Thursday, May 19, 2011

News from Antigua

some news from Antigua
where the UFV women's basketball
has been for the past two weeks

they have been holding clinics in high schools there
and also playing some exhibition games

the cascades have won the first two of three games
go HERE to read up on their trip

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

come on over and check out my new jewelry blog
Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Bling Booth

if you are ever in the ottawa, ontario area
you must check out my friends' store

it has very unique items for sale
and she has a variety of classes and workshops available too

i am honored to be able to say that my aprons and jewelry are among
the different items that she has for sale in her shop

when i was visiting in march
we took the time to set up my "area" in her shop

here is a peek...

so, go on and visit the town of Stittsville, Ontario
and be sure to stop by
you will not be disappointed

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

wishing all you moms out there
a very wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NYC Part Two

the whole experience of the new york art expo was a whirlwind
the building was filled with so many different artists
some appealing...some not so appealing
all in all it was a window into the world of art
and what appeals to the different personalities of our world

here are christina and i poking fun at her painting

there were some "live art" sessions during the weekend
christina was spotlight for one of those sessions
she did a session on encaustic painting

she involved the audience in the demo's
to give everyone who was interested in the session
a chance to participate and learn the technique

here is our friend amy from texas giving it a shot

the "altered art" canvas
if you would like to take a peek at a video from this session
go here

one artist's work that caught my eye was 
her paintings were so moving to me
and so romantic

i loved how she had her booth space set up
she had mannequins with her sketches as the dress
very unique


she was so kind to let me choose a 
sketch to take home as a keepsake
i chose the one below

love this

mannequins speak to me

after one long day we met up with the gals for a drink and dessert
so fun to catch up

on our last night there christina was invited to a cocktail party
that was being held at the Trump World Bar

we met this fellow "Sir Shadow"
he does amazing one line art
christina and i had the opportunity to chat with him
and we each came away with one of his pieces of art and a calendar
with his artwork and he was kind enough to take a photo with us too

here is his website

after all the excitement from the cocktail party
we met up with our texas/arizona gals for a late night snack
before we made the drive heading towards home

it was an amazing trip and i'm glad i got to tag along with christina
there is never a dull moment when i'm with that girl!