thank you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  ^.^

This year has been amazing, and I have you guys to thank for everything. With every piece of feedback, every comment, visit or purchase, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to be able to make this [humble] living as an artist. I get so much inspiration and help from my large – given and chosen – family of artists and creators. I am so absolutely lucky to know you. You all know who you are!

To my friends in the United States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! And to my friends out of the country (all sexy and exotic, you lot), have a fantastic Thursday and treat yourselves well. None of you get trampled this weekend, or get too stressed. Drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate, whiskey, whatever your comfort of choice, and give each other back rubs.

I’m keeping busy right now packing up little presents to tuck in any orders off of etsy that come in this weekend, from ‘Black Friday’ to this newfangled ‘Cyber Monday.’ I’m finding all sorts of wonderful things that I want so badly for myself on the etsy, but trying really hard just to get little goodies for other people. We’ll see how that goes!

I have so many favorite things, but here is a quick snapshots of some of my favorites, which would make super-fantastic gifts (hint, hint)! Enjoy, and happy weekend!!

Currently lusting after on etsy

Sometimes I wish I had a girlfriend, so I had an excuse to buy all these pretty, frilly, gorgeous things that I secretly want for myself, but even better, would want for someone close. Here’s a little list of current obsessions:

Then, to be fair, I made a more manly list:

2011 Calendars!

Last year I made a bunch of calendars for 2010, which was so much fun that I decided to do it again! They’re available on etsy here, and will be available at the 9th Annual Glacier Classic Art and Crafts Fair where Mama and I will have a booth this weekend (the 13th and 14th).

4″x4″, printed on card stock

Punched and bound with little colored aluminum rings (remnants from when I was serious about chain maille!).