|Dreaming of 2011?? I think so.|
If I am staying, then I am investing myself MORE and not less into Kerry. I want to put Kerry on the map for handmade goods and crafts tourism. First stop is KerryHandmade, a guild for handmade artists of all disciplines. I am organizing a meeting for Monday, January 17 at 7:30pm at Benner's Hotel in Dingle, Co Kerry. This meeting is for all handmade artisans throughout Kerry, so spread the word. We will be discussing the purpose of the group, how to get our message out, and a craft fair possibility during the Pan Celtic/Feile na Bealtaine on Friday, April 29th. There will also be workshop teaching possibilities throughout the Feile. If you make handmade goods, please plan on attending as this will be of great benefit to you! I have high hopes to get something going to really start branding areas of Kerry as centres of creativity --no, I wasn't going to say excellence!! Come along and we will see how to get the ball rolling.
And my final thought for the New Year: felt my way through it! My house is up in a heap since I had to move all home during The Freeze, but back it must now go and get cracking on developing clothing! I will be teaching a felting workshop of undecided focus in April and I must plan that and shift into replenishing stock and PLAYING with wool and design and colour. Certainly more dyeing :)
As dreary as December felt, January is certainly looking up. You can't keep a good optimist down!