Truck Shop

We’ve come a long way since Brian first found this truck on Craigslist. He envisioned a rolling shop for me to get my jewelry out of the basement and onto the street. I wasn’t so sure at first, but then we got the truck, went for a ride and I was completely on-board! Now after a few weeks of fix-up and painting it’s ready to roll!

Truck Shop set up in Hudson, NY 0590429_1449286195341396_2893924564462984164_njewelry cases

Allison in Truck Shop

Allison and Truck Shop

figuring out the temporary sound system

display cases used from Olivia on Warren

interior of Truck Shop

me trying to get organized

Truck Shop is finally open! It is a way for me to get my jewelry out there and seen and (hopefully) purchased. So far I’ve had some success in sales, and people are intrigued by the truck and the concept— so much so that we now offer pop-up truck and food truck design—see if you are interested. And, if you find yourself in Hudson on a weekend, please stop by and say hello!

Ruth Beattie on OpenSky!

OpenSky LogoI’m excited to announce that Ruth Beattie now has a virtual storefront on OpenSky, a cool new online marketplace for artisans.

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Christmas Card

Four Parrotfish Illustration

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me–

four parrotfishInside artwork for twelve days of CHristmas card

three Key West hens, two manatees and a pelican in a palm tree.

Here’s the artwork I was talking about. All done in Adobe Illustrator base on some underwater photos I took snorkeling at Looe Key earlier this year.