Sunday, April 26, 2009

Artful Evening Open House

Friday night was our spring open house. It was the place to be! If you didn't make it, I feel a little bit sorry for you. :-)

You missed out on some great prizes: Names were drawn at the end of the evening and winners will be contacted soon, if they haven't been already. You also missed out on the unveiling of the 'stick collection.' What?! You've never heard of the 'stick collection?!' Well, let me introduce you. Here we have 'birds on a stick':
Then there are 'girls on a stick':
There's also the very rare 'fish on a stick', not to be confused with fish sticks. That's something else entirely. You've got to love those lips.
There are also the elusive 'flowers on a stick' and the camera-shy 'fans on a stick', which you'll have to pick out of this cropped picture :

We had so much fun just being together, laughing, visiting with people and eating yummy desserts. (Imagine thick, double chocolate cake, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, bite size cheesecakes in a variety of flavors, and 'double-doozy' chocolate chip cookies for the kids. You'll have to imagine it because I forgot to take a picture of it. Unless you were there, in which case, you made your fantasies a reality.) Here are some more pictures before the party got underway:

Diana and Marissa's fabulous jewelry:
"arial" views:

My new art "Brooches" - still not sure about that word. I've got 8 of them listed in my etsy shop right now, but they're going to be featured in the storque showcase tomorrow, so I don't expect them to last!
Shadley's wonderful new work was also there - reflecting the hope she has in Jesus as she awaits news regarding the baby boy they are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia:

The "Hope" piece was done on an old window and probably looks pretty good right about now, hanging in its new home in Laura's family room!

Shadley thinks we're rubbing off on her. I say, bring on the black and white checks, baby, bring it on! (I had to steal these pics from Shadley's site because I took the other pictures before she'd set up! Go check out her website, and contact her if there's anything you're interested in buying!)

Thanks to all of you who came! A great time was had by all!


  1. i'm so thrilled for you! oh, that room looks scrumptious!

    who shall i email about the interview??? please email me- you can find it through my site.

  2. LOVE it! Wish I could have been there!

  3. It looks like it was a wonderful show! I really like the aerial view. It makes the room look huge!

    I bet those brooches sold well. They are super cute.

  4. I just stumbled on your blog and I love it! I am your newest follower. You inspire me, thanks!