Saturday, October 31, 2009

Art Every Day Month

It has definitely been a crazy year for us. With all the business travels and personal issues we haven't made a whole lot of art. Even today we found out some sad news that Nancy Briley had passed away yesterday. Our thoughts are with everyone of the Ashby Sewing Family during this difficult time.

I decided (after seeing Jane Davila's challenge) to participate in Art Every Day Month. I will try to work on art every day for the month of November and post to the blog about it. This challenge will be not only with the art but to get me back in to posting regularly on the blog. So if you'd like to join in as well click on the link below and register.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Houston 2009 Day #1

I've finally gotten a moment to blog about Houston. It is the end of day #1 and Festival is going strong! We are having fun visiting with everyone! One year can be an eternity but somehow it feels like you just saw the person the other day. Here are a few photos that we've snapped since the beginning.

Set up day brings a bunch of people to a queue of sorts waiting to get in to unload. Here is a pic of all of us waiting.

Unfortunately there was so much rain on Monday that it created mud pits where we were waiting!!

Here is a pic of our booth one set up was complete.

My first Make It University was on preview night and here is a pic during the middle of the class.

Here is a pic of Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts doing her MIU class this morning.

Here is Jane Davila upon realizing she couldn't find a very important key that she
needed in order to ring up sales!!!

Here she is much happier prepping for her MIU class.

This is Cara Gulati of Doodlepress enjoying her day of shopping.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Houston 2009 & Atlanta 2-Day Walk 2010

We have finally arrived in Houston. Tomorrow we will attend market and see what is new and exciting. Then we get to have Monday off to finish all the prep work for Festival. Tuesday brings set up and Wednesday brings the start of the show. Overall we are here for 9 days and even though the work is hard we have so much fun. Seeing all the friends we've made over the years will be awesome. We have a camera along and we will keep you posted on all the fun. If you are here, stop by and say hi! We are in booth #1158 in the MIU section of the floor.

Some of you might remember that I participated in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in 2008. It was an absolutely humbling experience. I didn't get to participate this year but have registered for the 2010 walk. It is Oct. 2nd & 3rd in Atlanta, GA. I've convinced a friend to walk with me but if anyone else would like to join us simply let me know.

I have to raise at least $1,000 for the walk and in 2008 had a blast hosting Brazenly Radiant Art (BRA). I think I will do that yet again. I have some pieces that remained from the 2008 event and will have those available in our booth here in Houston. Check us out at booth #1158 to see if you'd like to take one home. In the coming weeks I'll post a call for new artwork with the size remaining at 5 x 7". Each piece was available for a $30 donation to It's the Journey, Inc. So if you read this and would like to contribute a piece of art be looking for a post in the near future containing more details.

If you would just like to make a simple donation and sponsor me you can do so at the following link:

Keep in mind your donation is completely tax deductible and you receive an immediate receipt with online donation. Thanks for reading and for your consideration of making a donation whether it be monetary or that of art.