An artists's journey

I am reaching out to others - so feel free to comment on my voyage! I will be using this blog to let family and friends to follow the family and my latest art work and shows.
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I am a woman of many interests. On any given day you will find me painting in my studio, sculpting little heads out of clay, throwing pots and bowls on the wheel or writing. I also sew and make art out of found objects. I think I must have ADHD because I jump from project to project. I never get bored and I feel one should learn something new everyday.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mixing my Vintage RetroBabs world with my Art world

I thought you might be interested on how I try to mix my RetroBabs Vintage & ReMix shop on Etsy with the ART world where I make my personal art.
I recently was involved in an art show with the Village Artists, an art co-op in Homewood, IL.  I brought a vintage suitcase and travel train case and displayed my art work inside these vintage items.  I received many comments on the display, the quirky, kitschy arrangement of fine art against old retro products. I think the juxtaposition is what catches people off guard. I passed out cards for both of my life's ventures and I hope the melding of them brings new customers to my life.   Networking as such has been a very powerful tool for me.

I hope you have a great Holiday and take care. My next post will show you some of my latest art work!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

RetroChalet, Ira Mency, Melmac Expert

I would like to take this moment to say thank you to Ira Mency of RetroChalet shop on Etsy.  She has been a great help to me and I want her to know I appreciate it.  Take a moment to look at my blog list. You will find her there.  She specializes in Melmac and plastic dishware. 
I found my pattern which is Temporama and I had no idea it came in Plastic/Texasware/Melmac!!  You learn something new everyday.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I would like to give a shout out to Laura of I'm So Vintage. She is a fellow vintage shop owner and she happens to be a distant relative.  Her ex and my husband are cousins!!  Small world. So check out her blog .  Nice shop Cousin!!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Hello fellow Bloggers,
Well the art show for the Village Artists went off pretty well. Todays' snow dampened the turn out a bit.  Last night the village of Homewood had there Holiday Festival and tree lighting ceremony.  We had lots of foot traffic going by and a few customers welcomed us to the block.
We have a great location on Ridge Road and we face that busy street with enthusiasm.  We look forward to our Grand Opening when we get ourselves settled in.

I would like to send a shout out to a good friend Mandy Kalins who is hosting a new blog and it is a nice one.  Check her out at:

FYI here is a piece I sold at the show! Uh Oh too bad you missed it.