Monday, January 14, 2008

Yellow Canoe is all settled in

Things are going well here the new Yellow Canoe studio.

Madison is really great, although I haven't been able to see as much as I'd like because I've been busy unpacking and creating.

We've been here for 18 days already, which is hard to believe. But then I look at everything I've gotten accomplished {for Yellow Canoe...not with life in general, haha} and it feels a little more real.

Over the past few days I have been contacting various boutiques about getting my wares in their shop. A list of "places to buy" will be coming shortly. So far I've been accepted into 5 stores. I currently have my items in one shop out in N.Y. called Birch. With a name like that, you know it has to be marvelous.

I am shipping items out to Philadelphia this week as well to a nifty little place called Vix Emporium.

Missouri, Wisconsin and California are all on the list as well. Shop names to come shortly, once everything is set in stone.

I took about a week and a half to two weeks off from Yellow Canoe, during the move and all. Whenever I do this, I usually get pretty anxious about things and feel a bit frazzled by the end. Some people read to get away. Others take bubble baths and sip wine {which doesn't sound all that bad, actually.}. Personally, I find that creating is my escape.

So I was finally able to get back in the swing of things about a week and a half ago. But before I could do that, I had to set up my new studio:
{It's nice having a little gallery of my creations because people now realize that I'm serious when I tell them that I make things. Oh, and it makes packaging orders so much easier.}

I am in my studio every day from about 7:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. I usually start the day off by making some coffee and breakfast and then I visit all my favorite design blogs, replying to emails and etsy convos, stopping in at flickr, etc. This usually lasts until about 9.

And then I'm ready to start the day.

I'm finally able to make things in bulk which is something I've been wanting to do for quite some time, but couldn't because I was limited with my space. But now I have a nice long table that spans about 10 feet, so it makes for a nice assembly line.

And it also provides a big enough area for me to make my newest creations, which are rather large {for me, anyway}
Yellow Canoe is proud to present a new line...

Block printed coat and scarf racks:

{Top: Sticks and Stones. Orange version coming this afternoon.}
{Bottom: Circles}

And here are the rest of the things I've made in the past week:

4 green and white key racks:

1 of each of these:

6 heart key racks. 1 "eight" piece. 4 gate key racks.

1 mountain piece.

Most are still available in the shop.

There are a few more things but my fingers are freezing and I've been working on this post for an hour now. So more next time!


m.Lee said...

The circles one reminds me of bowling balls.

tee hee

Good to see you back and looking good!

Space Oddities said...

i love your work! i really dig the green/white key rack.

welcome to madison!

A Punkin Card Company said...

Oh my god! I am so in love with your art. It really moves me. How's the "not working for the man" coming along? I am so jealous!

Sarah said...

Everything looks so great! I love the new work too!

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