Sunday, October 09, 2011

It's that time of year again...

Yes...holiday shopping!
Part of us loves it and part of us hates it..we all have too much to do and stress awaits at every turn. But there is a way to make it more enjoyable. Instead of shopping at a crowded, stuffy mall with all the same exact items that are in every store....be different and enjoy the moment and the process!  Buy your cool, unique gifts at an artisan fair! They are everywhere now! There are Octoberfest's and Christmas Bazaar's all about your neighborhood. These events not only sell outstanding, unique handcrafted items that you can't find anywhere else bit you also enjoy the experience of chatting with the locals who actually make them with their own hands! They are not folks who "make crafty things"- they are artists who have creative vision, incredible talent, and live their lives according to their own inner wisdom. In other words, they walk  path of their choice.  To me, it's a gift to be able to define that and go with it. For an artist, its not always an easy path or done only for only monetary rewards. But the rewards are there none the less for all involved. So why not walk a new path this year?  Support creative minds, learn along the way and enjoy your holiday in a different way. Make it about something. Make it happen. Make it real.

3 comments:

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

100% with you! x hivenn

Susie Tenzer said...

I really like your booth - thanks for the great post about buying from artists

BluepieDesigns said...

thanks Susie! I keep trying..waiting for a new spinning rack for my cuffs! we'll see...