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A little bit of vacation

Daily scribbles by artist Jessica Doyle

My Etsy shops are closing this Saturday at noon EST now. They’ll likely be closed for one week and reopen once the the other stuff is tended to.

I have custom work to finish.

I want to garden and simultaneously take a packaging and postal run break to.

I think I’ll drive somewhere far away and take a mini vacation on less than $150. Believe me, I can do it. I’m one of the most frugal people out there. Case in point, I’ve only put $30 worth of gas in my car since buying it two months ago.

I want to work on my hobby and research both vintage and antique items. I love researching! It actually makes me happy searching the interwebs and tubes of information on things that are from a time before.

I want to visit my long time friends; Lisa, Gillian, Shyanne and Karen. I’ve known these women most of my life, since early childhood and they understand and I understand and know that regardless of how long it’s been since we last saw each other that we can pick up straight from where we leaped off. They are akin to my sisters.

I always loved how my Mom was so close to her four sisters while I was growing up.

I really enjoyed my time off in February. I always know when it’s time for a vacation as I simply stop drawing and painting. I haven’t drawn or painted anything in two weeks. Been doing other creative things.

I just want to let the dust settle and plant some seeds so to speak.

I write things down on little bits of paper; thousands of little bits of pieces of paper. This little piece of paper is one of the most recent. I doodled it on the back of one of my certificates of authenticity. Please note that identifying numbers have been censored.

I’m leaving on a jet plane for vacation on Saturday

And as such no postal deliveries will be made from April 24th to May 4th. All orders placed between those dates will be shipped promptly on May 5th, upon my return.

This postal service interruption will effect:

Jessica Doyle's OLDisNEW Vintage and Antique Shop

Jessica Doyle's HangsaLittleLeft Etsy Art Shop

Jessica Doyle's Etsy Art Shop

All three shops will remain open. Please do feel free to buy stuff while I’m gone 😉

This is the first real vacation I’ve taken in a little over five years. Mom and I are traveling to a resort in Southern Ontario. I’ll have computer access and be checking in on my shops, email and updating twitter.

This vacation couldn’t have arrived at a better time. After feeling somewhat down and restless for the last little bit it’s a welcome and inspiring departure from the normalcy of life. :)

xo