Saturday, October 24, 2009
Some of you may already know from Facebook, but for those of you that don't.....I fell down!
Yup, I fell down in a handicapped parking space the day after Glitterfest. I didn't know the art business could be so rough, ha ha.
Anyway, to make a long story short, when I got home I went to the emergency room and after x-rays they pronounced it "not broken". So, a week whet by and still swelling etc. etc so.....I went back and low and behold, it's broken after all!! I have to say this last two weeks....well I have a new appreciation and gratitude that I am able to walk! We take so much for granted.....
By the way, I had a pretty good shiner but it has cleared up now.
I am also sorry to say that, I took my camera to Glitterfest, but.....I forgot to put the card in it, so no pictures! I still may try to confiscate a few from some of my fellow artists....we'll see.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Come one Come all! Glitterfest is upon us, one day and one day only for this fabulous event!
Ghoulish delights await you. Come and see (and buy) all the outstanding
art pieces and meet the Artists that create them. Saturday at the Elks lodge
212 E. Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California. The Spirits await you. See you there.... if you dare...........
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Another view of some of my work. I had allot of fun with the addition of Paper Mache pieces to my collection!
This is Scott Smith of Rucus Studio. He does incredible work of pure perfection. Every piece is awesome! Scott along with his partners Christy Silacci and Ginny Betourne put on Halloween and Vine. They were gracious and welcoming hosts! My thanks to all of them!
Jorge De Rojas....what can I say? Just an incredible and gifted artist. His pieces are so creative and whimsical. He has a great sense of humor and he is....the Ho Ho Holiday King!
Paris to the Moon! If you haven't been to this shop in Costa Mesa you need to make it a point to when ever you are in the area! It is pure eye candy. Their work (Darren Calkins and his sister Danyel Montecinos) and table display is just a sampling of what you will find at this incredible shop!
Laurie Hardin of Monkey-Cats Studio. Her work is pure Halloween. So fun and whimsical, she puts her own twist on vintage inspirations from the past. Her work is wonderful and perfectly executed. Each piece...perfect!
Gabrielle Acevedo....the most fun Halloween Jewelry anywhere! e-mail her at email@example.com
Mythica Masks by Monique Aldabe. These are just pure fun. So beautiful. Her work is enchanting. Check out her website and gallery at www.mythicamasks.com
Vergie Lightfoot. Wonderful, Wonderful Pieces! Incredibly creative. Here sculptures take you in and mesmerize!
The most fun and incredible work by Arbutus Hunter. Just fun original folk art. I love every piece. She and her husband are also very nice people. Fun to be around and to have as fellow exhibitors!
Nancy Aldabe of Nancy's Metal Art. Really fun metal sculptures for Halloween decorating. The best I've seen anywhere!
Here's Scott again. He is opening the show in this pic, but I thought he could be also saying goodbuy until next year. Hope to see you there!
Here is an additional list of the other participants of the show this year and my apologies to all of them. Some of them were missed in the photo taking and some of them their pics just did not turn out!
Check out their websites though and see their unique and beautiful work!
Charles Batte - ChasBatte Studio www.chasbattestudio.com
Ginny Betourne- Trout Creek Tales www.troutcreekfolkart.com
William Bezek- williambezek.blogspot.com
Sharon Bloom- www.sharonbloom.com
Jana & Trina Corda- firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Ann Corelis- The Spotted Hare- www.lorianncorelis.com
Alan W. Cunningham- Dolls by Allen W. Cunningham-www.dollsbyallenwcunningham.com
Kimberly Edgar- Edgar and Edgar, Purveyors of Fine Goods- www.edgarandedgar.typepad.com
Kerry Howard-Schmidt- Paper Moon Gallery- www.papermoongallery.etsy.com
Johanna Parker- Joanna Parker Design- www.joannaparkerdesign.com
Jack Roads- email@example.com
Christy Silacci- www.christysilacci.com
Nicole Sayer- Nicole Sayer Folk Dolls- www.nicolesayer.com
Katherine Webber- www.katherinewebber.com
and....Mark B. Ledenbach with his wonderful book of his incredible Vintage Halloween Collection!
Whew..............that's it for now. Glitterfest is next. Santa Ana, California on October 10th! Hope to see you there!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I'm heading home right now after a busy and hectic day yesterday at the the Halloween and Vine show in Petaluma, California. It was a Glorious andGhoulish event! i will post pictures and tell you more about it whenI return home. Sorry, I just don't know how to do that from my phone yet.
Talk to you soon,
Sunday, September 13, 2009
My Church waiting for me to show up!! I feel so bad. I chose to stay home today and work on art. Halloween art, for my upcoming shows.
