My studio is a mess! again.
Sometimes I'm the person that goes a little crazy if all the tubes of paints are not lined up just right,towels folded and stacked,cups cleaned, all boards lined up in a row, paints alphabetized (ha), keyboard and mouse perfectly arranged...I like order. I daydream about order. I hear angels singing when I'm imersed in order. I cannot keep order, especially during this BUSY season in the art world. Ok fine, even when it's not that busy I seem to abuse my oder standards.
Some of those tubes of paint are lined up very nice. aaaaaaaah
My dad has a sign in his shop that reads, "Empty desk, empty mind. Cluttered desk, cluttered ?" Hmmmmmmmm
I'm not gonna clutter my mind with worry about this. It's all good :)
We've been busy at the
FINE CRAFT COLLECTIVE
in Northfield, MN
The shop is all ready for you!
Open Mon-Sat 10-6 or Sun 12-4 until Dec 24.
506 Division St
across from the RUEB 'N' STEIN
(I will be the "shop girl" today and would LOVE to see you.
I couldn't help it and bought a few things myself....)
Here's a few extra photos of paintings that I personally have displayed. Let me know if you want me to save one for you, or if you're ready for that custom Lazy Susan order!
These paintings (and many more) are on display THIS WEEKEND at the Faerie House Home Show in Edina
Of COURSE you can buy directly from me since you can't make it to the show. Don't wait another minute. Quick before its gone. Click HERE to email your request.
Please join me this weekend at the
Faerie House Party and Sale
Frank and Bell Barr's Home
5021 Richmond Dr.
Edina, MN 55436
Saturday, November 9
Sunday, November 10
10am - 5pm both days
Mary - Material Girl designs
Anne - knitted hats
are an important tool while living a creative life!
When I walk through the garden
and see the plants that grew from the TEENY TINY seeds that we buried,
I'm always so surprised to see what happens.
It sounds corny...but to me it's a miracle.
Nature is the BEST distraction of all.
There is no place I would rather be than on the water.
(Not IN the water. ON the water. I don't like all the human chomping creepy lurkers IN the water...)
Hiking in the woods? Serenity. We belong there.
Speaking of distractions
these two goofballs distract me every time we are together. All I know is that we were trying to remove dozens of frogs from the egress window (A big icky slimy job I might add) and you can see they were no help at all.
Neil and I took a break from work.
(Seriously. I was looking for painting inspiration. Its part of my JOB ok?) and we went pumpkin picking. It was not easy to stay on task with four of these incredible dogs lovin on us. I want a dog. No I don't. Yes I do.
Who could forget?
Six chickens. Yep. They lay eggs and they talk to us.
We raised them from itty bitty adorable chicks!
Just one more miracle in my eyes.
OK. It's time to put the camera down, and paint some hens...
right after I go for a quick bike ride.
I've been painting, a lot. With the purchase of some new colors, crisp brushes, and unique wood sizes, came hours of inspiration. Playing outside this summer gave me some freedom and perspective that was truly needed. I'm on a roll...
I frequently get requests to "paint more horses! paint more cows!" So I did.
Thank you Lars for the beautiful wood scraps!
I absolutely get lost in capturing nature's playful personality.
Scraping paint onto wood is too much fun. Seriously how can this be my job?
I see some space in these two paintings that will be great for greeting cards.
I thought I sold this piece. The other day I had dinner with my daughter and saw it on her dining room shelf. Hmmmmmm.
My favorite girls came to help me this summer. Awwwwwwwe.......
They are my best creation so far.
I know.... I know... it's so early to talk about Christmas shopping.
But it's not too early to organize your life!
It's that time of year
know what I'm talking about
Holiday Art Sales
(This is the BEST way to buy gifts for your friends, enemies,
family, coworkers, neighbors, the dog, babysitter, teacher, and for YOU!)
I am so excited to be invited to the
Faerie Home Show Party
Nov 9th and 10th.
How could I be so lucky??
I'll keep you posted on this unique event....
I will participate for the first time in the
Cafe Wren Holiday Art Sale
November 30-December 1
and December 6-8
This is a beautiful cafe/coffee shop with so much charm. There will be gift giving opportunities from 25 local artists!
I am always honored to be a part of the annual
Fine Craft Collective
In Northfield, MN
November 1-December 24
Each year several local artists rent a space for two months so that we can give YOU the opportunity to find beautiful, hand crafted items for the holidays. The location this year is still being determined. Check back for updates!
You can always find my work
in other shops/galleries:
Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
Digs Minneapolis, MN
Koplins Coffee St. Paul, MN
It's never too late to order a
custom painting for a Christmas gift!
(well that's not true...order early so we can keep
the stress level low this year pretty please)
You can also make an appointment to shop right out of my studio...or email a custom order request.
OK I'm gonna go paint now.
The 41st year of the
Sogn Valley Craft Fair
is this weekend!
Saturday, October 5th from 10-5
Sunday, October 6th from 10-4.
This is a peaceful FINE art fair located on a private farm SE of the Twin Cities, MN and just a few minutes from Northfield. Rolling hills, cows, dogs, beer, art, music, food and new friends. Once you come to this event you will always come back. It's worth the beautiful drive, I promise.
Oh! and it's FREE! with lots of parking...and pumpkins and apples and smiles...
Stephanie is the owner of Cafe Wren in Luck, Wi. We've been having a lot of fun working together this summer. She combines coffee, delicious food, great people, and ART to create a warm, charming environment. You only have 2 weeks left to see my paintings there. After that I know I'll be returning to check out the new artists she has lined up. Visit the Cafe Wren website to see what's happening....and stop in to say hi! The staff is really friendly and they make a killer latte.
Nine canvas paintings are now hanging