Monday, November 28, 2011

Our art sale

My friends Holly and Ronna and I had our annual art sale on Saturday, and it was a blast. Ronna blogged about it, as did our friend Evlyn, and I stole a few of Ronna's photos to post here.

Richard took this picture of me, Ronna and Holly posing outside with the great signage Holly created! (Ronna's sweetie Richard took these.)

Here I am, channelling my inner "A."

We set up the show on Friday night. We have it down to a science now.

Ronna took a pic of me organizing my box of photo cards.

Here are some more of the felted wallhangings I did (quite small, about 5" x 7".) Once I take some better photos, I'm going to list in my Etsy shop the ones that didn't sell at the show. The cows I blogged about the other day both sold!

Beaker immortalized!

 Wee chickadee.

Gordon, Holly, Ronna and Richard had one last look around before the doors opened on Saturday.

Ronna made beautiful cupcakes!

Here is some of Ronna's hand-painted china.

And her folk art painting on wood, and hand-painted greeting cards!

Here's a shot of my table.

Richard and Gordon shooting the breeze.

David (Holly's hubby) and Gordon hard at work in the kitchen.

Our friends Evlyn (centre) and Barb have a look at my art.

Richard picked this one out for Ronna! I'm glad she's getting it. 

All in all, we had a great day and I'm looking forward to next year. Thanks Ronna and Holly, and everyone who came to see us!

Mouse invasion update: we were woken up at 12:30 am today by the sounds of three cats chasing a mouse around our bedroom. Gordon grunted some recognition of this fact. I switched on the light, took in the scene, then stumbled off to the bathroom. As I shuffled back to bed, Julius (immortalized in the art piece above) sauntered past me with said mouse clutched in his jaws. Putting in my ear plugs to tune out any more cat-and-mouse nonsense, I turned off the light and went back to sleep. I was wondering what had become of the mouse, until tonight, when I saw what I thought was a leaf on the carpeting upstairs. Feeling secure in the acuity of my vision, I prodded the leaf. The soggy, furry, TAILED leaf. My scream was loud enough to set Sophie off barking.

It would appear that Julius bolted down his furry snack, which then didn't quite agree with him. He regurgitated it on the carpet at some point, and I found it this evening, looking rather like an owl pellet. I picked it up with a Kleenex and flushed it down the toilet, septic system be damned!


  1. Glad you had fun. I would have loved to go if I didn't have cat-sitting commitments. Love your work. Deb

  2. Fabulous collection of work - you talented lot - and what a nice place to hold it in. So pleased it went well.

    Glad to hear the cats are doing their job..

  3. Glad the show was good. One of these days I'm going to get there!

    Having a good laugh at your mouse story - my mom once went to pick up something this thought was a coil of cat poop (using paper towels of course!) and then it moved - turned out our cat Biscuit brought in a small snake - and it wasn't quite dead....

  4. Great pics of the show. It was fun seeing the 3 different views of the show in your blog, Ronna's blog and my blog. I really enjoyed the show and am super pleased with my felted cow wall hanging.

  5. Your mouse story brought up too many memories of the old farmhouse we used to live in. You thought a mouse was upsetting - how about a full sized rat? Yep that happened a time or two (not as cat puke, just dead on the floor).

  6. Sorry we couldn;t make it this time.

    Glad you had a good show.

    If you are planning to come to Perth, let us know and I will have Eggbread and more ready for you.

  7. I'm glad the show went well for you.

    I had to laugh because as I scrolled down I thought Richard and Gordon were dancing together! I don't know if you've ever seen the Morecambe and Wise show but Richard looks like he's doing the 'Bring me Sunshine' dance!

  8. that pic of you and Ronna is lovely

  9. Great artwork of Julius!
    I would have loved to go, but family commitments prevented me to.
    Looks like it was a hoot!

  10. Anonymous8:51 pm

    Splendid work (including the cows and the bat brochure!). Love the chickadee.

    Julius probably thought he was leaving you something lovely that you would enjoy.

  11. LBM, I hadn't heard of Morecambe & WIse, but I laughed when I went back and looked at the photo. They DO look like they are dancing! :)

    John, thank you!

    Elisabeth, we missed you but I knew you were busy. Next year!

    CogDis, thank you and I fear you are correct about Julius. UGH!!!

  12. Such talent and once again I'm sorry that I couldn't make it. Would love to one day be able to see it all in person! I'm amazed at how you do such beautifully detailed work on such a small area.

    P.S. The mouse visits would be keeping me up at night!


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