Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A vintage picnic...

This is one of several photos I just received from an auction I won on ebay.
These people are military families. I have several photos of African-American and white families having fun together. These photos are from the late 50's...mainly '57 I believe. I find it interesting that when families are united in service to our country, color is of no concern. Yet, this photo is from a time when color was of big concern - mainly in the South. These people seem oblivious to that stark reality. It is refreshing.
In today's world, when the word "racism" is thrown about without thought, it's nice to see a photo like this and know that racism, even in it's prime, was rejected by most Americans...just as it is today.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby it's cold outside!

The other day I woke up and the whole world was covered in glitter...it sparkled in my headlights as I drove my daughter to her bus stop. I couldn't help myself...I stalked the sun... waited for it to come up and grabbed my camera and set out to capture the sparkle. This is the best shot I got...you can see it glistening on the fence behind the rusty antique bed frame I use to prop up my sweetpeas...which is covered in frost...glitter and grunge!
Ooooooh, pretty!
God is an artist.
His favorite winter art supply? Glitter!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's Showtime!

I have two really big shows this year! Today is the Bearzaar...at Olympia High School and next weekend is the big Lacey Holiday Bazaar at St. Martin's Pavilion!
I just love doing shows...meeting people...laughing and kick-starting the holidays! Last night after I set up, I walked around the show, admiring all of the incredible work people have done. It is amazing the amount of literal hours that go into a show of any size. One booth had at least 6 big Christmas trees that a couple of ladies were painstakingly decorating with handmade ornaments!
I especially love the family time that shows bring. My daughters like to help me and my sister and mom also enjoy pitching in! I may make the goods, but in the end, I get by with a little help from my peeps!
Hopefully, this year will be profitable...it's a tough financial year for most folks...but ultimately, it's the love of art that drives me to create...a show is a really fun way to clear out the shelves so I can make some more!