Friday, February 26, 2010

The Art Aftermath!!

Flash!!! News Update....."Artist Survives exposure to crowds... because crowds were non existent"... Story to follow!!

Did I ever mention that in the late winter / early spring here in Lake Havasu, gets pretty windy!!!??? Not Dorothy in Kansas windy... but more like a blustery "boy it's a great day to go and fly a kite kinda day (but for petes sake DON'T set up an art booth!!) ...such was my experience last evening. Bless Richard's heart for making our booth VERY secure with 'Iron Tipi Stakes' , secure ropes and massively large clamps.... all secure!! Unfortunately many others were not... and because of the windy situation several 'Artists' (who are no fools when it comes
to displaying their hand crafted wares)...just decided to not show up...thus the show was very small this week and filled with more of a mish mash of odd ball items. But a few of us artists hung in there...and sold a few items who can complain...we did a local show and got to sleep in our own bed ...all is right with the world. Had a fun time chatting with friends for a few hours, discussing our lives and new art projects ...also met some 'interesting' new people (one of my favorite things) being a bedraggled young man with a wonderful dread lock do , a dog and a very small table set up selling rocks he finds in the desert and the wire jewelry he makes with the geodes and rocks he finds...all the while he is talking to you he is spinning tales of adventure as he is working on his jewelry... I forgot how Art Venues tend to bring out the very cool and interesting people....

I am neither discouraged nor dismayed .. I will again 'show up' next week to do battle with whatever the elements offer .... standing tall with purpose , hands on hips and proclaiming to the world...."I am Artist.... hear me roar" (loudly over the wind!!)

Thanks For all the Kind Words of encouragement


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Testing the 'LIVE' Selling Market this evening GULP!

Well doing something this early evening that I have not done in a very long time... selling (hopefully) some of my jewelry at a local Art Fair 'LIVE'...GULP! Joining with 2 other Friends and Artists that we know here in Havasu in a booth for 'Thursday Market'...a blend of Arts, Crafts, Food, Local Produce ...a small quaint Home Town Venue held every Thursday in downtown Lake Havasu. I am SOOOOO out of practice...When we did the show circuit years and years ago I was really good at it, knees are shaking! Ask anyone, I can 'talk' with the best of them...and sell ANYONE'S Art...except My Own!!! LOL....strange!!! Should be fun though...Pins,Bracelets, Necklaces..OH MY!! least the weather is BEAUTIFUL Today (knocking wood)... I am having fun 'recreating' some ideas for jewelry that I had several years ago and putting new twists to them...if they go OK...I might try them on ETSY....need to get some work in there...been ages! I think the Necklace above will just be displayed this evening but go on ETSY.
Wish me Luck....and say a little Crafty Prayer that I remain erect through the whole evening (no fainting allowed)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bored...get a pencil and find some dead flies!

(No Flies were hurt or killed in the making of these cartoons, just found in window sills)

(p.s. art borrowed from another creative artist)

Monday, February 22, 2010

'It's Alive ...part Deux"

Frank Has Legs!!!! And a body for that matter... now what would have been really funny is to have put him together with spare 'doll parts' ...DANG!! Should have thought of that sooner...Kiddin!! We still have the Bride (the collector wanted to have us send them both together and also have them photographer I added one shot of them...she looks none to happy with the situation , and there he is, still trying to impress her... some things never change!! Of course I prefer the dark Moody shots ...'Dolls Noir'... I do like the drama of it all...and the black and white.... just get out of my way if there is a Robert Mitchem film noir movie on the TV....I get lost in the lighting and angle shots...
So here he is.... getting ready to head off to his new home..... Now onto something else.... scratching here here as to what...hmmmmmmm...anyone have any ideas????LOL....
Hugs to All

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My 2010 OWOH Win...

LOOKIE LOOKIE What I won on the OWOH 2010 Giveaway ...A Wonderful Polymer Clay and Brass Bracelet by the extremely talented Alice Stroppel ...I was floored to win this.... If you have not visited her site yet...then 'run as fast as you can' over to see her lovely and creative designs are in for a real treat. Thank You Alice... I love it and will wear often...
I am a Lucky Girl.
Hugs to All