Monday, May 20, 2013

Art Show Thanks

How do I even begin to say thank you to all the people who have supported me and helped me through this big art show?
By taking horrible pictures of us together and posting them, for one...

Sue...you totally rock.

My friend, Sue. This gal volunteered to do the show with me. Not only do the show, but get up at 5:00 a.m., and start setting up at 6, and talk and network and get contacts and information and water and bathroom breaks and help sell, and bring laughter and, and, and until tear down time at 5:30. 
I seriously could not have done it without her.

brave girls are friends forever!!!

Thank you to people like my sweet Brave Girl Sister, Julie, who came out to say hello and encourage me. Like Rachel and my sister, Sue, and Mary Beth and Wendy, and Libby, and and and...for all the HUGS (and strawberries!)

my heart is full.

Even with all the hard work, it was a blast.
It was a stunning beach day, and I met so many people.
Like my new friend,  "O". Or as he put it, "Oh!! Oh, oh oh!!"
Short for Owen.
He told me aaalll about his life. Some of which I believe, some of which made me wonder if Oh! was on the loose from his retirement home. Either way, I had a blast talking with him.

I'm not sure which got me more-the socks or the pajama shirt.

This was our spot. This was not our yacht.
But we like to pretend. The spots were 20ftx3ft.
Yes, 3 feet wide, and it really worked well and it was nice to be able to sit on the sea wall.

This is what is on the other side of the sea wall.
As you can see, Brenna had a great time at the show!

Today I really ought to be putting artwork away, doing laundry and 100 other things, but for the most part, my view today has been this:

new issue of Country Living

I had a lot of people at the show asked if I have my artwork up on my blog.
I'll post some of what I have available today and will have a new page or something that you can clickon SOON (as in this week, THANK YOU, Karen Valentine)
  and view what's for sale. Until that gets set up, I will keep adding items during the week.
Feel free to email me (contact button on right side bar) or by visiting me on my Face book page.

Many thanks to all those who inquired during the show!

8x8x1 3/4 wrapped canvas. Mixed media. Vintage papers, free motion sewing on vintage pattern paper, acrylic and watercolor crayon

one inch painting soldered on 12 inch drop chain. Vintage wallpaper on the back.

Various 8x10 Matted vintage children's book pages.
(5x7 opening)
let's go on adventures every day-sold

9 3/4x8 wood block. (one inch thinck) Mixed media. Acrylic, free motion sewing on vintage pattern paper, ink, photo on tissue, vintage papers.

mixed media 12x12 wrapped canvas, 1 1/2 in.  thick.
acrylic, ink and watercolor crayon.

12x12 mixed media wrapped canvas. 1 1/2 in. thick.
Vintage book pages, acrylic, ink and watercolor crayon.

Mixed media 12x12 wrapped canvas 1 1/2 in. thick.
Acrylic, pen, ink and watercolor crayon.


  1. Congrats on a great show!!
    You so inspire me--
    love the pics (especially of Owen!)
    So much great stuff is happening-
    because you have the courage to
    do the footwork, be uncomfortable
    and reach the success on the other side.
    You set a wonderful example for all of us.

  2. what an exciting show, beautiful spot and beautiful work!!!

  3. This looks like such a wonderful show! So great you have such a good friend to do it with you!

  4. Good for you, L Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded by all that love and support

  5. Way to go Brave Girl!! It looks wonderful, and I'm so glad that you got to share it with friends. I'm sort of a magnet for people like "Oh!" I attract them wherever I go. (Met a female Oh in Savannah in fact). I wouldn't have it any other way, actually. Such folks are the spice of life.

    I really need to go to Brave Girl Camp and get my brave on. I'm trying, but it's May and I haven't stepped out nearly as much as I would have liked this year.

  6. Would you ever consider doing an e-class? I love your work.

    1. Yes!! We would love to do one. It would have to be in the future, though-we are just getting started on this one. Keep checking back for our progress! thanks so much. Lynn

  7. I just love seeing your photos of your show. It looks like you had a great time. And I am loving your Art work. Looks awesome my friend.