Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's 2010

Happy 2010!!!

Well, it's been a long time since I posted. The holidays have come and gone. My last show of the year was a very successful trunk show at Elizabeth Alison's Salon in Greenfield. I just opened up my cases, spread the trays around and displayed a few pieces. Betty brought wine ( a great idea), crackers and cheese and people just snacked and shopped. It was very relaxed and a good way to end the year.

Despite my husband thinking I spend too much time on Jansjems, making jewelry, and posting online, I really haven't been doing much since Thanksgiving. But I have plans for the new year to increase the amount of steampunk, learn some advanced techniques with silver clay, and to buy a kiln. I've already applied to 6 craft shows and am waiting for applications to be available for another 8 or 10.

I'm attempting to make room for my new pieces by having a sale on remaining pieces from last year. Jan's Jemuary Sale is up and running and my Etsy shop has become a BOGO site.

In my other life...phase 2 of the library's main floor renovation is pretty much complete. The spot my Beatles poster & I have had for the last 10-12 years is now empty and sad.

The construction guys have moved in even more "stuff". And as we all cleaned out our files and desks of items no longer necessary, the recycle bins filled daily and the pile of useless accessories grew in the middle of the room.

I downsized a lot having found procedures and paperwork going back to 1982 and 2 ordering systems ago.
My new space is a much smaller "box" but has plenty of room for what I have left. I have a view to the courtyard and for the first time in 37 years I know what the weather is without asking Bill, the mailman, or checking


  1. Great space! Thanks for sharing your "other life". I don't even get that much space in my other life. Open office concept *sulk*.

    God Bless

  2. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

  3. Where are you going to put your poster when you retire!?!