Market Days, which is this weekend in Tallahassee. This is the biggest show I do every year, and this year, I have two booths! I'm doing one booth for jewelry and one booth for photography. Thankfully, Whitney's coming along to help me! I have quite a bit of new work done, but I've not photographed it yet. I'll wait to see how the weekend goes and then do an update to the website and my Etsy shops. If you are in the Tallahassee area, I'll be in Building 4, booths 417 and 418. Stop in and see me!
|This was towards the end of the first day.|
|This was the point at which I actually kind of liked my painting! I wanted to stop here!|
|But alas, I couldn't stop there, because our next assignment was to cover most of it up...|
|End of day two and what I was about to go home until my sun got messed up and joined my jeans.|
Meet Kenzy! Kenzy is an Australian Cattle Dog/Whippet mix. I've photographed her three times now and she's really starting to come out of her shell. The first day I tried to photograph her, she wouldn't even come near me, much less look at me. And look at her now! It's amazing that even though these dogs are in a shelter, they are getting more love than they did wherever they came from. Kenzy is a sweet heart and a long timer at ACPS, so let's help find her a home.
I missed my usual Friday morning shoot this past Friday since I had to get some time in at the office before I headed down to Tracy Verdugo's Paint Mojo workshop (see post below). It's amazing how much I miss these guys when I miss a week! They have truly captured my heart. I only wish I could give them all a home! More on Tracy's workshop later in the week. My brain is still processing it! Amazing learning experience.
|Sit Awhile By This Deep Pond of Love by Tracy Verdugo|
This will be a fun little getaway for me. I'm staying in a little mom 'n' pop hotel on the beach and plan to be up early enough to grab that beautiful early morning light for some good shell hunting before heading to class. Will have camera and shell gathering bucket in hand! I'll share pictures of it all next week! Wish me luck!
Time for my monthly Free Bling Friday giveaway! Random.org picked comment number 11 as the winner of my October Free Bling, so congratulations to Maeve from Michigan!
Ready for the holidays? I know I'm not! But here's a sweet Santa pendant to get you in the spirit. I used a vintage Santa in a silver bezel setting and topped it with glass. To be eligible to win, simply visit either of my Etsy shops (here for jewelry and here for photography) and leave a comment in the comment box below with the link to your favorite piece, your location, and a way to reach you by midnight December 6. Want more entries? Tweet, blog or Facebook this giveaway and leave another comment with the link. The next winner will be drawn via random.org Friday, December 7.
Spread 24 from the Fun Journal! A couple of weeks ago, I was having "one of those days." It was only about 10:30am when I posted on my Facebook status that I needed Calgon to come take me away. Well, as luck would have it, my husband saw that post. He didn't comment, but as I was driving home from work that afternoon, he called me to see what my ETA was. When I arrived home, he and the girls were waiting in the driveway for me. Benny took my work things and the girls escorted me upstairs and into the bedroom. They helped me get out of my work clothes, and then they walked me into the bathroom where the most awesome bubble bath was waiting for me. Along with my bubble bath was my book, a glass of tea and a plate of grapes and crackers. Is that not the best way to come home from a tough day or what? I am a lucky girl. This journal page commemorates that day!
The "moon" is from my stack of coffee filters that the girls and I inked up months ago. The top row of stars was cut from the strip of paper along the bottom, leaving me with another row of stars. I used acrylic paint, spray ink, oil pastels, and Sharpie paint pens. Click here to see the rest of this journal.