Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Nathaniel!

Today is my brother Nathaniel's 13th birthday. Nathaniel is one of my best friends. We do chores together and watch movies together. We share the same memories and know a lot of the same people. Our art forms also work well together. Nathaniel often plays his dulcimer at events while I sell my artwork. I'm so thankful to God for each of my siblings. I love the way God created families to work, play and generally be together. I have my best friends over every day.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's That Time Of Year!

This Saturday, May 21, is the 49th annual Mountain Laurel Festival in my hometown of Clarkesville. I'm probably not the only one who has experienced firsts at this festival. Five years ago I was an excited 11-year-old, ready to do her first art show set up with the mindset of demonstrating and showing her cards, with not many to sell. The second year was even more exciting. It was the first time I had ever attempted selling my framed pictures. People actually bought them. I went home feeling so rich.

This year I will mostly bring corn husk dolls to sell, with maybe a picture or two. Many of my friends will also be there, my brother and his friend Calvin will be playing stringed instruments with a group of other bluegrass musicians. The Clarkesville Garden Club will be selling plants. John Kollock will be sketching children for free from 10:00-2:00 (ages 2 to 10). My friend Elizabeth will be selling jewelry and who knows what kind of art Miss Cecile and Miss Becky will doing. Those are just people who I know who will be there. There are a lot of other people who will be around too. The ones I mentioned and I will be in the Mauldin House Gardens. A lot of other vendors will be on the square. I think food and more music will be in Pitt's Park. The parade, which goes through the town square starts at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Purple Paint

I have a mom who will wake up at 4:30 AM and paint until 8:00AM. She'll come back later that day for another coat and then again in the evening to paint some more. Yes, Mom and I worked odd hours to make my purple dream come true. Here's what it looks like inside of my art studio/ gallery now.THANK YOU MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!