Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
My table was in the hall outside the ball room, which allowed us to listen to the balls as well as the bands warming up. The amount of creativity all gathered in one place was quite staggering. Not just from the various merchants, but from the attendees as well. Costumes ran the gamut from Tinker Bell tee shirts and jeans to some of the most elaborate gowns and wings I’ve ever seen.
The highlight of the weekend may have been a short but potentially meaningful conversation with the production manager on Saturday afternoon. We briefly discussed my work and some possibilities for next year. As the year progresses and things become more definite I will undoubtedly share more information, for now let me just say that I have several new areas of inspiration and can't wait to get to work on my new ideas.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I booked a 10x6 space, and was to bring my own table & chair. When I arrived I discovered my space was about 6 feet long and already had a 4x4foot table and a pair of wooden arm chairs with the table. They took away one of the chairs but the table and other chair remained.
As a “dress rehearsal” for FaerieCon I’d say it was a good day. FaerieCon here I come!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
These inviting wee doors are from:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
On Saturday the 19th, I caught up to her shortly after the band left the field after the halftime show. When I asked her how it went and how she felt she said "it was fun." As the day went on I & other family members checked in with her to see if it was all worth it, and each time she expressed more enthusiasm. Like many performers, once she was in position the hours of hard work were a memory and she could just enjoy performing. Fear fell away and joy filled it's place. This Saturday was a new test, she sailed happily through the performance at the football game but then had to prepare for a competition on the same day in Hershey, PA. The band had a little down time as instruments and equipment were loaded into trucks and buses and the mom's prepared to feed the band. Once fed and once their uniforms were packed up we loaded into 3 buses and a van and some trucks we headed out to face our first competition. To add to the challenges it had been raining in Hershey since 1pm and every band went on the soggy field soaked. They put on their game faces and performed like troopers. We returned to the buses so the kids could change and try to stay dry while we waited for our scores.
I had assumed that the prospect of facing judges would bring on a new round of anxiety but she was so focused on her performance (first time on AstroTurf and first time in the rain) that she was not really paying any attention to the judges.
New situations have always been one of my personal fears, as I face unfamiliar situations and "first performances" I will hold the memory of my daughter's face in my mind's eye and remember the lesson she learned on the field, and I hope to keep her bravery and determination in my mind when I face my own daemons.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The studio has been cleaned some furniture rearranged and we set up our displays last night. Jenny will be bringing the nibbles over in a little while and we "open the doors" in less than an hour. I hope we get a nice steady flow of people, but it's already raining and thunder storms are on the way. Will they keep people at home or encourage them to come out and look at art? Who knows...
I'll get photos and post again tonight.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The cloth will be represented by my dolls and the clay is the work of my friend Jenny Davies-Reazor. I am in awe of her tiles and shrines, not to mention her collages.
The studio will be open from 10am until 5pm, and is located at 106. N. Main St. St. Georges DE
In honor of this stupendous moment I'm teaming up with my friend Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/
and we are mounting our own mini show and opening the doors to the world. On June 20th, just one week from now, we will join our creative energies and our work and with some luck we will increase our visibility as artists. I can't wait to see what the day brings.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Before you do anything else BACK UP your computer! Without warning a couple of weeks ago we suffered an impossible to diagnose fatal computer malady. We did get most files backed up onto our new external hard drive but alas I lost all my photos! Thousands of photos gone - poof! I'm slowly recovering and slowly getting to know my brand new laptop. It took about a week but I've retaken photos of most of my newest projects (the ones not yet listed to Etsy). Alas vacation shots, school concerts and other kids events all gone. I'd add a picture to this post but sadly I don't have much edited yet.
SO, if you do nothing else today back up your files!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Orchid & Albus, Crisiant, Inas
Diana, Hollisha, Carroll
Firth, Aweinon, Joy
Seraphina, Sunniva, Mabel
Lotem, Madog, Thanner