
Today is my 60th Birthday!! Outside of milestones related to my jewelry art, I have rarely celebrated myself. But this one feels different, special, and I am so ready to dance into the next part of my life!
New Orleans and Mardi Gras are playing prominently in my celebration today: One of my dear sister-friends from Tulane sent me a Praline Pecan King Cake from Joes Cafe LA – oh my stars, it’s delicious.
Then, the 2021 Mardi Gras poster I’d ordered from CeauxArtwork arrived, with a little somethin’ extra that just about had me in tears and definitely brought me back to watching the festivities from my grandmother’s stoop. Please do yourself a favor and check out his work for yourself.
Tonight I will enjoy the red beans I’ve been cooking for days (you heard me) while listening and dancing to a Mardi Gras music special put together by another one of my dear Tulane friends @kadoss114 on his weekly program FJS (funky, jazzy, smooth) with KD on Spreaker. Check his program out at 7 central, 8 eastern. I also added an Aloe vera and a Venus flytrap to my plant baby family in my studio.
I’m looking forward to creating and celebrating more milestones this year.
This past weekend, I posted this short video with the link to my birthday + Amy A Jewelry anniversary sale code. Wait what – you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter? Then… how are you going to take advantage of my 40% off celebration? Check the link below this video to get in on the what’s happening at Amy A Jewelry first!
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