...to Ginko Gallery we went! Today was unseasonably warm and sunny, so DRU and I made a trip to Oberlin to deliver art tiles to our beloved Ginko Gallery. Ginko Gallery was the first ever gallery to carry my work, and I am forever grateful for that. The owner, Liz, is such a warm and nurturing person, she really helped my get past my insecurity as a new artist way back in 2004. Emu Tiles have been available at the Gallery continuously since then. And so have kittens! Did I mention there are kittens?
Liz fosters kittens in the back room for a rescue organization, and customers are welcome to help socialize them. Or even adopt them, if they can provide a good home. Every time I go, I fight the urge to take one home with me. I just know my two elderly cats would not appreciate one of those little guys at all.
After we dropped off a couple of boxes of tiles, we hiked around Oberlin for an hour or so, then checked out some shops and had dinner. I was happy to see lots of people out, supporting small, independent businesses for their Black Friday shopping. When we stopped back at Ginko, Liz had arranged all of my tiles in a lovely display, which I was able to take a picture of just before the batteries in my camera died.
I love the hand woven baskets and cat paintings on the shelf below.
All in all, it was a great afternoon. If you are ever in the area, I hope you visit Ginko Gallery, it is a gem of a place that I am proud to be associated with.
(No- it wasn't that unseasonably warm, this last picture was taken in July!)