Small Business Saturday, Art Center Open House and more….

It’s been a busy month for me.  I’ve been traveling a LOT for my full time job, which gets in the way of creative time.  But now I’m home for a few weeks, and right after I catch up on vacuuming and doing something with all the fresh apples that have taken over my office, I’ll be gearing up for the holidays.

Small Business Saturday is November 30.  It’s advertised as the alternative to big box store or mall shopping – support your local businesses instead!  At Pi Studio, we’ll have the doors open from 10-5, and I’m planning on some special incentives for folks who stop by.  If you can’t make it to our big event the weekend following, it’s a great chance to see the studio and purchase holiday gifts (before they’re all gone!)  More to come!

Small Business Saturday - stop by and see us!

Small Business Saturday – stop by and see us!

The following weekend is Hot Shops Art Center’s Winter Open House.  This is a fantastic event, and if you are within driving distance of the Omaha area, I’d highly recommend making the trip.  All of the galleries, and most (if not all) of the studios are open, with demos, live music, food, beverages, and fantastic art for sale.  It’s a great way to kick off your holiday gift shopping, or find something amazing for yourself.  

I'll be there, will you?

I’m thinking about making some pumpkin pie bites for the open house…they look yummy, easy, and hey…IT’S PIE.

It's pie.  Little tiny pie.  How cute are those?

It’s pie. Little tiny pie. How cute are those?


Of course, I’ll be making some jewelry too.  My friend Heather has “hinted” several times that I’d better have some of my Christmas earrings made up.  She loves her little trees – I gave them to all of my coworkers years ago.

Sterling silver Christmas tree earrings

Sterling silver Christmas tree earrings

If I get time, I’ll also get some Holly Jolly earrings made up.   The last time I made these, I only put one dangle at the bottom, not sure which way I like better.

Have some Holly Jolly earrings!

Have some Holly Jolly earrings!

Also working on some other non-holiday related pieces to have in time for the big events…I guess I’d better get vacuuming so I can get over to the studio!!

Happy Friday.