I'm feeling guilty for ignoring my blog. I've had a busy fall and just haven't made the time to update it. But lots of thing were made and sold since my last post.
My friends and I had a great time at our annual Art in The Yard show in downtown Land O' Lakes. This show is a fall equinox celebration and is widely attended by fans of the Art Gypsies every year. Here are some photos from the show.
Louise Engelbrecht, weaver & painter.
Kathleen Kimball, collage & soap and Wendy Powalisz, watercolor & beaded jewelery
Jan Zindel, weaver & Toni Bergeon, Quilter
Artists and customers gather together for conversation by the fire.
Carol Miller, photographer chats with a customer.
Some new pots in my tent
I am happy to be a part of this great group of women artisans.
The following weekend I had a three day show at my studio in conjunction with the Northwoods Fall Art Tour. This is always a great time. We had about 150 people come through the studio. There were many returning faces mixed in with first time visitors. It is really nice to be able to take time explaining and demonstrating the work that goes into my pieces. I didn't take any photos during the weekend. I was too busy (which is a good problem to have.) Here is one nice shot my friend Tony took of me and new friend Anneleise...
and another taken outside with my long time friend Cher Keyes who brought Anneleise to my studio for the tour.
After the art tour I had about 5 weeks to turn out a new body of work for The Art Gypsy's 4th annual "In Season" show at the Salon & Spa on Railroad in downtown Eagle River. This show is in conjunction with the salon's open house on the opening day of the gun deer hunting season. We had a great turn out for the show. I was very happy with the new pieces debuting last weekend.
Wendy Powalisz's pearl and sterling silver necklace.
Another of my favorites from Wendy's collection.
Debra Ketchum Jircik's Fence Femmes
More Fence Femmes
Now there is snow on the ground and it's time to think about the holidays. I am having a Studio Open House and Sale on Saturday, Dec. 5th from 10am to 4pm. "Hand Made for the Holidays" will be my last "live" show for 2009. I plan to post photos of pots for sale here on my blog on Sunday, the 6th. So if you are looking for a nice gift or piece for your own collection please check back in a few days.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. I am looking forward to exciting new pieces in 2010.