Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dec 23, 2010

A great day here in Springfield,NE. A tractor trailer full of our glass and equipment arrived....yippee! Now there will be no excuses for not teaching fusing classes.

Looking forward to the holiday season. Thanks to everyone who visited our gallery this year. We are extremely grateful and look forward to your visit in 2011. Peace to everyone.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Big Day Tomorrow

Finally get my Christmas packages sent off tomorrow..... and it's the Desperate Husbands sale at Springfield ArtWorks. Guys get pizza as they shop from 5pm-7:30pm and free gift wrapping too! I can't wait to help them out. I remember the days when it was Christmas eve when the shopping was done for me......It's improved significantly.

Art makes great gifts.....both wearable art and functional glass art....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Desperate Husbands or Boyfriends event at Springfield ArtWorks

If the holidays are sneaking up on the guys this year, and they are stumped by what to buy "the wife or girlfriend", They guys, come on over toe Springfield ArtWorks this Thursday evening from 5pm-7:30 pm for our desperate husbands or boyfriends sale. Evening hours just for you guys. We'll help find her something wonderful...Gift Certificates are always welcomed gifts. See you soon!

Trip to Ikea today

Grandson enticed me to take him to Ikea....of course he didn't have to pull too that place during the holidays....bringing back some new decorations for the holidays.....not sure I will get them up this year.....

Also preparing for Valentines day.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter, Winter go away

Brrrr too cold to go out.

Think Spring

Here are the new Pantone colors for you plan your creative projects. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Need a quick gift? Glass ornaments ready for you

Stop in for great gift exchange ideas for the office.

New purses, Cosmetic bags and wall hangings in the Gallery

It's exciting around here....always something new to assist you with your holiday shopping. I am carrying a new artist's work...great for teens and young girls.

Great Christmas Music available at Springfield ArtWorks

Wonderful music playing in the background at the gallery. I carry my favorite dulcimer and recorder artist Timothy Seamans from Williamsburg, VA here at the gallery....Great relaxing and shopping music.

Oh that sweet tea!

Yum, yum. Sweet tea with nachos from my favorite Mexican restaurant Axteca in Omaha....what more could you ask for? Sweet tea came from Mickie D's.....Now all I need is some good ole bluegrass music and I would be set. Life is good.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back in the Swing of Things

After an incredible Thanksgiving with family at the White River in Arkansas (the trout capitol of the US), I am finally back in the swing of things. While in Arkansas, we got to visit a cutting horse arena and see our son and grandsons ride around the arena....loved it.Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic....a nice long car ride into the countryside, but definately worth it. Found a new source for finished pieces....You'll have to ck them out....very colorful.

I packed up the trunk show today.....sorry to see it go. Everyone loved the work of Rona and Kay. We still have ooodles and oodles of handmade art of all sizes, shapes and prices....hurry in while the selection is good.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Spinners & Weavers Guild Show was today.

Had a great time today at this event. So much talent in the area. Hopefully some of these folks can come here to teach some day.

Ran into Peg....told her would like to have her come teach some day...She and I were stopped at the same vendor booth. Fun morning. Off to the gallery for the final day of the trunk show....will try to see if I can hold it over thru December....Keep checking.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Front Door Springfield ArtWorks 2010

Just had to share the picture of the front door of Springfield ArtWorks. I love decorating.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Whirlwind Weekend

Just returned from a whirlwind weekend to Oklahoma to visit places where we use to see our grandparents. Way too much fun. Found the properties, even though there was no evidence of what I remember as a kid. Got to visit with aunts, cousins, etc...had a wonderful time. Glenn minded the store on Saturday. Great time to come out and see the fantastic work of our workshop instructors that we had the week of our anniversary open house.

Trunk Show Continues

Please stop by Springfield ArtWorks for our fantastic Trunk Show, featuring works by our recent instructors, Kay Kaduce and Rona Horn. Show and sale runs til the end of this week. You don't want to miss this one!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't forget Our Open house Saturday Nov 6, noon-4pm

Great event coming up on Saturday. Come meet our guest artists, have them autograph their books, make a felted flower and see the special glass art exhibit from around the globe.

