Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I spent hours setting up my booth at the Exit 76 Antique Mall today. I took so much that I had to rent another booth right there and then. The alternative would be to pack it all up and bring half of it back so another booth it is. What I didn't do is take my camera. Next time. My junkin' buddy Sandy went along for the ride and Sue (my momma) drove her truck full of my junk. So we had a great time loading and unloading. It is a really nice mall. I am not use to such nice folks and great service. I hope I get some sales too!
As you can see my etsy booth is on vacation. I will still maintain a small presence there but need a break....see you on etsy again real soon.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Whats next...

My next event is at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center in Louisville, KY. My good friend and artist Robbie Moriarty has generously opened her space for me to sell my work on Friday April 23rd 5-8pm and Saturday the 24th. If you want more info I will be happy to send you a postcard with this image on it. Just email me at be sure to leave your address.
I have been a busy artist who hasn't made any art. I have tired quickly of selling my vintage items online. I think the biggest problem for me is the shipping costs and the box issues. I hate guessing on etsy how much will this 1 pound item cost to ship it to Washington State or Kentucky. Etsy desperately needs a shipping calculator. I have cheated myself out of money many times and then there are the sales out of the country. Which again I am complaining but you sell an item for $5- and then send it to France and it costs $18- to ship you are in and out of the post office and writing back and forth to the buyer for a profit of say $2 or 3 dollars. I just can't. So I have gotten a booth at Exit 76 Antique Mall and a case at Southport Antique Mall. I need some sort of steady money coming in. As soon as I move in April 1st I will post some photos here.
I have made some headway on our new place. The garage, basement and attic are basically organized thanks to hiring a strappy 16 year old who went from the basement to the 3rd floor walkup attic many many times. Once all my stuff is priced and taken to the antique mall it will eliminate the clutter in the house. But, as an artist there is always clutter somewhere.
Looking forward to the spring and my upcoming events. Missed blogging. Please let me know you have stopped by.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

love in a basket with dip on the side

Last night after a very busy day Ed and I went to dinner and got an appetizer of homemade chips and dip (we don't need them but wanted them okay okay) and I found this heart shaped chip. So our server took a picture and emailed it to me. sweet. I am telling you it is the little things. I know others have found heart shaped chips and things but this is my first.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bad blogger!

It has been a month since my last blog. (Sounds like I am in a confessional) Much has happened. I had a second opening at the AV Framing Gallery in Fountain Square and it was a great success. Many people came to the opening....some who I hadn't seen in years. I was happy with my SALES. Ed and I (Lucy too) moved into a traditional 4-square. Fireplace, hardwoods, nice wood trim and a big kitchen. My studio is still in boxes but tomorrow I will begin the process of unpacking that room. Of course the day we move it snows 4 inches which takes more time and you pay the movers by the hour. The good news is that everything arrived safely. It was exhausting though I am not going to sugar coat it. Lucy bassett loves that she has a yard again and at times we have had a hard time getting her in when we are on our way out. There have been lots of distractions along the way this month. The biggest one was my guy (Ed) had to be hospitalized for a week (which happens alot). I hate it for him and well for me too. Even the dog is sad when he is gone from home. He is on the mend. I have a good feeling about this year. I have been selling some stuff at several places around town, vintage on etsy and even clothes at a consignment store. My next event is in Louisville KY at Robbie Moriarty's store on April 23rd. If you are in the area please stop by. I promise I will blog more.....just had to settle in.