Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Different Shopping Experience

So you’ve had a great visit with family and friends and hopefully you will survive the rush of Black Friday without tangling with someone over the last door buster item in store. However, if you yearn for a different type of shopping experience and especially if you want to find something truly unique for someone on your list or a special something for yourself, come out and meet me in person, along with lots of other artists and crafters from whom you can buy directly. I will be at two local Arlington craft shows on two different upcoming weekends.

First, you will find me at Olde Town Christmas at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center on Friday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 1. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

The following weekend, I will be with over 50 artists, crafters and collectors and their wares at Happy Holidays Gift Market at the UTA Maverick Activities Center. There will also be live and recorded music and DIY crafts. In addition to providing a DIY craft, the Greater Arlington Lions Club will have a drop off box for you to donate your old, out of date prescription glasses. They will use them to provide free eye glasses to those in need.

Each of these shows provides you with a more personal shopping experience. Get to know the maker of the items that you purchase when you buy directly from the artist. Who knows, there might be an interesting story of the inspiration for that special creation that you find. These things make the finding more fun.

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