Saturday, November 24, 2012

Durham Holiday Market

I had my first show in Durham November 16 and 17th at the Durham Arts Counsel. What a great time! I met some great artists while I was there. Some from Durham and some from Raleigh. Since it was a two day show I decided to leave early from work and get set up so I didn't have to rush. (I'm also not that familiar with Durham) So as I packed the Edge and left the house I had this nagging feeling that I was forgetting I ticked off my mental list of what was packed...I was fine...I was just being paranoid...until I got to the Arts Counsel building and unloaded my stuff and started putting things together when I realized that I forgot my scarf display....yep...I forgot the big piece of my display...and it's a one hour drive to my house and an hour drive back....I fought then rising panic and the internal name calling calmed down and decided that I had just been given a new opportunity to find a way to display the scarves I've not yet tried. Thank God I had gotten the grid walls last month!! I also had some extra shower curtain rings so this is what I came up with:

It turned out really well after all so I may just do away with the display rack all together. The grid walls display the Cityscapes I did of Raleigh really well.

Once I got done setting up I had a late lunch at an awesome little restaurant called "Toast" I have to go back.

Crostini Special and a salad!

All in all it was a great sale and if I had Durham Cityscapes, I'd have sold them over and over. Saturday morning I walked around downtown Durham and took lots of time I'll have Durham Cityscapes. In fact I'm working on a custom order as I type. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Getting Ready for Holdiay Market in Durham

I was able to get some of my wall hangings done in time for Holiday Market.

Raleigh #007
Raleigh #008
They are hard to see in photographs, however I've colleagued different pictures of buildings and sights in Raleigh, North Carolina with fabric bits and pieces and created a "city scape".
I have pictures of Charleston, SC and of Washington DC that I'm going to use on future wall hangings.

If you can come to Durham this Friday or Saturday. It looks like they have an awesome line up of artists!
Raleigh #009

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

HollyFest November 3

We had a beautiful day to sell at HollyFest last Saturday! It was such a blessing since the original weekend it was scheduled had dregs of Superstrom Sandy coming through. It was cool when we set up. Mr. Wonderful and my self had the vehicle all packed and ready to go Saturday morning so we didn't have such a runaround rush getting out the door. The set up was organized and we didn't have any problems. Mr. Wonderful had to go to work so I was on my own. Luckily artists and crafters are very friendly and helpful people!

All set up!
I had a very colorful display and I received numerous compliments on the colors. I was able to get grid walls so I could display some Batik panels I made. I was also nice to be able to set some personal space behind the grids to keep my stuff and to eat lunch.

I met another couple, Peter and Kathy Firth from Wakeforest. They are the owners. creators of P&K Originals. Kathy makes quilts, book covers and small bags. Peter makes machine turned wooden bowls and other decorative objects. They were both very helpful when I needed to leave for a few minutes. Peter made the shelves shown in the picture. He did a great job!

This is how the booth looked like on the right side. I really need to pay attention to the sheets...they look rather sloppy...

This is a photo of how the left side looked. I think I need to do one of two things with Monique the mannequin; either paint her or put more clothes on her. Although I think my scarf got more attention with her naked....I caught a few guys eyeballing the legs under the scarf.

I'll be at the Durham Holiday Market November 16 and 17.
Maybe I'll see you there!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hee Hee I got published again!!!

I entered Cloth Paper Scissors Felted Wonders Challenge in June.  I found out I was selected to be in the magazine and then had to sit back and nibble my nails until the end of October when my November/December 2012 issue arrived to see :
1) if I won the Simplicity Felting Machine
2) if I got into the photo spread.
I am happy to report that even though I didn't win the Simplicity Felting machine (Harriet Skinner in Raleigh NC won it! Congratulations  and color snaps to Harriet!! her work is awesome!)
I did get a full page devoted to my Nuno Scarf.

I think I like that better....

I'm also getting ready for Hollyfest on Saturday at Womble Park across from 301 Stinson Avenue in Holly Springs. It starts at 10:00 AM and goes until 4:00 PM. It looks like quite a nice Festival. Come see me if you can make it.