Friday, August 26, 2011

Show up...

"I don't wait for inspiration. If you wait for the clouds to part and to be struck in the head with a bolt of lightening, you're likely to be waiting the rest of your life. But if you simply get going, something will occur to you."

"Inspiration is for amateurs, and the rest of us just show up and get to work."
--Chuck Close

When I stumbled upon this quote, it made me smile. It is something I have known for ages, but I love how he says it so simply.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aug 20 Sale - Update!! - Questions answered!!

I posted the sale on Craig's list and received a few questions, so I thought I'd answer them here as well.

1. There are literally THOUSANDS of rubber stamps for sale. Gently used and even unused -- Magenta, Stamp in the Hand, Dawn Houser, Rubbermoom, Hero Arts, and dozens of great companies -- many are designs that are no longer manufactured. All types - holidays, words & phrases, flowers, animals, fabric stamps and more.

2. No stamp (of mine - I have some friends stuff and have to confirm with them) will be priced higher than $3 -- even those that were originally $10 or more. And I am doing a 25 for $25 of any size - Anyone who purchases at least 25 will pay no more than $1 for each.

3. I have polymer clay and clay tools, fabric, velvet for stamping, ink pads, brushes, embellishments, punches, art papers, beads, stampable items, containers, storage units, tins...

For those who may not know, I taught classes and stamped for about 20 years, so I've had decades to collect and enjoy these things and as my art evolves, I want them put to good use!!

I do hope those of you who are local can make it!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Next Saturday, Aug 20, for five hours only, from 9 to 2pm, I am having a HUGE rubber stamp & art supply blowout sale (that means really cheap prices). The sale will include not only my own gently used (and sometimes brand new) materials, but those of a few good friends. There will also be a freebie bin full of "priceless" creative stuff that is yours for the taking. Many of our rubber stamps are new or barely used and no longer available. There are also papers, collage materials, art tools, ink pads, punches, and artful items that defy description!

This is a one-time only event. After 2pm on Saturday, all items will be packed up for donation.(so if anyone knows of a local organization in need of these kinds of things, I welcome recommendations)

Please feel free to spread the word to your creative friends, and I hope to see you next Saturday!!!

where: 89 Old Loudon Road, Latham NY (corner of Eva St)
when: 9 am - 2 pm

I am headed to a summer party after 2 pm, so the sale will end at 2 sharp!!

For non-artists (poor souls) ther will also be some regular yard sale items for sale (baskets, storage boxes, books, clothing. etc.)

Friday, August 05, 2011

Heading to Boston for a weekend with my peeps...

It's time for our annual girly weekend -- Female Bonding Weekend is the official term -- and it's a tradition we've kept up for about 20 years now. To be honest, I don't remember the exact year it began, but I think it was the late 90s. My stepdaughters, who are now 30 and 32 (happy birthday today, Sarah!!) were around 12 and 14 for the first one, which they both attended. It has evolved, as have we, but the basic essence of it remains the same. We eat, drink, shop, laugh, and thoroughly enjoy each other's company...and after about 2.5 days, we've had exactly enough of one another and go home!!!

And speaking of females that I am fond of, here is a set of 3 little paintings that I made for a friend's birthday which is coming up very soon...