So at long last my very first one woman show is open to the public. I am honored and proud to be an artist exhibiting at "The Women's Institute and Gallery". WIG is located on 916 E Granary Street in beautiful New Harmony, Indiana. Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information please contact: Arlene Feiner 812-682-3799.
What a terrific break in my working day to find out that I have been given a shout out on "bloombakecreate.com". Thank you so much for plugging my texting mittens as gifts for the holidays. Just so you can read it for yourself...here is the http://www.bloombakecreate.com/.
This is my first attempt at making paper fabric. Wow! I invited myself over to a new friend's house (I so have to stop doing that) and she graciously took me through the process of making paper fabric. She also provided most of the supplies as well as lunch on beautiful depression glass paired with the most lovely of vintage cloth napkins. My love of dishes and cloth napkins is legendary, so imagine my surprise to find a kindred spirit only an hour away. It is seldom that you find another person who you find such ease with and on such short acquaintance. I feel very blessed to have been able to spend six glorious hours, making and sharing thoughts and ideas with my new found friend. I have expectations of many more grown up play dates. The next time will be my treat, complete with the appropriate dishes and napkins! I will never look at paper the same way again. Thank you Katherine, for one of the very best of days.
I have finally put things in my Etsy Shop. I can be found at scarletfields.etsy.com This is a beautiful silver pendant made by Lunt Sterling Company. It is dated on the back, Mother's Day 1973. I have no excuse for not trying to fill the store sooner, but having said that...well there you go. My husband is positive that I am just a complete chicken, afraid of success. Maybe he is right?
As the story goes...I paint paintings in my entry way. My house is not really old, just drafty in the entry. My fingers would get cold and decide not to work properly, prompting me to make some fingerless gloves, which in turn I now sell as "Texting Mittens".
I began selling them last year; to be specific on December 19th. I lost track of how many I made and how many I sold. I had a terrific local boutique, "Wildflower" that carried them for me here in Evansville.
The owner of Wildflower, the fabulous Peggy Chastain, took them with her to market in Chicago last year and wore them around for all to see and admire. That trip my mittens took to Chicago has resulted in my first retail store outside of Indiana. Thank you to Peggy for sending "The Magic Jacket" my way! Thank you to Debbie Frank/Oowner, for your order of 12 pairs of texting mittens. You will have them the week of August 1st.
I am thrilled to be represented in the state of.....
drum roll please........Wisconsin!
To those of you who don't know about the texting mittens-they are made from re-purposed wool sweaters. My attempt at giving back to mother earth. I use vintage buttons, lace and trims to embellish them. They are one of a kind. They can be special ordered. They do have a thumb hole, to keep them in place. Yes, there is a manly version, however, they were placed in homes prior to their photos being taken.
I am so excited that I am sure I am leaving out important details. That is bound to happen when you are having yet another perfect day! My hope is that all of you out there are having your perfect day as well!!!
I am a night time beach girl at best. I do miss being able to get to the ocean anytime I want. I miss the sound of the water. I miss the feeling of awe. In thinking about my yoga practice, it seems that our breath is very like the ocean tide. Nourishing inhales and detoxing exhales, ebbing and flowing like the sea. I will hold this thought in my heart today; "I am strong yet flowing like the sea, with patience and grace I will recieve the day's gifts". I will carry the ocean in my heart.
Another new cuff to show off. "She Was Such A Girl Scout", funny thing is: the whole time I was making the cuff, I thought the pin was a Boy Scout pin, not a Girl Scout pin. I guess I really do need those bifocal glasses after all. The leather cuff is repurposed, pearls and crystal are woven throughout the cuff. The flag is a vintage brass pin that was made by a Veteran and then sold on little cards, most likely made in the 70's.
As to my cuff, "Her Hands Were Tied" My friend Gina:
Gina wrote: "I absolutely love her. FABULOUS! But I expect no less from anything you do. The note cards were a lovely surprise. Thank you! Now I have an excuse to buy a whole new outfit to go with my cuff."
Again, many thanks to Gina Marie who gave my cuff an excellent home!