Tuesday, February 24, 2009


As my husband and I were heading into town today, we stopped to get the mail. And to my pleasant surprise there was my Artist's Magazine! I absolutely love my art magazines! As most of you know, I've been a working artist for the past four years now. And each year I find new and interesting ways to market, network, and create.

In this month's Artist's Magazine in the business section, is an article written by Christine Sharp. It is called Surviving Tough Economic Times.
Here are twelve tips that all artists should consider:

1. Start a support group
2. Don't lower your prices
3. Be active in your community
4. Think small, sell big
5. Learn from local galleries
6. Develop internet savvy
7. Build a patron list
8. Enter and curate shows
9. Do commission work
10. Start an artist studio tour
11. Try new and creative venues
12. Keep a positive attitude

Subscribe to The Artist's Magazine! You won't be disappointed. And in the meantime, pick up this month's issue.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I had a commission for oil diffuser bottles. I was given a couple samples of what was made before. Mine are inbetween the two sizes and are quite different in shape and color. Although they look simple to make, they were quite challenging and time consuming. Each one was then hand painted with two coats of glaze inside and out.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Threadbanger Today

I've picked up a few hobbies in the last two years. Sewing and knitting. I hardly ever get the chance to make anything since I'm usually busy in one or the other studio making art. But tonight I felt like working with fiber. I've been knitting a scarf that goes along with a hat I finished last week. It's for a friend who had a birthday in January. I know it's a month late, but I'm still learning!

Here I am modeling the first hat I ever knitted. I used one skein instead of two like I did on the darker one. I like them both, but I like the one made with two skeins a little better because it isn't so hole-y.

I have been wanting to make throw pillows for our bed since last year! A couple months ago I found some really cool fabric at Alco. Tonight I decided was the night to just get the sewing machine out and make them. They are the largest pillows I've made yet. 18"x18". They didn't turn out too bad. The little one was made last year.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Nothing SoSo About SoSoRosey

Blue Diva Tote

Bowl Set

As I was looking at our very talented artisans this morning, I happily stumbled upon sosorosey. Jennie is the genius of crochet. She uses everything from string and yarn to recycled materials and vintage fabric.

I welcome you to explore Jennie's beautiful shop, . And when you can't get enough there, hop on over to her blog at .

Upcycled BFF Bowls