Jackson Square Artisans

The Carraige House has been open for a month now and we’ve had lots of company.  Everyone who comes in has loved our new shop.  Please stop in. We’re sure you’ll find something you absolutely have to have.

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Come Join the Jackson Square Artisans

We are Gloria Watanabe (the Boston Woman) & Janet Nelson, two Weymouth artisans, who want to share an exciting opportunity with you. We are developing plans for an Artists Boutique in Jackson Square in Weymouth. The boutique would feature the work of local artisans, who would each have their own dedicated space in the shop that they could design to highlight their work. We hope to have a variety of artists and wares to continually entice shoppers to spend time checking out all the different items and keep returning to see what’s new. A select group of artisans will be chosen to ensure that the boutique offers consistent quality and avoids multiple people selling similar products. Each artisan would help to staff the shop at least one day a month to build a connection with the community and create a rapport with customers who love to shop local.

We have been a part of temporary artists’ groups in neighboring towns and wanted to create a more permanent community here in Weymouth. We already have a mailing list of interested customers who have supported us in the past and can’t wait for our new boutique to open. We’ve found a unique home for our Jackson Square Artisans in a great location that would be perfect for this group, and give us plenty of opportunity for growth. The initial plan would have the shop operate Thursdays through Sundays with an opening day in the spring. The cost to participate would be approximately $75-$100 per month, depending on the number of artisans. This fee would cover all rent, utilities, insurance, advertising and maintenance. We are unable to accept any work on commission at this time.

Please feel free to pass on this information to any other artists, crafters or designers who may be interested. We’d love to share more about our ideas and details about the space! Please email me at artisansatb@gmail.com for more information.

A Day In The Life

Photo Feb 27, 12 06 14 PMI sometimes try to plan out a weekly exercise routine to work on all of the areas of my body that need work. I start with the mind.  As I get older I also need to do more stretching to stay limber. I try to do a morning yoga routine as often as possible because it calms my mind while stretching out my muscles.

Walking, especially in my favorite places, makes me happy. I head to the shore when I have the time, but a quick walk around the neighborhood can also do the trick. When the weather is nice, I try to get out everyday.

A few years ago I was motivated to start running. Life got in the way and I put away the running shoes. I’m seriously thinking of pulling them out this spring and trying again. The high school track is just down the street.

I stopped playing tennis last year after experiencing so many injuries. But I realize I have to get back into playing. I love the sport, I just need to get into better shape so I don’t suffer so many injuries. Getting into shape means building up the muscles to prevent injuries. That means getting to the club at least once a week to work with weights.

On the days that I clean house or work in the yard, I know I’m getting exercise (because I’m usually sore the next day) so I don’t worry about trying to fit in another type of exercise.

With the warm weather coming, it will be easier to gear up with an exercise “routine” that I can really enjoy; including taking the grandchildren out for long walks.