First, a huge thanks to all the supportive comments on my last post. It's nice to know that even when you feel like you have been lacking in the blogging department, there are people to cheer you on (and that everyone seems to go through it). And as the Dose Girls said, "You do the best you can." Thanks, everyone!
After spending the first half of May prepping for my first outdoor craft show, followed immediately by Cambridge Open Studios the next weekend, it was refreshing this past week to have a bit of a break from that aspect of my business. Actually, scratch that. To spend an entire weekend not thinking about my business. I even gave myself a staycation day last Tuesday. Oh, glorious day off!
It was a mostly unremarkable week, and yet fantastic at the same time, filled with time spent with friends, an entire day in the jewelry metalsmithing studio, meeting new people, and lots of time outdoors. The weather for the most part had been spectacular in the Boston area, and I feel fortunate that my schedule is flexible enough that I can do things outdoor when I want.
I had an opportunity to attend my first blogger networking event, specifically for food and art bloggers, where I represented both myself and Boston Handmade. I got to partake in some of the local culture, helping out with the second weekend of Cambridge Open Studios and attending Porchfest in the neighboring city of Somerville. I also went to a talk about refugees in Israel and learned about a different aspect of the country. All in all, a great week!
May 16 , 2013
The blogger networking event I attend was hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA (the town probably best known for the witch trials in the 1600s). They have a gorgeous outdoor area, and the weather was perfect for mingling and enjoys tasty treats.
We were also given an opportunity to explore the museum. Everyone was talking about the Nick Cave exhibit; as soon as I got there, I understood why. It was wild. He makes these sounds suits (two of which are pictured above) and makes videos of people dancing in them to techno beats. The videos were quite mesmerizing.
May 17, 2013
One of the things I like about partaking in the 365project is the opportunity to experiment with shooting and editing photos. Playing around with photographing a house plant.
May 18 , 2013
For the last few years, the neighboring town of Somerville, MA (the birth place of Fluff, fyi) puts on this great event called Porchfest, which is "a community event where Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music" (from the Somerville Arts Council website). Basically, people play music on their porches, and people come to listen. These guys, as you might be able to tell from their name, played really cool Russian instrumental music.
May 19 , 2013
When all else fails, I can always count on a picture of Leo. Seriously, look at that sweet little face!
May 20 , 2013