Saturday, September 27, 2008

Journals

Here are the journals I have available. Each one is one-of-a-kind! They are 4.5x3.25 inches, 80 sheets. They are $8, plus $2 shipping and handling. I'm trying something new and have set up a paypal system of payment.






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Friday, September 26, 2008

And the Winner Is....

Time to announce the winner of the journal giveaway!


I enlisted the help of my trusty side kick to make sure the drawing was fair and square. We wrote everyone's names down on EQUAL sized pieces of paper and put them in a little bucket. My side kick got to pick the winning name - it was SUPER EXCITING!!!


And the winner is (drum roll, please)....

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Congratulations, Shadley!
To those of you enquiring about how you can purchase a journal:
I am currently in the process of setting up a Paypal option of payment. Hopefully, I'll be able to get that squared away over the weekend. The journals themselves are all one-of-a-kind, so there are no more exactly like the one I gave away. However, I will soon be posting some individual pictures of other journals I do have available. I need to do some research on postage costs before I finalize a price.
Thanks to all who entered the drawing and for your kind comments. Keep checking back with us for more give-aways to come!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Halloween

These are the only two Art Dollies I have left at the moment, but I am planning on making more very soon! They are a hit with girls of all ages. And people are asking for them.
Here are a few Halloween pieces I have laying around, the deal is we aren't doing a show until November, so I don't have much way to sell them, so thought I would show a sampling here. Right now I have 5 bats all the same as shown. I have 10 cats and 5 pumpkin head dolls in various colors of clothing. And I have 4 stuffed pumpkin dolls (the skinny ones) in various fabrics. The bats are $5 and the others are $8. What a deal, huh!? e-mail me or comment if interested. -Connie

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Riverssance

Here's the view we had behind our tent at Riverssance - a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. Here were some snippets of our day:




Good times - very accomodating hosts - great weather - a shaded spot - nut dropping squirrels who seemed to have a vendetta for our mom - fabulous customers - awesome sales - it was darn near perfect!
Don't forget to sign up for our give-away which ends Friday!!!!!!!!!



GIVE-AWAY TIME!!!

The time has come!

We will be giving away this little Paper Prayers journal, made by me, in celebration of the awesome time we had at Riverssance this past weekend. To enter all you need to do is leave a comment. We will have a random drawing and send the winnner this little lovely. The winner will be announced on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

An Award?! For Moi?!

We received this thoughtful award from fellow artsy blogger Stephanie at Fantastic Figments awhile back and we got so busy getting ready for Riverssance that I'm only now having time to acknowledge it. Thanks Stephanie! You made our day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Give-Away

Because we had such a fabulous time at Riverssance this past weekend and we wanted to celebrate, we will soon be announcing a give-away as a way to celebrate!
Check back soon to enter our drawing for a special artsy somethin' made with love by yours truly!!!!!!!!!
You don't want to miss it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Exhausted & Elated!

We are back from Riverssance! Wowie Zowie! What a fun weekend. The weather was beautiful, our space was under a large oak tree and overlooking the Mississippi River, and sales were fantastic! We could not ask for more. The art show staff was so friendly and funny. Hopefully there will be more about this along with photos in the next day or two! In the meantime, zzzzzzz, that's me snoring!!! good night!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Riverssance!

If anyone's interested in coming to Davenport this weekend for some art, music and family fun, we'd love to see you!



Riverssance
Saturday September 20th, 10-6, Sunday September 21st, 10-4
Lindsay Park (Click for directions)
Village of East Davenport, Iowa
We are in space #16, in the last row furthest south.
We've got LOTS of fun new things!
There will be 100 juried artists from across the U.S.
Affordable art for every taste and need
Great live performances all day
a fine food court
Free children's art projects
Free shuttle bus from Bucktown in downtown Davenport
Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Houses

I'm starting to get super excited about this upcoming weekend. We'll be doing a show we've never done before: Riverssance in Davenport. Hope the weather cooperates with us! I've had lots of fun making these sitting houses, which stand about 9 1/2 inches tall. I especially like how the "grass" trim turned out. I'm anxious to do something else with little pieces of decorative trim. Don't know what yet. My hubby was nice enough to cut up the 2x4 and the trim pieces for me, he's so handy.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I have this little plastic disposable cup that I pour glue or gesso into whenever I'm creating. When I'm finished I pour the excess back, and wipe up a bit with my brush, but I never wash it out. Hence, layer upon layer of stuff has dried inside of it, creating something strangely awesome. The other day, just for fun I pressed on the plastic until I'd loosened the inside and out it popped! Now I have two containers! I know that there are some sickos out there just like me, who are just as intrigued and fascinated as I was, who are very glad that I took a picture.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Stuff

"So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied." - Helen Keller This quote always gets me. Makes me realize I have no reason or right to complain. I did something different with some of these backgrounds, cutting diagonal strips. I like the effect. " I had a dream that my house was clean." (but alas, it was only a dream!):
"Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment all you have is all you need." LOVE it. I LOVE this quote because when I start looking around and start to get disatisfied with my own home, I need to remember that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. I would be so much better off just being CONTENT:
"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." Does she look like she's dancing?! Dancing is really hard to draw. "The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." Can you tell that I'm really into incorporating arrows into my work right now?!
I feel like this all the time: "She never leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along." Sometimes it's worry, more often it's just missing them, wondering what they're up to...." Her head was always in the clouds, because she was learning to fly." Yeah...that's the ticket...that's why I'm so spacey!

Books

I feel like I've been busy, busy, busy with these recycled baby board books. They were SO MUCH WORK! Each side of the page was like its own miniature work, and some of the books had 10-14 sides to work with! I did get smart and glued some of the bigger books' pages together to decrease the amount of pages I had to work with. I don't know if I'll do this again, although it was fun. It was just so time consuming. I've got 6 books total, but it felt like so much more work than that! I have no idea what to charge for something like this. They're not that big, but I'm not sure if people will recognize and appreciate how much work they were.Here are some random shots of some of my favorite pages:
My favorite book - cover to cover:





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