Monday, May 17, 2010

Working On...

Thought I would share another piece from the Spring Fling table.
Today I am a little sad. Painting friends are on their way to Wichita. The annual SDP conference is this week and I won't be there this year. I am supposed to be on my way to London with my husband for an international trade show for his company but plans change sometimes. Instead, I will wait to hear from those that made the trip when they return home. Margot is teaching, of course. And another friend, Karen, is in the election for board member at large... good luck, Karen!

So, I am home... making plans for next year. Working on class submissions for next year's conference. Working on upcoming local classes. Working on the two-day seminar I am teaching next month. Working on new art to sell. Working on some magazine submissions. Working on...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What is calling you?

Here is another piece of silverplate from Spring Fling.
The title of today's blog is a quote from a necklace I just purchased from Kelly Rae Roberts. One of her girlies is on one side and this saying is on the reverse. It is a question I try to answer daily when it comes to my creative life.

I have been a big fan of Kelly Rae Roberts for quite awhile now. One of the things she does best is to tie very thought provoking yet succint verbal ideas with interesting art images. And now she is offering a rare opportunity to share her knowledge about creativity and ideas about the business of it all.

Class starts at the end of May... don't miss out!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Mystery of the 88 Roses - part 2

It was close but I finished in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Good thing - since Spring Fling was happening with or without me! All of the tables were beautiful & we had a packed room. Here are a few photos of my table setting. Each person had a handpainted piece of old silverplate and I also painted my stash of Altoid tins for everyone.
Yes, I painted the roses. This was for our local painting chapter's spring fundraiser. It is a LOT of hard work but so worth it!