what to do on a rainy day

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I really love rainy days. I love the dim light coming in the house on mornings when it’s pouring rain outside. I love listening to the drops fall while I’m snuggled under the covers in the early morning hours. And what made this rainy day especially great? I didn’t have to work today! So I did the following:

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I made some progress on my watercolor calendar I am making for the upcoming year (it will be done by January 1st!)

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I visited my favorite local coffee shop for lunch and a latte and enjoyed some Bible study time there. I also popped into Toadstool bookshop where I picked up a 2014 lunar chart. My grandfather has one that I’ve always admired so I was thrilled to find one of my own.

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I did some antiquing at the over-priced shops in Peterborough. I loved that mirror, but it was sadly out of my budget range…

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20131127-164207.jpg20131127-164226.jpg20131127-164241.jpgI took a short walk by the river to see how much the water rose and snapped a few pictures (I love the new iPhone filters- the one good thing about iOS 7! Haha)

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And lastly, I struck gold at the last (and more affordable) antique shop. I had a gift card to spend, and spend it I did! I’ve been looking for curtains since we moved in here and I found some for all of the bare windows! I also scored a sweet vintage rolling pin and some lovely tablecloths. I also got that rustic crate to solve our lack-of-a-mud room dilemma. Flipped on its side, we can put our shoes in it and my bags on top of it. Score.
Yes, I really do love rainy days.

pottery for sale

Well I’ve finally done it. Thanks to the awesome people at Apotheca Flower Shoppe in Goffstown, I have started to sell my pottery. I have the following pieces up for sale now, with more to come this week.

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This week I’ve parted with the raindrop vase, the swirl vase, the fused glass candle holder, the sparrow teabag holder, and the wildflower bowl. I was so excited when Apotheca accepted my work into their amazing shop; it made me feel like I can finally call myself a “local artist”. I have to say I’m proud of myself for fulfilling this goal (I know it’s far from being “fulfilled” – but hey, it’s a start!). I was also a little antsy and slightly sad about it too. It was strange thinking I would never see pieces again that I worked so hard on. I wish I could find out where each piece ends up. I put my twitter handle on each pottery tag I made so I really hope people will let me know if they buy one of my pieces. That would be really cool. If you live near Apotheca Flower Shoppe, definitely check out their local artists’ fair this coming weekend! They have such an awesome shop!

poem : november

It’s time for hearthside,
the firelight
radiates warmth to our bones.

It’s time for bare trees,
the leaves free
swirling straight back to the earth.

It’s time for inside,
the home time
we use to declutter our minds.

It’s time for dreaming,
the cold nights
hold us so soundly asleep.

It’s time for November.
I embrace her
for bringing us back to this time.

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