Friday, November 29, 2013

Tis The Season

We opened our Holiday Sale today.  Turn out was good, very steady for the five hours I was there.  I'm very happy with the work that is being shown this year.

Jason's ship below is a real centerpiece....even more impressive in the flesh or rather the clay.  The photos below are a small representation of what we are selling.








I'm also posting this over on Mud Colony.  We're down to the last few weeks of the Mud Colony Blog
so everyone should take a look at what is going on.

We seem to be going through another cold spell.  It doesn't usually go down in the teens until January, but there you are!

An edit added on 11/30/13

I just found our yesterday that for a change Rhode Island is leading the way on something!  As of tomorrow with the proper registration with the state there will be no sales tax to collect on fine art and craft.  We have had tax free zones in various cities for years, but now the legislature has made it a state wide thing.

This also applies to liquor and wine but not beer.....Proge is sad that beer is not included.  But still, pots and a bottle of wine sounds pretty good to me.

I stopped at a local remnant shop this morning and bought fabric to make curtains around a small portion of my studio.  I am hopeful that with my little heater and the southern exposure, I'll be able to work there all winter, rather than moving everything upstairs to the living area after Christmas,

The cold weather has brought home to me how much I like being in my own space.

I'm beginning to sort out Christmas decorations.  We don't put out tree up until the Winter Solstice, but I like to get stuff up outside.

I also sorting my seasonal cd's and downloads.  My, I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years .

Remember to visit Mud Colony; next week is the last one.  How we will miss our weekly get-togethers, but the Facebook page will stay on.

Thank you for all the kind Thanksgiving wishes and, as always, thanks for stopping by.......*s*

15 comments:

  1. Dearest Suzi,
    Wow, that is quite some collection of artwork. It takes quite some vision for creating those different pieces shown in these pictures. And knowing that they usually don't come together in one easy trial... You all can be proud and so glad you had a great five hours with steady turn out!
    Funny the cold, we had frost for a couple of nights and tonight just 32°F.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette......Thank you. We were all pleased with Seth's set up. He managed the right balance between our many disparate styles.
      Enjoy your week end.

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  2. Looks like a great show! And good for RI, with the tax break for craft and art, great idea and will probably help sales!

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    1. Hi Cathy....Thanks. Wouldn't it be nice if it were country wide?

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    1. Hi Midori....Thanks...you've been doing some cool stuff yourself!

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  4. I wish NC would follow suit with no sales tax on fine art and craft... I would enjoy tax free wine too!

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    2. Hi Michelle....I think what RI loses in sales tax will be more than made up by income taxes.

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  5. I wish the entire nation would cut out sales tax on fine art and craft. How do we make that happen? We can write to everyone in congress and start petitions.

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    1. Hi Lori...The subject needs research and then a campaign.

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  6. what a good idea of no sales tax, the pottery looks wonderful, hope you have great sales.

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    1. Hi Linda.....I haven't seen any creative person who is against it!

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    1. Hi Gary.....It always amazes me the variety we all come up with. We so rarely get to see a lot of each others' work that this time of year is a treat!

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