It's a busy time of year for many with family, feasts, parties, shopping and celebrations. I worked retail for many years and I would do my best to avoid the crowds and rush completing many tasks and chores very early in the season. I would then spend the rest of the year enjoying this time and feeling bad for all those around me freaking out. It gave me the calm to be more present with my customers.
Now that I have my own business I want to bring that calm into the mix. Comfy chairs and rockers by the giant windows with the sun streaming in, a pot of tea always at the ready and a dish of really indulgent chocolates to nibble are always waiting in my studio. And I hope the fact that I just love - LOVE - love being there is felt by all who enter. It is my play space. I forget who said if you love what you do you don't work a day in your life. This is so true. I can't wait to get there and create, experiment, share, teach and talk to folks wandering the historic building or coming to see me.
|A soft place to land|
I will be there every Sunday from now until Christmas. Plus extra days and events.
Black Friday is get out in Nature Day and I'm planning to walk with the Winsted Rails to Trails Volunteers on their City Walk Tour.
Saturday, November 28 is Small Business Saturday and I will be open from 11 to 4 along with many others in the Mill including Tina's Baskets, Walk in the Woods, Air Borne Creations and RR Model and Hobby Shop.
|My Whiting Mills Community|
December 5 & 6 is open studios at the mill from 11:00am to 5pm. It's one of the most unique and interesting artist communities in Litchfield County.
You will enjoy over 50 artists, crafters and specialty shops featured at Whiting Mills, along with guest artists, live entertainment and free refreshments.
You will have a chance to win a t-shirt stating "You have been through the mill."
Also Lippincot Van Lines will have a drop box for non-perishable food items, toys and clothing to benefit Fish, Inc. and Family Strides.
December 13, I will have all the ingredients to make your own milk bath. Fill a pint size jar with your custom blend to keep or give away. The first jar with recipes and instructions is $25.00 each additional jar is $7.00.
December 20, the studio is open from 11 to 4 for last minute shopping or a quiet spot to sit and relax.
And if you are to overwhelmed to leave the house you can find all my skin nourishing products on line.
I hope to see you at some point in the coming weeks.