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

Friday, September 5, 2014

STUDIO SALE coming soon.....



 
The first ever sale at my studio is only a week away.  September 12 and 13th. So much to do still.  I robbed my space at the Olde Shadeland Antique Mall space yesterday and today I have a list a mile long of to do's.  I am really excited to share what I have been making over the last couple of months with you. 
 
If you haven't received an invitation and still want to come I can email you the info.  Also, if you are interested in the mail swap please let me know.  I am excited about that coming up in the future. 
 
xo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Indiana State Fair

 
I love the Indiana State Fair.  I am so busy getting ready for my upcoming sale so this post will mostly be photos.   Just let me say.  I love seeing the huge pumpkins, the home and family arts entries (including mine), the animals, Pioneer Village is my favorite place there reminds me of my dad with all the tractors and vintage objects, old time music etc.  This year my Mom and I met there one day and took the architectural tour.  It was really interesting hearing about what they used the buildings for during wartime.  When buildings were added etc.  They have $2- Tuesdays during the fair where each food vendor has to offer something for $2- and those days are packed with people.  I really enjoyed a soft mini pretzel.  I didn't really eat much at the fair this year.  Trying not to be real bad anymore with food.  The fair is always something I look forward to every year.  Never disappoints.  xo
 
 
 huge skate made from cans
 




 Our nephew Heath

 HUGE! Tomato!!!!
 
 Gourds
 

 
 
 My favorite place at the fair!
 




                      Miniature Farm                  

Ed (hubs) and Heath watching the Bee show.
 



 Pioneer Village
 


 My Mom and Smokey the Bear.
 


It's a great STATE fair.  Don't miss it don't even be late! xo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mail Art EXCHANGE

 
 
In my last post I mentioned having a mail art exchange or swap.  So I poked around on the internet and I think this could be done very easily.  What it will do for sure is force us to do something a little out of the BOX.  Try a new medium, work smaller for some, use materials that will go safely through the mail etc.
 
 
So here are the simple rules for this exchange:
 
Email me or respond with your email to this post by September 15th and let me know if you want to participate in the exchange.
 
Once I get the number of those involved I will email  the number of pieces of mail you will need to make with everyone's addresses.
 
Then create on a postcard or an envelope.
 
Put postage on each piece of mail and mail to each person involved on October 15th.
 
Whose in??????  xoSomeone just left a comment and it said Me please~ make sure if you want in to use your email so I can contact you.