Squeeee! That was the sound I'm still trying to repress after spotting one of my wood panel prints on Breakfast Television this morning! There is a clip on the CTV website that you should be able to watch (without hearing me squealing & doing a happy dance in the background). Susie Wall was featuring some… Continue reading Cagey Bee on TV!
One of the long overdue tasks gathering dust on my TO DO list is an update of this website. It functions fine as my blog, but for first time visitors, I imagine can be a bit burdensome to figure out. This was pointed out to me by a friend who was nice enough to be… Continue reading Please Excuse My Dust
I forced myself to set everything else aside & focus on painting for a few days this week & words cannot explain how GOOD that felt. I was planning to just push the paint around & allow myself to breathe without trying to create a salable painting. I played with a couple of canvases, pushing… Continue reading New Work
The k.g.b. empire is taking over Vancouver! If you're local & don't want to wait until my next market or craft show, you can now pop down to a few fabulous Vancouver retail shops & stock up on Cagey Bee goodies. I love this city & am so thrilled to be part of such a… Continue reading Retail Locations
Happy New Year my little bees! I've been spending the last few days in a sort of nesting mode - reflecting on 2010, making plans & dreaming up goals for 2011, tidying my space & generally soaking up the quiet that comes after a very busy holiday shopping season. For most retail businesses, online as… Continue reading Happy 2011!
It may not be the cover of the Rolling Stone, but I was tickled to have one of my paintings, Sarah and the Orca, used as cover art for the December 2010 issue of Common Ground magazine. Holla! Common Ground is a Canadian publication in its 28th year with a focus on health, growth &… Continue reading Cover Girl
It's been far too long since my last market. Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed taking a wee break, but it felt excellent to dust off my inventory sheets in preparation for this weekend & get back to making impossible TO DO lists. No matter how many hours I devote to prepping for a market, I've still… Continue reading September Markets
My mister & I have been enjoying feeling like kids again as we ran around the PNE, Vancouver's version of a county fair. Mini Donuts, ridiculously expensive lemonade, the Super Dogs - so much fun & so much nostalgia, even though we didn't grow up here. I think every city has some version of the… Continue reading The Fair
Brrrr! The Car Free Fest was chilly on Sunday, but I was delighted to see that the clouds didn't keep folks away. I saw plenty of familiar faces and really wished I'd been able to wander around more. It's tough when you're a vendor working on your own; you're pretty much stuck behind your table… Continue reading Product Testing: Will It Last?
I've been so up and down over the last few days that I'm sure my mister thinks I'm on crack. Why's that, Miss Kris? Well, I'm going through what I'm sure a lot of small business owners lose sleep over - investing in inventory. Here's how it goes... I'm starting to plan new goodies for… Continue reading Investing in Yourself