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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Going to a craft show

I'm doing a first for me - I'm showing in a craft show. It's just a small one at a school but hopefully, I will sell more of my calendars there. I'm also offering Christmas cards, small canvases with Christmas scenes ( they'll have hangers so they can hang on the tree as ornaments), and some other crafty Christmas things. It's 8:30 - 1:30 at Cedar Creek Elementary in Bastrop. I'll post pictures and instructions on some of the fun Christmas stuff I made soon. Right now though, I need to get back to work and finish those cards and ornaments up!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Embracing Texas paintings

I have now completed two of the "Embracing Texas" paintings...the Texas Flower Fairy, featuring our beautiful state flower, the bluebonnet, and "Ride 'Em Cowgirl", the stick-horse riding little girl. I am pleased with how they turned out. What do you think?

Bluebonnet Fairy

Ride 'Em Cowgirl!
I'll be working on a couple of Christmas card designs in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Finishing up

It's been awhile since my last post - sorry about that. I've been busy finishing up the studio, finishing the Flower Fairy, and celebrating my 50th birthday! A group of my friends celebrated with me in Canton, TX at the First Market Trade Days. Oh my goodness, it was fun! Found all sorts of treasures to turn into finished projects. My twin sister, along with our families, celebrated by going to eat sushi - a first for my twin. We had a blast. So 50, you've been fun so far.

Theresa and I, twins

50 is fabulous!
Friends celebrating with me
And after a few weeks, I finished the studio. Got the curtains done, my desk chair painted and redid the painting table. It was too low so I got 2 ClosetMaid 3-shelf Organizers and used them to replace the table legs. Now it's a perfect height plus I have more places to put all those art supplies. The art ledges are hung, thanks to my wonderful husband, Bruce. He is great! 
curtains and table reworked

sewing storage and picture ledge

view of painting table with storage
I have an opportunity to have a spot in a craft fair on Dec. 3rd. I am seriously considering it so I can sell the rest of my calendars. Thinking I'll have to print some cards too. Oh my. I think I'll be busy the next couple of weeks - especially this one. I'm excited though. I'll let you know for sure as soon as I have my spot confirmed. I look forward to more painting and creating!