Glimmerbug Handmade Art

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A Successful Open Studios Weekend!

Events, Handmade Art ShopJill AdamyComment
One of my faithful shop assistants, Lea the Pug, stood waiting to greet visitors. Bummer for her that I ushered her back into the house before anyone arrived. But, let’s just say, somebody LOVES laying in those warm sunny rays that stream through the doors in the shop.

One of my faithful shop assistants, Lea the Pug, stood waiting to greet visitors. Bummer for her that I ushered her back into the house before anyone arrived. But, let’s just say, somebody LOVES laying in those warm sunny rays that stream through the doors in the shop.

I’m thrilled! Seriously! This weekend was the very first time I participated in the Bolton Harvard Open Studios event that is held yearly in our two neighboring towns and I am absolutely floored by all the people that came to visit me and see my art! And pretty much every visitor made a purchase, which was so fantastically fabulous, I can hardly stand it!!! Thank you to everyone that came out to support me these last two days during my inaugural voyage of open studios and seeing my shop/boutique setup. It was so exciting to meet each and every one of you and I’m thankful that you all stopped by!

Hanging by the front door of my shop are my little hand painted “Welcome” signs. Some are blank that can be customized, like with your town name or last name. These are hand painted onto the boards that my little kiddos broke when they took Tae Kwon Do so each board size is slightly different but still very cool!

Hanging by the front door of my shop are my little hand painted “Welcome” signs. Some are blank that can be customized, like with your town name or last name. These are hand painted onto the boards that my little kiddos broke when they took Tae Kwon Do so each board size is slightly different but still very cool!

Saturday the shop was open from 10-4 and it was a steady group of folks coming to visit and see the art that I create in my home studio while my littles are at school. Overall, everyone was just so sweet and complimentary about my art, my process and my inspiration behind the pieces that I create. It was such fun meeting each person (and a few neighbors!)

Painted rocks and whimsical clay houses are displayed in the case inside my shop with eye catching color and fun little details. These were a big hit with the kids that visited the shop during the Bolton Harvard Open Studios.

Painted rocks and whimsical clay houses are displayed in the case inside my shop with eye catching color and fun little details. These were a big hit with the kids that visited the shop during the Bolton Harvard Open Studios.

Sunday I had the shop open from 12-4 and again, it was steady with more visitors and neighbors stopping by to check out my art and chat about the pieces I create. I even got to meet one of the town newspaper reporters (I see his name in the byline each week so it was pretty much like meeting a celebrity!).

This whole weekend was such a treat and I’m so thrilled to have met each of the people that took the time to visit me and buy some of my art. I can’t thank you enough for your support and encouragement!

So I’m wondering…. if I was to open up my shop for visitors on a more regular basis, what hours would you prefer? Weekends (12PM - 4PM) or select weekdays (maybe like 10AM - 2PM)? Would you want to stop by for a visit?