Monday, December 5, 2011

The end of the season!!!!

Well I will have to say the 2011 Art Show Season has been a wonderful!!!! I have gone further this year, met great new friends, and have grown as an artist. I was excepted to some wonderful shows... that has shown me how to improve on my art and attitude. It has been a blessed experience all the way around. Thanks so much, to all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The newest design - "The Boys"

Since I have had the "The Sisters" or "Mimi and Margie" design... I have been searching for the perfect male photo. I had looked thu 100's of family photo, about to drive my sister crazy... but no luck.
Yesterday must have been a lucky day for me. Two wonderful things happen... ( I have learned thing happen for a reason, just don't ask First, Ms Arlene Norton of "The Parlor at Devilish Mary's" asked me to join the gallery. Within the next week I should have some of my pieces on display. Second, due to the contact with the gallery ... I met a Mr. Bob Franks on line, so just looking thu the photos on the front face book page.... I saw them... The Boys... the best vintage photos ever!!! It turns out that the boys were actually Mr. Franks grandmother's cousins. (that's a mouth full!!) It was exactly what I had been searching for.. it is adorable!! The only thing is .. this is NOT my family.. so I will just will have to adopt the fellows!! Thanks again to Arlene and Bob!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Amish Acres has changed me!!!

A fun day with Kama Darr (bff)

There is a lot to say about these photos... WOW.. was my first expression of amazement. With an I-phone in her hand, Kama Darr, took photos while shaking her wrist back and forth... who would have thought it?? I actually look like a Arty person. Some of those faces look as if I was enjoying the WHOLE process!! (I It only proves I only look great if its in black and white, and I don't know what I'm doing!!! lol
That's just the way I roll!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Getting Ready for Fall Shows

Well my skills of updating the blog is lacking, but it has been a busy spring and summer season. So here is a short round up on the shows. Arts Alive it was cold and rainy. Virgina Highland Arts Festival and Cave Springs Art Festivals were good but HOT!!! Hellen Keller Festival was wonderful, and I was presented with an Award of Distinction. Banner Elk, NC was also a cool and rainy. So that is long and short of it!!!
Here are a few new designs for fall 2011, Take a Seat, Soap Box Sally, Many Houses, Folk art Angle. Everyone check out my schedule, hopefully come by a show. Check out the new designs and tell me your favorite!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dunwoody Art Show

Dunwoody Art Show was wonderful!!! The weather was nice and cool. The volunteers were fully staff, and very helpful!! And of course... plenty of pleasant customers. By the looks of the photo.. you can tell Mimi and Margie went to a wonderful home! Those girls will be well loved!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The "Mimi and Margie" Story

I had a wonder time in Franklin, Tennessee. Thank you to all the wonderful folks I met Saturday. I do apologize for leaving early, but with that rain, my tent had a leak and everything was getting wet.
Thanks again to my customers that made it a great day!
In this photo.. of course I was sharing the story of "Mimi and Margie"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Family and Friends

The family has grown, first we had Mimi and Margie. Now Sonny is in the group and today I added a wonderful friend, Belinda.
Either a memory from the past.. develops a design. Sometime I'll be talking to a friend and some funny pops out.
Today, I was talking to Belinda.. and she made the statement "I do not play well with others." I personally have said or hear that so many times... and it hit me funny... now a new design. LOL thanks Belinda!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Got a few finished... ready for the next show

I've been working hard since last weekend. Just trying to get more completed. So here is a quick shot !

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The newest design - "My mother said"

Our mothers were always giving tips for life. You may have your favorite. I have selected 3... "Don't hit your brother","Don't talk to strangers", and "Eat all of you peas." The funny part is I hear me saying the same things. These pieces has those words included in the back ground, but sightly obscure. As I was processing the first piece... I could hear her in the back ground... shut the frig door, home work before tv, love one another. Good words to live by!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My favorite customers for Bloomin Festival

These two CUTIES!!!!!

First day of a great show!!

Great beginnings at the Blooming Festival!! This was the first day of a two day festival. The crowds were full and delightful! Make sure you make it tomorrow... Enjoy all the arts, crafts, and food for everyone.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Art on 'R Mountain - 2011

I got a necklace and bracelet from this artist Julie Carpenter!!! Wonderful work!!
Hand-crafted metal cuffs by artist Julie Carpenter at Art on R Mountain
Special thanks and appreciation to photographer Virginia Jones, friend and supported of the East Lake Arts District and Art on R Mountain.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gulf Breeze Art Show
Having a great time at the Gulf Breeze Art show! Weather wonderful!! Beaches beautiful!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Great Time at the Jerry Brown Festival

The Jerry Brown Festival was a hit this past weekend. The weather was was not trying to help out! (in the photos) Sarah and the girls loved the piece they picked. I hear it will look wonderful between the 2 red lamps at home!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jerry Brown Art Festival

Well!!! If you get a minute.. come on down to the Jerry Brown Art Festival. It is one of the top shows of the south and the quality of the artist will make your mouth drop!! It is going on one more day, Sunday 6th, and it not raining!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Grouping with 2011 designs

Well I have got some new designs!! The owl is Hoot 2, Mimi an Margie is the largest one I've done called Sisters, and the Love heart is an old design with new materials. Once I get a pile of completed pieces in the floor, I love to get them on the wall. I personally think I love the 3 piece grouping with Sisters as the stand out piece. Its only 2 weeks before I go to my first show. I cant wait and need a show in my pocket, just to officially getting the season going. If I get these on wall you maybeeee... not see them at a show!!!! lol

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Night with The Artists at the Promenade

For a night of fun!! Every one is invited, so come on out!! Meet many talent artist, and walls of goodies!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Girls

This is a twist of a present design. I do the ladies individually, usually selling out of this design. Now, you can get it on a 16" x 25". If requested you can have any hair color, or favorite number combination. Just go on line convo thur Etsy or email me.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Series: Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition Series:
1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
2.the state of being close together or side by side.

This collection will be sets of two pieces or two images on the same canvas.

Starting with Mimi and Margie, this is my grand mother and her sister. I remember a photo of them together on the front porch. Dressed up for an outing and Margie is wearing a dress with large ruffled collar, and Mini just had a simple dress. They never had much material things but always sister love. It has always been that way!! (Its the best !)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dress Maker - New 2011 Design

New design " Dress Maker" I love this design. After hand cutting each dress, each one is adhered to the board. I havent cut paper dolls or clothing in a great long time, if ever. This is a true joy. I will carry this design in color and black and white.

First show for 2011 - Spot Light on Art

The 30th annual Spot Light on the Arts starts next week January 31 - February 5, 2011. So that means the new season is just about ready to start. I'm so excited, with new designs and new shows, I'm ready to see what we can do! Just click on the link below to see the summary and directions of the show. If you have an opportunity go by the show, you will not believe quality of all the works of art.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The new Dick and Jane Series is for all my friend who commented about Hurt 58. With Hurt 58.. I just had extra materials laying around.. and have more of those coming. But with Dick and Jane, I have always loved those sweet images!! I am not a Dr Jeckle or Mr. Hide... there was just materials that were calling to me!!! (lol!!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Well you can say this one, does not the Dick and Jane element or flare. In the art world you have to look at both sides of the coin. I still use flawed materials. The things that general public doesn't see spark or possibles. My world of supplies consist of the forgotten, flawed, and outdated. I love it!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stumpy & Friends

We you know I have been working on my assemblages for the last few weeks. Here are a few more, Stump, he's short and stout, but has a great personality. Christal Bell, all dressed up and no where to go!! Then theirs the nut house... I just love the use of bright colors..

Stumpy and Friends