Wednesday, January 27, 2010


TraillWorks is relocating and staying in the redeveloping town of Newton, NJ! I have had such a wonderful two years at 135 Spring Street, but decided for many reasons that I need a bigger space. One has been waiting for me at 214 Spring Street. It's as though I'm coming full circle in Newton. Four years ago, I approached the then owner of Radiant Essentials with an exhibition idea, created work for her space and had a fantastic showing / relationship. I've always admired the space and now seems like the right time.

Granted the economy is not great, but TraillWorks saw excellent growth in the worst year, economically speaking, and in a year that I spent adjusting to a new member of my family, illnesses, and more. This gives me the courage to take the leap into a larger, more professional space. I'm not leaving 135 until the end of February and there are so many things I'm doing while at my old space. Read my last blog post for details.

I look forward to sharing my new studio with you in about a month!

Monday, January 18, 2010

This Valentine’s be a SweetArt

I'm celebrating love now through Valentine’s Day (even though I'm all about the love all year long) so you can be a SweetArt.
  • TraillWorks will donate 5% off all sales now through Valentine's Day to Friends of the Orphans to support the relief effort in Haiti.

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The Details - Since the devastation in Haiti a week ago, I wanted to support the relief effort and searched for a meaningful charity. There are so many great organizations to donate to and then I read an update on Facebook from a friend who mentioned Friends of the Orphans. As a new mom, I am so lucky that my son is healthy, has two loving parents, and a roof over his head. This charity touched my heart, as well as guest artist's, Kathy Morawski. We will donate 5% of our sales at TraillWorks now through Valentine's Day. Every purchase during this time will be accompanied with a note about the 5% donation.

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The Details - Contestants can share how they savored their 'special day' by bringing a picture of their wedding cake to TraillWorks anytime through February 12th. On 2nd Saturday, February 13th, visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite wedding cake photo and enter a contest to win a discount certificate valued up to 25% to be applied towards a purchase at the studio. The owner of the wedding cake photo with the most votes will also receive a discount certificate valued up to 25%. Visitors can vote from 10am – 7pm and the winners will be announced immediately afterwards. The Details - You'll receive a coupon worth $75 to be applied toward a Wedding Cake Portrait when you follow Wedding Cake Portraits now through Valentine's Day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Big Things in 2010!

Heart-shaped Agate Pendants, by Kathy Morawski, available at TraillWorks

Happy New Year and with that will be coming lots of changes and big news. The end of '09 was a whirlwind between the holidays and a diagnosis of mono, along with a sick child. Now that the new year has begun, I'm feeling better, my son is being cared for and I'm making some BIG decisions. I'm not going to let the cat out of the bag yet, but there might be a major post coming next week.

I'm re-energized, but smarter than last year. My family and my art/business will be my focus. I'll be posting again soon about some things planned for the next month and the most romantic holiday of the year . . . Valentine's Day.

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