I'm not an alarmist, but the holidays are just around the corner! In fact I have a few events to get ready for even before I start thinking about the holidays! One is a trunk show at really lovely bead shop, Brea Bead Works. They have studio spaces that you an rent for torch work and beading. It looks like a beautiful shop! The other is a local even, Ojai Day. I really look forward to Ojai Day but even in mid October (the 16th to be exact) it can be mind-blowingly hot! I will be thinking cool thoughts until then.