Yep! It’s December! LOL — how did that happen?
Stay warm! Find peace! And please wear a mask
If you are local or visiting the Buffalo area you can find my work at:
- Shopcraft in the Elmwood Village, 773 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 https://buffaloshopcraft.com/
- The Rusty Button Shop, 650 Main Street, East Aurora, NY 14052 https://www.rustybuttonshop.com/
- Western New York Artists Group Gallery, One Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209 https://www.wnyag.com/
- PurrFect Cafe and Gallery, 1507 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216 https://www.purrfectbuffalo.com/
- And online at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilentMyloStudio
WARNING! WORK ZONE!
As winter winds blow and Covid cancellations continue I’ve decided to make myself useful and update this site 🙂 If you click in and find a mess it means good things are happening behind the scenes. Stay safe, stay well — and look out for stray rusty nails — ouch!
It has been a year….with more to come for sure… but as 2020 winds down I find myself thankful for so much even as I shake my head and utter the words: really??? over and over again.
Somewhere on that gratitude list lie the people of Erie County, the city of Buffalo, and the surrounding areas of Western New York. Faced with the very real possibility of a Red Zone lockdown in the week before Thanksgiving, WNYer’s came out in socially distanced droves to support small retail businesses. The outpouring of support and concern came from many of the same people who have had their lives turned on end by a pandemic that appears to have no interest in letting up. In addition to in-person shoppers coming into ShopCraft I’ve noticed that so many of my online sales are shipping to local addresses. Thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing local small business over big box stores and behemoth online retailers.
As of this writing Erie County is still in an Orange Zone. While retail remains open, and restaurants are at least able to offer take out and outside dining for those willing to brave the cold, many other businesses have been forced to shut down. I understand the need for restrictions but my heart goes out to gym owners, hair stylists, other personal care service providers and all who have lost their jobs or are temporary shut down or unemployed due to covid.
My heart also goes out to medical care providers, grocery store workers, parents who are juggling home schooling with work-from-home jobs…. and the list goes on and on…
This pandemic will eventually pass, but it will leave behind empty chairs at dinner tables, a changed Main Street and a very different way of conducting business for a large portion of small, medium and even large organizations.
For the remainder of 2020 and going forward I wish you good health, peace of mind and good fortune. As always, you can find my work at ShopCraft at 773 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo and online in my Etsy Store.
Stay safe! Stay Well! And please wear a mask!