Friday, October 10, 2014

Santa's workshop

It has been Christmas, Christmas, Christmas at the studio since the studio sale ended almost a month ago.  I am still trying to use what I have but, I did buy some great blank wooden ornaments at the end of last season and I LOVE how they turned out.  
 
 For a craftsperson/artist we are prepping for the "selling season".  I really enjoy working and work more and more productively when I have a season to prepare for. 
 Most of the ornaments are $8- each including the chalkboard pic above and these shiny colorful stars.
 These gals are tree toppers.  $18- each.
 Ornaments/Favor pails....Bargain priced at $3- each.
 Sweet Wooden Snowmen $8- a piece.
Full bodied Snowmen with big buttons $8- each.
 
The first show is the Gathering of Artists November 21st and 22nd at the Bona Thompson Center in Irvington, Indiana.
 
My studio Sale is November 28th and 29th
 
If you see something and are out of town I would be happy to bill you through paypal and ship it out. 
 
Lots more to come. 
xo

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Don't take this too seriously!

I had a wonderful day today.  I enjoyed the beautiful weather, I had a delicious lunch with my husband at a new restaurant down the street from my house and I took my favorite 4 legged creature for a long walk. 
 
The following are some things that I want to vent about:
 
 Clothes::::after a season ends I am always on the hunt for a couple of new pieces for my "wardrobe".   Today as I was surfing the net  I came across this simple top with a piece of fabric sewn across the bottom.  Something that I would be interested in but not at $108-.  I just can't ever justify spending that on a t-shirt.  Clothes have been a huge disappointment lately.  Nothing last very long anymore.  Etc.  I guess I am going to have to do what this vintage button suggests.....
Every year I say I am going to re-work some of my clothes.  Maybe this year it will finally happen.
Okay next is Bethany Frankel, I heard she is going to be back on Real Housewives.  So, I confess at one point and time I really enjoyed the Real Housewives series.  I watched the OC bunch and the NY gals season after season.  I felt like early on there really were some "realness" to them.  I had hope that they were more like Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.  But, sadly they were not.  In fact Bethany wasn't even a housewife.  Then she met and married that cute and what seemed to be down to earth, Jason and had that cute baby and then it all fell apart.  She sold booze, got a talk show and now today I hear she is going back on the RHONYC.  I'm over it. 
 
 
 Then I got the mail and received another sadly shrinking and not so exciting Thanksgiving edition of Country Living.  A magazine I have been fond of for many, many years.  WHYYYYYYYYYYY???????  Is the hand writing on the wall.  Is the end near for this publication.  I have already said goodbye to Cottage Home, Country Home and Home Companion.  It hurts deep, deep inside.  I use to dog ear these magazines they inspired me. 

 
In no way, shape or form am I a huge fan of the Neely's.  On a raining day when Ed didn't have the remote glued to the palm of his hand I would watch an episode.  I heard today that this couple has been living apart and now are divorcing.  PLEASE!  They pretended to be such a close couple on TV for over 2 years.  Makes me mad.  They aren't cooks they are actors!  hahaha!!!!!
 
xo

Monday, September 29, 2014

Yummy October

Hey Friends!!!!  You all remember Lori McDonough from our Fair in September 2013 she is having a SALE at her home in Carmel, Indiana this coming Friday and Saturday.  I know she has been creating lots and lots of new work.  I am going for sure on Friday morning.  Want to join me???
xo 


Sunday, September 28, 2014

 I am starting to list some of the works that are still available from my past sale.  This is a 9 x 12 collage in my jenny elkins handmade shop for $40-
 I am starting to re-visit my whimsical side 16 x 20on canvas.  She also available in my handmade store for $52-.
 We just got a Fresh Thyme Market in our area and Ed and I went there Friday night (date night :)  It's apple time!  These honey crisps were HUGE and I devoured mine. Lucky to now live around such nice grocery stores. 
 
 The St. Lukes United Methodist Church that I attend is awesome.  Thursday after BOWLING, yes bowling.  I went to the church to help set up the amazing and enormous Rummage Sale.  The bonus is that I get to pre-shop.  I did find some great things for my booth at the antique mall as well as scoring this awesome hand carved bird for myself.  I guess I am collecting hand carved birds now.  This little guy was .50 cents.  I heard they raised over $10,000- for missions. 
On Friday I got a call from my Mom.  My step dad is suffering from frequent vertigo episodes lately.   This was a bad one that required a trip to the er.  So just as I was  getting ready to paint at the studio I got the call.  They watch my sweet little great nephew on Weds. and Fridays so I got to "play" with Lucas.  He is 2 and he is so FUN.  He leads my parents very good poodle around the yard.  Its adorable. 
 
I love that I have the life that allows for spontaneity.  I can't imagine it any other way. 
 
xo 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

"ART on Music"

I have been working on and off on this project.  The busiest guy I know Pete Brown asked me to be a part of this Spirit & Place event called Art on Music.  I finally completed it and tomorrow I will put it in a big box and take it to Fed Ex.  But, before I do I wanted to share it with you.  The event takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana in early November 2014.  Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the link of the event. 
 
About the Spirit & Place Festival

Spirit & Place opens minds, touches hearts, builds bridges and helps citizens move forward in new ways individually and collectively. It's all in our name: Spirit & Place. Through growth of the human spirit, Central Indiana becomes a better place.
 
 
 When doing this project I listened to the following...Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town, Peter, Paul and Mary and Lady Antebellum.  (Hey! I'm a girl, no judgment :)
 Collage on guitar.  Old papers, letters, paint, charcoal, mussel shell vintage buttons, photo copy of "Dori" vintage stamps and more. 
 backside
 I love my "Dori" image

 I made the hole smaller to accommodate Dori's eye size.

 
 
 
There will be other event openings than just the one listed above.
 
Please feel free to email me for more information.
xo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

STUDIO Sale this Friday and Saturday - See my little VIDEO

Confession:  Although I can maneuver around on the computer it is not my favorite place to be.  I have had the hardest time posting this video.  I do hope you will click on the link and view it. 
 
My nephew Heath graduated from Ball State University this spring with a degree in Audio Video Communications and he has been staying with us here in Indianapolis.  He has gotten a couple of jobs so far....He's a great guy and the plus side is he has made me a little video of my upcoming sale so click on this little link and take a peak.   
 
 
 
xo