Not to appear shovey or anything, but I'm parting with little discoveries and gifts to help with the expenses of being "artsy". You know, the "little expenses" like... well... paint, canvass, paper, frames, glass, not to mention the travel to get these things. And believe me, when you're up in The North Country, on the Canadian border, "travel" isn't something we do for adventure, it's the thing we do for survival. So anyway, I've opened a little "shop" of sorts (a page on my "Look What I Can Do!" portfolio, really) to help, as they say "defray expenses" (more like to keep alive and keep doing what I enjoy doing the most: writing, painting, sketching, eating and dressing against the cold weather).
I don't particularly like the "crowd-funders" options only because I'd like somebody to have something in return for being supportive, something more than an e-mail or an "Honourable Mention" on a blog. So instead of going that route, I'm trying THIS one. (I tried the Etsy route too but from my experience, they're a bit more than meets the artist's eye, not very kind, not very honest either. I've known about Ello for a few years and have browsed about for a lot of inspiration. Seems like a MUCH nicer place with SO much talent!)
Oh, yeah, and since I'm "up here" in the "Nowhereland", I make things: I crochet... sometimes a lot, scarves and afghans and things sensible and things decorative. So I'll be posting some of those things too; some for inspiration to others and some to put up for sale. (HEY! GUYS CAN BE CREATIVE TOO Y'KNOW!)
Well, thanks for the reading and appreciating and maybe even the re-posting or word-spreading. Thanks for your patience. And thanks for being here! (It's March... and we're getting more snow and I'm running out of supplies and there's WEEKS MORE of this weather coming and I keep busy with all sorts of materials and I'm running out... and this sentence is running amok so I'll stop here.)
(I'm going to cheat a little and re-post this text with another little "advert" that I've made. Please forgive. I promise not to make it a habit.)