I delivered the last commission. I came back and got the Christmas Lights out for the Studio. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
From the inside, it looks like everything is on fire through the camera lens.,
The nice clean drawing board means I'm done, finished with all my Christmas Commissions this year. Now I can start my Christmas Shopping, decorate the Studio window, send out a few cards and relax for the Holidays. I enjoyed doing each project for my clients and I hope everyone enjoys my work.
I sold about half of everything I had to sell yesterday at the Holiday Craft Show. The Mini Canvases, the Ornaments and the Erin Christmas Cards I sold almost out of those. The framed small artworks not so much, but a lot of nice compliments on my artwork. I talked and visited with friends and made one or two new friends. I had a wonderful day and won a country ham!!! Love country ham anyway you can fix it. Next week, I finish up my last commission before Christmas. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I've been painting minis today in the studio. I'll have these tiny canvases at the Holiday Craft show Friday at Erin's City Hall. The square ones are 1.75 inches. I'll have a few of the ornaments and the Erin Christmas cards there too..
I picked up my Houston County Christmas cards yesterday at the printers. I'll have them for sale at the Houston County 11th Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Friday, Dec. 7th. I'll have them at the Studio to sale. too!. The cards have an Irish Blessing on the inside. see below.
I went down today to get set up. I will have my bird Christmas ornaments and / or magnets, Clarksville Note Cards, small paintings and pen & inks and some wood turned ornaments and tops. I hope to see some of you there.
Christmas Bazaars and craft show! I have a few things at the DAC (downtown artists co-op) Bazaar until Dec. 24th, The Spiritfest Dec. 1 from 2-5 (Clarksville) and Houston County's Holiday Craft Show (Erin) at the City Hall Dec. 7th. I'll be at each event and I hope to see you there. Happy Holidays
I headed to the studio to work today and when I got there I had a visitor waiting for me on my drawing board. I sat down before I noticed him. He was cold so he didn't move hardly at all. I did notice he looked a little dehydrated and provided some refreshment for him. He was extremely thirsty. About two weeks ago I thought we had had a small earthquake or my neighbors had been hamming on the walls next door. My artwork on one wall was hanging lopsided and items had been knocked off the shelves.. Well now I know it was the snake exploring around the studio. He must of come in to get warm.
I'm not afraid of snakes and I've always been reptile friendly. I've even had a few iguanas as pets. As a kid I always wanted a snake as a pet but my mother would NOT agree to that but lizards were ok!
I finished the last of the plein air paintings I started in Monteagle today. I worked on it yesterday and I tried to use masking fluid on it. I had two different kinds on hand. The first one was clogged, it has a fine needle like applicator. I tried the second one which has a regular tip on it. It was clogged too. So I removed the tip and applied it to the painting and noticed an unpleasant smell. I got some on my hands. I went to rub it off like you would do with rubber clement and it had turned rancid. Oh it smelled soooo bad and the more I rubbed the worst it smelled.
It was a wonderful fall day and I worked all day in the studio. I finished this Monteagle plein air piece and the other one almost done. I managed to get a lot done on the commissioned piece. I feel pretty good about what I accomplished in 8 hours today. I'll be at it again tomorrow. I love being back in the studio, working!!
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.