Hugging Art

Friend texting you a picture of herself hugging your art....that's a day maker!
Happy Hump Day friends!  I'll be off the grid for a little while....back again soon.

Gratitude Trees with my Friends from The Arc

Howdy!  I meant to share these with you so much sooner than now....but, here they are.  I met up with my friends at The Arc earlier this month, and we did an art project.  This time, we made Gratitude Trees.  They started off by sketching out their tree shape and landscape, and then filled those in with acrylics.  Then, the fun part!  We cut random leaf shapes from my assortment of colorful papers, and collaged them onto the canvas.  Some of us wrote things we are thankful for on the leaves to make them extra special!  I really love working with this group.  They are always so upbeat and positive, and make my heart happy!

My Glamorous Get Up

I came across the booth shots that my sweet friend Torri took for me not long ago.  She insisted that I jump into a couple photos for fun....and yes, this is my "get up" on a working day at home.....overalls hanging on by a thread, and a bandanna wrapped around my head.  Almost always, the hair is pulled back.....usually pigtails.  Yep, it's glamorous. Not.  But a very good life.

What the......

Working out my angst in the journal, regarding current events in this country.  UGH.  Double UGH.

Check out my art at Barnes and Noble!

Hi friends!  I hung a selection of artwork at our local (Cedar Rapids) Barnes and Noble last weekend!  Go check it out!  I would love to hear what your favorites are, as I'm branching out into some new territories.  It will be up the month of October!  CHEERS!!!

Weekend Shenanigans

Happy Tuesday morning!  How are you?  What's the weather like where you are?  Many of my friends and family members who suffer from allergies are really uncomfortable lately.  I've been sniffling a little bit too.  It's an ironic torture, because this is the time of year we want to be outside the MOST!  Sigh.  Oh well.  Here's what I've been up to the past few days.....
A snapshot of my booth on my front lawn...this one taken by me and my phone.

My sweet friend Torri stopped over on Friday with her camera, to take some good booth shots for me!  I've got these AWESOME mesh panels now, for hanging my artwork, and they are a a DREAM!  A dream, I tell you!  That's what I was lacking all those years.....a good way to display the wall art.  So, I hoping with her booth shot help, and some better shots of my current work, I'll be ready to apply for some art shows in the spring/summer of 2017!  Yippee!!!

Me, touching up the stars on our giant flutter-by!

Gae, putting her feet up and supervising.

In addition to running some errands and delivering some art to customers, I stopped over at Gae's shop and did some touching up on the butterfly wings.  There was one squirrely paint that I used that was different from the rest, it was the stars....and they faded.  (the butterfly is in a VERY sunny spot) So I jazzed them up again with some fresh paint.  I was rewarded with a truffle.....nothing wrong with that!

This is in our next door neighbor's front lawn.  That's my house...the yellow one on the right.  

Saturday night was our 10th-ish annual chili cook-off in the neighborhood.  Here's a pic of the festivities under's such a fun time!!!!  The winner who took home the coveted "silver" ladle (Oh yeah, there's a trophy, a ballet box and everything) was a KIDDO!!!!  Pretty awesome!!! 

Well, I'm off to bake some banana bread for tonight's journal junkie hang out!