See the image here....this is what I get everytime I try to download images on this blog....please feel free to visit me on my other blog www.7thststudio.blogspot.com ...for some updates and pictures. Because what is a post without pictures! And wouldn't you know that this is happening right when I feel the urge to get back to blogging! FRuStRaTinG!!
www.7thststudio.blogspot.com that is where I will be!!!
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome....that is all I can say!!! And I am describing the people, the talent, the hospitality, the sponsors, the teachers, the coordinator, allllllllll if it was Awesome!!! Or to quote Cindy M...."Wicked Cool!" Here are just a few of the pictures from the event...
We had swaps to share and friends to meet. These are the cuff swaps that I joined in on....I met and traded cuffs with Candy Holberg..aka "Hiney" Holberg( long story but a funny one! and of course it involves Jan T.!)
and here is a picture of Candy and I....our cuffs matched our outfits perfectly! She made me the most awesome cuff using lace from a vintage dress of one of her relatives...go to her blog to see the picture of the original dress www.rockcandy.blogspot.com
And since I can never seem to add more than three pictures before typepad goes haywire...here is a picture of "sister" in my painting class. I hate to admit it, but I am terrible at taking pics, I seem to like living in the moment and forget to snap the pics to save it for the future! I do have a few more to post, but will save those for the next few days! I only hope everyone at the PC event had as much fun as I did! I am still smiling when I think of it, days later and back to everyday life...it makes me so happy to think of!!!
Spring just makes me want to break out the paints! I think it is all the beautiful colors, all the flowers blooming....especially since flowers are one of my most favorite things to paint. I just delivered the painting above this last week, a layered mix of collage and paint. It is so fun to experiment with all the lovely papers that are available now....I probably buy as much or more of the scrapbook papers as any avid scrapbooker. I cut it up, tear it up, work it into backgrounds...just makes me drool when I see new papers! I just recently had to buy more things to store my paper in....and that is hard, because I want to see it all, it inspires me. I wish someone would come up with a clear sleeve system that hangs and can revolve to hold hundreds of papers....then I could easily go thumb thru...you know kind like the rug displays that some stores have. Nope, not that one, oh yes, that one...and then I could create more with paper!!! If you want to see some interesting things done with paper, be sure and check out the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat to see how other artist get creative with paper. I think there may even be a few spaces left in some of the classes. There are some great ones this year, and the group of creative women signing up looks to be just as awesome! Check it out here www.papercowgirl.blogspot.com, the classes are highlighted on the right hand side, and the interviews with the instructors are pretty interesting to read too! Well, I am off to paint some more...hope everyone is feeling as painterly as I am!!!
One of my favorite blogs to check out is www.lisakaus.blogspot.com, she is an adorable artist and her work is so fun as are her little peeks into her home! Well, towards the end of the year, she was hosting a blog give away, I entered, like I have so many times on so many blogs....and guess what??? I won, not long after that I got an email from Lisa telling me that I had one and a treat filled box arrived at my house!!! But also, about that time, my camera went on the blink....kept telling me that the card was locked. Well, thankfully I finally sat down and read the manual (funny how that works!!!) to find out what to do. Did you know that the tiny card that is in your camera has a switch on the side of it??? Well, it does, and it can be switched into a lock position, or unlocked....AMAZING! now the camera is back to working, I need to catch up on so much!!! But the biggest thing is the INCREDIBLE GOODNESS that came in that box to me from Lisa! How will I ever thank her enough for all of this?
She also sent two of her mini prints on plaques with these scrolly wire hangers! TOO CUTE! An adorable thank you note, a notecard of one of her prints...and all this was wrapped up and sent special delivery!!! The calendar has some great images in it, features some incredible artist and even gives the deadlines for submitting art to the Sumerset Publications! Lisa, it is a real treat to just read your blog and see your work, but to get some of them in the mail, well that was the best thing I have had happen in a long time!!! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!! I wish you a fabulous year in 2010, with much great art to fill it with!!!! I have more images of the pieces that Lisa sent on my personal blog: www.7thststudio.blogspot.com go check them out in detail!
And have we got the sweet deals for you! We have several of these large wire mesh hearts and at 15.00 each, they will fly out the door! The Sale is Saturday, February 6th at Warehouse Artchix located at 211 N. Dooley St. in Grapevine, Texas. The doors open at 9 a.m. and we will be there until 4:00 p.m.
There are lots of new handpainted furniture pieces, lots of original art, so many great gift and decor items! We have vintage treasures, fashion accessories....seasonal items too! Our two cutest Easter bunnies have already sold, but we will be getting more before the next sale! And look at those cute jars topped with chalkboard lids!! Fill them with Valentine candy and some ribbon and what a cute and affordable gift!! The zebra totes are actually insulated , so they are perfect and stylish to pack your gourmet picnic for your sweetheart, there is even a bottle opener attached! Jill and Sandra will have lots of handpainted things, sweet little wall pieces and canvas art for you home, Gigi has incredible vintage treasures many that she has brought back from her travels to Paris! Claire and Nancy will have the latest in fashion from jewelry to clothing to shoes and handbags! Patti has run by with lots of gift items just perfect for the season! And come meet Claudia our new girl at the warehouse sales! She will be the one writing up your tickets and packaging your goodies! We hope to see you there!! Here's one more sneek peek at some of the goods!
Happy New Year to each and everyone of you! There is always so much energy that comes from knowing that there is a whole new year ahead to make things happen, to make memories, to set goals, to achieve great things!
Just a little post to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday! May we take the time to spend with our family and friends, and remember to thank God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us! It was a beautiful day here in Texas, the sun was bright, the leaves were all lit with colors of the changing seasons....and the table was set to share the feast with our families! Had to share the tiny pumpkin topiaries that were at each place setting, adding a little color and fun to our table!
Are you ready for a few more peeks at what is happening at the warehouse? We are working long hours to get it ready for tomorrow:
Warehouse Artchix Sale
211 N. Dooley St. in Grapevine, Texas 76051, shop with us from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Join us for a fabulous day of fun!
We have original art work by local artist! Kathy Kromer, Southlake Artist of The Year has done some limited edition Christmas pieces for us! and we have lots of Holiday Decor to fill your home with that festive feeling!
New crosses from Elle Designs and you will love their ornaments ...fabulous as gifts or to tie on a package top! Now to see more...you will have to stop by the warehouse to see us!!! We will be there from 9 until 4 on Saturday, so mark your calendar and don't be late, these goodies will be flying out the door fast!!! Join us at 211 N. Dooley in Grapevine, Texas 76051.....hope to see you there!