Thursday, September 26, 2013

We Love a Good Quote and Instagram

Here are some recent instagram favs:

Washi tape is perfect to combine with brown kraft paper to wrap art that's getting mailed!

posted on Sept 11.

A special order Laura did for a teacher friend to hang in her classroom!

ok, this isn't from Instagram, NOR is it a quote.  But it IS major cuteness. Mabel, after a bath.)

Love this quote.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Artapalooza 2013

ARTapalooza in Cedar Falls was hot, hot, HOT this year!  Fortunately it has cooled down around here since then.  It is FINALLY starting to feel a bit like fall!  

But man, oh man was it hot.  At ARTapalooza we sold our original, handmade, one of a kind pieces.  Here are some photos of what our displays looked like:

Here are a few fun new pieces from Mama Winger:

kid-sized chair

We adopted this katydid as Green Girl's new mascot.  He entertained us (and scared a few unsuspecting customers) as he travelled all the way around our booth.

Our local DEMDACO rep, Leslie kindly brought us some Look Books to show people what else we do!
When people ask us if we have our own store in Iowa City, we always tell them about "This Thing Called Family" so it's nice to have the visuals!

We always hang up this sign too at the front of our booth:

Our katydid friend travelled over to our table and kept the birds company:

We were blessed with a visit from Emily whose story continues to blow us away.  We wrote about her wait for a heart and lung transplant and the art she bought to put in her hospital room while she waited here. And we celebrated and gave thanks to God here when she updated us that she'd gotten her transplant! Last year she stopped in at ARTapalooza again, almost a year after her transplant, to buy something for her hospital neighbor who was still waiting.  See what she bought her friend here.  Now it's been 2 years since her heart and lung transplant, and Emily stopped in just to tell us she's doing great!  Yay!  It was great to see her face!

How about you?  Did you make it to ARTapalooza?  What did you buy?!

We'd LOVE to see your new Things With Wings art in your home ---- you are always welcome to upload photos to our facebook wall!     It would make our day!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

September Sale Today on Facebook!

That's right!

We're making room for new creations and having an online sale today!

Join us on our Things With Wings Facebook Page
-  we'll be adding one of a kind originals to our "September Sale" album all day long today!

The first installment is up now!

Good news for all of you far away folks who can't attend a show!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We Love a Good Quote, Mabel, School, and an Upcoming Art Festival!

Hello Beautiful People!

Here's a recent "We Love a Good Quote" for you:

This idea has been showing up in a lot of my artwork lately(as you can tell!)  

Did you enjoy your Labor Day?  The boys worked and played in the yard,  I painted, we opened our windows (gorgeous weather!) made pizzas to eat out on the deck and got the kids ready for another week of school.  Very relaxing!  What did you do?

Yes, school is back in full swing!  My youngest started kindergarten!  Which means it's now very quiet around here during the day,  just me and Mabel!

My kids were (mostly) excited to go back to school - by the end of summer they're bored and ready!
We LOVED hearing that a special young lady we know brought along this little piece of reassurance (made by Mama Winger) in her pocket for the first day of school:

Last week we had early 1pm dismissals EVERY single day, due to the heat.  It was brutal. Yesterday and today we're enjoying more fall like temps with highs in the 70's ---- it's absolutely GORGEOUS! Yay!  But I guess it's supposed to get hot again. Booo!   We're hoping for fall whether on Saturday because we'll be doing this festival outdoors, in downtown Cedar Falls:
Click here for more info!

*FYI, we are NOT going to be at Riverssance this year in Davenport, so this is our one and only fall show!

Remember the welcome sign we made for my kids' school?  The other day when I was in the school office, I snapped a few more photos of what it looks like now that it's hung up!

Mama Winger has been hard at work on a huge school project too!  Remember this teaser that she gave us on facebook?

She made a very looooong sign for our church preschool's new outdoor music area.  Now the kids can bang on the pots and pans with different spoons and whisks to discover the different sounds they can make!  It's like they've got their own mini Stomp!