Sunday, November 3, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
I can't believe its been almost a year since my last post!
In the last year I have taken my Itty Bitty Shasta out once to Linville Falls. It was a great time and I get to meet some really nice people from the vintage camper group that I joined. I can't wait to go back and see my new friends again. I have kept up with them through the power of Facebook to see what adventures that have been on during the long winter. Itty Bitty looks so lonely down there, but this year I have two, possibly three camping trips planned. I sure hope everything works out that I will get to go. I enjoy taking her out so much! People just love to take a gander at her.
Today is the first day of spring. Finally the time has come to start shedding the cover of winter and loose those winter layers for some lighter colors and coverings. I can't wait, but I keep in the back of my mind that here in North Carolina the weather changes like you change your underwear, so there is a possibility that there could be more snow that may make it down this way. I mean, I have seen it snow in late April before. At any rate, the weather will warm up a bit and I will be dragging that drop cord and water hose down to the camper cover and start spring cleaning in Itty Bitty. Maybe, I'll camp out in the yard one night!!! What Fun!
Ok so, Since I have written last I have stopped consigning in one of my regular spots and taken on a booth rental at a little place called The Weathered Home here in Morganton where I refurb furniture and make odds and ends to sell. I'm doing surprisingly well with this and actually have some spare time now that I've given up one of the stores. I feel like a can take a day off and not feel guilty because I've not made anything that day. I bought me a new stencil cutter and can now make nearly any sign thrown my way. Just recently a customer asked me to make a very long sign and the cutter did the work in about 4 minutes where it would have taken me hours upon hours and a huge back ache to cut just cut the stencil. I'll post pictures of that when I get it completed which should be later on this week.
Here are a few of the things that I've got in my booth.
Ahhh lunch break is almost over so I will close out now and get back to my day job. Happy hump day everyone! I hope the next couple days fly by and the weekend will be very spring like.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
These are just a few.
They turned out great, now lets hope they sell!
The last few weeks have yielded several good ideas that have came to fruition. About a week ago I finished up this...
It sold before the store even got a price on it. It is a old sewing machine base that I've had sitting around for nearly a year trying to find the perfect thing to make. I've had this idea in my head but couldn't quite come up with how to get it to work. It's not exactly how I wanted it but it got done and out of the house to clear up space for the next project. This is a new paint technique I was trying out but don't get too attached. There will probably not be much of this coming from my workshop. It's a little hard to do and very time consuming. But you never know what perfect piece is just waiting to be be painted with a chippy finish.
Then there is this beast...
Thats all the projects that has come from the girl cave in the past couple weeks. Maybe more soon once I clear out some smalls that are cluttering up the work space.
Have a great week y'all!
Until next time...
By the way...is any one actually reading this? Leave me a comment if so.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
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Monday, January 16, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The Etsy store is up an running! Click here to go to it!
There is not a lot up yet but I am working on more product and it will be added soon. As always, you can go to the Weathered Home here in Morganton to see more of my work.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, December 23, 2016
In school I had the most amazing art teacher. Mrs. Myra "Katie" McNeely. I wanted to be an art teacher like her...but I didn't want to be a teacher...that required going to school again and all I wanted to do was be out of school. I was not a fan of school, but Mrs. McNeely was the coolest teacher ever so I went to school everyday just so I could go to art class. The world lost this artist in 1998 and boy was it a big loss.
In class Mrs. McNeely taught me one thing that has stuck with me since she told it to me back somewhere between 1989 and 1991. Less is more. The less you put on the canvas or the less you embellish the more the eye is drawn to the subject. I think a LOT of folks could use this philosophy when they are creating stuff...if they ever create stuff for themselves. (See one of my previous blog entries called "Just Try It" for my thoughts on folks that are afraid of trying something.) If you find yourself adding more sequins and rhinestones to an already embellished jean jacket, step away from the glue gun!!!! Now this does not mean don't try to craft or create. This simply means step back and ask yourself, what is my subject, and is it making its self known in the piece. Are things in the piece fighting to be the headliner? If so, then you may have went too far.
So, if you haven't figured out art is my thing, but art is a very broad subject. It can be the art of decorating, drawing, painting, playing music, or even soot smudging! Everybody's got their something and mine is art that includes drawing, painting, music, writing (on occasion), and many other things that we will eventually get to in this blog. That's why I chose this as the name of my blog.
Find your art. What is your something? The something, or somethings, that make you, you? Leave your something in the comment section.
The world is but a canvas to our imagination - Henry David Thoreau
Friday, December 16, 2016
Signs, signs. Everywhere you go there are signs. Some good, some bad, but these signs are good, they make you happy...well they make me happy any way.
These and more are available at The Weathered Home in Morganton if you want to see then. If you would like a custom sign contact me and I will see if I can work up something for your needs.
I have decided to sell on Etsy so be I the look out for that link coming soon. It takes a little while to get this all set up and get the postage set up for it but I'm going to get all that worked out Saturday and be online Monday ready to sell! It may start out with a small amount of inventory, but it will grow (I hope).
Y'all have a great holiday, a merry Christmas or whatever you do at this time of year! If you need a quick gift idea go out to the Weathered Home they have something for everyone!
More to come soon.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
If you are looking for a great gift for that special someone, or that one of a kind find stop by The Weathered Home in Morganton and see their huge selection. They have something for everyone. If you have an item you want to paint you can sign up for a class or if you just need to buy all the supplies they have advice and everything you need to complete your project. The consigners have filed the place with many nice things but if you don't see what you want just ask. There is a good chance they can get what you need. If for some reason you don't find that special gift they offer gift certificates!
The Weathered Home
217 Avery Ave
Check them out on Facebook too!