Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Orinda Clearance Sale this Saturday

     I am having a clearance sale at the Orinda Holiday Bazaar this coming Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Orinda Community Center -  248 Orinda Way, 94563. It is right next to the library.
This is a one day show, and the hours are rather short. 10a-4p.

     The show itself has gone on for many years  now, and it helps the Community Center there fund some of their programs, like the Orinda Music in the Parks series. So it is a good cause. It is a small show, and it is not exclusively "handmade" items. There are some interesting imports, Narsai David food items, and lots of locally made things.

     All of my necklaces will be 40% off, 50% for two or more. I will have a small selection of bracelets and earrings. The bulk of the sale will be necklaces, since the majority of my work is necklaces!

     I will have a few glass pendants available as well, but only a few. They will be 40% off as well, 50% for two or more.

   I am hoping to get some items on sale from my studio that just never made it to a show for one reason or another. I will be in the studio the next few days searching for these items, so I can't really list them yet. There may be earrings too!

 The Orinda Communty Center is next to the Library on Orinda Way. It is the first Orinda exit as you come from San Franciso on 24 east through the Caldicott tunnel. It is on the north side of the freeway.

Just in case these directions are less than accurate:

Here is the link to the Orinda Community Center's location.,-122.1878097,15z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x8f7f493a3edc67a3!2sOrinda+Community+Center!3m1!1s0x0:0x8f7f493a3edc67a3

New Word- Scatoma

I love it when I learn a new word.
At the Sacramento Arts Festival last weekend I had a FUN husband come along with his wife. He helped me out with a new word that I find  intriguing. Not only is it a new word, it is a concept that I was totally aware of, but had never actually thought about. I am sure you all will think the same thing.

The word is scatoma, and the best definition I could quickly come up with was "visual items in your world that you've seen so often that you no longer see them". I am sure if I went to the dictionary I could find a much more elegant definition, but this is my blog so I like my own description.

So in my world this helps me out a lot. I am not really a house keeper. The difference between everyone who says they hate housework, and me, is that I hate it, and so don't do it. Maybe I hate it more than most. Maybe it's because I never had children, and the thought of poisonous germs emigrating into small mouths was never a concern. Maybe it's because I never, ever wanted to be housewife, since growing up in th 60's, that is pretty much what was expected of me. Whatever, I just don't do it. I would like to tell you that I don't do it because I am self employed, and just too busy. While this is true, it isn't totally true, since I didn't do a lot of cleaning when I worked for someone else.

So "scatoma" really helps me out here. As my floors get dirtier, I really don't see it. As the refrigerator turns into a mess, I don't see that either. It is really a marvelous thing. How about a really new word : 

"scatomassy"- the messy actions of a person who is messy and doesn't see it. Used in a sentance - "She is very scatomassy and doesn't know it". 
Or, scatomatic, or scatomatossis,....I could go on and on. Now I'm going to have to go to the dictionary to see if these do exist!

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Calaveras County, California, United States
I love the stones and pearls, and the magic that happens when I combine them, and then again combined with the glass I make. You can find me at an Art show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. Email me at if you like.