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If you are planning to come to the ‘Spirit of the Season’ at Middleborough Town Hall tomorrow, Sat.,  November 29th from 10am through 4pm, and need directions, the street address (so you can mapquest it) is:

Middleborough Town Hall

20 Centre Street

Middleborough, MA 02346

 

Santa will be available for taking pictures and the brochure says there will be a children’s craft table where “children can create tree ornaments, figurines on sticks, bird feeders” and more as well as Demos from “Artists in Motion” at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. There is also food available and A LOT of crafts.

I’ll be there SEA GLASS ARTS with ornaments (glass ones filled with sea glass and decorated as well as wire-wrapped sea glass in stars) sea glass angels, sea glass jewelry and order forms in case there’s something you want and it’s not available or sold out.

There are over two dozen different types of vendors and here are just a few:

Arbonne Int’l – Aroma Therapy

Alev Bown – Hand-painted glassware

Janice Card – Nantucket baskets & Ukrainian Eggs

Carol Lopez – Wampum jewelry

Linda Lobban – American Girl clothes

Roberta Roberts – Tapestry Bags

And others are selling (and I think will let you sample) food such as:

Best Damn Granola

Tia Dias – All natural dips, mixes

LSweets – Italian Cookies

And that’s just a small sampling of who will be onsite.  It should be a fun day.

Now, back to craft fair preparations… Sea Glass Girl

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The topic at Nancy Slonim-Aronie’s writing site is “Eating My Words” and I added a light (for me) piece on all of the parenting intentions I’ve eaten since becoming a mother.  Go to www.writingfromtheheart.wordpress.com if you want to check out my piece

The other kind of “eating my words” I can do is related to using food instead of sentences or feelings and stuffing myself to leave too little room for the clarity of words aired or feelings digested. So, I’ll keep that in mind on this Thanksgiving Day and attempt to eat mindfully and consciously and only as relates to my actual food-related hungers.

Back to my journal for the gratitude list. Happy Thanksgiving All!

Sea Glass Girl

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I am so excited because I got into what is my first “juried” craft show. I had to send an application, submit photos and it all felt very official and real. I WORSHIP sea glass and hunting and seeking. Making jewelry and gifts is born from that passion but to share and show my work with more people, to even make some money and to feel more and more established does feel nice. It’s hard to balance business, seeking, writing, passions and family life of course. But a little at a time with priorities tipping one ways on some days and in other on other days makes me feel I can keep trying this out and sharing the sea glass with all those sea glass junkies, lovers and yet-to-be sea glass lovers. So, I feel like I got accepted to college or something.

I’ll be at the Spirit of the Season, Middleborough Friends, Saturday, Nov. 29th, 10am to 4pm

I am thrilled to be accepted into my first craft fair where I had to submit photos of my work. I feel I earned a spot at this great event and I’m so grateful. Please visit this site: http://www.middleboroughfriends.com/events.htmfor more information on this great family event, parade and craft faire. There are going to be SO MANY GREAT items to buy and it’s a family friendly event too. Yippee!!!

I’ve got to make new stuff!

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I am thrilled to have a home where my sea glass items can be sold “off season” and where my stuff can be next to other cool products by vendors from Farmer’s Markets. Here’s the press from the flyer about the Rustic Market which is a pretty cool idea by the entrepreneurial owner of Del’s Lemonade who is letting us use her space to make an indoor market in the fall/winter:

When outdoor markets close… Rustic Market opens

The leaves have fallen and snow is on the way.   Outdoor markets have all closed for the season, but you can find homemade goods and hand crafted arts at the Rustic Market. 
 
Come visit us and see all the items lovingly created by local specialty food makers and artisans. 
Our baked goods can be made to order for holiday events and gifts.

Best Damn Granola Company
Blue Heron Arts
Chris’ Gourmet Treats
Earth Sisters Natural
Ischia Gourmet Cookies & Candy
Sea Glass Arts
Up Phoods

Gourmet granola, pottery, knit goods, specialty breads and rolls, all natural soaps, lotions, and candles, Italian cookies and candy, jewelery, pottery, gluten free foods.
Additional vendors are joining us soon!

