July 27, 2014 we sat in anticipation waiting to see what, if any, cups would arrive. Boy, were we in for a surprise 🙂 Today I sit reflecting and preparing. Talks have begun around how to create a sustainable entity, building awareness, resources and value for handmade. Ideas are churning and all of you that […]
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Ready, Set, PLAN!
Almost within the six month approach of November, National Adoption Month and the Finding Forever Exhibition, we have begun fresh discussions around fundraising and seeking this year’s venue. So what are we talking about as far as fundraising? Last year’s event did not land us in the black financially. Meaning, costs outweighed monies raised. We […]
Almost time to SPRING into action
Hello friends and supporters, The Spring thaw is slowly making its way to us in Western Massachusetts as is the time to begin preparations for Finding Forever 2015! Gotta say, we are getting excited already! Today we inquired about first grant to help defray expenses and have begun to expand the scope of artists we […]
Awareness keeps on growing!
Thanks so much to Baystate Parent magazine for the beautiful feature about the cup show. They have done a terrific job and we couldn’t be more grateful. Click here to read the article.
This past weekend was our first round of Christmas. As a family of divorce, there are alternating holidays so this year I had my children until today, Christmas eve morning. We went away with my partner, his daughter and grandparents to celebrate in Pennsylvania. We had a beautiful tree, gifts, lots of food, the usual […]
Reflection, Winding Down and the Ahhhh
It has been almost six months since I put out the Finding Forever idea into the world and the first invitations to potters were sent. Today I begin writing them again, only this time with gratitude, posters and payment. I can’t wait to tell them how their work was received (even fought over!) and how they contributed to an awareness campaign […]
Closing Show this Friday & Posters on their Way!
So, what about the unadopted cups?
What will you do with the cups that are left? I’ve been asked. The exhibition is nearing its end and the cups that are left unpurchased become more and more compelling for me. Not for the reasons you might think. So, the simple answer is that the cups will not be returned. The artists who […]
Gallery sitting today
Today marks the second Saturday we are open since the big unveiling on November 7th. While I love being here, I am contemplating the purpose of being open for the remainder of the month. I spoke with our wonderful gallery sitters that evening visitors has been pretty nonexistent. I was hopeful that given the Farmer’s Market […]
Today I received a collection of images from photographers Beth Reynolds and Donna Gulow of Friday that have me just basking in the warm glow of goodness we created. Though there is still so much to do (believe it or not) I am so grateful to just have a moment to really take it all in….