What’s opening up for you?

Opening up, inside and out

As the world begins opening up bit by bit, are you noticing what’s stirring in you?

As my friend and mentee — 11-year-old Dani — said to me, when I told her that I’d been invited to submit canvases for a juried show, “That’s a big small thing.”

I’m seeing lots of big small things around me. Lots of small acts of opening up.

opening up

Vintage Bank Antiques — where my decorative art is on display — is open for safe shopping on weekends and by appointment. I masked and gloved up and completed my displays for now.

You local to Petaluma or taking a drive? Vintage Bank’s on the corner of Petaluma Blvd. S. and Western.

I’m seeing other retail — restaurants, cafes, apparel — beginning to play with curbside, call-in, and take-out in all kinds of imaginative ways.

I’m seeing more cars and people out and about. Stepping into the late-May pandemic world in northern California.

All this energy of opening up is igniting my imagination. Here’s one form that’s taking:

opening up

I’m doing a Lemon-Aid stand.

Because why not?

This so makes me grin and giggle.

I’ve decided on opening up a sidewalk stand this weekend, like the little ones do in my area. A lemonade stand, kinda, where I’ll offer some handmade art and healing/beauty products — charms, canvases, tiles, topicals, sanitizer spritz bottles — for a couple of hours next weekend.

BYOB. BYOL(emonade). I’ll provide the charms and art. We’ll engage in safe shopping.

My street gets lots of passers-by, and Saturday is farmers market day… This should be fun.

Local to Petaluma or visiting on the 23rd? Follow me on Facebook here or here for the Lemon-Aid stand timing and exact location (should be up by Thursday).

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Open up to whatever’s opening up for you.

I’d love to know what’s coming clear for you. Join me on one of this week’s Simplici-Tea calls. Wednesday 4:30 pm PDT. Friday 9:30 am PDT. Zoom info here.

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