Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Saga Continues & more fun with discarded...

Guessing that most people these days feel like ripping up their stock certificates I worked this vintage financial sheet into a collage!

For those of you that asked "so what DID happen with your phone situation?" I took a big chink of time out of my studio day on Monday (21/2 hours worth in fact) and went to the "Will remain nameless" Big Mobile Phone Center Retail Outlet. I walked through the door and the charming sales guy asked if he could help me and I said "Why yes, I am COMPLETELY uninterested in how or why a phone works, I don't play games video or otherwise and I hate my new phone because I can't figure out how to make it work. Show me a phone where I can pull up and respond to my corporate email in a less cumbersome fashion than this phone and you will make a sale and I will leave happy." Well, apparently I am more clever than I thought I was because the aforementioned Big Mobile Phone Retail Outlet Helpful Sale Guy couldn't get my email up on any "device" in the store. I was showing him how my phone works.... While sympathetic and charming he spent 110 minutes with me and made NO money so I am feeling a little bad for him. I have made the Zen decision to learn to use the phone I have because it seems the best of a bad bunch. If anyone has any sugggestions on phone they just loooovvvveee I'd be happy to hear ablout them.

I got some cute Christmas trees up in the store. I am however still struggling with the "supposed to have 4 feet but two snapped off when my helpful children put them in the attic last year" tree. I felt very Becky-HomeEc-y ish this morning when I figured out that the empty coffee can that I had in my hand could be converted to a tree stand via some plaster of paris. Of course I wish that I had remembered this when I was standing in the craft store waving my 25% off everything coupon bemoaning the lack of the 2 things that I went for. Perhaps quik-krete or duct tape will solve my problem. Duct tape seems to solve most problems on the planet....

All whining aside (I try not to do it often so figured I would get it all out at once!) the Christmas stuff I do have out looks might cute. Exhibit "A" to the left are all handmade by Fellow Guild Artist Mary Ann Graham. MA sold a lot of ornaments last year so come in while the selection is still plentiful.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

fun with discarded apparel

I just finished framing half a dozen collages that I have been working on them. In keeping with the "what exactly do you DO with all of that stuff you rescue? " I present Exhibit A. One mixed media piece that uses a orphan glove that I couldn't bare to toss in the trash. The cuff is from cancelled checks from the 60's and the sleeve is minutes from an early 20th century Ladies group. The music might be "Pop goes the Weasel ". I have had a lot of music tossed my way and now can't quite remember....

The shop at Stifel & Capra has a little bit of Halloween and Thanksgiving goodies left. I am wrestling my stock of winter woolies and holiday items out of storage and am STARTING to get them set up.

We had a great day on Saturday; the weather was wonderful and Beth and I sold one of her Monumental art pieces. Check out the web site at and you will find Beth's pieces under the featured artists' section under her official painting name Elizabeth Geers Loftis.

Enjoy your day!
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