Being an artist and an entrepreneur or as they say these days, an art-repreneur, means a lot of late nights. Tomorrow or actually since it’s after midnight, TODAY, is set-up day at the Arts Marketplace at The Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York. When I put in my application last December and then made my first payment for the booth in February, it seemed ages away. And it was! So it’s here. Set-up day. And the Marketplace and therefore my booth opens on Thursday, July 16 at 11:00 am. Most people don’t realize how much work goes into planning and organizing and setting up, not to mention designing. But The Pavilion will be my home for 11 days. It’s awesome. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of people, seeing lots of friends and hopefully, making lots of sales.
In the meantime, here is some of what I will be offering at The Pavilion.
Watermelon Tourmaline necklace with gold-filled beads and clasp. Really quite stunning.
Three strands of Prehnite with one strand of brass beads. This is versatile – you can also wear it long.
Zoisite with vintage brass chain and some small brass beads. An unusual statement piece that is easy to wear.
Agate, wood and pearls in wonderful, summery colours. Beautiful with your summer whites.
A swan carved in Boulder Opal hangs from a sterling silver chain. I fell in love with Trumpeter Swans this winter. They hung out close to where I live and I braved many a cold day just to sit and watch them and feed them. I was thrilled to be able to hand-feed these magnificent birds.