"Open Studios 2010"

wow!...what a fantastic weekend...reconnecting with old friends and meeting many new ones. 8x8two_blog0001

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my first "Open Studios"!... thank you to all that came out and thanks for all the positive feedback.  i enjoyed meeting everyone and i only wish i had more time to spend catching up.

the gallery was really busy this weekend with an estimated 350/400 people coming to visit. I had the second gallery space open for the first time... displaying all my new mixed media work.  i'm really happy with how the studio has turned out and it gives me many options for displaying my work.  All the hard work...finally paying off.

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i was also able to get my first lamp finished for the show.  i took the same fabric that i printed with my bird artwork and hand stitched it to a small rectangular shade.  the lamp base i made from a piece of bamboo...(a challenge finding a piece straight enough to fit a lamp rod through)...but...very happy with the results.

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the "nature chair" had a few friends show up...i couldn't resist making them into pillows.

well...i don't think i would have made it though the weekend without the help of all my family and friends. THANK YOU for all your support!! a few days off and then i will be back in the studio preparing for my next show with Art & Light gallery in january. hope to see you there!