September 2019


Resized_20190923_144417 (002)Everyone knows next weekend starts 3 weekends of clearance sale. That means company! Some of my all time favourite people are coming.  Now most people would  spend this weekend planning for company.  Instead I am headed to a

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Susan Lenart Kazmer at the course I took in Mexico.

workshop with Susan Lenart Kazmer, in her studio in Cleveland. The weekend after, I closed the store, even before I packed up, I spent it  in a workshop with Susan, at “Charmed I’m Sure” in Mechanicburgs, PA a studio owned and operated by Jean VanBrederade. I have explored other things this year but my metal work and Susan Lenart Kazmer have been a major recuring theme. The main theme is finding my voice, hearing my voice, expressing myself and sharing my voice. I am extremely excited about this  weekend because for me it begins a six month mentoring program with Susan. So in a way I am preparing for company. I am preparing myself to be myself. I am not dusting the shelves in the back room or repackaging beads. I am moving forward with my understanding of why I do what I do. Why I love & what I love. Who I am in relationship, to all the fabulous people that are coming, to renew friendships and build new ones. To share our stories and fill in the missed chapters. I am

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My ring from the Course in Mexico

adding to my story. Looking forward to catching up and sharing. I know this may seem a little like justification but I am retired.

 

Just to qualify, I have been working hard. I have lots of beads sorted but I am pretty sure I am not going to get it all done. I think you will be very happy with what I am offering and my presentation. So come out and join in the fun & bring your story.

 

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My mother always said “if you don’t advertise, it is like whispering in the dark. ” I was never sure where this expression came from, yet it always stuck with me.

So, I try to see advertisement that way, telling people, that want to know, you have  what they want.

Now I am going a step further. I am giving you some incentive to come out. Hopefully these door prizes will be motivational.

I have a door prize for each of the weekends. If you buy something on the specific weekend your name will go into the draw. I will draw the name as we close the doors on Sunday evening. This may help you plan when you are going to visit, or not.

Here is the first door prize for the October 5th and 6th. Beading wire. At sometime during my stores history I was sent samples of all kinds of colours of beading wire. IMG_9060-(002)I never brought it in because I just felt it was too much to keep inventory of. It looked like fun and felt someday I would design some pieces where the colour mattered. Of course I didn’t get there and so the first prize.

The second weekend the October 12th and 13th is a plastic case of about 40 tubes of  size 8 beads. I find the size eight beads are universal, beaders like them because they work up fast, knitters love them the holes are big and they can be seen, textile people quilters, embroiders sewers etc. love the texture they add to a piece.

 

The third and final weekend, I felt I wanted to encourage everyone to stop by and see what is left, so I have a troll bead bracelet, with a lock and one bead. I was not planning on selling off troll beads, but this makes me think maybe on the last weekend I will sell them off.  Not as big a discount but a discount. IMG_9069-(002)

I am getting really excited. All three spaces, 2 studios and storage unit are disasters but it is fun. I am hoping it all pulls together. I just have to have faith.

 

We are a constantly invited to be who we are.
Henry David Thoreau

I have had a mantra that I have been saying for years. It has changed over the years and yet the core has remained the same. Funny how I didn’t totally, understand all that I was doing with this mantra. Some part of me believed I was clearing the path to my destiny. Recently I saw it from a different angle, I was constantly inviting myself to be Me! Perspective can be important.
Here is my mantra for those that are interested:

I release all people. places, things and thought patterns not within my divine destiny
All people, places, things and thought patterns not within my divine destiny release me
I am attracted to all people, place, things and thought patterns within my divine destiny
All people, places, things and thought patterns within my divine destiny are attracted to me.

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As I prepare for this sale and go through all the beautiful things, I have collected over the years this mantra is getting a workout. I am doing my best to trust I will release the things that I am not going to use in my future work and therefore no longer serving me. I am also trusting those people will come to get the things that will serve them. It may sound a little romantic to some or some may see it as hokey. I am finding it a revealing, intimate and exhausting process. Progress is impossible without change. I will try and take some pictures for next time. Debi

Authenticity is the alignment of the head, mouth, heart and feet, -thinking, saying, feeling and doing.
Lance Secretan

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The sale is
Location it is familiar. Same location, just the Backdoor off the parking lot.
Backdoor Beads Of Colour store,
65 Main Street, Dundas
Dates:
October 5-6
October 12-13
October 19-20

Saturday 9-6
Sunday 10-4
Friday the 4th and Friday the 11th from 4-6 will be for reconnecting. Those that want to come for a pot-luck finger food evening, we will get together from 4-6 on the 4th. The following Friday we will repeat, except bring Show-and-tell. I have also the next Friday the 18th booked if we want to continue.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality”

John Lennon 

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The past year has been a dream. I have been collecting knowledge. I have taken 8 courses and read countless books on both textile and metal work. I have spent hours and hours and hours in my studio doing my best to use the knowledge and create my new reality. I am pumped. I love that I am on a new path. Yet I miss community. Oh, I have met people, but it seems mostly these connections must be maintained over the internet. We all know thats not my style. I miss the sense of community we had, the connection.

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people, when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”
Breneﹶ Brown

Dave has given us another chance to connect. He has also giving me a chance to purge and make room for all my new dreams. So I am doing a pop-up store. I will also destash as much as possible. Of course, I have a lot of beautiful things I have collected over 24 years. Now, I want to sort and share.

Location it is familiar. Same location, just the Backdoor off the parking lot.
Backdoor Beadstore,
65 Main Street, Dundas
Dates
October 5-6
October 12-13
October 19-20
Hours
Saturday 9-6
Sunday 10-4
To reconnect with community Friday the 4th and Friday the 11th from 4-6 will be for just that. Those that want to come for pot-luck finger food evening, we will get together from 4-6 on the 4th. The following Friday we will repeat, except bring Show-and-tell. I have also the next Friday the 18th booked if we want to continue.

Looking forward to seeing everyone. I am so excited about getting together again.

Debi