That was quick...

Did the fall fly by for you too? Here in the western Catskills it was a glorious autumn, with foliage colors rivaling the best I've ever seen.  Late fall is dominated by steely gray skies and rusty brown leaves - the oaks and beeches are the last to let go of their now-ruddy summerwear. Views open up and snowy dustings reveal wildlife comings and goings. We're headed into my season: winter is when I shine. I love everything about winter, including the long dark hours of creating new haliagrace pieces by the fire.

But before we get to winter, we have a few events to share:

November 12 and 13 -- The Craftskills! All day both weekend days in hip-swinging-groovy Bovina Center, NY, two floors of local makers, farm fresh food products, and scrumptious lunch! Details at The Craftskills website or on The Craftskills facebook event.


November 26 -- Open House and Studio at Haliagrace Handmade! Jewelry and house-building! What an eftastic combination! Make the journey out to Bovina Center, NY to see first hand what complete looney tunes Tom and I really are. There will be snacks, beverages, jewelry for sale, and house tours. 1 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, November 26. 


December 3 - Roxbury Arts Group's Holiday Arts Market! Another Delaware County gem of an event, RAG in Roxbury, NY hosts a curated market featuring the best of local makers and their products. Find details at RAG's facebook page.

December 8 -- Make Your Own! Join Heather Rolland at Creative Corner Books in Hobart, NY for an evening earring-making workshop. Make your own gifts this year! $15 per pair; materials and instruction provided. 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Snowdate December 15. And yes, Hobart is the cool village with that new English pub... 

This year, to add to the holiday madness, I broke my wrist and am in a cast! Stop by The Craftskills to sign my cast and chuckle at the curve balls life tosses in our paths -- or blasts like a fastball right at our heads. Duck, laugh, and keep on truckin'! See you soon!