Christmas is almost here –

and I am so far behind in my holiday painting !  It is so hard to get anything to dry with all the damp, rainy, humid weather we have had the past few weeks.  Anyway, I should have some ornaments at the Art and Antique Gallery for Art Walk this weekend in Eau Gallie.  Here a some of the gourd Santa Ornaments that are nearly complete – now it is back to work in the studio !

Thank-you for visiting !

Launch . ..

What a beautiful morning for the Endeavour to launch from the Cape and  how lucky we are to be able to walk out and view the launch from our dock .   Clear, cool sunny and very little wind  – Godspeed Endeavor!!

The last craft show was on May 7th and it was a very nice show.  We had lots of visitors for May, which is usually not well attended.  But the weather was beautiful and sales were good too, a nice end to the 2010-2011 season.

Here is a photo of my latest gourd.  I completed this Yellow Hibiscus gourd on the Friday before the show and it was purchased at the show the very next day.

Yellow Hibiscus Gourd -pyrography and acrylics

I have found the pyrography or wood burning so relaxing.  I just purchased a new tip for my pyrography pen and it really burns beautifully.  I plan on creating more of this type of gourd art for the January 2012 show.

Already started on my Christmas ornaments also – a few new designs coming this year too.

Have a wonderful day – please feel free to leave a comment below if you are so inclined   Ü

Craft Show

Mosaic gourd

Just completed this mosaic gourd for the  monthly craft show in the park. . . . next to the last show and I am ready for a break.  Having been the treasurer for the club this year has really been an experience.  Not that I am unfamiliar with “finances” but it has actually been a little more work and taken more time than I thought it would have taken.  Anyway, the next to the last show is this weekend and I am ready for a break and a summer of building my inventory too.  I just had so much going on this year my inventory was difficult to replenish. I also hope to get my Etsy shop back up and running for fall and winter, especially the holiday season.  I do have so many ideas for new gourd designs and Christmas ornament designs too.  So I am ready for uninterrupted creative time this summer.

A photo of my two babies!  Max, is the yellow lab and Penny, a mixed breed that was abandoned so we adopted her, and they both keep me company all day long.   They are at my side as I write this post  . ..  so nice to be loved!!