Monday, January 17, 2011

New Lamps! and a few fun announcements!

It was a very busy weekend!  And even though I got a fair amount accomplished- I always feel like wish I could have done more.  Lately everything has been taking more time than I initially calculate- maybe I need to adjust my internal timer!?
 The lamps are done- hooray! Here's the before:

and the after:
Not too shabby right?  and remember- these were the original lamps to the house- probably circa 1920.  I took a can of silver spray paint that was in our basement work room- and went to town! The most tedious part was disassembling and reassembling. (so tedious that I broke one of the original panes of glass:(, and lost some of the attachment screws- to adhere the lamp to the ceiling- this has resulted in not 1 but 2 trips to the local HD-uggghhh.

Saturday afternoon/evening was spent with my dear friend- Lola.  We did a lot of usual- so much so that we only left ourselves the last 30 min. of a 5 hour visit to take photos of each other for our new "head shots"- but we are happy with how they came out!  Lola is a photographer by trade- and suggested that I use a prop- I was hesitant at first- but finally relented- and I'm so glad I did- they came out adorable if I do say so myself!

The "purpose" of our visit was to lay out an initial plan for our upcoming art show!!!!!  We are very excited!  It will be a collaborative show of both our work, some for sale, most for display!  May 7th 2011 is the tentative date!  Put it on your calender folks!  Everyone is welcome!!!

We also spent a nice amount of time sharing business ideas (as we are both artists and bloggers).  From this inspiring conversation came my decision to list my paintings in my new Etsy shop. I figured it was another way to further my business and share my art with even more people. For those of you who aren't familiar- Etsy is a wonderful place to shop for vintage, homemade, and just plain FABULOUS items. It's a wonderful place to buy gifts!  Here are a few of my favorite Etsy purchases over the years....

(seller no longer listed)


Ohhh- and one last thing- I was honored be included  in my first Etsy "treasury".  It's a group of items from throughout Etsy with a specific theme that a seller sets up.  The title of this treasury is Warm Winter White.  It's pretty cool.

That's all I got.
I hope you all had a splendid weekend, and a peaceful MLK holiday!


  1. the head shots came out great! wish I had someone to take some for me! have a great day!

  2. love the post! and love that you chose the picture of me with lenses for eyes. haha! your etsy shop looks AMAZING!!!!!!! it's such a great way to get your name and your work out there. exciting things to come!!! xoxo

  3. It looks like you have some great items to add to your etsy shop. I found you via Casabrasi. I am your newest follower.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting