Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coolest Car Ever!

WOW! This past weekend was so exciting. I was at the 1st East Nashville Art Fest and had a wonderful show. Thanks to all the brave souls that came out in record breaking heat to support the festival. It was good to see some old friends and make a few new ones. My booth neighbor was without doubt the most interesting family I have ever met. Here is the link to their site.
Their Art Car was parked right beside my booth and if I had a dollar for each picture taken I could take a really nice vacation.

The sweet deer have all found new homes and I'll try to make a few more for the Festival this week end. So if you missed this one you have another opportunity to see me before the Tomato Festival this August 14th. This Saturday May 29th I'll be at the Hands together in Flatrock Music & Arts Festival in Coleman Park 10am-4pm. Here is the info.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oh deer!

I have been working on some things for the up coming events. The little deer are one of the new
items I will be showing this weekend. If you are in the area come on out to the first East Nashville Arts Fest happening this Saturday and Sunday 11am-7pm. . Not only will you see your local favs but a lot of new faces never before seen in Nashville. GO check out the facebook page here.
We will have over 50 vendors!

If you have other plans and just cannot make it this weekend then next weekend May 29th I will be at the Hands together in Flatrock Music & Atrs Festival in Coleman Park 10am-4pm. This is the 3rd year for this festival with over 50 artist participating. Here is where you will find more information as well as the music line up.

I am soooo excited! Stop by and say hello, I'd love to meet you.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mark your calenders!!

I have a couple of new events coming up and would love to see you there, so mark your calendars!
The first event is May 22nd & 23rd here in East Nashville, it's the first East Nashville Arts Fest.
This will not be your usual East Nashville Fest, artists and crafters from all over will be there. If you go to the facebook link you can get a feel of the event. I am super excited to be a part of this awesome event.

The second event is Hands Together in Flatrock Music and Art Festival , in Coleman Park Nashville Tennessee on May 29th. I believe this is the third year for this event. It should be a great day of music, fun and art. I can tell you right away you will see some very talented artists.

For the upcoming events I do have some new items and I am going to share a few with you now.
The Woodland girls are finally getting the way I want them, these two are the first attempts.
Remember the hand painted faces? The finally version is a combination of the two. The tattoo man is almost finished, he still needs shoes and maybe a little more detail. I'm thinking of bar bells or a swing for him? Not sure yet.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Look at the faces I have finished painting. As I've said before painting does not come easy for me, I must have painted 20+ eyes yesterday. But the practice has definitely paid off, these look so much better than the first faces I did. This is a sneak peek of a work in progress that I hope to have done over the week end. I'll make sure to keep you posted on the progress.

Does anyone have any eye painting tips to share? I can get one eye okay but the second one always is a little off, they are never the same. But I think they are passable for now. I'll keep practicing in the meantime.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Handbag

Here is a custom order handbag that I've been working on. I really like the peacock with the cool feathers. I used a linen for the front with Amy Butler fabrics for the feathers, the peacock body is a woolen felt. The applique is my on design and was a lot of fun to create. Of course as always I get nervous doing custom orders. I always worry that it isn't what they had in mind. It's so much easier selling things already made. Do any of you feel the same or is it just me?

I have been featured on my peeps Jodi Reeves blog The Creative Jar, it's her 1000th blog post so hop over and say hi and congratulations.

I have a lot of ideas in my head right now and hope to share more with you soon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Woodland Shadowboxes

I am loving the woodland theme right now as you can see. So I took a tiny break from making owls for the shadowboxes and have created some silhouettes similar to my woodland pillows. I am only doing these three and they will be at the next Handmade in the Arcade event December 5th.

I wish (okay maybe not) I was doing a nursery, I think this could be the cutest nursery ever!
The woodland shadowboxes and woodland pillows, paint a huge tree in the corner that was home to some little tweets or you know me an OWL!

The event last week end was amazing...not so much as in $$$ but FUN! The weather was intoxicating and the moon was breathtaking. If you have never been to the Art Crawl in downtown Nashville let me tell you you have missed a treat. Tons of art, lots of interesting beautiful people, music plus wine and it all free! How can you go wrong?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Woodland pillows

Here are the fruits of my labor (for the last 2 days) for a few of the upcoming shows. I wanted to do a "Woodland" series and right now I'm happy with the way they have turned out. Of course I do look now and think I should have done this or next time I will do that. But as far as I know I can make more, right?

I was getting all hyped up and excited about the show ( October 31st the East Academy Fall Fest & Craft Fair at Eastwood Christian Church on Eastland Ave.)
this Saturday but it looks like rain :(
It isn't a huge event but one of the fun ones here in my neighborhood. I always enjoy neighborhood shows, they are so much easier and I usually see my peeps. I'll keep my fingers crossed we still have a few more days for the weather to change. The other bummer is I just found out one of the December events I do each year is now a one day event instead of 3 days. So I will be looking to add a couple of more events. If you know of something that's local and good let me know.