A month into 2016, where has the time gone? I have been busy these last months, so thought I would give an update while I have a spare moment.
I had my first solo art show at a small local art gallery here in PEI. That kept me busy for most of the Fall and into December getting ready for it. It’s a lot of work!! My show ran from January 5th and will be done February 12th. Though I don’t think I will do another one any time soon, it was a great experience!
Check out a few of my pieces!
“The Root”, is carved out of a spruce root I found in my back woods. The face carved in it is a version of the Green Man, a type of spirit of the forest. Click on picture to zoom and see better detail. Size is 6 foot wide and 4 feet tall.
“Fox”, mixed media (birch bark, acrylics). I used the natural color variations of birch bark to create this collage, accented with acrylics. Matted 8″ x 10″.
“Owl Watching”, mixed media (birch bark, acrylics). Inspired by a Barred Owl my husband got a picture of last winter that was sitting outside our house. Canvas, 16″ x 20″.
Once the opening of my show was completed, I took a few days off, then started on my next endeavor! Opening an Etsy shop!!
So I have been busy carving up a storm, and sorting out all the little details of opening an online shop. Making inventory, buying shipping and packaging supplies, marketing materials, and creating social media accounts (check out my Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/eastcoastwoodenware/). Then there is the whole process of the actual online shop, making it look pretty and having all the information it needs! Needless to say life has been a little crazy!!
I’m just about ready to open, it will be called, East Coast Woodenware. It will mainly be hand carved wooden spoons, from the basic to the more intricately decorated spoons.
So stay tuned for my big announcement in the next few days for my grand opening!!