Posts Tagged ‘merry mart’

Re: Courageous

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Every once in a while I want to delve into the characters, however goofy they really are, with a slightly more serious tone than I usually do. I’ve been told before to go with my gut and just take the risk and do it. Fantastic advice that I gladly follow every time I deviate from what’s expected. I wonder, though, whether or not it breaks up the flow of fun. I hope not.

Just a heads up that if you’re in the Baltimore area we’ll be at the Merry Mart show on December 6th. This event is thrown by the Creative Alliance and held in the old Patterson Movie Theater to promote buying handmade gifts for the holidays. Amu and I have taken the pledge to have our handmade to factory made ratio way above half this year. If you want to do the same, check your local papers to see if there are any holiday craft events in your area. Buy handmade this holiday season. It’ll make you feel good, good, good. [PEER PRESSURE] :)

Re: Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

There are a lot of holidays I enjoy more for the ritual than the intent of the holiday itself. Thanksgiving is one of them. Every year there’s a routine, and it’s a comfortable one. I get to see my immediate family and catch up in an intimate setting. I also get to eat a lot. This is one of the more important rituals of any holiday. THE FOODZ!

It’s this time of year some notable things happen. Chief among them is the consistent presence of EGG NOG all over the place. I. LOVE. NOG! At the Farmer’s Market, Amu and I get a sturdy glass quart of it from a local farmer. It’s thick as Elmer’s Glue, but sooo, soooo gooooood. NOG!

And as a quick heads up to anyone in Baltimore, we’ll be at the Merry Mart show held by the Creative Alliance in the old Patterson Movie Theater on December 6th. If you’re local here, or close enough to justify the travel, stop by. With very little exception, Amu and I will be buying handmade for holiday gifts this year. We like that we can talk, face to face, with the person who made the thing we’re buying. So if possible, support local artists this holiday season and BUY HANDMADE.

Re: Hidalgo A Go Go

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I was thinking of doing a Hidalgo specific story lasting about 3 or 4 updates. This is how I decided to start it. From some feedback I’ve gotten I can say that this alpaca seems to be a favorite, so I’m going to delve into a day in his life for a tiny bit. I want to do this for all of the characters at some point, but we’ll see how this one goes over.

If you have a favorite character you want to see explored a bit more, please let me know. I kind of do this at the seat of my pants so I don’t often think about this sort of thing. I’m all for exploring who my characters are though, so if there’s someone you want to see get more depth to their character I’ll get to them sooner than later.

Also, just as a reminder:

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If you’re in Baltimore this Sunday, or cose enough to justify the trip, head out to the Creative Alliance‘s Merry Mart. Amu and I will be lugging along some of her knit and crocheted gifts to sell, and Amu’s World will be represented as well. So if you are in the area please stop by and say Howdy. We’d love to hear from you.

Re: Exasperation Wanted

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

In Part II of our adventure with a certain lonely combat alpaca we see that old habits die hard. Nobody’s sure why Hidalgo has it out for the bunnies so bad, but the attack instinct apparently extends to photos of them. Poor Hidalgo.

If you’re stopping by for this week’s update from the Baltimore Creative Alliance’s Merry Mart show this past weekend, HOWDY! Thanks for stopping by. It was a great day for us and we spoke to a good few people who were really awesome. We hope to do more local holiday shows next year, so you’ll be seeing a lot more of us!

As a note, I’ve discovered I’m a very bad blogger. I don’t update nearly as often as I should, nor as I would like to. Would you believe I used to write a semi-regularly updated rant blog that had a bunch of readers? I continue to harbor this idea that I need to run a different blog for each ‘THING’ I’m into. This becomes problematic because I’m into A LOT of THINGS. Currently I’m working out the kinks in this system. I’m looking into personal branding and hopefully within the year will have ONE PLACE on the internet for people to find ALL OF THE THINGS I’m doing and to read everything I have to say on all of the THINGS I’m into. So if you’re still around by next year you’ll find out very quickly that I’m a REALLY WEIRD DUDE! :)

Thanks for reading.