29 November 2006

muddling through the holidays

i've always had mixed feelings about the holidays. having spent a good chunk of my life working in retail, with my immediate family working in retail as well, christmas was always a much needed day off in between the frenzy of catering to holiday shoppers. one year out of frustration for the impersonalness and obligation of gift giving, i vowed i would make all of my gifts myself. i have mostly stuck to this notion for over a decade. this led the way to me hosting holiday bazaars and doing trunk shows with special holiday-only products that cater to the holiday crowd. and what the heck? if they don't sell, i have less work to do for my friends and family's gifts.

here is the short list of where i will be for the first part of december:

1 december 2006 5-8p artists' reception and trunk show
2 december 2006 11a-6p trunk show
johnny sole
815 sw alder
portland, or 97205

1 december 2006 6p-12a
first friday at the egg (my studio)
534 se oak street
portland, or 97214

7 december 2006 5p-7p
the city hall winter craft bizarre
1221 SW 4th avenue (right next to portlandia)

9 December 12p-6p
the secret society ballroom sale
116 ne russell street (near mlk blvd, next to the wonder ballroom)

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