Thanks to everyone who came out to our Kentucky Craft Market. You help me be a full time artisan and I never take that for granted. We had respectable retail sales at our Market this year. Maybe the stimulus is working already.
In Louisville our secret weapon is the Kentucky Derby. It will happen the first saturday in may no matter what. I am excited about my new Derby Designs. I will be post them on this blog. I hope this weekend. Still not completely comfortable using my digital camera and uploading photos. But I have been told to keep doing it and sooner or later it will become easy.
My friend Justine Dennis was across from me at the Craft Market. Justine has invented a style of working with yarn and fiber that is completely unique. In the beginning all she did was bowls. Now she has branched out and had a booth full of to die for hats! Yes hats. She also offered small purses that fit the latest tech. gadget. To top it off she reused 45 records and combined her fiber, vintage ties to make purses. I had to have a hat. But I really wanted everything in her booth.
This past week I used the snow as an excuse to chill. Didn't count on the destruction from the ice. I feel sorry for the trees. We were lucky we had power. My husband Sam was off work all week. At first he tried to shovel our drive, defrost cars, and stay a step ahead of the snow. By day two he gave up the battle and we cranked up the gas logs in the fireplace and read lots of books. Watched a couple good movies. Tried to stay off the roads.
Last Year during the Kentucky Craft Market we had over 10 inches of snow. As the Mayor was telling everyone to stay home and off the steets, The Ky Fair and Exposition Center was telling everyone The Kentucky Craft Market would be open. Damn! A few brave folks came but most stayed home which is where I wanted to be. It's just not any fun being at a show with out any patrons. So I am grateful for the snow now and hope it is over by February 18th when I have to set up my booth for the Market and display my 2009 Jewelry line.
I have been interested in ART all of my life. I studied art in college and opened a porcelain restoration business in Louisville which combined my interest in art with my appreciation and love of detail. I have always been a collector of many things, amassing hundreds of thousands of buttons, trinkets, charms, bijoux, beads, found objects, and all sorts of fun things. I currently produce a line of whimsical art jewelry which I wholesale and retail across the country. I've been married to Sam for 20 plus years and we have 3 rescued Black Chow Chow's. Bear, KeLe, and Zoee my children with FUR! I will be sharing my various collections, art shows, artists, friends etc. And any thing else I think is cool will be in this Blog.