Sunday, November 30, 2008

Slight Delay


Hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving! We are doing #2 today, so we're not quite done celebrating yet! Anyhow, I hate to do it, but I will be delaying the start date of the Art Sale by one day. My kiln was giving me a bit of trouble last night, so I didn't fire it. It's all right now, but now my schedule is off by a day, thus the delay. Other than that, the schedule should pretty much be the same- I've edited it below to reflect the change. Thanks for your patience!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Art Sale Schedule

Hi Wonderful People!

Hope your day is going along happily. At the moment it is nice & sunny here, but those bright and smiley weather people on TV say that it is going to rain for most of the rest of the week. Gasp! How will us Californians handle that? Luckily, I'm going to be curled up in my studio, finishing up the art sale stuff for the better part of this week (save Turkey Day, of course! Then it will be The Clean the House Before Company Comes and We All Go Batty and Oh, Bake Some Pies Too Marathon). But the real reason for this post was to share the schedule for the upcoming VA Fall Art Sale. I wanted to hold it at the end of November, but due to falling a bit behind (I am overambitious, yes), and realizing that the end of November was in fact a holiday weekend, I decided to push it back a few days. And thus we have:

Velasquez Artistry's Fall Art Sale!

Preview Day- Tuesday, December 2nd
(On the Blog- Items will be for sale- first come, first serve! M.O.'s, checks & Int'l orders will be accepted only on this day).

Sale Opens- Wednesday, December 3rd
(To General Public on Etsy- Domestic PayPal only)

Sale Ends- Wednesday, December 10th
(Any unsold items will be removed from Etsy)

Last Day of Shipping- Saturday, December 13th
(I don't want your items lost in the holiday shuffle!)

Okay, folks! That's basically it. If you have any questions, feel free to holler. I aim to have everything done on December first, but I just might not make it & have to list items after the 2nd on Etsy, so be aware. All righty, I wish everyone a very joyous and stress-free Thanksgiving Day. And what am I thankful for, this year? Why, just to name one thing- you guys, of course!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tis' the Season!

To support the Red Cross! While they're still reeling from hurricane season, CA wildfires & such, I doubly have reason to support them, as my mom works for them as a Program Service Director in charge of Health & Safety and Disasters! So, to do my part to help my hometown chapter that she works for, I've created & donated a lovely wreath for the upcoming winter season- it is going to go in the silent auction of their annual fundraising event tomorrow night. I call it "Winterbird Wreath", and it came out well, so I thought I'd share. It is a natural grapevine wreath, with ribbons, "berries", a shimmery poinsettia, and hand-painted wooden bird cut outs. Here are some close-ups of the birds:

Hopefully it will do well & go home with some happy community member. And I know the money will be put to good use in helping people. Never before have I seen so many homes lost here, than in this past set of fires- around 800, I last heard. If you are interested in supporting the Red Cross, you can contribute to their Natural Disaster Relief fund here. If anything, I know all would appreciate your prayers & good thoughts. Thanks!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Art Sale Thoughts


As y'all can well imagine, I am wading through the production of a pool of tiles, ornaments, pins, collages and such that will become my art sale at the end of this month. I am very excited to be transferring the ideas I have in my head into tangible items for you guys- some of which will be very shiny! One of these shiny items is a new sculpt that I did as a commission a couple of months ago (and made a mold on). He is a poison dart frog. Eric the Poison Dart Frog. Though in the incarnation below, he was claybodied into a Green Tree frog; he's still cute that way, so I thought I'd share. The Art Sale offerings will be however, poison dart frogs (now to decide the colors!).

In other Art Sale news, I am toying with the idea of offering a "Preview Sale" here on the blog, the day before my items go up for sale on my new Etsy store. (Yes, I will be opening an Etsy store!) That way, you, my dear, loyal readers get first dibs before the general public, and also, anyone interested in paying via Check or M.O., or wants to order internationally, has a chance, as I will only be taking domestic orders via PayPal on Etsy (somehow dealing with the general public makes me a bit more nervous!). But that's what I am thinking. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Eric the Frog!