Sunday, September 12, 2010

What a beautiful Day!

Yesterday, was one of the most beautiful days of this year!  It was not too hot and not too cold. The weather was just right for Cypress Bend's Wine Festival. The jazz music was perfect and for those who enjoyed the wine, it was gooooooood too or at least that is what I was told. See I had to give up those spirits many years ago.  Now, as for me, I had a very hard time  trying not to eat too many grapes. They were really sweet and tasty. Later in the day, we had a few sprinkles of rain which did not ruin the mood of the festival. People came from Lumberton, Southern Pines, Vass, Laurinburg, Chapel Hill, Cary, Sanford, Fayetteville and of course, Wagram! .

There were several vendors their selling crafts, food, honey, pottery, and jewelry. This was the first time my friends Glenda and Kenneth Neilson from D K Clay had been to the winery. Kenneth said, it was really relaxing  just sitting outside. Kenneth's pottery brought lots of attention and to me it was the center of attraction for those who had a passion for our craft. See Kenneth is a master at this pottery stuff and me, I am just using clay as my canvas. I don't have the skills that he has or the patience to get as much done as he does.  I wish you could have seen the new colors that he is making now. You'll get a chance to see them if you come to the North  Carolina State Fair (Pottery Tent)  next month. I will have lots of Christmas ornaments, holiday earrings and maybe a few everyday beaded earrings too. I just never know exactly where the Spirit is going to lead me.  Anyway, next time I'll have to have the camera ready to take a few pictures and share them with you all. We had a great time! Wish you could have been there!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Harvest Time!

Fall is the time when it starts to get cooler and darker in the mornings. It is a true signal that it is almost Artist Harvest time!  All the wonderful things that we have created will soon be ready for sale! Now, that is something to be excited about!! I do love this time of the year. It's not too cool and it not too hot, it is just right for the creative juices to flow. I wonder what in the world will happen in my design world next? I'll be sure to let you know just as soon as I find out.

Ooh, tomorrow is Sept 1st and now it is time to get serious about finishing all my new designs for my
fall and winter shows. I do have a quite a few of them. The first one is at Cypress Bend 's Wine Festival on Sept 11th, from 12p until 6pm. I love this little show! The atmosphere is wonderful and the people are great also!   They are still looking for craft vendors.  Do you  have something that you would like to sell? Call them and let Rachel know that you read about this on my blog. 910 369 0411

Also I have been spending lots of time in the Southern Pine's Farmers Market this summer. We are open from 8am until 12 noon. I've introduced a new line of enamel items which goes very well with my other mixed media items. I'm loving every bit of it!! Life is Goooooood. I've met people from all different parts of the world in Southern Pines this summer. It's also most over though. We have September and then October until the 29th with the exception of October 2, which is Autumn Fest. I will be there selling my things along with my friend Sarah Evan who will be selling her dried hydrangeas and homemade jellies. Anyway, we hope to see you there.