Fran's booth was behind mine at the Louisville Artisan's Guild Show this past weekend. I have noticed this "jaw dropping booth" in passing on the way to my booth during a show. But when you watch her set it up you realize the complete MAGIC of this booth. Fran calls it her "Garden of Glass" Each flower holds one of her hand made creations.
Fran is pictured here with her good friend and booth designer Caron Maas of Caron Maas Designs. And as a side note I went to high school with and have known Caron for decades. I knew she was talented. The awesome booth is so fitting with the level of craftsmanship of Fran's beads and the jewelry she makes with them.
When I was teasing Fran and husband Jim about how "over the top and magical" the booth is. Jim said "wait till you see the water feature". I sorta thought he was kidding but I wasn't sure!
Cathy Wade has a booth at the Louisville Artisan Guild's Spring Showcase. She recycles cashmere and cashmere only. Don't even try to pass off some lambswool or a blend! Only cashmere will do!
The skirt she is wearing began it's life as a sweater dress. The waist band has all the labels. The rest of the skirt is schreded bits of cashmere. Cathy looks soooo cute in this skirt that I am not surprised that people stop her whenever she wears it. She says it's her "go to" garment when she wants to have FUN!
Sunday March 27th. We are open 10-4. See you there!
So sad to hear that Elizabeth Taylor, film Icon died last night at age 79.
Elizabeth will be known more for her Aids Research work... making Aids a chronic illness rather than death sentence. You used your life for good and made a difference in the world. Rest in Peace Elizabeth!
I have been lucky with UPS drivers. They bring all my supplies back to my studio behind my home. In spite of the fact that LuLu and Bear (UPS Alert Team) take their job way to seriously and act like attack dogs. They hear that brown truck way before the driver parks in front of our house.
So last week I gave Bob passes to the Kentucky Craft Market and a butterfly pin for his wife as a Thank You. The next day he delivers another package and shows me a photo of his wife wearing my Transformation Goddess pin she purchased from me during another Art Fair.
Now I can thank him alot since his wife already likes my work!
Wow, her page is every bit as cute as her hand dyed anodized alumimun jewelry!!! You just can't stop at one and may need a butterfly in every color. Would look great clustered on a lapel of a spring jacket or even a Derby Hat. Go T Go!!
As luck would have it I have really good UPS drivers and they always bring my packages back to my studio in spite of Bear and LuLu (UPS alert team) barking like crazy. The hear that brown truck before it arrives. So as a thank you I give the drivers passes to our Craft Market and Jewel
I had remarkable restraint at The Kentucky Craft Market. The only purchase I couldn't resist was this copper bracelet and ear rings from Deb and Robbie. Red Heads should always wear copper. Rick must have loved the copper line because he came to my booth sporting the same bracelet...cept larger. So I guess it was not exactly the same. I think the copper bracelet will also cure aches and pains in my hands. Some folks swear by copper. So really it was not a impulse purchase but a carefully though out medical one.
Pat who is the Art Goddess of the Crescent Hill 4th of July Art and Music Festival, looks like a movie star these days. She has lost all sorts of weight. She told me due to diet and exersize...Damnit! I was hoping she had another form of cure. It is aways a joy to see Pat. Now we see less of her.
I have a confession....The oldies station I listen to in my studio also calls the Kentucky Basketball games. Since I'm in production mode I have been working in my studio a lot and have been too busy to change the station.....So I have listened to the pre,during, and post game shows of KY Basketball. They won a championship in Atlanta this past weekend and I heard every minute of every game. I have to admit it was exciting. When I saw my neighbor getting out of his car in a KY t-shirt, I said "How About That Game???" He was just returning from Atlanta and was on a high. Yikes.......Am I a fan too????
Since I am the Theme Queen I have always made Wildcat Jewelry. Along with that team in Louisville. But I have never followed the teams or the games. I hope I can be cured. When I told Jenny Elkins about my fandom she called this morning hoping she would not have to plan an intervention.
One summer I worked at OpryLand in Nashville, TN. On Thursday nights we would go to the TGIF. Around midnight there was a countdown with hats and party favors...when it turned into Friday. I loved this....Better than New Year's Eve. I moved back to Louisville and was so excited that a TGIF was opening in Plainview. They never did the Thurday night celebration...But was still a fave hang out.
Last week it was reported that the TGIF in Plainview is closing. I always loved going there. The decor was all sorts of funky old, odd, collections. A full size canoe was mounted on the wall. Many celebrations were had at TGIF. Tho I haven't been there in years I was glad to know it was there. I hate change!
My houseguests arrive on St. Patrick's day. We all set up our booths for Kentucky Crafted, The Market. I hope they will be wearin the green. We all will be expecting the green:)
I have been in production mode for the past two months. My hands tingle. Excited about all the new designs I have for this market. Also some new takes on the old.
Churchill Downs donates part of the gate to the Susan G.Koman Foundation during the Kentucky Oaks. So "Think Pink" is my mantra this racing season. Also, pink works for Easter and Spring in general. You just can't go wrong with PINK!
Met the WKU girls for lunch in lovely La Grange,KY. We dined at the Red Pepper. Yummy! Then had time to hit some of the adorable stores located on Main Street. Loved the Book Barn. Managed to get a pretty good Book Fix!
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.