Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Great Art Show!

Saturday's art show was great! It was a good day of talking to people and showing and selling my artwork. I know Mr. Kollock had a nice day too. Many of our friends came including my grandparents who came up from Canton. It was great weather for the show. Now I have several commissions to fulfill but today my family is leaving for a Thanksgiving family visit and we won't be back until Monday.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Art Show Tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow is the art show I've been preparing for. It's a harvest festival to be held at the home of John and Nancy Kollock's from 10:00-5:00. Mr. Kollock will have his watercolor originals, prints and his latest book. My brother, Nathaniel, will be playing his mountain dulcimer but he'll have to leave around 3:00. I'll have my pressed-flower pictures, corn husk dolls and will bring out my T-shirts and totes for the first time. Come if you can!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Successful Transfers

Some months ago I posted that we got a heat press in order to get some of my pictures on totes and T-shirts. Well, after a long time of trial and error, we are finally getting it right! We've had valuable suggestions from friends and have made a lot of mistakes. But we now have the formula for good transfers. One thing that really helped was putting a piece of matt board inside whatever we were pressing in order to get a very flat surface. (We learned matt board works better than cardboard unless you want a corrugated image). Another thing is that often the images come out darker than the original picture so before I print the transfers I usually brighten them up with a photo editing program on the computer.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker

This picture is made of: hydrangea flowers, hydrangea bark, aucuba, cotton, mica and a fall leaf.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Nice Open House

Yesterday was the Christmas Open House at Homestead House and I think it went very well. I sold some corn husk dolls, talked to a lot of people, drank some apple cider and just had a good day. My dad and brother played dulcimers on the cabin porch. The weather was very nice- always something to be thankful for with an outdoor show. There was a steady flow of people- also something to be thankful for. I hope the other vendors did well too.