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OK, this time I mean it!

It’s a pretty well established fact that my marbles have never been kept under lock and key or in any kind of a remotely secure environment.   But of late I have been losing them at an alarming rate.  Disorganized – going in too many directions at once – misplacing things etc etc.

My birthday was last week and my sister Phebe sent a card that totally cracked me up while simultaneously summing up my life of late:

So, in order to find my wayward marbles I’m taking a few days to get organized.  The workroom makeover must be completed! I need to pay some serious attention to overhauling this blog and the garage…..well…….ok maybe not the garage but everything else will be done!

I realize I’ve said this before but this time,this time I mean it!  I will be back on Monday with pictures!

And I do have to get organized.  April is going to be a fairly quiet month but May/June is gonna be crazy!

Good crazy!

I was so happy to find out that my work was accepted into two Patchwork shows!  One in Long Beach and one in Culver City.

The Patchwork indie arts & festival showcases over 100 local independent artists, crafters and designers with everything from clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods (that would be me), garden finds, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more.

I’ve heard only great things about Nicole and Delilah and the Patchwork organization I can’t wait.  So, if you are remotely near Long Beach or Culver City please put it on your schedule.

Also, I am determined to make my (potentially) last Rose Bowl into a blow out which means I’ve got a lot of furniture to work on.

And I have a million ideas for signs and products that I want to get working on.

I’m totally excited to get going so now I will GET GOING!

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

6 responses »

  1. David,
    A VERY HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY !!! Hope that it was much better than the Rose Bowl experience, but then, guess it didn’t take much to be outstanding in comparison!
    Now on to new and exciting venues for the future…can’t wait to see you blow them away at the Patchwork indie art & craft festivals!!!!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday, David!
    Now you go show those Rose Bowl people how crazy they were to not keep you.

  3. Good luck and belated Happy Birthday!

  4. We (as in the azaleas and I) wanted to wish you super belated Birthday wishes. Congratulations on your work being accepted to the show and I can’t wait to see your organizational brilliance!


  5. 1. Congrats on being accepted into Patchwork!
    2. I’m a big fan of lists for organization. And filing.
    3. So you’re breaking up with the RB, eh? I’m catching up on your postings so I may have missed that. Take the leap!


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