Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas News...a little late

Guess who I spent my Christmas with?
No Ideas?
How about Mary Stori,
Betcha' never guessed that?

My husband bought me three great books
"Mixed Media Self-Portraits" by Cate Prato
I had told him that I wanted Cate's book and Mary's DVD
and then good ole' Amazon told
him that I would probably like the other ones!
How cool is THAT!
At first I thought that he had seen my "wish list" on Amazon,
but then I remembered it is not in a public form.
Then I remembered that I had seen the "If you ordered this, you may like this" list
after ordering in the past.
I, for one, am very thankful for the
"let's prompt this man to spend more money "
list from Amazon.
And I am thankful for all the talented ladies
that put so much hard work
into writing and contributing to these wonderful books and the DVD!
And if you have not see these books or Mary's DVD,
then run over to your favorite book dealer (or Amazon!)
check them out!
Happy Holidays All!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Will

Today is my son's 20th birthday!
All you mom's will understand the emotion that I am feeling at the thought of that wonderful day.
Having your own child is one of those things that
you just can't imagine
the overwhelming out pouring of love for another person.
I am so proud of him...
he is working and going to school...
soon to transfer to an art school a couple of hours from home.
He is such an awesome artist...
Happy Birthday son!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'll be enjoying Christmas with my husbands family
in this awesome house in the mountains this weekend.
Hope everyone else has a wonderful time!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dancing In The Moonlight

I have wanted to begin doing more hand work in my fiber art.

After seeing Susan Sorrell's detailed work,

I started this piece.

I don't know if you can see the beading very well

but I have added quite a few beads already.

I have been doing free form embroidery as well.

And lovin' it!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What a Creative Chick

Saturday I had the immense pleasure of meeting Susan Sorrell...
You know, The Creative Chick from Greenville SC.
She had an Open House
with along with Anne Taylor,
an awesome photographer who is also from Greenville.
They share studio space in Taylors, SC.
You should go and see them...
beautiful, filling, inspiring work." Self Portrait" Susan Sorrell
"Hard-Favored Face" Susan Sorrell

"My Aching Head" Susan Sorrell

"Singing In The Rain" Susan Sorrell

Friday, December 5, 2008

Blog Wins Award

Breaking News!
Piedmont, SC- Local blogger, Carol Sloan, has been awarded the "Kreativ Blogger Award" by Kathy Sands. Kathy, a blogger from southern Illinois, said that it was Carol's "dedication to living the creative life" that won her the award. Both women are part of a larger movement that involves several aspects of fiber art, painting and something they call "surface design". Perhaps later the newspaper will run a more in depth story on this phenomenon. But for right now, let's look at the responsibility that goes along with the Blog Award.
Kathy emailed Carol and let her know that she could go to her web site (Kathy's not Carol's) for the particulars involving the Award. Carol noted that receiving the Award was "awesome, so thankful that I was many people helped me get this would take too long to list the names but I will say this 'thanks mom, thanks to The Good Lord, oh and my wonderful and supportive husband. Thanks to all of you.'
Now, back to the responsibility. Wow, how does that Carol keep getting me off the subject at hand...anyway, ok..
The Particulars of The Kreativ Blogger Award
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from in your blog.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Carol said that she will be posting the logo on her blog, with pride, she added. She has also added not only a link to Kathy's blog site but her web site as well...Everyone needs to go there and look at the awesome work that Kathy does. Carol said that Kathy's work with surface design was beautiful.
Carol will need to nominate 5 others for their blogs as well. She stated that just as soon as we at the local paper leave her alone, she would decide on the winners. We reminded her that she needs to place links to their blogs and email them messages as well.
So, there you have it folks...another success story from a local gal that is "just Doing The Work" as she calls it. Let's all congratulate Mrs. Sloan on her well deserved award!
Dec. 5, 2008
Piedmont, SC

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Live Intentionally

Today I went to one of my favorite places on the earth...

Random Arts in Saluda NC.

Jane Powell, the beautiful lady that is The Shop Owner,

is one Talented Gal...

One Smart Lady.

She sat me down in the shop

and brought a book to me...

told me to look through it.

Really look through it...

I made it to the middle of the prologue before my eyes began to burn...

the moisture started building

behind my eyelids...

threathening to spill over.

The book is

Go here and read her story, where this awesome book really began...

where It came from.

And then

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Neighborhood...

My Christmas Placemat Neighborhood, that is...