The Very Busy Month Of June

10 07 2012

As you can see I haven’t blogged for some time.  June was a really busy time for me.  I was creating two brand new classes…and then trying them out on my “guinea pigs”!  Postcard Panache was the first class. I had the actual idea for this class last summer, but like anything else, if there is no demand for something, my ideas may remain just that…ideas.  But in March this year, two ladies from Louisville put a demand on me for this class, so I worked hard to get samples made and get it prepared so they could have a full day of learning.  These two ladies came to my house for the day and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.  Now I just have to get it up on my Lectures/Workshops page.  There is always something to do!

Postcard Panache is a class geared to teaching people how to use all of the new artsy products that are  on the market.  I sell all these products at quilt shows, but demos are important because people don’t quite know what to do with Angelina fibers  and other items.  So, in postcard format, I showed these ladies a number of ways they could use bottled inks, Smooch Spritz, Angelina fibers and film, BoNash bonding powder, foiling glue, foil, stencils, etc.  They had quite a play day and were very complimentary, which makes me feel happy that they were so pleased.

The second class I created is a screen printing class.  I finally settled on a name for it no one else has used, at least not that I know of…Spontaneous Screen Printing.  Several gals from the St. Louis area and other friends of mine signed up and declared that they  had a great time and learned a great deal, so I feel I have done my job.  It is a lot of work creating and planning a brand new class, then packing everything for it.  At the same time I was planning a demo on Friday for the artisans center where the class would be taught the following day.  Due to the extreme messiness of using dye paints to demo I opted to do something totally different!  Which made me even more work…what was I thinking?  Again, it was a project that had been in the back of my mind for some time, so in a way, by demo-ing gelatin printing using paints, I got some “work” done for future artwork…AND I got a commission out of it too, which was very unexpected, but welcome.





Select Collections

2 12 2010

Select Collections is an annual event hosted by the Evansville Museum Shop.  It is a unique shopping experience with selected vendors.  Here’s a few photos.

The entrance to the gallery.  The black and white printed pillows are mine.

My booth….and a short view down the hallway.

Julia’s wonderful dolls.  She also had some raku pins and some wrist bags.

Julia arranging things.





It’s The Holidays

16 12 2009

Life has been incredibly busy around my house lately…but I don’t think I’m alone in this…it’s the holidays!
The first weekend of December was the Art Fair at New Harmony. Sales were good. This past weekend was our first Tri-State Artisans Studio Tour. I set up a “shop” in my garage. My friend Kay, who weaves baskets, joined in with her wonderful baskets.

The weekend warmed up to the 40′s so we stayed warm enough with a big heater and a small electric heater.  We had fun, visited with people that came by,  and had good sales.

Now it’s time to get started on Christmas baking…one week from Friday the party is on!





Arts In Harmony

5 05 2008

Well, the festival is over for this year.  It was quite fun with lots of artists in all mediums.  The first day was quite ‘blustery” and we had to hold onto our hats (and tents!), the downside of outdoor festivals.  The second day was awesome and beautiful.  A columnist for the Evansville Courier, Sally Roth, had a column that came out in Sunday’s paper with a brief mention of the Arts In Harmony festival and a mention of my website and, in particular, a certain fiber piece of mine, called “Leaf”.  It is from a photo of a geranium leaf in my back yard.  She previewed my website and really loved this piece, then wrote about it in her column.  She was at the fair, since she lives in New Harmony.  Since I had prior notice that this column was coming out, I managed to have “Leaf” on hand, mounted and ready to hang…and Sally purchased it.  There were several purchase awards given to other artists, but this was my “purchase award”!

“Leaf” —SOLD





Art Sale

24 03 2008

This is the piece I sold on Saturday. It will be going to live in Merida, Mexico. Sounds like a warm place. I am quite content to send my babies out into the world to live somewhere else!

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“Leafed”








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