Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Patty Ann of TheSunnySideBiz put this ArtFire collection together entitled, Lets Face It. She featured my face pendant in her list of the "faces of ArtFire". Be sure to stop by her shop. She is a seamstress and sews beautiful items. She has been sewing most, if not all, of her adult life and her fine craftsmanship is evident. :D
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Both of my Edgar Allan Poe items have made the Etsy treasuries. *jumping for joy*
The first one is my Nevermore framed portrait of EAP. Thank you, Poison Garden for selecting it to go in your treasury list entitled The Raven. It's one of those items that you place with all of your family portraits around Halloween just to get people talking.
The second EAP item was in a Etsy treasury curated by CslayerD that she entitled Inspired by Poe. It is my art bottle that I fondly call "Poe dirt". It is an antique bottle filled with dirt. (ant dirt from my backyard to be specific) The label says Edgar Allan Poe cemetery dirt Old Westminster Burying Ground Baltimore, Maryland.
Of course, no cemetery was actually visited in making this art bottle. Last year, I was contacted by the director of the Old Westminster Burying Ground because they wanted to be sure that no one was stealing their dirt. I promise; I am no grave robber! LOL
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I made this assemblage with the embodiment of a nest in mind and today (to my delight), I learned that it was selected to be part of an ArtFire Member Curated Collection.
Jan of The Hermit's Garden put this collection together entitled Lone Stars. It features various artisans from around the big State of Texas. I am honored to be a part of this awesome collection.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
My sister and I got up before the sun and drove to Wimberley on Saturday for a fun day of SHOPPING at the Wimberley Market Days.
It was incredibly hot but with all the great items we were finding, we just kept on truckin'. The parking lot attendant couldn't believe how many trips we made back to the car to load up all of our goodies. As usual, I meant to take more pictures, but I get mesmerized and forget to pull the camera out of my pocket.
I found one booth that had all the things I love - old door knobs, picture frames, enamel pans, flatware, bottles. . . all at better-than-garage-sale prices. I loaded up all kinds of items that I will use in other projects.