Wednesday, September 29, 2010

~~Visions of Sugarplums~~

Recently I came across one of those deals where you realize later you should have grabbed more.  A junk man's dream surplus store, far out of the way of anything, had a stock pile of brand new large natural burlap bags.  I picked up 6, having no idea what I would do with one, let alone 6 of them.  The minute I drove away I knew I should have grabbed more. At fifty cents each,  what's to lose! I created some "Christmas collage bags" with 2 of them.  Old lace, vintage buttons, glass glitter stars, aged jingle bells, and printed musin galore. I thought they would make either great holiday decor, or a carrying bag to take gifts to Gramma's house, or better yet, a perfect gift bag to wrap that special gift up for an old friend. 


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

~~Is It Too Early for Snowmen?~~

Why is it that occasionally I have too many ideas rattling around in my head, but never enough time to keep up with them all, or I have no ideas at all to work on?  Lately I've been in the creating mood (which is a good thing), but low on time (which is a bad thing and a bad combination!).  I did manage to squeeze in these little paperclay snowmen for a holiday show I will be doing in November.  Not sure if I will put some at my Etsy shop or not, we shall see!  At any rate, they were fun to make!

Friday, September 3, 2010

~~Art Show Success~~

Each year I have  the pleasure of having a booth at the  Heavenly Scent Herb Farm Summer Faire, and this years was just last weekend. Although the weather was horridly hot, the crowds came out in droves, and even though this economy has changed the way people look at art, the crowds were not afraid to spend some money. My theory is that many people have curbed their big ticket spending (new cars, vacations, etc), but some people still need an occasional  pick-me-up, and where better to get it than at this outstanding art show.