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New Year, New Changes

 

Happy 2022! In numerology, the number 2022 reminds you to see the bigger picture and work with the details necessary to complete that picture. Take a balanced, harmonious and peaceful stance in all areas of your life and trust that everything will turn out for the highest good in the long-run. Do not put your energies towards negative thoughts or beliefs. It's almost like the number is trying to show you that there is still work to do, but, you should try to always focus on the positive side of life, and be joyful when you can. A very timely and fortuitous message indeed, what with this seemingly endless pandemic loop! 

OUT WITH THE OLD?

Speaking of this never-ending pandemic, supply chain issues have greatly affected the supply of 7-day candles nationwide (unless you are a ginormous corporation) and I will sadly have to stop offering them on all my platforms for an unforeseeable time. I get my supply from a local warehouse that supplies goods to many of the Latino supermarkets here in Portland, OR  and the brand of candles I use is Continental Candles, a US company run by an amazing Latino family. I have contacted different suppliers and warehouses since supply became strained in mid 2020 and more recently now that nothing at all is coming in and learned of the same problems and lack of inventory everywhere. If you are looking to read some excellent information explaining the supply chain, what has happened, and how, I highly recommend going to this article by the Council of Foreign Relations to find out what I can't possibly explain any better. 

 

IN WITH THE NEW

Fortunately, I can still offer just the decal (it will be easier for you, the public, to find a single candle rather than a small business like me, trying to keep an inventory to meet demand of my customer base), or better yet... you can get the image as print, poster, t-shirt, throw pillow, phone case, tote, and more -even a puzzle... YEP YOU HEARD RIGHT: PUZZLE! The company I have been using is called, Pixels, and they have been serving up quality items for the last 2 years I have been using them. I personally own several t-shirts as well as a pillow and I am quite pleased. 

These changes will be going into effect mid January after the last candle sells. I will be adjusting the listings but if you don't see something you would like, please do contact me to request it. 

The good news, is, I'll have much more time to work on new art like paintings, clay art and dolls, drawings, and some super secret illustrations for  a couple kids' books I've written. You will still be getting my other artwork directly from me and if you order a t-shirt or something as well, it will just come separately. 

Speaking of new art, check back on Feb. 4th for a new release of some darkly romantic wearable and hangable items as well as homages to Anne Rice, Betty White, and Regina Spector. REST IN GIRL POWER

THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!!! 

In the magically healing lyrics of, Better Things by, the Kinks:

Here's wishing you the bluest sky
And hoping something better comes tomorrow
Hoping all the verses rhyme
And the very best of choruses, too
Follow all the doubt and sadness
I know that better things are on the way
I know you've got a lot of good things happening up ahead
The past is gone, it's all been said
So here's to what the future brings
I know tomorrow you'll find better things