28 November 2010

whew.

Sorry for the break in posts. Between the steady stream of guests we've had in our home, and my preparation for the upcoming holiday fairs, I haven't had that much time to post {or take any decent pictures of what I've been working on}.

Some great news I received last week~

The Color of my Childhood was selected for the "lipstick & Rouge" show at Spokane's Second Space Gallery! I packaged her up and shipped her off yesterday. I believe the show opens December 3 {for those of you in the Spokane area}.

I will also have my original work, pocket mirrors, and journals at Tasty in Seattle. I am choosing eight of my originals to be included in their upcoming GIFTED show {opening December 8}.

I have been working on so many new things outside of the norm {for me}. The first is jewelry {some of which I have already shared} and also sculpture! The pieces below are created with polymer clay, acrylic paint, wood block, coffee stained vintage book paper, and moss & twigs. These are my first two attempts, and I can't wait to make & share more!
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I also have brand new pocket mirrors {ten new designs}, greeting cards, & postcards! I'll work on getting some great shots so that I can share them with you before the holidays! I've designed some sweet new packaging for all of my goods, too.

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Finally, a little sad news. My grandfather's pancreatic cancer has returned, and become stage iv. He and my grandmother were just here last month {their first flight in 60 years!}, but cancer is a nasty beast and is taking his energy quickly. My sister and I will be flying out to spend the holidays with him and our grandmother. I take off the 16th of December, so all of my shops will be closed on the morning of the 15th. If you plan on last minute Christmas shopping, please do so before then. Everything will re-open when I return on January 6. I will not have internet access during that time, and will be focused only on helping my family, spreading good cheer, and the creation of my solo show {opening January 7}.

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I hope you all enjoy the last few days of November! 
It is a winter wonderland here!

3 comments:

Micki said...

Wow you have been busy, your new sculpures are wonderful and all your other goodies sound delightful too!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandad, I wish you and your family all the best for the holiday time and beyond!!

Micki x

stella latwinski said...

Thanks Micki! I hope the holiday season treats you well!!

Erin Lang Norris said...

I love your new sculptures! LOVE them.

And so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Some of my best memories are with my Grandpa and I know what it's like to see someone you love go through this sort of thing. Wishing you guys the best.