Thursday, September 29, 2011

new downtown studio open this weekend

Two weeks ago I moved my workshop to a former yoga studio* in downtown Bradford, Vermont.
*As my dad says, "So it's got good vibes." Here are a few snapshots taken in my new space.

Ever since I started my business I've planned to move to town someday. I am so happy to be here, to have professional neighbors and be part of the business community.

Every day I see people I know on the sidewalk. I love living out in the countryside, but I am relishing this regular interaction with humanity during my work day.

I'm getting ready to be open for business with the public this weekend. Look for my sandwich board on the sidewalk near North of the Falls gift and local craft shop and the Local Buzz coffee shop, both right downstairs from me.

There will be many wonderful artists' studios to visit in the area Saturday and Sunday as part of the Vermont North By Hand Open Studio Tour. One is my very talented neighbor on the third floor, painter Stephanie Gordon.

Feel free to bring up your coffee and hang out. I've got comfy furniture : >

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

at Revolution

New MAD skirts on the racks at Revolution in White River Junction, in two size ranges fitting all you lovelies size 0-18.

Flora and Fauna into the Fall. Why not?

Hey, do insects count as fauna?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vermont Farm Relief

Sincere thank yous and warm regards to all of my summer customers. I had a fantastic season and you all made it possible for me to raise money for the Mad River Valley Community Fund and the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund. Irene did a serious number on Vermont and none of us saw it coming. Farmers are hard-working self employed people who have no unemployment to fall back on when their crops are ruined.

It's been such a positive experience for me to participate in the Waitsfield Farmer Market. The Vermont small farm culture and local foods movement are very dear to my heart and convictions. I'm including here my socialist revival style propaganda photo which aims to glorify the small local farmer, the farm wife and the home cook, shot at the Tunbridge Hill Farm and The Frozen Butcher stalls directly across from Mountain Ash Design at the market.