No I don’t want to be the one to push anyone into anything, but I feel fairly confident that you guys all know about Thanksgiving next week. And then there’s this thing that happens after that…oh yeah – it’s called the holiday rush.
Because we’re friends and I’m always cool-hunting for you guys, I’ve got a couple of things to put on your radar – two simple shopping suggestions that will – quite possibly – wrap up all of your holiday gift giving in two trips!
I’m thrilled to be vending this year at Bazaar Bizarre’s “Nightlife”, held at the Academy of Sciences on December 12th. This juried show features the work of forty local artists and craftsters – including yours truly! (click the link for a full vendor list.) Naturally, I’m putting together a new line of artists’ books, prints, and blank journals – I’d say my table will be filled with 70% of the NEW (maybe more!)
Although this will be my last vending event for 2013, I’m already filling up the calendar for 2014! Crazy, right?! It gets even better: I’m putting together four new classes for the SF Center for the Book (“The Desk Set: Stationery Accessories For Your Letter Writing Lifestyle”, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Carving Personal Seals and Stamps” and two different Cross Structure binding classes). I’m also booked for the “Art & Soul Retreat” in Portland (April 2014). As dates are finalized, I’ll be adding them to the “Classes and Sightings” page here at the RLD HQ.
Speaking of SFCB, that reminds me of my second shopping tip for RLD readers: the annual SF Center for the Book Holiday Fair is happening this weekend! A fantastic way to get a jump start on holiday shopping, your well-spent dollars will support local printers, binders, and book artists. November 23rd is the big day; details can be found at the Center’s website.
And one last thing: Neenah Paper is having a sale that paper people will be thankful for – 20% off paper and envelopes ordered via their website! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to make sure all of my letters to Santa are written on Eames Weave (Pacific Blue) with envelopes from the Esse family (Pearlized Silver) – rubber stamped with bits of red, naturally!
I’ll leave you, dear readers, to your shopping lists and creative planning. Don’t forget to give thanks during the upcoming week: for paper, postage, and your fellow correspondents. If you wrap up your shopping early, that’s one more thing to be thankful for!