Saturday, October 26, 2013

An Art-Filled Weekend!

Last Saturday was a beautiful, sunny, Fall day - perfect for two art events in our town.
Both took place on the same street, so the flow of traffic benefitted both!


I had a table at the "Artisan Affair" show, which had painting, ceramics, pottery and jewelry!

It was held in the Press Room of our local paper, The Daily Item,
with newspaper presses and machinery in the background. Very funky!

I had worked hard to create some new work, and mixed with older work.
it made a decent display.



These are some newer landscapes...


It was worth the effort, because I sold 5 pieces of work, which came as quite a surprise!
(Although it was hard to let go of some pieces that I was particularly fond of!)

This is the lady who had the table next to mine - gorgeous pottery!
I bought the red bowl on the right side of the table!

Across the street and further down the street, our Arts Collaborative had two gallery displays 
and all kinds of entertainment!

A demonstration by my friend Andrea on using a Gelli Plate for 
fabric and paper printing! I want to try this!

And in the evening, a reception for the artists and some beautiful
music from a very talented singer, Molly Mae!


It was a fantastic weekend, and I'm so glad to have been part of such 
exciting efforts to promote the arts!

Hope you're having a
terrific weekend!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Working in Chaos

I'm working on some new landscapes, but...

our house has been in an uproar since May, with 2 bathrooms being renovated, a complete kitchen re-do, and, now, wall and woodwork painting being done in the main parts of the house. My husband and I were always do-it-yourselfers, but, as he travels more for work and we hit our mid sixties, we've decided to do everything that needed to be done in one fell swoop. Fortunate? Yes. Privacy? No!

This past weekend, we did tackle one project - refurbishing our kitchen table. It had a dark green pedestal and the chairs were falling apart, so we repainted the pedestal and bought new chairs - voila!

It's a bit disconcerting to work on artwork with so much commotion in the house, but I'm trying to get a few pieces done before the October show and our Arts Collaborative's exhibit on the same weekend!
I'm really not worrying about selling work so much as having a nice presentation.

Hope your week is going well!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

An Upcoming Show

I've been working on some fiber artwork for an event, which is coming all too soon!

I finished up these two pieces, which were also in a recent show for our Arts Collaborative...

"Anne"  machine stitching, applique, colored pencil

"Meditation"  fiber, painted fabric, needle felting, hand embroidery, natural fibers

and I even had them professionally framed for the upcoming show!

I have several more pieces in progress and will share them soon,

Have a wonderful weekend!!