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I’m a planner and a prepper. So having to adapt and make changes to my day-to-day life is not such a huge deal to me. I do worry for others that are directly in the line of fire and for those who may not fare well if they contract the virus. That would include practically everyone in my family.
It’s unfortunate that a lot of industries and workers will have their income slow down or even come to a halt at this time, including myself as an artist. I predict that even if all this ends tomorrow the recovery from this will be felt for quite some time.
The cons and shows that I’ve already paid for and planned on attending may not happen as they are events that draw in huge crowds. But that’s okay if it means people will be safe from this threat. I may not be able reach my revenue goals as anticipated but there will be more opportunities in the future. I know this for sure.
Trying to stay optimistic in a time of uncertainty. Stay smart, stay calm, and most importantly stay safe everyone.
Featured image: EDWARD HOPPER, CAPE COD MORNING, 1950
As some of you know I have become involved with the nonprofit organization Spare PARTS by joining the board of directors as Treasurer. This awesome organization promotes sustainability through the arts and educational programs. One event we host each year is coming up and so I wanted to let everyone know how they can become involved to help out since nonprofits depend primarily on volunteers and donations.
Spare PARTS is seeking materials and supplies for its annual Big Materials Giveaway on March 26th. All of the materials collected will be sorted and made available for preK-12 educators who have registered for the sold-out event. Here is your chance to go through your art supplies and materials that are just collecting dust and pass them along so they can be fully utilized by students and teachers.
Beginning March 20 we will accept from the community donations of creative materials at Wonderland of The Americas (4522 Fredericksburg, 78201). We welcome items like office supplies, glue, scissors, paints, brushes, empty containers, magazines, markers, crayons, paper, holiday decorations, and so on!
Here are materials donation drop-off times:
Fri. March 20, 5pm-8pm
Sat. March 21, 9am-7pm
Sun. March 22, 9am-7pm
Mon. March 23, 5pm-8pm
Tue. March 24, 5pm-8pm
Wed. March 25, 5pm-8pm
Thur. March 26th, 10:30am-4:30pm
Please follow the Spare Parts Facebook page for updates on specific location inside the mall: https://www.facebook.com/sparepartsSA/
If you have some free time and are interested in volunteering during any of the donation drop off times to help set up and sort items you may so so during any of the donation drop off times in addition to the event time on Thursday (5-8pm). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for that.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
I’ve always loved craft malls. It’s a brilliant business model where crafters and makers lease a small space and fill it with goods for sale. As a result, the whole shop contains an array of wonderful finds. Anything from vintage items, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, crochet, and so on.
So as of January I have my own 3ft x 4ft space that contains some art supplies, crafts, and other neat things. Swing by and check it out sometime if you are in the San Antonio area.
Homestead Handcrafts located at: 4536 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone number: (210) 637-1842
Hours of operation: MON-SAT 10:00-6:00, SUN 12:00-5:00
My booth is easy to find, it’s right behind the display table you will see as you first enter the store!