the last three months have been a whirlwind.
in October, I went to Paper Camp in DC to learn about NSS and wholesaling my work. I went to West Virginia to spend time with my aunt and work on our family genealogy. I went to a friend’s wedding and helped another set of friends document their engagement. I vended at Clover Market in Ardmore. I made new work to sell for the holiday season. I spent a day in front of the camera with my photo partner Gary to take some promotional shots of me in my studio.
in November, I vended again at the Clover Market. I did a photoshoot with Yardsale Press. I designed some custom save the dates for two sets of friends. I drove to Providence, Rhode Island to be a first time vendor at Craftopia. I drove to Columbus, Ohio to hang with some Pittsburgh maker friends and vend at Columbus Craftacular. I spent two weeks in West Virginia with my family watching my aunt die from cancer. My laptop died the next day. I watched my best friend select her wedding dress for her impending nuptials and celebrated with our closest friends.
in December, I drove to Pittsburgh to vend at Handmade Arcade and drove home in a snowstorm. I met David Bazan at Chubby’s in Roxborough, then watched him play an intimate show at an apartment in Manayunk.
I found out at the eleventh hour I was photographing the wedding of Katie and Kevin in Blue Bell, PA.
The next day, I drove to Columbia, South Carolina in a rain storm to vend at Crafty Feast. I shipped over 100 Etsy orders in a month thanks to my favorite postman John. I spent a weekend with the ladies of Art Star as a vendor at Winterfest, a pop-up garden and shop at the Blue Cross River Rink. I tailgated for the Eagles despite my hatred of football. I spent the holiday with family in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
. . . and now, here it is the weekend before the new year, and I’m not going to lie- it’s an amazing feeling to be able to sit down and reflect on the craziness I just lived in the final quarter of 2013. I have so many planned posts coming up the in the next month- highlights of the shows I vended at, weddings I shot in 2013, upcoming sales and new products, treasury tuesdays, and more!
thank YOU for making 2013 a great year for exit343design- see you in 2014!
here’s a cute picture of my cat: