A Step Ahead of the Reindeer…

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Season’s Artsy Greetings!

I hope you and yours are finding warm moments among these chilly, busy days.  My warm moments with my loved ones have involved travel in recent days, but I’m back in one of Santa’s satellite workshops creating, listing, wrapping, and packaging.  Oh, and making lots of trips to the Post Office.

I had an early Christmas gift myself – my “goal” this season was to hit 100 total Etsy shop sales before year’s end.  Happy to report that my Etsy odometer turned over to three digits this past weekend.  (And it’s added even a little more mileage since.)

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According to the USPS Holiday Calendar, there’s another good week or so to get gifts on their way in the US to make it under the tree before Christmas.  I’ll keep sending as fast as folks place orders. :0) (Feel free to contact me or Convo me through Etsy if you have any questions about items or shipping, etc.)

Many thanks to my wonderful customers, friends, and creative supporters – you’ve made my season *B*R*I*G*H*T !

Cheers with cocoa and whipped cream… back to it!


Art Break Wednesday: Shifting into December!

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Nothing like a big ol’ pile of potential to make my Muse stay up WAYYYYY too late…

Which is what I’ve been doing, with work projects and art projects and the wonderful but packed family togetherness this time of year.  (Is it just me, or did December flat-out sneak up on us, appearing at the door Thanksgiving weekend of all things?!)

Well, my thankfulness is flowing right into the holiday crazies.

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Many, many thanks to my wonderful customers – Every day I’m inching closer to my goal of 100 Etsy sales since opening artsyletters!  (If you’d like to help me get there, remember to use COUPON CODE JINGLE10 for 10 percent off your order!)  I love it that the post office folks half-way expect me to show up with my little white packages to be scanned every day.

Still keeping my house & critter sitter busy with traveling, and I have a long weekend on tap in Beaufort. But I’ll return Monday and mail out any Etsy orders ASAP, ahead of the jingling reindeer…

Happy December – Hold on to your Santa hats!

Cyber Monday Gifts for Writers and Readers – Thanks for the Blog Shout-Out, Linda K. Sienkiewicz!

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It’s Cyber Monday!  Big thanks to fiction writer, poet, and artist Linda K. Sienkiewicz for featuring my Poet Gift Pack on her terrific blog in a post highlighting great gifts for writers and readers.  (You will certainly want to click on over and see the treasures she found!)

She’s picked out some wonderful offerings, including Debbie Ritter’s lively literary creations from Uneek Doll Designs. My friend and blogger extraordinaire Jama Rattigan featured Debbie as part of her Indie Artist Spotlight Series this past spring.  Love those dolls!

In Linda’s list, you’ll also see an example of her own work.  I’d already “favorited” this one on Etsy!il_570xn-533854581_efmo linda s Rokki Handbags

Linda creates amazing handbags and clutches from books and sells them through her Etsy shop, Rokki Handbags.  (This one is The American Educator Encyclopedia.)  Santa, are you listening?  Would love one of these…!

Enjoy your Cyber Monday shopping!

Remember, I’ve got Coupon Code BLACKLETTER13 in my Etsy shop today for 13 percent off your order!  [I’ll be adding some more jewelry and mated initials and magnets and such after I get back from shipping a few Etsy orders this morning. (I love Etsy!) Email or convo me if you are looking for a particular letter for an item and don’t see it in my shop.]