Monday, December 20, 2010

Gotta brag

Christmas came early at our house. We bought a new scroll saw for Howard, my DH, and since he has time off before Christmas, it seemed silly for him to have to wait to use his new toy. He mastered it quickly and has created some stunning pieces.

We went out to the sawmill and picked up several pieces of beautiful Texas mesquite. Nave's sawmill belongs to Wendy, an awesome woodworker artist. I enjoyed touring her wonderful shop. She had hundreds of projects in process. I am certain that we will be a regular at her shop.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas

I know that it isn't Thanksgiving yet, but I am getting ready for Christmas. It's kind of like the calm before the storm. This year, I want to try to keep my sanity by stretching out the holiday season. The craziness starts right after we wash the Thanksgiving dishes so I've decided to get a head start this weekend.
Enjoy my silly little dance and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gift ideas

I created this collection on ArtFire which features great gift ideas for bird lovers. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

All things Texan

One of the nice things about belonging to a guild is the shoutouts received from other members. Cctexan2 of Houston has featured my antique photo album in her Artfire Collection of items belonging to members of the Texas ArtFire guild. The guild is formed from current Texans and former Texans who are artists on ArtFire. Our membership has grown to over 100 members so far.

Be sure to stop by cctexan2's ArtFire shop. Her shop is chock-full of jewelry making supplies for jewelry artisans.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

3rd Annual Downtown Artwalk


Today was Kingsville's 3rd Annual Artwalk and Music Festival. They block off the street and set up booths and music. The weather was gorgeous and lots of people turned out.

The Saturday Quilters displayed their beautiful quilts up and down Kleberg Avenue.

Booths were set up the entire section of the retail portion of the historic part of downtown. While checking them out, I ran into several people that I haven't seen in quite awhile. It was nice to catch up with them.

Nathan Nordstom, a.k.a. Sloke, of Austin was creating his graffiti art. It kind of reminded me of what I see the when I get stopped by the train. It's amazing what he can do with different cans of spray paint.

I left before the Kingsville Youth Ballet Folklorico came to perform. I would have like to have seen them, but I needed to get back home. Several bands will begin performing at 3:30 and then to top it off, Roger Creager start his performance at 9:35pm. The beer, wine and tequila tasting will begin at 4:30pm. Sorry to say, I'll be missing that as well. Rats!