Being Busy, Fall Fun and Show Schedule

I have been really focused.  Pushing myself to get inventory built up, marketing, writing a business plan (or I keep thinking about that one, haven’t quite got to it yet), relearning how to follow a budget, while juggling small jobs here and there until the holiday buying season  kicks in.  But I have managed to mix business with pleasure and took a jaunt to Sedona a couple weeks ago with a friend.  I just love it up there.  It’s so inspiring.   The rocks, the sunsets, the art!  I am so grateful to be able to take it all in.

Me, in Sedona
Me, in Sedona
A view from our dining table, Sedona
A view from our dining table, Sedona

Just last week my family and I went to Wilcox for the Pumpkin Festival!

My Daughter, Shauna, grand daughter, Lola and I.
My Daughter, Shauna, grand daughter, Lola and I.

Aren’t they beauties?  We sure had a memorable time, picking apples, choosing our pumpkins and eating Kettle corn.

My marketing trip to Sedona was a big success.  I now have 2 new galleries that represent me, Zonies Gallery and Estaban’s in Tlaquepaque Village where you can find my newest designs. Stop in and see those folks. The owners, Becky and Nancy are partners and have owned those two shops for many years. They have an eye for excellence.

http://www.zoniesgalleria.com
http://www.estebanssedona.com

Schedule

Please come to my first show of the season:  Southwest Flair a-Fair at Plaza Palomino. Newly renovated, the Plaza is located at Ft. Lowel and Swan.   Oct. 25 and 26th.  To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The second show will be the Open Studio Tour at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 400 E University, corner of University and 4th ave.  Nov. 9 & 10.  to benefit One to One Mentoring Kids.  There will be activities for kids and their mentors and refreshments.  I will be participating with Creative Artists 4 Tucson.  Be a part of something great!

The third show will be at Immaculate Heart School,  Fall and Gift Extravaganza, Nov. 16.  One day only.  From 9-3. 425 E Magee Rd.

The fourth show will be at the Tucson Museum of Art, Artisans Market. Downtown,  A three day show starting Nov. 22, 23, and 24.

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But I am so excited about the new designs I have recently created that are simple but elegant and under $25.00. These are more for the holidays, decorating, and gift giving.

These are small ceramic maple leaves with bright fall colors.  Use them for a tea light, ring holder, or a tea bag holder.  Decorate your Thanksgiving table with them.  Just click my Esty link to purchase.

Fall Leaf Votive holders.
Fall Leaf Votive holders.
Fall Leaves votive holder
Fall Leaves votive holder
Variety of ceramic fall leaves
Variety of ceramic fall leaves

Flower Tea Lights

Comes in many colors

Flower Votive/candle cup
Flower Votive/candle cup
Flower Tea Lights
Flower Tea Lights

Southwest Ornaments

Jack Rabbit Ornaments
Jack Rabbit Ornaments
Pendants and Ornaments
Pendants and Ornaments

And Pomegranate Ornaments under $50.00

Rabbit Pomegranate Ornament
Rabbit Pomegranate Ornament
Owl in a Pomegranate
Owl in a Pomegranate

And one of  my popular ones:

The Nativity Pomegranate

Nativity scene Blue Ceramic Pomegranate Ornament
Nativity scene Blue Ceramic Pomegranate Ornament

I would love to hear your comments and feedback,  tell me who you are,  and where you’re from.

Keeping you informed, Be Blessed!

Published by robinchladdesigns

I have been doodling, coloring, drawing, cutting, sculpting, painting, sewing, writing and everything in between since I could hold a crayon in my hand. My first art projects were filling up a big, fat coloring book of bridal dresses. I boldly ventured into new territory with paint-by-number sets. I graduated to luxurious and decadent velvet (paint-by-number) sets. Eventually, I mastered the art of Spirogragh. Originally from upstate New York I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1986. Back then I was a single mom and found myself in the job market. I went to Pima Community College for training. Instead of diving into my academics I kept hanging around the pottery studio. Some people lived there and if I didn’t have two little girls at home I would have ended up living there as well. Joking aside, I fell in love with clay and all its possibilities. Being in a position to care for my kids, in 1989 I created a very marketable, creative, and functional item. It was a simple concept that took me into new heights of the craft world and I became an entrepreneur. Creating and selling became my passion. I had achieved success for many years. I loved being my own boss and living the artist’s dream. Life moved real fast and before I knew it my girls were all grown up, moving out, getting married and having kids of there own. Hey, wait a minute… I am a Gramma at 40? No sweat, I handled it gracefully. Fast forward to the present: I have been on a journey led by God. I took a sabbatical for the last 6 years learning new people skills in real estate, retail and care giving to the elderly. But my natural instincts kept leading me back to what my soul cannot deny. New visions, new risks, and a stronger faith has lead me to this point. Have I arrived? It’s like my life is all mapped out and a red arrow points to You Are Here! But the road keeps going and I have learned to listen to that still small voice. My days are filled with a little bit of art, a little bit of caring for my grandchildren, care giving to the elderly and volunteering at Sunday school. I am currently working on sculpting with clay in a tile mosaic setting, like my Seed Pod series or House of Fruit Trios. Some of my pieces are a mixture of individual 3-D tiles, shadow box shrines, and ornaments. The work that’s being created is inspirational, whimsical, and contemporary. Even though life can be very serious and intense I hope to achieve simply bringing joy or even a smile to someone’s face though my creations. I am also designing and developing my%2

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