This Saturday is Small Business Saturday

My work is in and around Denver, and this Saturday is Small Business Saturday--take advantage of the small setting and support a local business.  Whether you are in Evergreen, at the Evergreen Gallery; Golden, at Baby Does; Littleton, at Willow or Denver, at Barbara & Company, you can find an array of my work.  Avoid the crowds at the mall and shop small!

My Fall Schedule

Here is my schedule for the fall.  I will have further details on the calendar page soon!

Colorado Potters Fall Show & Sale, Nov 6, 7, 8
Castle Clay Artists Fall Show & Sale, Nov 13, 14, 15
Fall Show at Sami's, Nov 22
Trunk Show at Barbara & Co, Nov 24 - Dec 4
Candice's Open House, Friday Dec 5 & Saturday Dec 6
Arvada Center Fine Art Market Show & Sale, Dec 11 - Dec 21

Tucson Update

Tucson was super fun this year! This year was quite different with a broken ankle, so we didn't get to all the shows we normally do, but we got to all our favorites.  I started going down there for Gem Show in 2005, so I know my way around pretty well.  Once again we ate great food, enjoyed milder temperatures than here in Denver, and I found great chain, pearls, gems, etc.  We even shortened our trip by a day, which is fine, since it's easy to blow out your budget in the first few days.  Some images from Tucson, along with what kept me busy healing that broken ankle.

One of my drawings from our daily drawing group. 28/365, or something like that. 


Colors of Tucson….


more colorful things to buy


rocks? Need a car to bring these home.


Food for Ascension Cafe-delicious vegan blueberry pie.  Local, organic, vegan.


Tucson reminds me of Boulder, Madison, same hippie element….


Walking stick anyone?


more colors….


On the plane, on the way home...


Another creative project, working on a travel journal.  Collage made from old prints I made in a Monotype Workshop, many moons ago.


Finishing up income taxes, inputting inventory purchased in Tucson--time to make jewelry!  Also working on some clay pieces for the upcoming Colorado Potters Show.  One small step at a time! Ciao!

Happiest of New Years!

Wow! 2014 is here already, in fact over half of the month of January is gone.  I had a slight trip-up on New Year's Eve day.  I stepped on my dear cat, Meka, and broke my ankle.  She's fine, and I'm in the process of healing.  No cast, just a compression bandage and a walking boot.  And crutches, or a walker, (thanks Barb!)  I've never broken a bone, so I am figuring out this is painful, and as an active person--a pain in the neck!

In 2 weeks, I'll head back to Tucson, to look for stones, pearls, new chain--6 days of walking (ouch!) the shows, looking for interesting things to add to my work.  

Also, two galleries where I show work in closed this month, L.A. Coppersmith in Louisville, and Creator Mundi, in Cherry Creek North.  Creator Mundi will become an on-line store, and hopefully the space where L.A. Coppersmith occupied will find a new owner.

January always begins new challenges for me, taxes, sales & income; the after the holiday slump--now what to do??  On the creative side, I am enjoying being a part of a Quantity Drawing group on Facebook, we are attempting to draw each day of the year.  And believe me, I am not great at drawing, so it is a challenge for me.   A friend and I tried a new (to us) printmaking plate, Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.  It was fun and challenging, since neither of us had made monoprints in quite a while.


Last Day of the Arvada Fine Art Market

Tomorrow, Sunday December 22,  is the last day that the Fine Art Market will be open at the Arvada Center.  Great gifts abound in the Gallery and if you go upstairs the ACES Ceramics show also has gifts for your shopping pleasure.  Stop in if you are in the area.

I had a great year--thanks to all my customers, new & old for shopping with me--I truly love what I do and appreciate you all who appreciate hand made work.  I will be busy in the months ahead on taxes (ouch!), making my annual trip to Tucson and working on new designs for the new year--2014!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My Open House!

Today from 11am - 4pm is my holiday show & sale.  Stop in for gifts, food & fun.  I also have a collection of work at the Arvada Center Fine Art Market which runs through Sunday December 22. 

It's been a busy season--thanks  to all my loyal customers old and new!