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ARTGARDEN Pottery::104 West Third Ave. Moses Lake, WA 98837::509.765.1333::


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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fresh Art Class Schedules...

Stopped in at the local print shop and printed up a few hundred flyers...only noticed 2 dates that were wrong, so will be changing those by hand. Hope that is all there is... Oh well, what do I expect with 52 different classes offered, boy am I going to be busy the next few months.

Now I just need to get the schedule into everyone's hot little hands... I have it posted on my website: which is still a miracle to me that I figured that one out. I posted it to my facebook, my Artgarden Pottery facebook page and now I am in the process of entering about 400 names I have collected over the past 7 weeks to create an email mailing list...not to mention the legwork I need to do of passing brochures all over town, if you want to pick up some to share with your friends..feel free to grab some & Thanks!

So alas I will be on the computer today...after this email list, I still need to do paperwork: paying artists, figuring out tax stuff, you know all the fun stuff of running your own business! It's these days that are not my funnest, when people say to me "oh you don't work, you get to do something you love everyday..." when I hear that I would like to dump all this paperwork in their lap! But the more organized I get the better this job gets.

I am really looking forward to next week, when I can throw again and make some new product.

Started the the birdcage, washing dishes, and now off to inputing email addresses, oh the glamour of it all. The Fed Ex gal should be coming with a frieght truck full of bisque pottery today, so that should be fun to unpack and restock the shelves...

Living the dream...have a great day,

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Art Class Schedules....FINALLY!

My eyes are bugging out of my head from looking at this damn computer for the last several days, but today I did it...I finished my Art Class Schedule Brochure!

I just have to go print some off in the morning...I just finished posting it to my website, which is a miracle for me. Go look at it:

I am just not that tech savy. Still need to tweak the fonts, boy is it tiny, but you get the idea.

Class examples to follow...

Calling it a night..yay me,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today is my store's SIX week anniversary...What a crazy whirlwind!!!

What a crazy ride it has been...the last six weeks seem like a blur. The flurry of opening the new store, trying to figure out systems for running the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio: keeping up with firing & reordering...

Selling out most of my Pottery in the gift shop... and just putting in the long hours to keep this place going.  Oh ya,  and I was famous last month on the Venue...great way to get the word out. Thanks Melea!

Today I finally cleared off a little bit of desk around my computer....I had a chance to take a breath. Most kids go back to school tomorrow, people are back to work now. I expect things might slow down just a bit and that is okay. I've got my bills paid, customer work firing in the kiln, and class schedules swirling in my head.

Trying to figure out which fire to put out first. Class Schedules!!! should have that done by Friday. Need to do some remaining custom orders for customers. Really need to throw some pottery and refill the gift shop. Busy girl....but busy is good.

So thankful for the new store, so much busier...trying to get it all done. I will try to post more regularly as you follow me on this crazy ride.