Well, I have to say I am enjoying being self employed! My life for the past few weeks has consisted to getting out into the cold clear weather we have been having here, encouraging my legs to run, and preparing inventory for the upcoming Girdwood Christmas Bazaar where I will have a booth on December 5th. With the days being as short as they already are it feels like that's all there is time for... still, there is something comforting about the quiet, cozy way November is in Alaska. So soon true winter will hit, the snow will fall, the people who are all over the world soaking up sun-beams will return and life will accelerate towards the hyper-active outdoor lifestyle of a ski town. Till then I'm content making my wares and going for icy runs with my Finn dog, uninterrupted.
Here are a few shots of snow and ice as well as a few showing the process behind the new card cases I made the other morning. Check out the finnished product out at www.straygoosestudio.etsy.com! As always but especially with my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, approaching I want to thank those who have helped me get to this point where I can call myself a professional artist (at least in the winter!) full time. I could not be here without the support and encouragement from my friends and loving family!
A periodic glimpse into the artist's surroundings, processes and resulting handy works.