Month: November 2016

The Turkey is Gone… Now What?

I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, happy and blessed, visiting, entertaining, feasting, or just relaxing with family and friends. But don’t forget to rest up for the big shopping weekend to come – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all close at hand! Today I’m enjoying my only day off between Light-Up Night and Christmas Eve, and I’ll be back at the Chalet in Market Square, braving the cold tomorrow and every day for the next month. But I’m not complaining… I love being part of the festivities and excitement at the Holiday Market, and

Ready or Not – Here It Comes!

With a jolly Ho-Ho-Ho! Ready or not, it’s Showtime in Market Square! My elves and I have been working nonstop this week. We’ve had a blast setting up everything and putting together my wooden Alpine Chalet for the 2016 People’s Gas Holiday Market in Market Square. We tried some different things this year with my booth near the stage. This year we’re trying a brand new look and easier access to my art and gifts. With lots of new paintings and gifts adorning the Chalet, finding your holiday gift purchases will be fun! So everything’s in place… the Chalet is

What’s The Scoop, Franco Harris?

Wow! Another crazy week here in and around my studio. Though it’s definitely exhausting, I love the “busy-ness” of this time of year with shows galore and orders pouring in. And though it seems like we just put away our Halloween décor, next week begins my end-of-the-year marathon at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square! In fact, I will be having a soft opening from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th… then of course I’ll be there every day (except Thanksgiving) right up until December 23rd. CLICK HERE to view my Calendar of Events and find

Who Needs a Sugar Rush?

On Halloween night, Tom and I spent the evening outside, greeting the little children and passing out treats. I told Tom that breathing in the crisp, clear air on that chilly autumn evening reminded me of how it feels to be in my Chalet in Market Square. It also started me thinking about one of my favorite things about November and December – getting out of the studio, renewing old friendships and creating new ones. Definitely the “second-best” part of being an artist. My face-to-face encounters with all of you are what give me such joy at this time of