Monday, September 22, 2008

The Holidays are Coming!

I've had so many people already mention Christmas shopping in the past few weeks! Summer ends and planning for the holidays begins. For me it starts next week with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah with my husband's family and then Halloween, Thanksgiving, and everyone's birthday, anniversary, and all the Jewish / Christian holidays in December! To top it all off, I'm adding to the list with the impending birth of our first child on November 6th.

While the holidays may not be on the top of your minds, they're on mine. I'm due in 6 1/2 weeks so they are not so far off. With that in mind, if you are considering a Schaeffer original as a holiday gift, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Commissions contracted after October 1st will not be guaranteed delivery for Christmas. A card can always be made and given in lieu of the actual artwork.
  • TraillWorks will remain open during my delivery / postpartum period; hours may be adjusted. I will not be here but a few very able-bodied artists / writers will be using the space and gallery sitting. I will be available by email and will be back at TraillWorks as soon as I feel up to it. Keep up to date with changes and announcements regarding my delivery / return to TraillWorks on the blog.
  • Calendars will make it into your hands for Christmas - I will make sure of that.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

2009 Calendar Preorder Event

The 3rd Annual TraillWorks calendar is going to press this week! A lot of people have already been asking if I would be producing a 2009 calendar. I created a lot of interesting work in the first half of this year that will make it into next year's calendar. Reserve yours now before it's printed.

New for 2009:
  • preceding and upcoming month insets for easier planning
Here are the details:
  • 8.5" x 11" fully opened
  • 28 pages / 12 months
  • shrink-wrapped with cardboard insert for easier gift giving
  • more holidays than last year
  • $14.95 / each
Order before October 31st and receive 10% off on each calendar for every one calendar purchased at full price.*

call 973-383-1307

* To redeem this offer, mention Blog Offer when ordering.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Picture Perfect

Catch today's NJ Herald article on the front page of the local section. Every Monday, the Herald publishes a column called "At Work in Sussex County" where a person is interviewed about their job. Roberta Fugate of the Herald interviewed me a couple of weeks ago, along with Amy Paterson who took photos of me painting and teaching lessons. The article has already brought in some new business - this is priceless press! Thank you NJ Herald!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Meet the Artists this Saturday

TraillWorks Window featuring Tony Lordi's Steam Heat installation, photo courtesy of Tony Lordi.

Join me in welcoming my friend and artist, Tony Lordi, to TraillWorks:

Saturday, September 13th
5 - 8pm

Part of 2nd Saturday's Tour of Art on Spring Street,
a Main Street Newton, Inc. event.

Take the Tour of Art
meet and see the work of 19 artists at participating merchants on Spring Street
click below on the map, copy and paste it into a Word document, print and follow
or pick one up at a participating merchant

Listen to Plum Run
A NJ band that blends bluegrass, folk, country music with a contemporary sound
Playing live and free in front of the Newton Fire Museum

5- 8pm