Friday, September 25, 2009

Cleaning out the studio today

Wow - I've been cleaning out the studio today and have a couple of boxes full of painting magazines. I'm not sure what to do with them - Tole World, Decorative Artist Workbook, The Decorative Painter, The Country Marketplace - years worth...all complete with pattern pull outs and just like brand new! I've sorted them and bundled them into years worth and am contemplating whether I should try to sell them on eBay or Etsy or just give them away for the price of the shipping. I'm open to anything, I just want them gone so I can move on to new things.

If anyone is interested in them or has a good idea what to do with these, let me know. I'm going to clean all weekend so they all should be ready to go by next week. I've got tons!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Remember Sherry


We've laughed until my cheeks are tight
We've laughed until my stomach's sore
If we could only stop we might
Remember what we're laughing for

I had found this poem in a book of child's verse from the 1950's and found it described our friendship perfectly and simply..

She's in my thoughts and in my heart until we meet again...

I Remember Sherry

From the porch swing yesterday...a rainy day...but the raspberry colors of the hydrangea tree were breathtaking.....
We planted this tree to honor the memory of a dear friend....Sherry...she made the world more beautiful with her friendship and her laughter and her floral wreaths made from hydrangea and more..
We used to ride around town until we found a hydrangea tree...we'd stop and she'd go and ring the bell and ask to take some blooms...sometimes no one would be home and we'd grab the clippers and run around like idiots and carefully select a few (so no one would miss them) and then stuff the trunk full and drive off - laughing like idiots...

She was my business partner and my Best Friend's been 14 years today since she left us but I remember like it was yesterday. I was blessed to have known her.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Well it's taken awhile but I'm back in the studio, and that really is the sun shining in the window! It's been such a soggy summer.

I'm hoping to paint on a regular schedule starting next week. I won't be back at full time but I'm setting a goal of 2 to 3 days to start. I'm excited to get going again.

Here's the finished gourd...he's a favorite.

I'm hoping to have things for sale on very soon. Please stop by and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just got back from 4 days in Lake George, NY - beautiful! The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra gave a wonderful concert of show tunes on Thursday night complete with a fireworks show over the Lake - all on a beautiful evening in the park downtown....very relaxing.

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's my mom's birthday today. She would have been 85. I miss her. Happy Birthday, mom.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm still at it. Packing up gourds of all sizes and shapes - Santa shapes - Witch, Animal, Snowman, and ornament shapes and sizes all nice and separated. Will I ever be done? Not looking good! It's a gazillion degrees out today and I am looking at my pool from the studio window - something is wrong with this picture! I think it's time to chill. Have a great day!