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.
Please comment and visit our other blog.




http://Retrobabs.blogspot.com/

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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Construction is finished at the Village Artists

Construction is finished at the Village Artists store front in Homewood, IL.  The walls are painted and the floors are new.  Will be ready for our Grand Opening/Open House on April 29-30.  I have been working on more vintage boxes, creating miniature watercolor paintings.  I have also been making some more leaves for necklaces.  I hope they will be fired for glaze by the time of the show.
The boxes are fun, each one speaks to me, calling for a different painting.
This one is titled, "Cherub" and is a music box inside with room for jewelry or trinkets.

Last but not least, I wanted to show you my grandchildren, how they are growing!
Penny is a peanut, a sweet pea, blond with blue eyes.  Miles is all boy, dark eyes and tons of hair.  He out weighs his cousin even though he is 8 weeks younger!  Proud Gramma loves them to pieces, Skypes weekly and cannot wait to go and see them.




Monday, March 21, 2011

RetroBabs Vintage and our Upcycled, ReMixed Clock/Plate Featured on Handmadeology

In my other life I have a shop on Etsy to feed my habit and hobby for vintage. Together with my daughter, Bec, we make ReMixed, Upcycled and Repurposed art work. Bec works on vintage fabric and I make Clocks out of Mid-Cetury modern Plates.

We are very excited to be featured in the Handmadeology blog.  We love Tim and we are members of his team on Etsy.   We were so surprised when we went to our daily list of blog readings to find ourselves in a post from Cindy at RetroChalet about Upcycled clocks!
The clock above is the Swiss Chalet pattern by Marcrest.
This is the clock/plate featured in the article, Check it out -full article at RetroChalet's post!