Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Animals available and show report

Hello dear readers and friends!grin

I am back from Chicago !!:)
The trip was NOT what I expected.... I am talking about the trip not the show. Becca, my daughter and I almost did not make to the show.  First our flight was cancelled and after waiting  for other flights that did not seemed that we would never make it, we finally arrived at the hotel around midnight last Thursday. After   nice warm shower and a very comfy bed everything seemed to be forgotten!:)

Becca and I were super excited about the show. Firstly this is the first time I had her along with me and she, along Gabby, is the one that enjoys miniatures the most. About 3 years ago , I gave her a large and old dollhouse that i found in an antique store . It is not a fancy dollhouse but a large one so Becca decided that instead of a house it would be an orphanage. You can imagine  were my "children" ends up when I don't sell it , right? *wink*

Anyways... we are back and  very happy with this show. I am already signed up for next year. *smiles*

Below you can see Becca in our very modest table. I had to give up my very large suitcase for a small one and sacrifice few items in order to only have hand baggages since we did not know what flight we were going to take and leaving behind was our lights and displays. It was alright, and all worked out somehow.

The picture above of me ( *blushing* )  was taken   Bridget McCarty  ... Bridge is not only an incredible artisan but such sweet girl.  

I have worked close to 8 months for this show. I was able to have many animals as my desire is to be able to offer my loyal collector plus new ones an opportunity to choose from various of my work. I worked many , many months into long  days  and nights but  at the end were all very worth it to me.

I have a hand full of miniatures that I did not sale so if one of my work fancies you, make sure you check my etsy store. I plan to list every single animals there as I am now committed to start a whole new collection  for Philadelphia Show in November and of course , still work with my commissions.

I can't say I  won't list on ebay , but to be honest with you , I like to sell at a fixed price way better then auction  and I love esty. I feel that is a good place for me! :)

I will try to do updates posts with the listed animals as much as I can , but I have a LOT to  update my website with the sold items..... it will take  me some time.

Also.... I had a lot a problems with the blog lately.... my updates are not working properly and people can not find me. I don't know how to fix it and don't have the time to figure it  out :(. I hope all will work out it self somehow.
I will leave telling you that How thankful I am to my Heavenly Father for not only allowing me to create  from my heart but also for blessing me beyond my wild dreams with people that truly enjoy what I make. 
Going to shows  is special to me because I get to meet these people and hear their stories when they hold  one of my animals and tell me what that means to them.

I had to hold my tears more than once during this show as twice I was asked to commission  pets that are no longer living . What it touched me the most was to hear the relationship these people ( or their loved ones) had with the animals and what meant to them. I feel that is a honor  for me to have  them to trust and choose my work to create a memory piece for them!

Have a blessed evening or day....where ever you are....

~Love in Jesus~ 


Ilona said...

So good to hear from you again, my friend, and you had a good show in Chicago, great!! But the trip wasn't that good due some issues? Your Becca is an adorable daughter, I hope she enjoyed the show too? That big smile on her face...
I am in love with those little chickens in their henhouse, it is such beautiful work of your blessed hands, Tita.
Warm hugs, Ilona

Elizabeth S said...

Hello Patricia! I also am in love with your chickens! I have never seen any so real and so exact as yours and I love them all! In looking at the pictures of the mini dolls and especially the little children I can see that you have a big heart and soul. It translates into your work. The expressions that are on their faces and the way that you have made the animals all come 'alive' is a wonder! Thank you for sharing them all with us!


miniacollection said...

I'm so glad that you had a great time at the Chicago show. I love your hens and the pigs in your previous post. Your daughter is a darling.

Giac said...

Hello Patricia,
I am so happy you had a good show after that terrible ordeal travelling. I am not surprised you did well, look at how talented you are and the excellence of your work.
Big hug,

Steinworks said...

Im so glad to hear that you had a great time, I really like the bear rugs those are my favorites I try to stay away from your doggies because I wind up crying if I see they passed on