Andrea Hartley Oct 2013
Well it has became very apparent to me as well as the rest of my family, friends, and neighbors that I require a lot more space than the small room that I have been attempting to work out of. And since I have not been successful at convincing my husband that I should rent out a 20,000 sq ft building, I am moving to the garage. I am going to be honest and this will probably be one of the most tedious tasks I have taken on in a while. But the thought of having all my stuff in one general location and the fact that I will be making the move now that spider season is over is all pretty thrilling. I will keep you posted on the progress and if my new space turns out like I would like (something straight out of a magazine) I will be sure to post some pics.
Andrea Hartley Aug 2013
Pretty excited to say that I will be a returning artisan at Habitat's Restore in Mooresville for their Artisan Fair that will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am-2pm now through October. I have been working my fingers to the bone (literally, I have burned, scraped and bruised these suckers straight to the bone) getting some new cool stuff made for the upcoming shows. And while we on the subject of Habitat Restore... I will also now be a contributing designer to their blog page. The 3rd week of the month I will be posting "How To's" and other projects that I will be working on Restyling and Redesigning using an item (treasure) I find at my local Restores in Mooresvile and Davidson. It's pretty sweet... I have actually impressed myself with the fact that I pulled off getting that gig! Hope to see everyone at the September and October Artisan Fairs!
Andrea Hartley May 2013
So now that I am officially diving into this "Artist" gig, I realize that that my entitle doing actual shows and events to possibly supplement the cost of my supply hoard. I think I will take baby steps and start out with a small Artisan Fair on June 15th at the Mooresville Habitat Restore. However, this is more like a goal and not set in stone seeing as how I am pretty sure that I went into creating overload for the last event and fried a few brain power parts and not 100% sure that I could get back to work so soon. I will keep everyone posted on that.
Andrea Hartley May 2013
The most surprising part of my Restore Restyle Designer Challenge came the night of the event, where I discovered that I am not the only one that thinks Mason Jars are awesome and should be made into light fixtures. So I am happy to say that I have convinced my loving husband (and licensed electrician) to help me "en-lighten" (get it) the world one Mason Jar Light Fixture a time. We will be diligently working to get an inventory of several different styles to make available for purchase as well as fulfilling any custom orders received.
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