Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Littlest!

Happy Birthday to my little black and white fur baby! We think your birthday may have been around the 25th of September when we adopted you, so today we celebrate you. We are sorry that we forgot the last four years, but does it count that we remember today? Happy 5th Birthday Annie (aka The Littlest Doggie in the World)!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the me anyway

Happy Fall Everyone! Yesterday marked the first day of fall and the kick-off to definitely my favorite time of the year. I noticed on Saturday that the leaves were falling when we pulled in the driveway after the Plaza Art Fair, a few are already changing colors, in fact. I love tailgating at KU games and NFL is now that much better now that I'm 2-1 in my Fantasy league. I purchased a 6 pack of Samuel Adams Octoberfest and carried a butternut squash out of Hen House under my arm yesterday (the cashier asked Is this a butterSCOTCH squash? No, ding-a-ling) There are mums and pumpkins, even the green and white ones, which may provoke a special trip from Salina for my mom to pick some up for her own porch. The American Royal BBQ is right around the corner and my Meat Mitch fake tattoo entry arrived in the mail the other day. I have no more shows scheduled for the rest of the year, so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy a beautiful season! Cheers!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here Comes the Sun...or not

What a weekend! Chris and I set up my art fair tent on Friday afternoon in cloudy, gloomy weather. Just as we were finishing, the tornado sirens went off. Weird. It didn't look tornado-y, but as we got onto the highway, we could see the cloud swirling above us. I do love myself a tornado! As we tuned into the radio, we learned that a tornado had touched down just two miles from where we had just left the tent with sandbag weights and all of my artwork in a Rubbermaid bin covered by a tarp.

When we arrived Saturday morning, everything was fine except for the fact that it rained all day long! There was a small break for about an hour and a half, but for the most part it was raining and the ground was MUDDY!

Sunday was a little better, but the sun only poked it's head out for about 10 minutes all day long. These poor people that have to depend on the weather to earn a living at selling their art!? How do they do it? A couple rainy weekends in a row and they have a hard time paying the mortgage. (Note to Chris: You might want to reference this post if I ever again say that I would like art fair to be my full-time profession. I think not.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring...

At Peace II, 6x6

Yep. I seem to have a dark, black, rainy cloud that follows me from place to place lately. I don't mean in the metaphorical sense, but rather the actual rain cloud that has been hovering for the past few weeks. Whether it's an outdoor event at work, or the slight drizzle at Zoe's wedding (sorry Zoe, but I can't seem to help it) or the rain in the forecast for my show this weekend here in Kansas City. Forecast: Rain. 100% on Saturday. Slight chance on Sunday, too. Awesome.

Nevertheless, I've taken today off to prepare for the show a little bit more, but in the back of my head I'm thinking I might just enjoy the day and not stress too much considering rain=few attendees=little sales. And so, I have facial at Bijin at 12:15. Destress.

For those of you that do chance to venture my way this weekend, I will be forever grateful. Here are a few new pieces that you might see...

Autumn's Approach, 12 x12
(This was my first attempt at an abstract piece. I actually love it and secretly want to keep it for myself).

Chicago Flower, 6x6

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New work

As I prepare for the Hidden Glen Art Fair on September 13 & 14, I'll continue to post more work that you can expect to see at the show.
Three of Us, 4x6 original mixed media collage on 8x10 matboard

Making a Garden, 4x6 original mixed media collage on 8x10 matboard

My Home By The Ocean, 5x5 original mixed media collage on 8x10 matboard

Sweet Little Ellie

Often times the highlight of my day is when Em brings Ellie across the street to see me. On this particular day, Ellie was just looking too cute to not break out the camera. First Ellie studied the flower that Em picked for her...
..and then, like with almost anything she gets in her hand, she eventually puts it in her mouth.

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