Huge Hometown Success!

Hi! How are you?

I am happy to report that I had a spectacular weekend! I took part in the Greenwich Village Art Fair, in my hometown of Rockford, Illinois.  I can honestly say that it was the most successful show I've ever had! 

The weather was perfect...Sunny and 70's. The crowds were large and buying. And the icing on the cake.... A Juror's Choice Award! So thrilling! (Was that enough exclamation points for you?)

I've got another outdoor show in Carbondale in just 3 weeks, so I have to get busy building up inventory. I was really wiped out this weekend! Yahoo!

Oh yeah, one more thing....Matt and I both closed on our respective homes in Rockford on Monday. Now we can focus on buying a house here! So exciting.

Ta-ta for now!

Hittin' the Road: September Art Fairs

September is going to be a crazy month for me. I've got 2 art fairs in the next two weeks!

This coming weekend, I'll be setting up my tent in Mount Vernon, Illinois on the beautiful grounds of the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. The Cedarhurst Craft Fair runs Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th from 10am to 5pm. There is also Friday night preview (Sept. 7th) that runs from 5-7:30 pm.

I've never participated in this show before, but I've heard good things. Cross your fingers for me!

The very next weekend, Matt and I will hit the road and head up to Rockford for my favorite show of the year!

On the grounds of the Rockford Art Museum, the Greenwich Village Art Fair runs Saturday, September 15th, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday the 16th from 10am to 5pm.  I'm not quite sure where my booth is yet, but I'm hoping for my usual spot near the Kortman Gallery bar!

These are some of the new pieces that I'll have for sale at my upcoming shows. I've been feeling the abstract thing lately.

I've already got a few holiday art events lined up as well.  Do check for a complete listing of all my events!

Hope to see you soon! Ta-ta for now.

Tinker Prints Now Available.

Hi there. Happy Friday! Any big weekend plans? We are going to be sticking close to home this weekend, as it's our last with Jack before he heads back to Rockford.

As promised, I've been adding new merch to my Etsy shoppe.  This week I have started to list prints of my Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum commission. You can see the whole collection of 10 pieces here.

The cutie shown above is entitled "I feel at home" and features a child's size rocking chair that sits in a sunny corner of the Tinker kitchen.  My inlaw's actually purchased this piece at the exhibition opening, and it now sits in their kitchen.  I love that I still get to visit it there.

All 10 of the Tinker prints, along with card sets are available for purchase in the Tinker Museum store in Rockford.  (I believe there are also a few originals available for sale too.)

Ta-ta for now!