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Judy Christian
  • Kent, OH
  • United States
  • ceramics
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Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch yesterday. 21 Replies

I last heard that they weren't supposed to come too quickly. BUT- my son got his last week, and he's still working.Just wondering if anyone wants to disclose. We haven't received anything.Thank you!Continue

Tags: checks, stimulus

Show sends email saying they will refund, then only refunds 50%-BEWARE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Apr 14. 10 Replies

I received an email some weeks ago from the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, which is Cleveland area, OH, saying that we would receive a refund if the show was cancelled.That relieved me so much…Continue

Tags: shows, cancelled

Hospitals need masks, gloves, do you have any or can you sew?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Mar 25. 3 Replies

You may be able to help your local hospital- My daughter in law at our local hosp. is looking for any masks or latex gloves. They are in desperate need of masks. I only have a few n-95 slightly used…Continue

Tags: hospitals, gloves, masks

Elephant in the Room- Thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Mar 31. 26 Replies

I have had no discussions with any one other than my immediate family about the Cvirus.Two family members are in healthcare. Their opinion is that this is going to be in our lives for AWHILE. Not 3…Continue

Tags: with, artwork, selling, virus

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Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Yes, Judy we’ve paid plenty over the decades.  Dh has worked full time since he was 15 And is 64 now."
yesterday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"No qualms here when I think about how the 1% rips off all of us with insider deals and trading."
yesterday
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Yes, I know it feels strange to take the money, but think of how much you have paid in taxes down through the years.  So we are all getting a break and it is appreciated. (smiling)"
Sunday
Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Dh and I got a debit card with funds loaded on it, arrived yesterday.  We have a retail b and m unrelated to my craft business.  It’s an s-Corp and its profit has been our livelihood but also was counted when figuring if we…"
Sunday
Alison Thomas replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"My sister on social security got hers almost immediately.  I thought we would get ours quickly since we file online but I forgot that we haven't gotten a refund in over 15 years.  I went on the website and added our bank info but it…"
May 20
Richard L. Sherer replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Your were right Barry. 6:00am MST an it was there. Also got $500 and change rebate from State Farm this week too. Client paid for saddle up front to start in July so it has been a super good week so far."
May 13
Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Not everyone. We own a brick and mortar retail store.  It is an s-corp.  We do not qualify because they not only look at our take home pay but also include the business profit as our income."
May 12
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"We got ours on Saturday. $Kaching!$"
May 11
Barry Bernstein replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"It will be in your account before you wake up on Wednesday and you will be happy like I was. I got mine exactly when they said it was going to be there and they always deliver really early in the morning."
May 9
Richard L. Sherer replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"I've been checking website for a month, Finally says I will get direct deposit 5-13-2020. I'll believe it when I see it."
May 9
Kathleen V. Smith replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"I got mine April 29th. Everyone we know got theirs, except my Steve. His will come in a check.  I almost feel GUILTY as I would rather WORK!  HOPEFULLY some shows will open sometime in July-August-if not we'll have to sell other…"
May 9
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Mine was deposited Wed, May 8."
May 9
Barry Bernstein replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Everyone gets a stimulus check. If you want to make sure you get it quicker, go to the IRS web site and click on the link that says Get My Payment. Fill in your account number and your routing number. You will get a direct deposit. You have until…"
May 9
KDay replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"I got mine by mail on May 2nd. "
May 8
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"UPDATE: Still no stimulus from Uncle Sam..."
May 8
Judy Christian replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Walmart has shopping for seniors where I live on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 am. I am thinking that would have the more careful customers and I have had intentions to shop, but we never seem to need food on Tuesday."
May 7

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Your Medium
ceramics
Years in the Art Fair Business
40
First show ever
A small show with the PA Guild of Craftsmen
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Three CT Shows in 3 years - Short Report

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 11:12am 0 Comments

Please feel free to comment or make any opinions, thank you.

Dates, may not be exact, just posting from memory.

Three small shows along the CT coast, all in small scenic pleasant towns. Easy to do. 

1. 2015 -Guildford CT, Craft Expo, mid July. Set up easy Fri morning for me. Grassy center of town green area. Show Hours were easy- Fri from 3-8 pm or something like that. Sat and Sun, no long hours. Tear down easy.

Fee for customers. Quality was good, booth fee…

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Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 12:31pm 7 Comments

Just a quick post with a little info on two shows.

Anyone, please feel free to add or comment.

Mt. Gretna Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PA

Jenifer VonStein posted a bit back on Mt. Gretna Art Show.

Thought I would add. I have done this show about 7-8 times over the past 10 years.

This show is a two day mid August. Situated in scenic Mt. Gretna, PA.

Wonderful setting.  Trees, grass, decent food and background music.

Apps are on Zapp :…

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Reston VA Show, a short report

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:27am 22 Comments

Two things:

1. Beautiful show, great work, great presentation, great food, great looking crowd,

in a sophisticated area (DC). Perfect. Show committee did a wonderful job here. Everything was great.

2. Sales. Not. 

The customers that I had all told me the same thing---they WALKED from their condo to the show!

This show was too good to not be visited by people from the greater DC area- where were they?

 For a $500 booth fee, $50 jury…

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Manayunk Art Show 2013

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:00am 38 Comments

Here are a few thoughts on the show, while they are fresh in my mind:

Manayunk, June 22, 23, 2013.

 

Large street show, variety of work, good quality and some ok work.

Nice area, nice atmosphere.

Interspersed in between booths- commercial booths- 5 Hour Energy, Geiceo, etc.

Also gave out tons of free yogurt near me- tons, so people were carrying entire BOXES of cold yougurt, hands full, and I would say no longer shopping as they just received some…

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At 7:44pm on August 20, 2014, Nate Feinberg said…

Thank God for you.   I thought that I was strictly alone regarding my comments.  As old as I am I am still stunned that some people (very, very few) are watching The Ed show!  I am open to all opinions within reason and listen to different discussions but I do not tolerate stupidity-and that is what we have so much of.  I am honored to be your friend and please keep in touch.

Nate

At 8:32pm on October 6, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
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