Thursday, October 23, 2008


Finally finding time to get this site up and running. This is such a busy time of the year for self employed artists!!! Always feast or famine! Last week I had a booth at the new AQS show here in Des Moines, Iowa. It was so great to run a booth all day (always exhausting) and be able to go home and sleep in my own bed at night. Everyone was concerned about how the financial mess would effect attendance and sales but it wasn't too bad for a first time show. I will definitely do it again next year. This weekend I have a dollmaking class here in my studio. Always fun but it does mean CLEANING the studio. What a drag. Next week I'm doing a table decoration and costumes for a Halloween party. It is for the Community Playhouse fundraiser. The theme is always Broadway plays or movies. My table is "The Birds" and will have lots of Crows sitting around . I'm also coming as a Crow.The staff at the Plyhouse is all coming as Beatle songs so I'm "Blackbird." I still need to make a Walrus costume for my husband!! The following week is an Art Fair here in town. I have a new line of non-dolls.....cloth birds that are mosaiced with appliqued fabrics and mounted on wooden bases. I may do a pattern of them someday. I'm on a bird kick right now as I got a crow tattoo this summer. I drew the design and really love it. The wings look like an upside down Chrysler building and include a spiral, moon and a fox head. Someone asked me why I was suddenly fascinated with tattoos and I said that I had decorated my house and yard and was running out of surfaces. Makes sense to me.