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We Are Handmade

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Do you love this global community we live in?  I have a high value for shopping local and supporting local small businesses, but at the same time, there are also a lot of small businesses that are flying right under the radar of the big-box stores, and proving by the thousands that we can do a lot more without them than we ever thought possible. One of the things that makes this possible is the online marketplace.

Usually I keep myself busy (very busy) showing you my latest creations or telling you about my next show, and I guess that's a good way to start. But as I've become more comfortable in my small business / handcrafted / artistic skin, I really have learned to appreciate the value of helping others or being helped by others who are at different points in this creative life path.

A few months ago, I had the privilege of being able to help a friend who was ill by being able to take on the leadership of the ArtFire Guild we were both on. As a result, I acquired the rather…