SHOPPING! URGH! Or not… YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER!!!

Last year i posted the following rant type thing and then added a list of artists, crafters and home based businesses that you can choose to support instead of the “BIG BOX” retailers.  I’m reposting it now because the season of brutality in malls is upon us again…

This is no shock if you have seen my work really (and do please have a look at the link if you haven’t) but I am saying this now because as may be obvious the holiday season is on us.

No, I’m not just trying to sell you ion my craft dear readers.  I am also trying to make a small statement.

I had the unfortunate need to stop into the Wal-Mart on my way home from the in-laws bird eating festivities on Thursday.  So I walked in and it took me 10 minutes to wade my way through the morass of stupidity and negativity that the interior of the building had become just to pick up ONE Item.  I began wading my way back thru said morass to find the end of a line.  I found none.  In those 15 minutes I went from being in a rather pleasantish mood to being ready to go postal and nuke the whole damned lot of them.

Now, I used to cleanse houses of some pretty unpleasant things.  But never Never Have I experienced such Concentrated IKCKKK as I did in those 15 minutes.  I think maybe we could have applied the story concept used in the GHOSTBUSTERS II movie as a template for the way the energy in there felt.

Now we all know that Loki loves His bit of Chaos now and then but this… this even made Him want to run… and run fast.  I got back in the car, immediately looked at my dearest husband and told him I was going to disappear because I was that much not ok after that experience.  Immediately popped in the noise isolating earbuds and disappeared… I showed back up more than an hour later when we were nearly home.

Dear reader I tell you this because frankly I would not wish that kind of BLECH on even my most hated enemy.  Please, PLEASE spare yourself and your loved ones of that kind of experience.

SHOP LOCALLY, SHOP with your ONLINE *Local* COMMUNITY, SHOP with the Folk Who Share your Faith, your ideals and your common interests!  There are MILLIONS of us out there; I am just one of many

Below you will find a list of Facebook and Etsy  pages, these are artists and crafters that I consider MY community and MY Family, PLEASE look them over and see if they have something that fills a need you have.  You will be making an actual person benefit from your patronage…

http://fincastali.org/handmade

https://www.facebook.com/fiberwytch?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Highwire-Coffee-Roasters/132061020211595

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/The.Kenaz.Sword

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MrsBsBrewsandBaubles?ref=si_shop

https://www.facebook.com/CariocaWitch

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TRSkye

https://www.etsy.com/shop/draupner?ref=si_shop
http://www.draupnir.biz

https://www.facebook.com/tangledyarn

https://www.facebook.com/gallerysevven

https://www.facebook.com/ikizekArt

https://www.facebook.com/FullKnittedJacket?fref=pb

https://www.facebook.com/RalskiArt?fref=pb

https://www.facebook.com/Eliora.EnchantingElegance?fref=pb

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-of-Color/201278089906863

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChrissySparksArt?ref=top_trail

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DvergersAnvil

https://www.facebook.com/BackInTheDayReEnactmentItemsForSaleToOrder

http://puremagickproductions.com/

This is not a complete list by any means at all but it is a start and I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE any and everyone to feel free to ass any links to the comments section PLEASE.

My intention is to BUILD this resource!

 

AS AN INCENTIVE I AM POSTING OUR CURRENT COUPON CODE!

THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT CODE 30OVER402013 WILL GET YOU 30% OFF YOUR PURCHASE OF 40.00 OR MORE IN THE ETSY STORE!!!!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/IvaldisDreamTrove

My dear friend Beth crafted this for Loki and I after He told me I needed to commission it from her, I gave her virtually no input other than She needed to be the one to do it, and He would tell her what He required of it.

I feel particularly blessed as Beth was given allowance by Her Spouse Odin to do this project for Us during not just her devotional month to Odin but also during the sacred time of the Yuletide. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for her work, her blessing and the Blessings of Alfather to complete this for Loki and I…

My Craft… It Feeds My Soul

http://www.etsy.com/shop/IvaldisDreamTrove 

This is no shock if you have seen my work really (and do please have a look at the link if you haven’t) but I am saying this now because as may be obvious the holiday season is on us.

No, I’m not just trying to sell you ion my craft dear readers.  I am also trying to make a small statement.

I had the unfortunate need to stop into the Wal-Mart on my way home from the in-laws bird eating festivities on Thursday.  So I walked in and it took me 10 minutes to wade my way through the morass of stupidity and negativity that the interior of the building had become just to pick up ONE Item.  I began wading my way back thru said morass to find the end of a line.  I found none.  In those 15 minutes I went from being in a rather pleasantish mood to being ready to go postal and nuke the whole damned lot of them.

Now, I used to cleanse houses of some pretty unpleasant things.  But never Never Have I experienced such Concentrated IKCKKK as I did in those 15 minutes.  I think maybe we could have applied the story concept used in the GHOSTBUSTERS II movie as a template for the way the energy in there felt.

Now we all know that Loki loves His bit of Chaos now and then but this… this even made Him want to run… and run fast.  I got back in the car, immediately looked at my dearest husband and told him I was going to disappear because I was that much not ok after that experience.  Immediately popped in the noise isolating earbuds and disappeared… I showed back up more than an hour later when we were nearly home.

Dear reader I tell you this because frankly I would not wish that kind of BLECH on even my most hated enemy.  Please, PLEASE spare yourself and your loved ones of that kind of experience.

SHOP LOCALLY, SHOP with your ONLINE *Local* COMMUNITY, SHOP with the Folk Who Share your Faith, your ideals and your common interests!  There are MILLIONS of us out there; I am just one of many

Below you will find a list of Facebook and Etsy  pages, these are artists and crafters that I consider MY community and MY Family, PLEASE look them over and see if they have something that fills a need you have.  You will be making an actual person benefit from your patronage…

https://www.facebook.com/fiberwytch?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Highwire-Coffee-Roasters/132061020211595

https://www.facebook.com/tangledyarn

https://www.facebook.com/gallerysevven

https://www.facebook.com/ikizekArt

https://www.facebook.com/FullKnittedJacket?fref=pb

https://www.facebook.com/RalskiArt?fref=pb

https://www.facebook.com/Eliora.EnchantingElegance?fref=pb

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-of-Color/201278089906863

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChrissySparksArt?ref=top_trail

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DvergersAnvil

https://www.facebook.com/BackInTheDayReEnactmentItemsForSaleToOrder

http://puremagickproductions.com/

This is not a complete list by any means at all but it is a start and I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE any and everyone to feel free to ass any links to the comments section PLEASE.

My intention is to BUILD this resource!