Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Art of the Holiday

For the 4th year, Burt and I are participating in The Art of the Holiday, at the Fallbrook Art Center gallery.
Fallbrook is a charming village about 60 miles north of San Diego, and a delightful place to explore at any time of year. Main Street gets all dressed up for the holidays, reminiscent of Currier and Ives, with planned festivities, tailor made for kids of all ages.
Who wouldn't love to take a horse drawn carriage or wagon ride down Main Street, and of course see Santa! This is a quality art show, not to be missed if you are in the area from now until Christmas. There is also a great cafe behind the gallery that serves yummy food, coffee and delicious desserts!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Show!

The Talmadge Art Show was a huge success! Lots of friends and past customers came out and I was so busy I totally forgot, and didn't have time, would you believe, to take any pictures. The room was packed with people almost the whole day. So no pictures of the show.....sorry, but here are a couple of my Mini Nuno Felt Pillows that made their debut yesterday. They are small, all under 10" square. Each one has a unique detail on the back to make that interesting too. I had a great time making these little treasures.

Marsh Grass at Sunset, front and back

X's and O's, Front and back

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Talmadge Art Show this Sunday

The Talmadge Art Show is almost here! I really enjoy the show. So much excitement and so many wonderful artists. Space design is always a challenge. This was my space last year. I used to put everything on a table with risers and racks, and I would stand or sit behind the table. But with so many more scarves I had to rethink my set-up. It's so much more inviting like this, and I am able to really interact with my customers. If you are in San Diego this Sunday November 22, please stop by the Talmadge Art Show, at the San Diego Women's Club and say hello. The event runs from 10:00 to 4:00.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Talmadge Art Show

Next weekend I will be showing and selling my work at the fall Talmadge Art Show . It's a wonderful show, I think it's the best in San Diego. I have been doing this show for the past five years, in the spring and in the fall. This show will be the biggest yet with 56 artists from many mediums. In addition to my scarves, and pillows, I will be showing these gauzy shawls. They are large and dramatic, making them suitable for draping over baby grand pianos or the foot of your bed, when not being worn. The fabric I used for the first two below is hand dyed from Australia. They are soft and light weight. Perfect for Southern California.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Purse Hangers

My friend Maria has cautioned me against putting my purse on the floor, either at home or when I go out. She says it's bad luck. Besides, the floor , especially in a restaurant is rife with germs, and you don't want to carry a bunch of those away with you. So my daughter and I went in search of nifty purse hangers, and found them with dichroic glass cabochons. Very slick, but I'm a felter and I got to thinking I should really have one with a felt cabochon. Voila! My latest felt accessory, a purse hanger with a needle felted center, and a little felt pouch to keep it in.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Along The Way

The road out of Taos that leads to the Millicent Rogers Museum
makes one understand how a big city girl choose this
rustic corner of the country to find peace and tranquility.
The museum is small, but packed with wonderful
Southwest art and artifacts. Millicent Rogers impressive turquoise
jewelry collection alone, as well as her own elegant jewelry designs
was well worth the drive.

The last leg of our road trip took us through the
soft and sensual desert dunes along Interstate 8,
where Arizona meets the border of California.

We really enjoyed our road trip.
The question now is where to drive next?
We're thinking , up the West Coast to Eugene, Oregon for
the Black Sheep Gathering next June.
If we can wait that long!