Set your Tivo!

On Monday, December 11th, Eris and I will be on WGHP Fox 8 at 7:45 a.m. to talk about MerriMail and Tips for Entrepreneurs. If you are in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad region, please tune in and see what happens.

We will post our advice for entrepreneurs on our blog after the show airs.

The MerriMail Web Site Face Lift

I have just spent the week giving the MerriMail web site a much needed face lift. New animation (seen above) and bright new colors. Be sure to check her out.

If the little bird is already perched on the M, refresh your screen to see the animation.


Venus :: Indie giver guide: For the mom

We are so thrilled to be featured as part of Venus' Indie Giver Guide as presented by Jessica Hood. We love being associated with Venus, the No. 1 source for coverage of women in music, art, film, fashion, and D.I.Y. culture. Be sure to check out this quarterly on the newsstand and online.


Rock & Shop Market

Mark your calendars for the next Rock & Shop Market on Saturday December 2nd! The Rock & Shop Market is a hip, urban market in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina showcasing designer goods from over 35 local & national emerging artists as well as live performances by The Midtown Dickens, The Octobers & DJ Marco!

We love Skirt!

Thanks to Skirt! Magazine for the kudos in their November issue. Be sure to pick it up for a great read during the Holiday weekend.


new downloadable cards

Want to give MerriMail as a gift, but need something to present? We now have the answer. We put together a set of eight different cards for you to choose from. Select your greeting and print it out. Enjoy!


Branching Out with Patrick Dougherty

Jug or Naught, Fredric Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1999.
Photographer: David Ferris.

I just had an excellent interview with Patrick Dougherty, a world-renown sculptor from North Carolina. The interview will be featured in the upcoming issue of MerriMail, due out in January. Fly through Twisted Logic to get a sense of the depth of his work.


workshops, conferences, classes wanted

We are in the process of collecting a comprehensive list of inspiring workshops, conferences and events. Please browse our listing and be sure to add any of your favorites in the comments section.

The Handmade Market

Looking for something to do tomorrow in Raleigh, NC? Check out The Handmade Market.

The Handmade Market is a showcase of artists, independent designers, and crafters that is produced by The Handmaidens, a North Carolina collective of nine independent designers.

And if you can't make it, you can see the fabulous list of vendors who will be promoting their delightful goods.


Pink Mink Open House

A special thanks to Eris for representing MerriMail at Pink Mink's Open House. Be sure to visit Pink Mink for life's little luxuries the next time you are in Winston-Salem. This is where Eris first discovered the sweet little bird salt and pepper shakers.

new workshop listings

We just added a list of workshops hosted by a few of our friends, along with places we have taken classes before. Thanks to Melba for sending in the information for JustBe... Connected, a creative bloggers conference next fall in Cape Cod.

We would love to hear of any of your favorite places to take classes and workshops. Please add them in the comments section and we will be sure to add them to our workshops page, as well.