Snow Day!

Earlier in the week, we'd had a tasting of the snow that was to come. It tickled our noses as it fell and was most fun to dance around in, but it didn't stick and we had to go to school the next day. Then on Saturday, the real snow came, and boy did it come! Down here in Georgia snow is quite the novelty. We are more known for our ability to wear flip flops and white way after labor day than a pair of snowpants and shoes! Heck, I don't even own an ice scraper for my car window! This past Saturday the snow came, during the middle of my Saturday workshop no less. I had 20 eager little artists ready to get home to build their own snowmen masterpieces in the front yard!
We hung out downtown for awhile after my class, ate at the Redneck with half of Newnan(I guess we weren't the only ones with a taste for the Redneck finery!), went to the grocery, and then headed home to play, play, play!

This was the first snow for several family members; Mailey, Lily, and Eli had never seen this white blanket on our grass before. Mailey was thrilled, helping to build the snowman, throwing snowballs, but mostly she just ate it. Those of you that know her well know that she LOVES to eat, all the time. Snow was a delicacy we might not have around for another 5 years, so she ate and ate! Lily didn't want to touch it, I held her most of the time. Doesn't she look adorable in her pink parka? William was the snowball king, and with his baseball training, his balls hurt!

Last thing we did before defrosting our fingers was build a snowman. William rolled the balls, then we all made decisions on his attire. We decided an Auburn snowman was the best idea, and so here he is. Aubie in the snow! We even had a carrot for the nose. It's Monday and he's still standing strong. The ground around him is a bit like a marsh, but he's still smiling, hat and all!
I hope those of you that had snow your way had as much fun as we did. My favorite thing the kids did were the snow angels. I forgot to take a picture of them, but they were so cute laying there swishing their limbs back and forth to make little angels.


My Art At the Opening

If you've not read my past posts, then to get you up to speed, The Naked Art Gallery in Birmingham now has my bird pendants AND art. I was viewing their most recent artist opening pictures online of Tina Kirk's adorable art when I saw this photo. No, those are not famous people. That is my art behind those people! Yipee! It's kind of fun to see my art somewhere other than my garage!


Been Awhile!

I just realized it's been awhile since I last posted! The store was busy busy during the holiday season plus, I attempted several small shows with Mattie. I've learned a few valuable lessons during this time. The first being no more school shows at Christmas, only a big one (hopefully Marist) during this time of year. I spent way too many hours setting up and attending the shows for very little return. It was great exposure however, and a very good lesson to learn. I have found in my 35 years that some lessons must be learned by failing.

Good news though, The Naked Art Gallery in Birmingham has accepted my paintings! Vero tried out my pendants during November and December, and decided that she wanted the paintings as well. So I loaded up about 10 and drove them into town on my way to Christmas with my Father. If you are ever in town, please check the place out. It is way cool....very funky and edgy art, jewelry and more. She's located on Clairmont Ave. next to The Silvertron, an old favorite restaurant of my family and across from Marilyn Wilson Art Gallery.

In the meantime, my new goal is to really focus on the etsy store to sell more work. The website is great, but not getting much in the way of hits. Also with etsy I can keep it current with new products and images easier than on the site. So be on the look out for new things on the horizon. My second goal is finding a great outdoor spring show to submit my work, Wish me luck!
Related Posts with Thumbnails