Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We've just come inside from covering up plants. The weather today is to be first crazy stormy and then the temps to plunge from 70 this afternoon to 29 degrees tonight. Many things may be too tender to endure. But we only have so much remay fabric. We covered the strawberries, in full bloom, the potatoes newly sprouted and quite tender. And the spring veggies and salad garden, probably could take it but very tender.
Yesterday in the sunshine:
Taters on the right, beets, spinach and garlic in the middle, salad to the left
Baby salad greens and peas on the trellis
Monday, April 7, 2014
My new business cards
I've been meeting every two or three weeks with a few of my most creative friends. Artists, musicians, writers. We're calling ourselves the Creativity Collective.
It has been a supportive and motivational process.
Each time we meet we discuss issues we are facing in trying to move our work forward, in getting marketing done, building business and clientele, organizing various projects we each are working on. We help each other set goals and provide a venue for accountability to meeting those goals.
One of mine is marketing to launch my new business Playful Nature. One of the gals helped me with graphic layout for my card and then another came up with the snappy idea of stitching together seed packets into a patchwork to back the cards, making each one unique. Yes, you read "stitching" Peg is a fabric artist so thinks of sewing everything. Click on the photo above to get a closer look. They are very cool and memorable, not something I want to produce thousands of, but they should make an impression on folks when I hand them out.
The website is coming along but not quite ready to launch, though I've set a goal for this week. I'll keep you posted, taxes still need to get finished...
I do have a really good gig tomorrow presenting on gardening with kids to a group of childcare center directors and staff through the Natural Learning Initiative at NCSU. This is the sort of thing I hope to get lots more of.
Spring is here and along with it come lots of new opportunities and new beginnings.
Camellia Kujacku Tsubaki
Every day there is something new in bloom. I LOVE April.