Sunday, December 26, 2010

Low - Key Christmas

The idea of trudging out many boxes of decorations just did NOT appeal to me this year. So I just took a simpler approach. My friend Janet did the Angel, I paired it with a gold wing book I carved last year.
The entry way got a little vintage tinsel small glass domes and, a few handmade ornaments, from my art group.

I decided not to do a official tree, these little plastic white ones looked striking against the dark grey wall

Did just a little entertaining, a couple of small gatherings here, and a few there.

another shot of the entry way.

The little black tree paired nicely with the bowl of balls

Draping one strand of lights on a bookcase, was just the right touch. I also did one giant light up star in the front window, and then all the gifts piled right there under a torch lamp, yes I did get a lot of flack for the " Holiday Lamp" I even made up a song " (sung to the tune of oh chirstmas tree) it didn't catch on as everyone refused to sing along, no spirit!

...and today, I finally hung my Ikea light fixture over the sink. I'm so happy that putting Christmas away will be a snap... I feel a big garage sale coming on where I purge all the excess.
Stay tuned for my big studio clean up, complete with before and after photos. An art friend has agreed to whip me into shape so I can begin the New Year organized and jump headfirst into a big solo art show......

Sunday, December 5, 2010

PAC Show Wrap Up...

Wow what a weekend, it is such an honor to belong to such a diverse art group, and to share my art with the community. Here is a photo from my booth at the PAC show. Flaming Hearts, Salvage Angels, Urban Folk Art Birds, are among the offerings. Click on the PAC link to see more photos and links to the other members blogs, they take such great photos! I'm still in the dreaded learning curve.

Had to include a little shoe love, one of our members came in with these lace up green beauties.

A close up of some hearts, I called "Labyrinth Hearts" deep carved swirls with a leather tie.

Not a great photo, but this was an anchor piece "Juggling Act" a deep carved wood plaque, my girl is on her blue polka dot pony, she has her eye on the trapeze while keeping red balls in the air. It sold to a fun artist, always a great compliment.

Another view of just a small part of the gym...filled with such wonderment. It was a special weekend with so many art lovers. See you next year!