Monday, July 21, 2008

Things are Picking up!




Hi All! My friend's sister picked up her bag and loved it so here it is for you to see. Things have been soooooooooo busy lately. I'm working all the time. I sold a framed piece called Flamethrower(it's a hand embroidered framed hand made out of lovely shades of orange which of course I didn't take a picture of) and The Katbird Shop sold my lovely hand embroidered Stella, she is the face on my flicker account. I hope her new owner loves her as much as I enjoyed making her. I am so excited to see things actually sell. I love, love, love what I do and now have a reason to do it 24/7 so of course my mood is soaring.

At the moment I have another tree waiting to be framed, it's a bit of a leaner so I think I'm going to call it Leaning Tower of Treesa. I have a heart bag which I'm embroidering(pictures to follow and I'm working on a knit bag kind of shapely, not too thrilled with it in it's current form but think once it's assembled it will be quite cool. Add that to the vacation week and my son's friend visiting and I guess you can see why I am so busy and not able to kibbitz on my blog as much as I would like to.

The politics thing has flown the coop, still an avid Obama supporter and nothing will change that so I'm taking a break from political talking heads and listening to some peaceful music to go along with my peaceful work.

Last week we went for a ride to the Berkshires, specifically the Hairpin turn in North Adams, Mass. When I was in my early 20's I sold book covers for a week and traveled to different towns in Massachusetts. I started out at Amherst College and ended up in Williamstown and then Sherburne, NY. On my travels I discoved the beautiful hairpin curve and the beautiful view of 4 states on the road. The beautiful mountains stayed with me all these years(we're talking about 25)but I forgot where they were located. When we first moved upstate(I think inspired by that beautiful view) we tried to find it and were believe it or not 10 minutes short, I forgot about the Amherst part of the trip and thought it was in Williamstown. So armed with the information and the need for a day trip(my lovely son cannnot handle a weeks vacation without his computer and cell phone) and set off to find it. Now I know why I never forgot it and it has been a calling card to settle back and live the good life. If you are ever in the area please go and see this spectacular road and the spectacular view.

So to wrap this all up. The last few weeks have been tremendous. I worked a lot to get ready for different opportunities(there is one more in the balance so check back next week I hope)I realized how much my work means to me and how it touches others. I'm finally over the artist thing. I am one, I'm happy to be one and everything that happens, happens for a reason. Blessings and love to you all and I hope that your journey has been happy too. Keep stitching.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

In from the Light Side



Today is my first day on the computer since Sunday. And then I just checked email. Busy, busy, busy. Happily, joyfully, busy. I have a big craft show this weekend at the Albany Shaker Museum so if you are in the neighborhood please drop in. I've have another appointment to show my work at another gallery to see if they will carry it. Hope they do another lovely person to work with. I've been busy embroidering and knitting purses(pictures to come)the last few days so I'm moving right along.And love, love, love the idea of having other's sell my work. I can just be creative and not worry about the sale of my work. For some reason since I realized I am an "artist" I have a god awful time selling my own work. It also seems like the more expressive I become the harder it is to relate myself to it. Perhaps it's the DebraAnn thing. When I work I am DebraAnn a rather creative person who is dealing with my center and when I'm Debbie, I'm just Debbie, rather scattered and very out of my center(my real friends can attest to this, whenever I am out amongst the masses I am Debbie not DebraAnn).

OK so I'm getting very wordy so I'll share a photo of a beautiful bag I made for Kismet Gallery which is located in Troy. I have a lot of new work which I have not taken pictures of so stay tuned. I hope you are happy and creatively living your life. Keep stitching

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blue Moons



As in once in a blue moon unfortunately. Blue Moons is one of the projects that has kept me very busy in the last few weeks. Lot's of happenings. I've had my purses accepted to the Kismet Gallery which I am so excited about. My purses are the fun part of my work so it's great to have another outlet. I'm working on making more fun things for the Katbird Shop and I have a craft show at the Albany Shaker Museum next weekend. So I've been working very hard(which in reality is hardly working) and my mood has improved 10 fold. I have plenty of new pictures to share besides blue moon so keep an eye out. Other news, school is over. Summer is here. My 21st wedding anniversary was last week and my inlaws may be coming up for the fireworks on Thursday so fun or not my lovely work will have to wait at least one day while I attempt to make my home look clean enough for the inlaws.

I know I usually have lame excuses for why I'm not blogging but I guess this time you can see it's not for naught.

Now about Blue Moons, I am so loving this piece. It's on a wall in my living room. It started out as just one moon and then became improvisational. I was so excited with it. then I found the perfect cardboard for backing and the perfect frame and everything fit and it was just a wonderful, wonderful piece to make and a pleasure to finish. Made it, framed it and hung it up in 3 days. Love when my work goes so easily.

I hope your life is blissfully happy. Much hugs and kisses if you need them. Keep stitchin and after my craft show next week maybe the whirlwind will calm down. Happy trails.