Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just Jump In

I haven't blogged in so long that it became harder and harder as time passed. Honestly I didn't miss it! Now though, how to get back online and blogging again? Go into a long apology and explanation...naw Just Jump In! :-) Happy New Years Eve!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mount Horeb and Fishes!

This past weekend was hot and stuffy! The whims of the weather is the biggest drawback to doing outside art fairs. Nice thing about Mount Horeb is that people still came out :-)

It is such a nice town. Mount Horeb still has a functioning downtown. It is great! You can tell the residents take keeping it alive and kicking seriously.

My Booth new collages now include FISH!!!

Forget the backgrounds! I cut game boards cut into bird and fish shapes, collaged, and painted

Monday, July 04, 2011

Independance Day

Beginning of our small town parade.
Happy 4th everyone!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New work and first art sale of the year

This past weekend in Janesville, WI, I had my first art sale of the year. I don't usually do any in January, but Emma talked me into it. The sale was called Arftic Art for Animals. It was a fundraiser for the animal rescue group Friends of Noah. I am really glad I went. The show organized well and even though it wasn't really busy, I have high hopes for future years.
I know it is hard to get the word out the first year.
There were enough people to keep me busy during
the morning, but then it got really really slow.
I think everyone went grocery shopping to get ready
for the big game the next day. I sold enough to go back
next year and besides...I like to support a good cause.
I really didn't take any good photos there, but here are a few I took before I left.

One of the only sale pics...I think my spinner rack cards turned out well

6x6 inch frame with mixed media heart

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

American Science and Surplus store

What a fun store!!!!!
Check out their website and get the catalog.

Look what I got on Saturday when we went to the Milwaukee store...

Glass test tubes and rubber stoppers, small round light bulbs, cool brass compasses,
an amber colored lens, light covers, brass rings, and ping pong balls!!!!
All for less than 20$

1.25$ for a foot -not sure what I'll do with it though????

tiny bottles 18 cents each for bottle and cork!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mummies of the World and MPM

On Saturday we drove to Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Public Museum to see
the Mummies of the World exhibit.

I love this museum... worth the drive!
If you are interested in mummies the exhibit is worth seeing
but as Ethan said "It is really good, but quite disturbing"
No photos allowed but if you want to see examples go to the above link.

walking down the streets of old Milwaukee


can Emma decode it????

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Challenge to Build a Creative Life

Walk on my Friend -detail

Walk on my Friend
mixed media painting on wood 5x5 inches

Being creative is easy for me, It is almost a need. I have to work on creative projects on a daily basis. Not to say that everything is a success and everything I make is "ART" but each has a purpose. An outlet.

The challenge for me is turning this need to create into a livelihood. What a great dream! I've been working on this dream for a few years....working hard but not always working smart. So my goal now is to find a way to work smart!

No pressure, huh!

To start with, I'm trying to expand my time in the studio working on art and not just fun craft projects. My outlet for craft is helping Emma with her teen craft club.

Spending time in the studio is a pain for me in the winter because my home studio is in the cold, dark, basement. No amount of lighting hides that fact. I just surround myself with my supplies, my iPod, and a space heater!

Another goal is to yet again, try to blog more. I'll take advantage of my iPod touch.