Tuesday, November 24, 2009

yo-yo necklace

I think this is going to be a necklace... Hoping to finish it during an upcoming lengthy car trip.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ask Andrew - HE Will Know

INFORMATION box (10 1/2" X 6 3/4" X 3 3/4" including feet) $62 SOLD
My son Andrew happens to be one of those people everyone goes to when they have a question about something. Doesn't matter what it is (trivia, computers, electronics, history,...), Andrew is the first one I call when I have a question about stuff. The husband of a friend of mine is like this also. He could easily win B.I.G. on Jeopardy. Well - this is "their" box.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hot Water!

Yesterday I made TWO MORE Chanukah boxes. The thing is - every time I put one out at the Arts Co-op, it sells within a couple days. Chanukah begins at sundown on December 11th and lasts 8 days. I only have between now and the last day of Chanukah to market these boxes, so I'm trying to keep up with demand.

HOT WATER box 10" X 6" X 2 7/8" + faucet $52 SOLD
Yep - that's a tiny pipe wrench inside.
DREIDEL box (cylindrical) 2 1/2" diam. X 4 1/2" $38 SOLD
DREIDEL box (rectangular) 4 1/2" X 2 3/8" X 2 1/2"H $38 SOLD

Sunday, November 15, 2009


This year the Holiday Art Sale at my house has grown from 5 to 8 artists and will include:
2 Jewelers (Sally Chaffee-Maron & Christine Conniff)
Redware Pottery (Stephen Earp)
Fused Glass and Decorated Gourds (Cheryl Denton)
Handwoven Scarves and Wall Hangings, Holiday Cards, framed and matted Cut Paper Scenes (Edith Bingham)
Handpainted Silk Scarves and Ruanas (Nancy Baker)
Framed Original Paintings, matted Prints and Cards (Sandy Denis)
Framed Paper Quilts and Mixed Media Collage, Decorative Boxes and Ornaments (Jane Chang)

Since we have 3 more artists this year, Sandy Denis stopped by to map out the rooms we'll be using in my home. Sandy is in charge of all the display at the Shelburne Arts Co-op and does a fabulous job. The signs we posted last year are in fairly decent condition, but Sandy has taken them to her studio to tweak them a bit.

I looked back in my blog to see what I wrote about last year's show and noticed the following list -
What we'd change:
Make more art!
Send more postcards - These proved to be our best advertising, and probably 80% of the shoppers were people we knew.
Attach the signs to WOOD stakes! The ground was frozen hard which made it nearly impossible to push the wires in!
Personally, since the sale was at MY home, I'd start my housecleaning earlier - maaayyyybe

I've been making lots of art but am having trouble keeping up with sales at the Co-op. I guess that's a good thing, but I need to have more for the sale at my house. We're doing lots more postcards this year, and simply having more artists involved in the show offers a natural increase in the mailing list. Sally has been very helpful in keeping on top of little prep tasks with her detailed lists of things to do and who is going to do them. All I need to do now is make more art and vacuum and dust the rooms the night before the show. I'm SO happy the rooms are done being painted!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cooking, Sailing, Chanukah

Been slowing down on art production lately because we've been having our downstairs rooms painted. Painting finally completed today, and now I get to put the rooms back together. BIG QUESTION: How much of the art do I re-hang? The walls look bare with no art, but it's painful to put new holes in the walls. I guess I know the answer to this dilemma, but I wanted to whine just a bit first.

Sunday I spent the entire day in my studio (which also happens to be our "bonus room"/aka TV room). Watched a Netflix rental - "What the Bleep do we Know". Very thought provoking and a good movie to have on while working on art projects since it's more an informative type flick than a storytelling one.

I was able to finish up 3 new boxes Sunday. Here are my new "babies" -

11 1/2" X 7 1/2" X 4 1/4" Includes a set of vintage measuring spoons and the tiniest mixer you've ever seen!
3 1/2" X 2 1/4" X 2 3/8" That tiny sail boat is sterling silver!
CHANUKAH box $38
5 1/2" X 3 1/2" X 2 1/4" SOLD