Monday, November 24, 2008

Make sure you read the FREE GIVEWAY post!

This is one of the lightwitch plates available!!!!

Ahhhhh Thanksgiving!

This is a little HOLIDAY CUBE that I make and sell (photo is fuzzy). You flip it around from Holiday to Holiday and this side is wishing you and yours a Happy Thansgiving. The next photo is of my Horn of Plenty. Even though I am not real big on fake flowers and fruit I do think this is a sharp one. As someone who has spent the majority of my adult life working in retail we often skip Thanksgiving and jump right into the Christmases. I remember when I was making those tedious paper mache cats with Kristina and my Mom and we would have Christmas Music on in August just to get us in the mood. Well I am going to enjoy this Thanksgiving. Even though the economy is not pretty and we don't have a Norman Rockwell family I am thankful.

1. I am thankful for my Family (small and at times dysfunctional)
2. I am thankful for my husband (sickly and an absent minded professor type)
3. I am thankful for friends (troubled and not so troubled)
4. I am thankful for Lucy, my short little dog (naugty and nice)
5. I am thankful for the past and the present (good, bad and ugly)
6. I am thankful for my ability to survive most situations and come out on the other end (good, bad and ugly)
7. I am thankful that I can create and have the opportunity to do so
8. I am thankful for my health (under control)
9. I am thankful to live in a country like ours that still believes in Freedom
10. I am thankful for everyone and everything that has touched my life

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Free GIVEAWAY !!!! I am curious if anyone is reading my blog and have decided to do a giveaway. So post your comment to this posting and after the Thanksgiving Holiday on Sunday I will draw a name and send you a lightswitch plate of your choice from my etsy site.
p.s. the photos of the lightswitch plates are really close up and look better when on your wall. Makes a nice small gift or stocking stuffer as well.

It's beginning to LOOK like......

I just finished listing 6 of these spoon....I have a bunch MORE. So if you are interested let me know. If you don't want to use as a Christmas Tree Ornament you can take off the greens and button and shake off some of the mica and just hang them on the wall.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's that TIME again!

New Christmas Ornaments I made for the open house that my Mom hosted for me last weekend. I will have them in Crawfordsville, IN on Nov. 29th and at my open studio (at my house) and SALE on Dec. 5th and 6th. I will try and list everything on etsy too. (I wished it wasn't so much work to list everything) The large paper collages are $18- each.
Baby Angel on the cover of an old book $16- each. Wooden Snowman is $10- each.

My assistant, cheerleader, life long supporter and the best Mom! Sweet Sue.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Work hanging at Henry's on East Coffee Shop

There are 5 small pieces with girls wearing sunglasses (vintage hair clips) and then 3 of the dessert series. There is more work that I did not show.

Old Bag....collage on an original woodcut purse.

Plate series.....Kiss my Grits, Beans beans the Musical Fruit, Shake and Bake and I helped and more.

The front of Henry's on East. Just north of Mass Ave. Best Iced Tea anywhere! Great desserts and lunch. Many thanks to neighbor Anne Sweeney for getting me the gig!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fall, Shows and Blah, Blah, Blah!

This is one of my collages that is (sold) but I love it! So Fall. I think everyone who lives where the leaves change love Fall. I do. I have been busy working on new work for Henry's on East (near Mass Ave next to Outword Bound Bookstore). I will be taking some pieces that I made this year too that just haven't found the right home yet. Cats, Cakes, Ladies with Sunglasses on, Lots of plates "Beans, beans the Musical Fruit", 3 Three Graces and more. I hope you will be able to stop in and see the show. All priced to SELL. I have a huge day of preparing for my next open house. Cold here. Loved that I heard from an old customer through my Blog, Carolyn you made my day. Also, had lunch with Lori of yesterday and she gave me great ideas about some marketing. Love spending time with her.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rock on!

One of my very favorite persons, Kristina Estell has just opened a new etsy shop. . If you have been to my house you may have seen this great little stack of felted rocks she made for me last Christmas. They ROCK! Kristina is a fine artist and has a enormous amount of talent. Check out her other works at . She and her husband David Bowen live in Duluth, MN. Wish she was here!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I need to BLOG!

I voted. Here are my thoughts about yesterday. I wish more people would educate themselves before they go to the polls. That the office of President is very important what I am blogging about has nothing to do with Obama. But, local government is just as important. It effects what happens at home. We still have a Congressman riding the coatails of a dead grandmother. Our citizens voted for a referandum to spend .25 billion for our horrible inner-city school system. It will increase our already high property taxes and not be subject to property tax caps. I know students that attend these schools they WILL graduate, they have good parents. The truth is these students can be in a brand new school, it is the families that need improvements. I think my sadness is that I live in a area with more uneducated voters than educated. Now remember I am a registered Democrat (for now). But, I felt bullied by the democrats this election. Telling people to vote a straight ticket doesn't make for a diverse government. When I go to sleep at night I want my to know the best and brightest are in charge of my country, state and city.......

It is OVER....he (we) lost...but, he ran a good campaign!

Ed before the election party. He screwed up his leg the night before and was in a huge amount of pain. I ran him to the doctors during the day in between everything else and he got some meds. then ended up with HIVES. His normal LUCK! But with ice and some pain killer he is on the mend. My diagnosis too much campaigning the days before the election. Suzanne, our good Libertarian friend, came over and made sandwhiches for all the poll workers and she willingly decorated the house for the little gathering afterwords. It felt like campaign headquarters. You are the best SUZANNE!
On our little street we had a good showing of support. There were 7 signs on a 1/2 of block. Not bad. He did really well for someone who just got involved in politics a year ago. I am really proud of him.

The front of our house with a sign for the after party.

Lucy showing support for her DAD!

This is where it all began. July 2007 Black Sunday after Indianapolis residents recieved their property tax bills they went to Monument Circle to protest. (It seems like years ago). Ed is holding a sign that reads " No ones life, liberty or property is safe when the Legislature is in session." Mark Twain. Of course he is holding a microphone. I am realistic that it would be hard to vote in a Libertarian State Representative but, I am disappointed too.
Unfortunatley, the Presidental race hurt Ed's race....later post.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween at "OUR" house

On our way to the party!

I went to the darkside!
Ed went to the party as a "Bad Fairy". His idea. Totally cracked everyone up. Lot's of self esteem behind that wand! :)