Hours: 11AM – 4PM, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

RUSTIC MARKET Location: Del’s Lemonade, Jonathan Livingston Plaza
Route 3A, Cohasset, MA   (near Cohasset House of Pizza)

The leaves have fallen and snow is on the way.   Outdoor markets have all closed for the season, but you can find homemade goods and hand crafted arts at the Rustic Market.  Come visit us and see all the items lovingly created by local specialty food makers and artisans. 
 
Our baked goods can be made to order for holiday events and gifts.

Best Damn Granola Company
Blue Heron Arts
Chris’ Gourmet Treats
Earth Sisters Natural
Ischia Gourmet Cookies & Candy
Sea Glass Arts
Up Phoods

Gourmet granola, pottery, knit goods, specialty breads and rolls, all natural soaps, lotions, and candles, Italian cookies and candy, jewelery, pottery, gluten free foods.
Additional vendors are joining us soon!

If you want to support local business people and buy unusual and handmade gifts for loved one in this season of tough economic times, check out the market.

For my customers, I will have lots of earrings choices starting in mid-November as they have been popular but I’ve not been able to keep up with making them. I am now restocking my inventory weekly.

Hope to see you at the market!!!

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I’ve had this realization before. I know, after a storm, especially a day or two after when the stones settles, the crunched up against the sea wall mussel shells loosen and the sand is malleable and not cement like it’s gonna be good hunting. The ocean floor, in choppy water where enormous vessels churn will, in time, bring new gems to my beach. I will find, when I walk, as I did today, a green so soft and large I can cup it to my cheek and feel soothed. There will be not one or two but four bottle tops in some variation. I will not see any one of them as broken. One, dark green, is a spiral banister leading nowhere. One is a ceramic vase with the perfect worn rim left at the top, another is so sturdy the rim survived better than the entire bottle. Finally, one is so stunning on it’s own with a thick groove in the center it is hard to know if it even is a bottle top or the center of something I’ve never seen and can’t imagine in original form.

I don’t yearn for the forms that were though I am curious about them. I don’t lament the other pieces and think they landed on other beaches instead of mine. I’m not jealous and wondering who, if anyone is holding the other parts.

Yet, in life, I resist stormy weather and upheaval. Despite evidence, that it is often during a transition and only during I transition when I will try something new, get footing on new ground and leave behind old habits. Despite the evidence that my life has more space, and the storm clears and not only destroys, that there are gems being carried, just not delivered yet. I am reminded, walking the sea shore, to have more faith in the tides of life. I am no sun worshipper and yet I do like my sunny days. Rain is fine if I can be under the covers and with a book, but not so fun when I’m walking to the car repair shop in it to get my vehicle.

So, today, I walked the sand with a neighbor. It was not planned. We walked for maybe an hour and though we were less than a foot apart we didn’t eye even ONE piece at the same time. She picked up a stunning and rare orange, a marble, some small and lime greens that I did not even notice. I found a handful of purples in various sizes, a light blue and two pieces of light blue ceramic. Same beach. Same day. Same walk. Our treasures our as different as our vision. Her pieces are hers, for her and mine for me. They will never be the same.

And even in my own self and life, what point is there to compare the me I was to the me I am, the friends I had to the ones I have, when time has changed my life beyond what I could have imagined. The changes, not always welcome, can bring surprises I had not anticipated. I may not see all of the gems yet or find them but as long as I’m willing to walk the shore, do the practice and be open to them, it is enough.

Catch of the Day: Besides perspective:

101 PIECES OF SEA GLASS

2 Ceramic Pieces

in an hour!

* 46 whites in all thicknesses and sizes

*two stunning dark green 2 inch a piece pieces

*a maybe once white so covered with sea moss and algae I have no idea what is really the true color

*the ridge of a ceramic bowl three inches long

*a light blue ceramic piece smaller than my pinkie nail

*5 well worn light aqua pieces

*7 pieces of purple from light to dark, small to large

*9 mostly typical kelly dark greens in various thicknesses

*21 browns including a bottle base with the number 5, soft ambers and a stunning thin-topped triangle as well as many tiny triangles and rectangles

*SERIOUS GRATITUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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