Saturday, February 21, 2009

Inspired Women in Art


Last night was the awards ceremony for the Arts council's yearly show at the Women's hospital, Inspired Women in Art. I was told that I was one of the winners but nothing more than that. It was really fantastic to see all the amazing local art that is being created. It's so cool to hang with so many talented women. I love to see what everyone else feels driven to create and how they execute it. Zach and Andy had prior commitments so Jesika was my date. She's not in any of the shots because she is behind the camera as usual.


Claire was a winner in the 3D category.


Jean looks very excited about my first place win, as was I. I was just a little to terrified to make any sudden movements.

Friday, February 13, 2009

new chairs!

In the 70's when my folks built our house in WVa my mom saw an add for this beautiful butcher block table that was perfect for our new kitchen. I believe my dad had to travel to another state to get it. It was our family table my entire youth. I have eaten literally thousands of meals off it's warm smooth surface. It was relegated to storage when there was no longer a need for seating for 5 in the kitchen.
When Zach and I bought our house my parents gave it to us. It has long been a perfect center to all the shared meals with our freinds and family.
We have however never had matching chairs. Today we are moving on up to the eastside my friends. I found the perfect chairs at a very practical price. I like it like that.
Now all we need are some dinner guests.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

lanterns

This is a new sample for the shop. The Asian fabrics are so cute and the pattern was easy and quick. I'm making a second one with embroidery in the center to hang with it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

the wall

The bath room wall is still growing. Jes won't be over to rearrange it this week so I muddled through it.