Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And She's Off!

Hi Everyone,
I am heading to Hampton, VA tomorrow for Art and Soul and I'll be there through Sunday. I'm very excited! I'll be taking classes with Sally Jean Alexander, Jane Wynn, Michael de Meng, Claudine Hellmuth and Lisa Kaus. It just doesn't get any better than that!

I'll also be selling at Vendor Night this Saturday evening. We'll have plenty the porcelain glove form hands that sold out so quickly last year, cigar boxes, scrabble tiles, vintage cake decorations, sewing pattern paper, ephemera jars and bottles and bottles of buttons. And, I have designed four brand new collage sheets as well. It's all packed up and ready to go! And I promise as soon as I get home I'll get those items up on etsy as well.

In the meantime, I've joined a group of artists called The Mixed Media Experience and we're having our first gallery show as a group. The opening is this Friday night at Studio a in Fredericksburg, and the show will remain until the end of May. If you're local, I hope you get a chance to come by and see it.

If you are in Northern Virginia, my Crystal Cupcakes line of jewelry is available at the Chick's Picks event this weekend. For more information go to: http://www.chickspicksbyhillary.com/.

I'm off!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crazy Busy and Loving It!

This time next week I'll be enjoying my classes at Art and Soul in Hampton. I'm taking classes and vending on vendor night, so I am crazy busy trying to get things priced, packed, and organized. I also need to make sure that my graphic design clients are taken care of before I leave. That way I can really relax and concentrate on my art.

Unfortunately, this means I'll have to miss the annual Friends of Wilderness Battlefield Dinner and Silent Auction. Last year FoWB auctioned off a History Mystery Dinner. The dinner , hosted by Zann Miner, was absolutely amazing. The History Mystery package is being offered at auction again this year. The lucky winners are in for such a treat!

I got to design the table decoration and it was so much fun. Here is a look at the place settings before the guests arrived.

The annual dinner this year will have a similar theme for its tables, but on a grander scale. We've had a dedicated group working on the decor for this year. I'm sure someone will take photos for me, so I can share them with you.

I'm hoping my next post will be all about the goodies that I'm offering at Art and Soul. Finger crossed that I can fit everything in!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's About Time

I got the good news that two of my pieces will be in the Food for Thought show at LibertyTown Arts. Very exciting! I'll put photos of those pieces in a later post. If you live in Fredericksburg and you haven't been to LibertyTown you are really missing out. I know its sacreligous to say this, but I think I like going to LibertyTown as much as I like going to Carl's for ice cream!

In the meantime, I'll show you this piece. I did this for the Cloth Paper Scissors calendar challenge. The theme is Life is Like a Box of... I decided that the answer was clocks and watches. This is the finished piece. Unfortunately it didn't get chosen for the calendar. It looks really nice in my family room, though.