Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We've been having a fun time working on a special project together. It's a new sign measuring 8 ft by 20 inches, to hang above the classroom doorways at the preschool where our mom Connie teaches art. Here's what it looked like nearing the end of the first day of work. Not too shabby, but still a long ways to go.

Today we worked on the lettering and some other details:

Lots accomplished, but still more to do! We'll be sure to show it to you when we get it all done!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moms Rock (and such.)

(O.k., O.k. I realize this last one is not very nice...but it's funny, right??!??)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunshine-y Day.

This guy is new in my Etsy shop today. You might want to pick this up, especially if you live in Iowa. Sunshine-y days are hard to come by this summer! Grab 'em while you can!

{Sunshine-y Day, $44}

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Trying Something New:

Hello Friends! I wanted to invite all of you facebook users out there to become a fan of Things with Wings! It will be a super easy way for us all to stay connected! You'll always know where we'll be, when we've got giveaways and new stuff available, and when our etsy shops have been updated! Just click on the box over on the left!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Etsy Is Stocked!

I got my Etsy shop all stocked up today. Click on over to see the real deal...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Linn Creek Art Festival

This past Sunday we participated in a new venture - the Linn Creek Art Festival in Marshalltown, Iowa. As we were setting up, this little guy jumped around to greet us:
Here we are all set up:
The group that sponsored the event provided us with a welcome bag that included sunscreen! How thoughtful!

We took advantage of the built in displays: trees.

Since our Mom was home watching our boys, my hubby filled in - we even made him wear her name tag - (for the picture.) What a good sport! We introduced him as "our muscle" and one customer even called him "the eye candy" - yep, I'd have to agree with that!
Here's a rare picture of me:

The atmosphere was wonderful! Highs in the low 70's, a pond with statues and fountains...
...and we won our first ever award! An honorable mention!!!!
We celebrated with funnel cake!
Even though we were disappointed with the crowd turnout and sales were not what we were hoping, we were able to visit with one of the judges who owns a gallery and is possibly interested in showing our work and we had fun. Not sure that we will go back next year - but since it was a new show, we didn't really know what to expect - you never know until you try!

Here's Something to Look at:










Friday, July 17, 2009

Getting Ready...

This Sunday, July 19th, we will be at the Linn Creek Art Festival from 10:00- 4:00 at the Fisher Community Center in
Marshalltown! This is a new adventure for us, and it looks like it's going to be a great time!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So, yeah, Mom....when I gave you that great advice this morning on the phone. You know how you were complaining that your body feels so old and when did this happen, etc., etc., etc. I really didn't pull that quote out of thin air. I was working on the above sign and just seemed like a perfect moment. Sorry, just felt I needed to come clean. While we're at it, go ahead and read the one below, too. Maybe it'll help :)

Here are a few more things I'm working on to get ready for this weekend's show. Honestly, it's slow goin's. 2/3 of my children think they need to have a hand in what's going on and have their own ideas for a great picture, etc. I just need to remind myself that everything is going to take 2/3 longer. Tis summertime...