Thursday, July 30, 2009

Feature in the Go Section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch

You can check out the article here. I am hoping that the actual paper will have some of my photos.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Getting Ready for the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show

So I have been down at Mad Art Gallery the last two days with the Mad Art staff and some of the STL Mafia and friends helping to set up for the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show. I cannot even begin to describe the awesomeness that is there. Quilts, pillows, plushies, ceramic dishes, bowls, mugs, oil/vinegar holders, even fortune cookies. Quilted pot holders, napkins and place mats. Purses, market bags, diaper bags, laptop bags, yoga mat holders, makeup/pencil cases, wallets, coin purses, wristlets and more. Headbands galore! Jewelry from funky one of a kind pieces to fine jewelry. Jewelry boxes, one of kind keepsake boxes, trinket boxes. Candles, soap, body scrub, lotion. Hats, scarves, gloves, shawls. T-shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses, kids clothing, baby clothing, bibs, aprons and more. Baby slings, baby blocks, baby quilts, baby hats, etc., etc. Of course my Day of the Dead paper mache' and clay figurines. Magnets of almost anything and everything. Barrettes, bobby pins, and yes more headbands. Pasties! Yes, I said Pasties!!! Journals, note cards, blank books, prints, hanging art, cards, photos and so much more art. Mosaics, including a coffee table, mirror, picture frames and trivets. Key chains, key fobs, etc. There is so much and there is even a $5.00 or less table and it is crowded with goodies. So you must come down to the Big Ass Indie Art and Craft Show this weekend. Friday, July 31st, Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd. Hope to see you there. And don't forget Friday night Leslie and the Ly's, Clownvis and Burlesque Dancers will be performing. Cash bar and food to purchase!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

More of Leslie Hall

Remember Leslie Hall will be performing on Friday night at the Big Ass Indie Art and Craft Show. Come see her Clownvis, Burlesque dancers including Lola Van Ella, a cash bar, beyond tasty food and lots of crafty goodies and art!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Don't forget next weekend, Big A$$ Indie Art & Craft Show

Don't forget next weekend is the Big A$$ Indie Art & Craft Show.

Friday is the opening night with a cash bar, yummy food to purchase, tons upon tons of crafty goodness and art to purchase and entertainment.
Leslie Hall and the Ly's will be performing along with Clownvis and Burlesque dancers including Lola Van Ella
It was awesome fun last year! This year will even be better. I hear rumors that some of the STL Craft Mafia girls are going to wear gemmed sweaters. Woo hoo!

Monday, July 20, 2009

St. Louis Post Dispatch Interview

So today I interviewed with the St. Louis Post Dispatch (our local paper) over coffee and gooey butter cake. I was nervous, but the reporter who interviewed me was great!
She was friendly, down to earth and made me feel really comfortable. Now hopefully I didn't say anything stupid! LOL!

The interview will be in the GO section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch on July 31st. She is also interviewing a few other artists who are all participating in the Big Ass Indie Art and Craft Show. Look for the interview and I hope to see you all at the Big Ass Indie Art and Craft Show!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mark your Calendars for The Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show

Leslie Hall and the Ly's will be performing Friday night. If you haven't seen her yet check her out on Youtube, she is hilarious!

Make sure to check out the Upcycle Exchange for recycled items you can bring to receive coupons for either goodies or discounts at a later date for participating vendors. I will be one of them.

Here is my list of items I am asking for

micro brew and import bottle caps
cork boards/bulletin boards
old bowling trophies
stryofoam cones
stryofoam balls
vintage glass ornaments
wooden shadow box/es (any size)
dish soap bottles
wall paper paste
glitter and glitter glue
wooden or plastic spools @ least 1 foot high
glass prayer candles (with wax all used)
wooden crates (no larger than 3 feet)
old wooden jewelry boxes
red lace trim
any fabric with skulls, leopard or zebra on it
any color of tulle (other than white)
copper sheeting (any size)
solder and or flux
small religious statues
wooden crosses (any size)
vintage hard plastic carry on makeup case
ball fringe any color
loteria cards
unused in good condition sculpey/fimo clay
plastic organizing bins (at least 1 foot in length or width)
cigar boxes

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Favorite Photograph


Paper Mache' Sugar Skull, this is one of my favorite photos. I am proud that I made something so beautiful.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Family and Friends at Missouri Botanical Garden

So I thought I would start sharing more about my family and friends. They are both great!

This Wednesday I went to the Missouri Botanical Garden with my friends Sarah and Catie and their families. We all have kids and they all play great together. Wednesday the Garden is free for St. Louis City and County residents before noon. So we packed some picnic lunches though you are not technically supposed to picnic and off we went.

I love the Garden! My stepfather worked there when I was a child and I spent a good deal of my childhood there so every time I go it brings back memories. It has changed some since I was a kid, but all for the better. The flowers were blooming like crazy and it was just lush and beautiful! I let the kids take turn taking pictures and they came out with some pretty good ones. And since we couldn't picnic we grazed. We stopped at benches or spots all throughout the garden and just snacked. This was perfect for the kids as I don't think they would of stayed still long enough for an actual picnic.

Here are some of the pics the kids took.