later tonight. It's a mini landscape that also has an itty bitty easel. I also have a fun cat portrait that's waiting to be framed. Then there's another 8x10 folk landscape 'The Wash' that's needs it's frame. All in good time. :)
What'cha think? :) The painting slept with a fan on it. So did the frame. :)
Both were still wet. Shirley (cat) loves to see what I've painted last. One cat print can make me crazy for sure. giggle So when Shirley gives me that crazy look... I turn on the fans. Whatever works...
Special prayers for the victims of the Boston bombings. And for all of Boston for pulling together to help one another.
I think this one is about finished. Just got to varnish the painting and the frame. Then get it in the frame ready to hang. I love seeing them come together.
This one is a 9 x 12 canvas. Not sure if I'm ready to do this one or start an 8 x 10. hmm...
We did some organizing in my studio again. This is where my sewing table was. Now I have these portable cart/tables. See all the storage on the shelves? The thread cart will move to the sewing table when it's needed. Right now it's holding a wet grained frame. More details later~ www.PJHornbergerFolkart.com A nice place to shop...
We had the best day! Went antique shopping in the morning. Then went straight to Royer's Cafe in Round Top for a late lunch. Great food, lots of fun.
Sorry the photos are shakey... I was starving!
They have the best pork chops. R ate every bite. I got the BLT on jalapeno bread. Usually comes with grilled shrimp, but duh... I skipped those. I love that sandwich!
So after much hugging and kissing Royers, we waddled out to do a little shopping on the square. Then over to the Henkel Square shops. The newest being Moth & Rust. Of course I forgot to take photos... (it was a Royer's pie coma). It's a tiny shop that has a big look. Each item has been carefully chosen with lots of taste... and love. It just shows! When you open the door you know you're in for a treat. If you're here for the shows make time for Moth & Rust. You'll be impressed.
And here's a few Bluebonnet photos. More to come. They were beautiful coming down 290 from Carmine to Houston. Such a treat.
Good Morning! Are ya up yet? It's Saturday, of coarse you're not up. Go ahead, snore some more. I'll wait. I'm still waiting... sigh... Got stuff to show you. I'll start without you. You can catch up when you stop that snoring...
I'd like ya to meet Tallulah Bell. She's gonna be my new best friend and help me with making art quilts, art pillows, and some more fun stuff. We've been getting to know each other for the last couple of days. Wanna see what we've been up to? You do too... oh yes you do!
Those are uh... can't think of what to call 'em. OK, you put them in the microwave, zap 'em until warm, then put 'em where it hurts. It feels so good. They hold heat for a long time.
This one I'll put in the fridge or freezer just long enough to get it cool. Then put it over my eyes. Heaven. Doubled the black material so NO LIGHT can come thru.
Richard & I made a spot in the studio for me to look at my art magazines, books, or just sketch. As you see, Shirley has other plans for it.
Oh, and Matilda came home. She had been doing some work down the street at a friends house. I think she's going to be Tallulah's backup.
These hands are what I was suppose to be working on. And I was doing just that until Tallulah Bell arrived. These hands will have magic. Can't wait to show you when I get them finished. But first I think Tallulah & I are gonna make a purse FOR ME. Really, for me. For you crazy people that are on your way to our HUGE antique shows, take a minute and stop by PJHornberger Folkart Store/Gallery here in Carmine, Texas hwy. 290. The Bluebonnets are up and and looking for y'all ! PJHornbergerFolkart.com a really nice place to shop..
Can't wait to tell you my news! I hope I don't jinx it some how, but I've got to tell somebody, and Richard already knows! You're it! A few years ago I bought a new sewing machine. Didn't like it. A friend is using that one. Then we went to the Quilt Show in Houston. So I bought another sewing machine. I've used it a lot. Mainly doing art quilts. I don't hate it, it's just not... I don't know, let's say I'm not in love with it. giggles... I taught myself to sew on a treadle Singer sewing machine, refinished by Richard. Such a sweet heart, both of 'em. I sewed so much on that treadle machine I had leg cramps at night. grin... Then he talked me into buying a Singer Athena electronic back in the 70's. I sewed everything on that baby. I made all my clothes, most of my children's, sewed for the public, and made soft dolls and sold them everywhere. That one died a few years back. Nothing I've bought since has been as good as that Singer Athena. I've never bought anything on TV shows. Until today. There on the screen was a Singer Athena! They even had the exact one I had. Then there's the new one sitting there next to it. Richard bought it for me. I'm so very happy! It's going to be here Tues. or Wednesday. Yeah! So beware, I'll be doing a few art quilts. Are there any requests? Suggestions? I'll take photos and share them with you. Here are a few I did in the past.
I've got to finish a few things I have going. That shall happen by Tuesday morning! ha! That is, if Fibromyalga doesn't rear it's ugly head. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Thanks so much for listening to me ramble. My enthusiasm is hard to control on things I love. Which is almost everything I do. grin....
Can you tell I'm ready for flowers, sunshine, and some more flowers? I had to control myself. I wanted to put smiling faces on the flowers. smile...
What are you up to? Creative stuff? You know anything and everything can be done creatively. From your clothing, cooking, home, even emails. It'll change how you look at the world. Adds a positive spin on everything. When I pay bills I call it creative financing.... 'cause I never have enough money so I'm usually rearranging everything. giggles... Not the furniture, the due dates. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. But I tried. :)
Some how I managed to forget to post photos of my 'Blue Moon' painting. duh... If you're on my e-newsletter list, you saw it first. Or if you follow me on PJHornbergerFolkart.com you saw it second. But I forgot to put a photo here. Going to fix that right now!