Today my friend Gaye had a Studio Sale. Gaye makes books. Not to be believed hand made books. Awesome books. She is also a collector of everything.
The sale was invitation only.... and for 25dollars you filled a Whole Foods Shopping bag. Or several if you wanted. No early sales. So I set my alarm and made it to the sale at 9am sharp. With 6 other eager shoppers who know when Gaye gets tired of stuff she lets it go to another good home.
So excited about all the great loot. I plan to make some mixed media pcs. for some shows next year. Who knows what I will do with the yarns. Just had to have them.
Saw a DIY on Pinterest about using Sharpie Markers to dye fabric. Well this purse is a great, lightweight, travel bag. Lots of compartments and the inside is a pattern...Not black. I just was not wild about the pastel straps and pockets. Well I drew some patterns with Sharpies then drops of alcohol. OK it's not a big difference but I like the purse way better. I may go in and add some black patterns.
Met my Aunts in Dublin Ohio for the Irish Festival. We all got our Irish on during the 3 days of festivities.
Great music, beer, food, merchants. Lots of Irish vendors. There was a special Irish Artist Section. Hmmmm possibility for my future??? I now know why I sell so much Irish jewelry when I do the Winterfair Holiday Art Show, Columbus Ohio in December....Dublin, Ohio is located next to Columbus. Lot's O Irish in the area.
Also, I discovered that my neighbor in Louisville, KY is one of the Ladies of Longford and plays the fiddle. It's like she is a mother of 3 during the day and a super hero rock star by night. Now I understand why her twins are always practicing their Irish dance on the patio.
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.