Monday, September 27

Tinsel and Treasures....

After a wonderful week with girlfriends (and not nearly enough pictures; we are about the art and not taking photos apparently) we enjoyed one last hurrah in Spokane before I hopped a plane and headed to Northern California for Tinsel and Treasures.

Iva Wilcox hosts this amazing one day show of artists and their art in Danville, California. I don't want to sound biased, but honestly this was the best art show I've ever been to. Not the largest, but the BeSt none-the-less. Everyone there specializes in amazing, handmade art or antique and vintage elements.

Iva's trusty side kick and hostess numero uno Colleen Moody
(and half of her wonderfully-sassy husband) who hosted a huge dinner for everyone the night before. She is the most humble, wonderful woman I've ever met!

The lovely and talented Anna Corba who couldn't be nicer!
Happy Marsha who owes a local antique shop, where I spent most of my money! Oh, such goodness!!!
I should have taken a shot of Charlene's table at the end of the day, she literally had 3 small pumpkins left standing alone. I'm telling you Iva really markets this show well; the crowd is made up of women who support artists as opposed to being artists themselves! How wonderful for those selling, right?

The beautiful and talented Christy...

Fellow Fullerton Artist, Judy Mackie with her beautiful shell art!

So Cal Artist Virginia Lewis (who I want to teach at GTL)...
And this artist (who's name I unfortunately didn't get) creates all these guys completely by hand!
I can't possibly share photos of everyone there, but if you want to see more take a peek at all of Sandy Wood's fabulous pictures here...

Friday, September 24

Little House in the Big Woods....

Earlier this month I went back in time to a wonderful way of life in Montana. Keli invited Leslie and I to enjoy a late summer gathering in both of her amazing homes deep in the woods (at least to this California girl) of Montana... and so we went. After meeting a few years ago the three of us began traveling to and from each others homes to play and make art, and happily Keli played hostess this time.
Well, make art we did! We even learned to do antique wet plate photography with an amazing artist Sean who we meet at an Art Faire shortly after we arrived... expect more to come with him soon (what a great artist and teacher)!
Here's our beautiful Keli looking out over Georgetown Lake where we spent our creative time
on the edge of the lake
in her little house in the big woods of Montana. I have loads more to share, but am still playing catch up. So I'll leave you with a few photos of some of our playful experiments in nature dying....

I promise to post more soon. Until then everyone have a great weekend!

Friday, September 3

Make & Takes...

On September 18th I'm participating in Tinsel and Treasure in Northern California. Hot off the heels of a much needed vacation, Nancy and I will fly into the bay area and head to beautiful Danville. Iva just released the information on the Make & Takes I'll be sharing so hop on over and take a peek. Be sure and check our the Artists page, it's going to be amazing! If you come by, please be sure and say hi!
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