Wednesday, December 28, 2011

...some glimpses of Christmas

I didn't do much decorating...these are 2 cute Santas done by Sukie Hughes that I love. I put up some boughs and Madison put about 12 ornaments of one branch that I put in a bucket with other twigs and called it a cute. It was fun watching her get the idea of what Christmas is all about. She asked if her presents were still here the morning after Christmas. She also worried about Santa getting through the hole in the furnace.
Christmas we did some cookie decorating. She licked the frosting off of one and we decorated it again...don't worry no one other than Santa got any of these...He's used to it.
We had a little gift exchange and pizza at the Art Clinic Thurs. before Christmas. I did not get any good pictures but we all had fun. Several artists discovered they love needle felting...Good thing Knit Fit is close...or is it? This is Berta's fantastic of many fun handmade trades.
I have most my deadlines met so I took a day to just paint. The two that are near done are my newest Flickr entries if you want to see them. Felt good to get painty again...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Waldorf School Winterfest

Sat. Dec. 10 11 to 4
Holiday Crafts and activities for Kids
Puppet Show,Handmade Gifts,
Live Christmas Trees for Sale,
Hot Soup and Bread Rolls in the
Holiday Cafe,
Baked Goods, coffee, Tea and
Much, much more...
Carol Kemp and
Syd McCutcheon also Mary Stanley,
will have
a booth.
Come by and have some fun.
Waldorf School of Santa Barbara
401 North Fairview,
Goleta, CA

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Queen of Arts Revisited

These are just a few of the artists. It was an amazing day...great weather, great artists. great people and much sharing. We raised a very nice sum for our charity and got to catch up with friends and make new acquaintances....a very successful day. Thanks to all the artists that worked so hard and to our patrons who make it all worth it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Early Thanksgiving

We had a great day at the beach with family ....The most kids we have had together in a long time....7. They were so cute...and there are 2 more on the way.

My nephew, Jeff, was there from good to see him. The guys fished for shark. They caught 4 leopard sharks and released them after the kids got to touch them.

Madison has her own Thanksgiving menu....

Monday, November 14, 2011

my latest ....

Madison's latest...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Queen of Arts Revisited

Did anyone miss the Queen of Arts last weekend? You have another chance!! Queen of Arts Revisited is a one day show at my house with over 40 artists. I have a tiny house so there will be lots of artists outside so I am a little nervous about the weather ...but other than that it is going to be an amazing event. I am really excited!! The date is Sat. Nov. 26. ....check out the flyer for the skinny...I started Queen of Arts at my house, I think, 12 years ago and it grew so big that I was glad to move the show to the Elverhoj Museum. But now I kinda miss having my hand in it more....and I want it to go back to being a benefit for Domestic Violence Solutions, as it was before. So come by and shop and see all the great art, also bring by donations for the women and children in the shelter. They always need cleaning supplies, TP, towels, children's toys, personal items like shampoo etc, and of course a $ donation or gift certificate. Make checks out to Domestic Violence Solutions. When we give to these women it is not only filling their needs it is showing them that someone cares about them.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Queen of Arts and Queen of Arts Revisited

Queen of Arts at the Elverhoj Museum is Fri Nov 4, 4 to 7 and Sat Nov 5, 10 to 5 . .... and the Queen of Arts revisited, at my house, is Sat. Nov 26 10 to 4. The Queen..Revisited is a benefit for Domestic Violence Solutions. We have taken the shelter in Lompoc under our wing and hope to help them out in a big way again this year.

The artists will donate part of their earnings for the day and everyone is welcome to bring items for the women and children of the shelter. We can help them have a better holiday. They always need towels and cleaning supplies. Women's personal items like make up along with toys for the children is a nice offering also. You can email me or call if you need more info.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Queen of Arts is fast approaching

In other words ...Things may be closer than they appear in the mirror....YIKES!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

what I have been up to....

...well I am on the poster committee for the Artists Guild for Los Olivos Day's in Oct. ( it is going to be awesome!) ...Putting together an art show for the Art Clinic and the Artist's Salon in Oct with the theme being Dia de los muertos ( more info on the Art Clinic prize,,,etc.)...getting ready for Queen of Arts at the Elverhoj ( N0v. 4 or 5) and Queen of Arts Revisited ( Nov. 26) at my house...I delivered lots of fun stuff to Blake at Casa de Maria in Montecito...broke my (f-bomb) cell phone....saw some cool vintage trailers in Buellton....and hung out with my sidekick, Madison. She told me today that she was sad this morning until we got a "cheer up" cookie at the Solvang Bakery....I just don't know where it all comes fun!

Friday, September 09, 2011

I hate to rub it in

...but we had another great day at the beach. It was beautiful. We stayed until 6 !

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Trying to get back in the grove

I am still floating around in good thoughts from my reunion. We had so much fun. Here is a picture of our last night at the beach house.

So I have been doing alot of playing around....even though I have plenty of work to get done....watching Madison paint is much more fun.

Madison is getting to be so girly that I thought she would like to play with the waxed lips...but she did not want them in her mouth so we had to just hold them up to her.

Here is the quilted car I saw on First Thurs. in Santa Barbara....

We had a great party for linda at the Art Clinic. Everyone made an amazing journal!! So fun to see what everyone comes up with.

...and today I went with Joe, Jill and Madison to the gem faire....planned to spend $20. ....but that soon turned into $120. You would think I would have some jewelry to show for that....
It is just the start of the 3 day weekend but I know it will go fast...Enjoy everybody...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Girls gone mild...

That's me...Had a great weekend!! Celebrated my 45 class reunion ( not sure how that is possible since I am only 4o myself...) Went to the amazing Art From Scrap One Night Stand show, did some catching up with old school friends and got to spend time at my old stomping grounds, The Cove. The 4 of us, Paula, Billie, Linda and I, rented a beach cabin for 4 nights. It was so perfect. We all hated to leave. Can't wait to see everyone again.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Featured Artist

How fun was that! But Lynn, Shelly and Kim did alot of work to make me look good.
A extra bonus was a visit from Pam and her daughter Ali on their way home from San Luis Obispo. We caught a quick meal with Mary and laughed it up as usual! It was a great night. Thanks everyone for your kind words and support.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Beach Day!

Here's my little mermaid at Goleta Beach. Joe, Madison and I went and Mary came by and we all took a refreshing dip.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Guess what!

I am going to be the featured artist at Santa Barbara Arts for Aug!!! If you are in the area stop by! The first Thurs. Aug.4 will be the fun evening to come.....Santa Barbara is the art Mecca on First Thurs.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fabulous weekend...

Michael deMeng was at the Art Clinic and gave us 2 great workshops with tons of great info. Everyone was very happy with what they learned. There was the Cold Blooded journal on Sat. and Pretty Vial things on Sun. Both classes turned out amazing pieces of art!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Great 4th!

Had a good show in Santa Barbara. Caught up on family news with Mike. He is now the grandfather of 5 boys! ...thinking of you Patty and Steve...Met and re visited great people and artists and sold some art. Penny came by and gave me a break....thank you **p**. The only bummer was they trimmed back my lemon tree so much I was in the hot sun the whole day....and I mean hot! Saw fireworks with Earl, Jill, Joe and Madison. Worn out but happy.
Now it is time to roll out the red carpet for Michael deMeng!! His class is full on Sat the 9th but still room here at the Art Clinic, in the Pretty Vial Things class on Sunday. We have lots of surprises planned. Carol and I are super excited! All the info is on our Art Clinic blog.