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Yearly Archives: 2011

>acrylic prints

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Flock



Three on a Line


Pear

I’ve been in a whirlwind since August. Fig Marmalade, and all that goes along with it, has kept me busy. Anna and I went to High Point, NC in October and had a good show, met lots of great people and saw beautiful scenery. Now, to get ready for Dallas and Atlanta in January!
A new product for 2012 is acrylic prints. The image is printed directly onto the back side of clear acrylic so that you’re viewing it through the acrylic. They really are beautiful and lend themselves to a modern space or mix well with antiques. There are 12 images available and two sizes: 10″ and 20″.
And…a new website is on its way. These prints, along with some new items, will be up and running soon. Stay tuned!

>amber’s toms

Monday, August 29, 2011

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My friend, Becky, who is turning out to be my best customer!, ordered yet another pair of toms, these for her daughter-in-law. Amber requested crowns and flourishes, a departure from my usual birds and butterflies. I was glad to get out of my routine and do something different. I think they turned out pretty cute and Amber needs good, cute shoes to chase after her cute, little toddler.

{I am really slacking in the picture-taking department. The lighting is terrible on these, and the last post’s pics were taken at Pack and Mail with my phone. Life is a little hectic these days.}

>bethany’s toms

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These toms were painted for a special little girl who likes birds, these colors, and dancing. I think she did an excellent job with the color palette and I hope she dances her way through life in her new TOMS.

>fig marmalade {box prints}

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Another Fig Marmalade product…Box Prints. I print an image of my oil painting onto canvas and stretch it across a 4 inch deep wooden frame wrapped in jute webbing. A great way to add color and interest to a wall or shelf. Especially nice in a grouping. You know the saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes?” Well, this artist has had no box prints displayed in her environment until last week. I am so very pleased at how they look on my studio wall. It makes me happy every time I walk in.

{click here to see more design options and to purchase}

>rock, scissors, paperweights

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Okay, I know that’s not exactly how it goes, but it seems to fit my latest art project. I used terra cotta clay and majolica glaze to make the pieces that I attached to river rocks; an idea that’s been floating around in my head for a while and finally came out. I like how the shiny glaze contrasts with the smooth, natural rock. And, I have a thing about paperweights and other old-fashioned desk and writing accessories. The finer things from another era.

>fig marmalade…officially launched!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

>Fig Marmalade…a tangy spread of artful goods, officially launched at the Dallas Market Center in June. My daughter, Anna, and I made that trip and one to AmericasMart in Atlanta in July. Both shows were great and we are loving meeting our new customers and the other exhibitors. Here are some pictures of our Dallas booth:

{aprons}

{pillows}

{box prints}

{me and anna}

{more pillows}

{tea towels}


{totes}


{wine bags and utility aprons}

Next stop…High Point, North Carolina, in October!

>the orchard

Monday, May 23, 2011

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We’ve talked about planting fruit trees for the last five years. Finally, on the windiest, hottest day this Spring, we did it. I’m not kidding…it was 101 degrees and the wind was blowing 100 miles per hour. I am sure it was no less than 100. Okay, maybe 60. We planted 7 peach, 1 plum, 2 apricot, and 2 fig. Only the thought of those juicy, delicious peaches kept us going. I should say, kept me going. David does not stop until the job is done. I, on the other hand, need lots of motivation. Fresh peaches will do it.

One fig. That’s all. But, it carries the promise of a bountiful harvest someday. My mouth is watering. The figs will be for marmalade, but the best way to eat peaches is right by the tree, warm from the sun, juice running down your chin. Pure goodness.

I should show you the sequence of pictures I took trying to get this picture. Very funny. I am saving them for when I need a laugh. It was so windy (have I said how windy it was?) our hats kept flapping and flying off. I could hardy hold my phone out and push the button. David was not happy about the number of tries it took to come out with a decent picture. He will dig however many holes he needs to, but he will not stand still for however many pictures I need to take. We weren’t laughing at the time (well, I was), but we are now :)

>lala’s toms

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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My great aunt, Lala, just celebrated her 97th birthday and this is what I gave her. She loved my painted toms and dropped a hint by making sure I knew her shoe size. She loves birds and the color yellow, so this goldfinch on the ash grey toms is perfect. I wish I could see them on her. It’s time to plan a trip to Arkansas!

{Why is this photo so small? I’ve used pictures from my phone before and they’ve been the right size. Well, you’ll just have to use a magnifying glass to see the shoes because, after three tries, I obviously can’t fix it.}

>off we go

Thursday, May 12, 2011

>I’ll be at the Hico Antiques Fair, Friday and Saturday, with my good friends, JoCarol and Carol. The Love Boat (big white Excursion) and trailer are packed full. All of this to go into a 10′x12′ booth space. Sounds impossible, but I guarantee we will make it work. If we can stop laughing long enough to get it set up. We laugh a lot. A whole lot. It makes what we go through getting ready for one of these worth it. It’s only a two hour drive from Abilene, so come over – I hear it is a great show and a good time!

See you there!