I am so sorry to say....... that I got scared about my rapidly approaching deadlines!! I bought in to that nasty little voice!!!
what can I say.....other than work in progress. Except that my studio looks like a complete mess. If I was going to be completely honest though.....and I am. It is usually a mess! I can dream of a beautiful clean studio though, can't I??
Friday, September 4, 2009
I've been working! I've been working away, trying to get ready for The Halloween & Vine Show coming up in Petaluma on September 26th. Also for The Glitterfest Fall show. I've also been doing work I haven't done much of before and that is 3 dimentional pieces in paper mache. I think I'm pretty happy with the results. Here's a "Sneek Peak" of some of my work and I threw in a couple of pics of my messy....messy....messy studio. But, you know, I'm working!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I am excited and working away....I have been accepted to exhibit In the 14th annual Halloween and Vine show in Petaluma, California on Sept 26th. I am honored to be included with such a great group of artists!
Stay tuned. I will be adding photos as my work progresses!
Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I have started doing new 3 D pieces with my artwork and
having allot of fun with it.
I haven't gotten too much uploaded yet to my websites or Ebay.
I've been kinda busy with a whole lot of other, not so fun, things.
I will soon though, so stay in touch!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Well.....it's my birthday! I'm really not sure how I feel about it. So far not thrilled. Seems like it comes a little sooner every year! Just sort of creeps up on me! Yeah, that's it....creeeepy! It's creepy that I am getting so old. It does not, and I repeat, does not seem right!
It's my husband's Birthday too! Or it was his birthday, two days ago, on the 28th. I made him this card from an old clipping I found in a box and the funny(or sad) thing is, that this birthday ran along the same lines for him. Long story... with an employee that has done some pretty bad stuff that we have to deal with....anyway, In the midst of all of this we will still laugh and find something good. God has a way of turning our Lemons into the best Lemonade!!
(oh, just a note....Don did get his bicycle back)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Cassandra from My Artful Adventures is having a Giveaway! (see her blog)and has also started a wonderful "You're the Queen Award". The idea being that you give the award to 2 or more deserving ladies with the instructions for them to....take a little time and treat themselves like a Queen. The Queen that they surely are, but sometimes need reminded to pamper and indulge themselves a little.
So..... I am to pass on that award and here are a few of the ladies I think are more than deserving!
Bridgette Antonelli bellalunaarts
Lisa Kettell faerieenchantment
Cerri Campbell littlepinkstudio.com
Christine Rose Elle dollybelleatelier
Debrina Pratt whimsicalworldoffairies
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
welcoming everyone to www.glitterfest.com
seasoned veteran! ha ha
I wish I could have gotton pictures of everyone to post here. As I said most of my pictures didn't come out well.
Here is a list for you though, of all the great artists that participated.
Marilyn Adams www.arttrance.blogspot.com
Marian Ballog firstname.lastname@example.org
JoAnn Doxakis www.zoweeart.com
Lorraine Fukuwa email@example.com
Lori Gutierrez www.lorigutierrezart.etsy.com
Alison Grifith www.whatakaracter.com
Terry Hale firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Hecht- Saltwater Studio www.saltwaterstudio.com
Karen Howard www.artmyrock.etsy.com
Kerri Judd email@example.com
Robin Kelso firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgina Lewis email@example.com
Danyel Montecinos www.paristothemoon.com
Cynthia Morehouse www.cynthiamorehouse.com
Sandy Moreno firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Rapasy www.christierepasy.com
j'me Santos email@example.com
Christine Saqui www.alchemyboutique.etsy.com
Sheryl Simpson www.vintagewhimzy.com
Sue Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Spears vintagejoybuttondesigns.blogspot.com
Stacey Steimle www.staceysteimle.blogspot.com
Melissa Tereck www.melissatereck.typepad.com
Merry Wennerberg The Button Box, Mission Viejo, CA
Susie Scott (moi) www.susiescott.com
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I arrived yesterday in Old Town Tustin, California for show setup and what a lovely bit of chaos!
Every inch is jam packed with amazing work by the most talented and creative of women!! I am a bit scared even....scared but excited too.
I will be posting pics soon so stay tuned....
Sending you glittery and sparkley hugs,
Friday, April 24, 2009
Here's a sneak peak of new pieces I am working on for Glitterfest. If you live or are going to be in the area be sure and come by. This will be one sparkly and glittery event. Don't miss it.
It's being held at the Knights of Pythias Auditorium in Old Town Tustin, California, May 16th. Hours are 9 am. til 2pm.
PS. If you have never been to old town Tustin you will love it. It is quaint and evokes an old bygone era right in the middle of Orange County.