Thursday, June 28, 2012

Calendar updated

New shows have been added to my calendar.  Please take a peek and note the dates.

I hope to see you at one or more since each show will have different products.  I'll post sneak peeks as items are finished for each show.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The best for last

I meant to post yesterday about my final class at Art & Soul.  OMG - I definitely saved the best for last.  The instructor, Shelly Massey, is awesome.  Her style is bright & whimsical.

Our project was to determine a subject then make key pieces from cardboard and plastercloth.  Messy to say the least but really fun to create with.  Will be applying some plastercloth to some products for upcoming shows.

Wish I had taken pictures of the other creations.  Each were quite different from the others.  Here's mine:
It's a shame you can't see how 3 dimensional it is.  I wanted the license plate to be as visible as possible so the bottom heart is raised up about 1/2" so you can look under it.  The 2nd and 3rd hearts are raised about 1/4" from the one below.  Of course there's one of my clay angels watching over the garden (behind the fence) and a faucet flower adds a bit of whimsy.

That's it for today.  Need to return to cleaning my studio because I made quite a mess deciding which supplies to take with me.  Have to clean that up plus put away what I didn't use :-(  Takes a long time to clean it because I'm constantly picking things up and start doing the "ooooh - I could make ....." :-)

1 month until Flint Street at VSA Arts.  I'm reviving my wood garden girls, wood/aluminum/mixed media flowers & welcome signs plus much more.  Will post pictures as new creations are finished.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Art & Soul Retreat Las Vegas

Attending an art retreat has been on my bucket list for a very long time.  Today my dream started to be fufilled with Day 1 of Art & Soul Retreat in Las Vegas.  Today's class was Be Still My Heart with Lisa Kaus.

We started at 10 AM and ended at 5:30.  Most of us skipped lunch.  It was an exciting and informative lesson with beeswax.  Will be fun to incorporate this in to new pieces when I get home.  Here's my creation:

Stay tuned for Day 2.

Friday, June 1, 2012

HUGE yard sale of art, craft & wood supplies & much more!

Saturday, June 2nd, 8:30 AM – 3 PM
861 Country Estates Circle, Reno. 
Cash or credit cards accepted.

List of main items being sold:
Kenmore Elite Frostless Freezer, works perfectly, glass shelves & 2 drawers, HUGE
Cash register stand
Sharp XE-A403 Cash register (programmable)
Revolving racks for patterns, cards, comics, etc (4)
Shelving units (2) easily portable
Qwik Fit Dress Makers Mannequin
100s of woodworking patterns & books
1000s of patterns for dolls, lap quilts, stuffed animals, quilts, wall hangings, dolls, clothing, costumes & more!
Original Blue Moon patterns @ just .99 (some closeouts @ .25 ea)
Books - “How to”, sewing, quilting, glass, metal, paper, decorating, holiday, dolls & more
“How to” booklets for variety of crafts
Pre-printed panels to create wall hangings & lap quilts
Kits for wall hangings, dolls & lap quilts
Fat Quarters & Fat Halves
Tea stained muslin
Angel wings
All kinds of craft eyes
Doll making supplies – needles, stuffing forks, doll hair
Doll chairs
Trims – lace & misc
Canvas bags
Rusted springs
Antique wood textile bobbins
Antique textile bobbins (large) with thread on them
Wood pieces for projects – lg. heart plaques, rectangular wood plaques, eggs, rolling pins, books, bows, stars, wheels, wind chimes, milk bottles, churns, milk cans, buckets, ice skates, barrels, bird houses, candle cups, flower pots, clothespins, mini picket fences, various shapes, bobbins, egg cups, bells, mini utensils, balls & beads (multiple sizes), leaves, fruit, plaques, candle sticks, plugs, buttons, dowels
Decorative metal buckets
Rusted tin items
LOTS of Baskets
Santa sleighs
Artificial trees
Household d├ęcor
HP printer
Recordable DVD player
DVD players
Small wood coffee table
Patio tables
Portable dog grooming table
Dog grooming dryer
Fountain (solar powered)
Bunk beds
Garden trimmers (electric)
Ski boots

…. And more!