Your neighborhood Ornatelier will be hustling and bustling at the 30th Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival, coming up the weekend of May 19-20.
Considerably more detail to follow, but the important thing to know is this: Along with celtic athletics (caber toss! athletes in kilts on a windy field!), a celtic music festival (fiddles! celtic harps! bagpipes!), celtic dancing (River Dance but cooler!), celtic food (meat pasty! scones! haggis!), you will also have the chance to bump elbows with some of the finest artisans around. There is also a (literal) element of dog & pony show. In the good way.
Did I mention kilts on a windy field?
As recently as a couple of hours ago, The Ornatelier has been certified New Mexico True, under the Made In New Mexico program. That means that you can be sure that I made my work right here in the Land of Enchantment!
... not that I thought YOU were wondering. But other people...
When I get the license to use the logo, I'll be putting it everywhere. For now, please enjoy this non-copyright image that means image.
For me, the important thing is that I am officially member to an organization that includes the New Mexico Breakfast Burrito Byway. Six degrees of separation and all that.
Agnes is a 4 year old purebred American Chowhound. Weighing in at about 90 pounds, she's a serious contender for the Employee Most Likely To Knock Something Over At A Show. Holly maintains the title for now, though.
She came from the city shelter at the beginning of April, and made herself right at home in the workshop. Despite having bounced in and out of the shelter several times before she came here, she's well trained, calm, and easy to get along with.
She loves butter more than anything, but also: walkies, pettins, kissy face, and t-r-e-a-t-s. Road trips are her particular specialty. Not crazy about bath time, dog shoes, or brushies, and is absolutely intolerant of sneaking. NO ONE sneaks around this dog. At least she mostly stopped barking at my roommate during midnight visits to the bathroom.