Because I was just finishing up a few new product lines to go out into the world in two holiday sales this week and next.
One is the annual holiday sale at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, happening tonight (Friday, November 25th) as well as Saturday 10-5 and Sunday, 10-4.
Next weekend, a pop-up-shop stype sale opens in NE Portland that my work will be in. The weekend sale, in a cozy studio called Camp Cactus, opens with wine, snacks, and all of the artists present next Friday, December 2nd, from 6-9. The sale continues Saturday and Sunday as well, 10-6 both days. This one has been a PDX staple for over 20 years, and I am excited to be a part of it.
Many of my smaller paintings will be for sale as well, so part of the clutter was from framing and wire-backing.
Before Thanksgiving dinner, the floor was swept clean and everything packaged away. Whew! Craft on!