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Maker Vendor Call!

We still have spots available for the Backbeat Block Party, Sunday, June 22. It’s going to be a blast, you should come out: http://www.onthespotcraftsale.com/features/backbeat/

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Boyle Street Plaza Maker’s Faire Pictures!

We will be back again tomorrow at the lovely Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Avenue, downtown Edmonton. Be sure to come down and check out these and other great artists!

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Wall Candy Art Gallery featuring local painters, photographers and illustrators.

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Showing off my necklaces!

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A lovely mosaic mirror by mosaics by Margo.

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Crystal pendant by Luna Blue Boutique


What’s New?

So many things going on lately that it’s hard to keep up.

Finished my first 2 classes of my diploma program; while accounting kicked my butt, I still passed and got an A in my management class! I’ve started my 3rd class now, taxation, and will begin my 4th at the end of June. Just keep swimming, right?

Kicked of the craft season with our first Boyle Street Maker’s Faire in February which was, in my opinion, an amazing success. We’ve since done a couple of Mercer Collectives that have been just as great. We’re now closing in on our 2nd Boyle Street Maker’s Faire this Saturday and Sunday with a ton of new vendors, love music, a clothing swap and so many lovely artists, makers, and creators. It’s going to be a blast and I hope to see you there! Oh, here’s the event!

Opened both my Etsy shops up again. It’s been a while so I’m having to learn a bunch of stuff over again. If you’re interested, you can find them here and here.

Work is… work. It’s interesting at times, boring at others, and still a good place to go daily.

What else? Oh! Whirlwind trip to Toronto courtesy of Etsy Canada! It was a first team leader summit/introduction to Made in Canada Day, a Canada-wide craft show! It’ll be September 27th and yeah, it’s going to be good. I’ll do a full post up on Toronto in a few days.

There’s more going on (so much more) but it’s late and I have more work to do.


Mercer Collective is Tomorrow!

I’m pretty excited. It’s our first Mercer Collective of 2014!

There’s going to be a huge selection of handmade vendors – 40+ vendors! Handmade jewelry, clothing, food, accessories, art, children’s stuff… So much amazing local talent.

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Jewelry made for the Mercer Collective

There’s also going to be local music! Mathew James Potter is coming back to the Mercer Collective and he’s bringing a group of amazing local musicians with him! The musicians all belong to The Rhythm Group, based in St Albert, is a musician collective filled with talented individuals and groups.

The Mercer Collective takes place downtown Edmonton in Vacancy Hall (in the Mercer Warehouse) 10359 104 Street from 10-4pm.

See you there?


Day 1…

Welcome to my blog . This blog is part of my project the 365 yeg Project. It’s a part of my New Year’s Resolution to do the things I keep saying I’m going to do (blogging being just one of those things). Through this blog I’m planning on holding myself accountable to me for keeping up on all those things I say I’m going to do.

What am I planning on doing?

  1. Read and act on all those self-help career and money management books I buy. I have read them. Ok. Most of them. And quite a few of them really do have good ideas that I want to implement in my life. I just, haven’t, yet. So I plan on re-reading them and doing the activities and reporting on my progress with implementation.
  2. Take more classes. Yay. school, right? Kinda how I feel sometimes but I need to get this goal accomplished. So, finish my accounting diploma through night classes and online learning is a big goal for 2014.
  3. Grow as an artist. Explore more mediums and techniques. Learn. Take classes. Create.
  4. Write.
  5. Get our maker’s space and retail store started (more on that later).

So, shall we begin?