The City of Albuquerque is hosting another ShamRock Fest this year, again at the Balloon Fiesta Park, Saturday 12th March. It's mostly a music festival, with overtones of public drinking, and probably quite a lot of wearing green. Probably some people will get pinched, too. If I had to guess.
The Ornatelier will be there, rocking a booth with glass pieces, magically lit from within. Well. It's not magic, but 'electrically lit from within' just doesn't convey the same sense of wonder.
The Naughty Plank will also be there, supplying all the slick hand-carved and burned wooden accessories & decorative items he's famous for.
The complete entertainment and vendor list is on the city web site. It includes parking information, venue rules, food (Scottish Pie Shop, LOVE THEM!), and other fun stuff. Like, dogs. Dogs are fun.
Still crazy busy and leaving computer/online stuff for last. However, since my coffee is already on my computer desk, I suppose I can manage an update here.
In no particular order:
There are new iron-on patches down at The Octopus & The Fox, as of yesterday. Joining the popular skully patch are I <3 Bacon and a seasonal glitter heart on fat stripes. Skully & Bacon are $1 each, the heart is $2. Because glitter is a hazmat substance. (Out of towners can get these through the O&F web site. Even if they're not listed, just drop Belita a line and ask her how much to mail them to you.)
Two custom glass window projects are underway (photos come after!), as are many new and re-handled knives.
Waiting to hear if I have been accepted for the Rail Yards Market this season. As soon as I find out, I'll have to figure out my schedule between now and November in some detail.
My article about the Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club's studio inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is in the Feb/Mar issues of Rock & Gem magazine. I am SUPER jazzed about that.
I am in the process of learning the necessary software to turn my designs into 2D and 3D vector graphics which can be read and cut with a CNC mill. I think I've gotten the part I do in GIMP, but the Blender part is killing me. If you know Blender, please help me. I'm not above bribery. My suspicion is that Blender is WAY overpowered for what I need to do. Like trying to get a Sirius Cybernetics Nutrimatic Beverage Dispenser to give me tea. (My other suspicion is that that person who wrote the quick & dirty tutorial I have been trying to follow wasn't using OS X, so things aren't where the tutorial things they should be.)
My next post will be a handful of local event announcements!
Probably the lovechild of a three-toed sloth and a busy bee.