Fall is almost here!!!

This is my favorite time of year, happy Fall everyone.  I only wish I could still smell the burning leaves as we did when I was young.  Now you’d need a permit and it’s rarely done, but back in the old days, that was a sure sign of Autumn!


My big news is that I’m offering sculpting classes in Paperclay.   This is a medium I feel very comfortable teaching as I’ve made many a Christmas ornament for my 9 years of “theme” trees at Concord Museum’s Family Trees Exhibit.  I thought I would start with a Hummingbird Christmas ornament, and I am running 2 workshops in November at my home studio.  November 4th and the 11th, both Saturdays.  It is for beginners.  Students will leave with a completed ornament, the workshop is 4 hours with a break for tea/coffee and scones.  Each workshop will run from 1pm to 5pm and the cost is $65.00.  The workshops are for students 18 or older as it’s too long day for a younger person.  I am open to teaching anyone privately, please contact me at mandrioli@aol.com for details.

           The hummer Ornament

New Cards

On the racks there is a new Anniversary, Thank You, Birthday, Halloween and Thoreau Card.  On the drawing board is a Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Wedding, New Baby, and Catattitude.  Full speed ahead!!

Cat Toys

My Redro cat toys have been selling very well at Verrill Farm in West Concord.  They are now also available at Chip-in-Farm in Bedford, MA.  A new design is also coming.


I have two fall fairs that I am attending, the Harvest Craft Fair in Sudbury at the First Parish Church, on October 14th, 10a-4p and the Conant 36th Annual Artist and Craft Fair, October 22nd, Conant School , Acton, MA 10am-4pm..get ready cause here comes Christmas!!!


As usual I will be joining my buddies, John, Bob, Kathleen, Pat and Cooper at theBarrett/Byam Farm Fair in Chelmsford, September 16th 11a-4p.  It free and a very fun old-time New England Fair.  Several of us will be at the Java Room in Chelmsford, including Jon Swenson, on Dec 9th, 8p-10p another free and fun venue to get in the Christmas spirit.

Thank you   

Well I guess that is it, but I can’t sign off without mentioning how grateful I am for all your support.  This year my card sales are up 50%, and I owe it all to you, thank you very much!!