What a time we are living in. I'm sure if anyone would have been asked, just months ago, what they thought 2020 would bring, no one would have thought we would be where we are now - dealing with something called a Corona Virus that would turn the world upside down.
It's crazy to us how trips to the super market have left us just a bit fearful of those around us. Wearing gloves and masks now seems normal, and some of us have even managed to make the look work!
Driving down Hertel Avenue, Main Street in Williamsville, the Elmwood Village, any formerly vibrant neighborhood, and seeing shops, restaurants, and taverns closed is sad and at times downright depressing.
So many emotions have come over everyone ranging from fear, sadness, and anger, to joy and hope. Yes, joy and hope! Thinking of this time as a reset, as a way of Mother Nature healing herself, as a time where we can realize what is truly important, is joyful! And it is with great hope that when we come out on the other side of this, it will be with a deeper appreciation for one another, for caregivers, for teachers, for friends and family, and for Mother Earth.
But what do we do in the meantime, besides watch Netflix and take our dog for the 12th walk of the day? Well, we and the members of BWC have been making. Because that's what makers do, and for most of us, our creative minds have gone into overdrive! Not only have we been producing, but BWC has been growing with new talented members since (temporarily) closing our doors in the Market Arcade after only having them open for one month.
We couldn't think of a better way to showcase all of our members in this new world we live in, than by hosting a live Virtual Kindness Trunkshow on Friday, May 1st, beginning at 4:00 p.m., just in time for Mother's Day shopping!
Virtual Kindness Trunkshow, as defined by BWC - A collaborative effort by the eclectic, beautiful, creative members of BWC, to showcase and sell their work to followers and fans of BWC in the privacy of their own homes via Facebook. By hosting a trunkshow, BWC hopes to show kindness to our members by supporting their businesses, while bringing opportunities to show kindness to our follower's families and friends by offering hand-made gifts that have been made with love by our members.
Lots of gift-giving ideas will be showcased in a fun and interactive atmosphere, with little surprises along the way. Of course, self-indulgences are highly encouraged as well ;)
We are all new to this! So as we coordinate, plan, and create, we will keep everyone posted via blogs and Instagram and Facebook posts. So keep following us!
As always, we welcome questions, comments, and any type of shoutout!
Hope. We all have it in us. We will all be spectacular.
Holly and Jen