thanksgiving is here. i must say i am looking forward to a few days of relaxed (non)schedule, good conversations, favorite treats and general presence of mind. NICE.
and i do love the build up to the holidays and the year end celebration. i really really do. ...this has been quite a year. i truly don't know what to make of so much of it. so much. it's so overwhelming. and very painful in a lot of places.
but i do have tremendous faith in the whole thing. the macrocosm and the microcosm. and working to stay hopeful for all points in between.
as per usual, that's not what i set out to write about and lets leave it at that for the moment. i sat down to say i love to create. and i love to feel festive. and i love LOVE! and i love to give gifts and i love to receive gifts. to give a gift is an honor, and so fun (truly FUN) when you find that thing you think someone will really enjoy. and to receive a gift is such an honor. when someone takes some time to consider you and what they think you'd enjoy - oh you know. you get it, i'm sure. but this is where gil and are are doubly triply lucky - when something we've put our soul/creativity/love into is chosen to be shared in another's holiday celebration. it's awesome. not to mention keeps us going in more ways than one. directly and indirectly!
also, there's a section on his site of finished artwork - if you're in the area and can come by the studio for pick up, use the code STUDIOVISIT2015 to nix any shipping charges! we'll contact you to arrange a pick up time for sure.
loving anvil will be at bandaloop in kennebunkport on December 5 from 10am to Noon. it's the only event we do during the season - and it's a good one! it's short and sweet, so if you're not able to make it, we're absolutely available for studio visits, and thinking about a festive open studio night mid december. if you'd like to receive an invite, sign up here!
there's a great SALE section of lots of ready-to-ship items on lovinganvil.etsy.com ! the EtsyMaine group is doing a promotion for a few days following thanksgiving, and, in the spirit of team players, we're participating - use the code cashmob for an extra 15% discount. it expires nov 30!
there are loving anvil gift certificates, tambien, and free domestic us shipping on lovinganvil.com until new years eve! (canadian lovers and fighters, drop me a line for an adjusted/discounted postage rate)
ok. well. that's that. so much love to you and yours. and health and warmth and peace and good food and favorite drink and sweet hugs and all the good stuff of life. ALL of it.