I have a lovely art show on Saturday in the park in Canton, NY. I do this show every year. It is a small, artsy show/sale and held on Parent's Weekend for St. Lawrence University (which helps for sales!). I have been a slug all summer with weaving, I admit. And Noah helped me with photographing some of my stuff but off came the tags and I also redesigned my business card (also with Noah's help)...sooooo retagging every single piece is quite possibly the most boring job ever...sooooo instead I have been playing with poppy seed head dolls. I think they are adorable and fun. They can be used as puppets though they are a little fragile. I wrapped the stems with wire and covered them with florist tape. Tied on some string for hands and cut shapes for clothes!
The good news is that I like them and they are fun...the bad news is that I still have to tag all my other items...sigh.
"Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand"
OK I realized that I never even posted that we got another horse...his name was originally Kota but we are calling him Dakota (mostly because I kept calling him Kato because I couldn't for some reason remember Kota). He is sweet and is fitting in well here with the other two. Hopefully we will have enough riders to exercise everyone until the bitter cold.
So pretty! Our little plains pony! He is 15 years old and has been used for teaching kids barrel racing for the past year. We are having steering issues and he doesn't stand at the mounting block until the rider is actually settled. But I think these are fixable and he is a second horse. He doesn't mind being left behind...calls a little but doesn't get really distressed.
Building a run-in for the horses so that when I get another horse it will have plenty of space to get out of the bugs and/or cold. The main aisle is on the left and the new space is on the right. We haven't opened it up yet but Noah and Gary have been working for days and I had a friend's twin 15yo boys shoveling tons of dirt as well.
All boarded up...
With plenty of room for equipment as well...
Inside the new run-in
We are getting there! And looked at a horse the other day down by Binghamton, NY. He was very adorable, sweet, willing, 15 years old and friendly. So just waiting to hear from his vet.
I have been weaving for 24 years and selling for almost as long! I have slowed down my weaving since my cancer diagnosis and subsequent Whipple surgery but still weave on and off during the day when I have the energy! I currently sell my work on www.barefootweaver.etsy.com.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, 2009. Had Whipple surgery in January 2010 and have had clear CT scans since! We are hopeful for a long and happy life!
As an update...I had a valve replacement in May 2016 and apologize for not answering comments or blogging! I am off to NYC February 15, 2017 for surgery on the 16th to remove a little spot of lung cancer. Hopefully recovery will be uneventful and I will be back at weaving soon!