Monday, November 13, 2006

More of the Queen of Arts show...

We all had a great weekend at the Queen of Arts show put on by the Queen herself, Syd McCutcheon. Many beautiful and fun things all made by local artists. We all had great sales...Friday evening being the best and busiest for shoppers. I wish that I had made twice what I had...I sold all my hooked items, except one lone hanging heart. Still have some winged heart pins and have some special orders to fill from the show....
I shared a table with my fellow hooker Penny McCall, who also makes wonderful jewelry (and bookarts, ATC's, and photographs and has the most incredible home)... Penny helped get everything set up and looking nice and even raised a few prices for me.Thanks, Penny!

I had fun shopping on Friday and Sunday, gifts for friends, relatives and ME! I got one of Syd's paintings of a funky bird lady with high heels...called Bird Queen and a little wall piece called Goose Home. I also purchased one of Georganne Alex's incredible woven Indigo silk purses...her work is so beautiful...exquisitely made and the colors subtle but sophisticated. She got one of my hooked crows and a heart pin and she promised to give me some of her silk kimono scraps to play with.
I had to have several of Coleen Darling's Mexican folk art turkeys and several of the wonderful Panamanian crocheted bags for gifts, if I can part with them. And Cindy Knight's glittery ornaments are way too hard to pass well as her magical pins and Christmas decorations..I got a snowman and several glittery mushrooms. Sue had her needle felted sachets and they went fast (I have one on order) and Fran's needle felted pillows and bed runners flew out of the show on Friday...I managed to get one of her pillows...and wished I had gotten another one...
Carol Kemp had her books, collages and cards in a colorful display and I got to play with her sweet daughter, Ruth and look around the Elverhoj Museum with her....we got to eat homemade cookies together too.
Susan Halme had her collages and paintings with their great colors artfully hung by the stairs where I got to see them all during the show. She popped in on Sunday after a trip to Florida to see family and did some quick shopping. Barbara Carr made lovely muted colored silk and wool felted scarves that all but one found new homes.
There were lots more great artists and fun things....I think we had about 35 artists this year...Syd knows the facts....but this is the best art show in town!

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