Felted Purses, Hats and Scarves Everywhere!

The trunk show of wearables is up and running at the gallery. Great bags, hats, scarves and jewelry. Hurry in for the best selection. Carrying a handmade bag that is a one of a kind will make you :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just in Case You Miss the Classes

If you can't make the classes next week, you can still learn how to do nuno felting, felted vessels and felted flowers. Kay and Rona's DVD are available at Springfield ArtWorks......just $13 each.

New CD's arrived

It's exciting around I got Timothy Seaman's new CD. It is a collection of some of the most wonderful and beloved lyrical melodies from Scotland, Ireland and Wales, freshly and innovatively played in a distinctively personal outflow of joy and fond yearning---featuring the extended-range hammered dulcimer and flutes and whistles. Wonderful and relaxing sound. I have Tim's other CD's available here at the gallery too.

Time Is Drawing Near for Classes & Open House

Just 4 days til the workshop instructors arrive...yippee! Omaha area will never be the same! Yesterday tons of jewelry arrived for the trunk show and it's all out awaiting eager customers. These are georgous pieces. Also some felted flowers, felted vessels and fantastic handbag and scarves.....better hurry out for the best selection.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Found new artist for gallery

I found an incredible silversmith at the fair today. Hopefully I'll be carrying some of his work in the future....maybe in time for the holidays.

Navaho-Churro sheep

Today at the Folklife fair, visited with some folks who raise Navaho-Churro sheep. I was excited as I have been wanting some of that wool to use with kids in making wool covered soap. I had a chance to experience that wool at Convergence in Albuquerque this year and was very happy that I now have more. I got a pot holder that the woman made. It is incredibly sturdy...and beautiful.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Big Day Today, 1500 sheep paraded down Main St,Ketchum,ID

Today was a great day. Got to see a herd of sheep being herded in the Sawtooth Mountain Valley....sheep dogs at work, guard dogs at work, shepherd on horseback and hundreds of sheep being moved.ooops plus one sheep wagon nearby. Tomorrow 1500 sheep paraded down Main Street, Ketchum and Fiber Fest. Happy Girl!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First anniversary celebration and class info up on our site

Go to for the info on our great events Nov4,5,6. Just go to latest news and click on 1st anniversary and you should be there.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trailing of the Sheep Festival coming up

Friday starts the Trailing of the Sheep Festival near Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho....1500 sheep trail through the towns. Will be fun.

Josh Simpson's website

Just got an email from Josh. Always fun to see what he's up to. Some great "planetoids" are available from him monthly. Seems like a fun thing. He is also judging a pie eating contest...for the Shelburne Center MA Fall Festival. Must love that pie!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Teachers are busy busy

Kay and Rona report that they are having a great time preparing for their trunk show and workshops in Springfield in Nov. I'm excited too. I went to Ashland, Gretna and the tourism center today delivering flyers. You can pick one up there if you can't make it to the gallery.
If you have a chance, check out the textile symposium in Lincon this week. It will be a great event. Be sure and also ck out John Marshall's Japanese pieces.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Posters all over the place In Wash state

There were posters all over the place in Washington state last week for the Wash/Ne game today. I wanted to take a pic but camera was not with me. We just missed the game by a week. Glenn's class with Richard LaLonde was fantastic. Come see the finished products during our first anniversary celebration Nov 6th. We will be having a special exhibit of glass art for that day. It's a surprise for now, so stay tuned. BUT don't forget to mark your calendar...Nov 4,5 classes with Kay and Rona, Nov 6 make and take it flower with Kay and Rona, last week in Oct trunk show of their work, Saturday Nov 6th anniversary celebration and open house. Don't miss it!

Kay Kaduce and Rona Horn classes at Springfield ArtWorks Nov 4,5,6

I have posted some pics of the vessel, scarf and potential jewelry pieces that we will be making in our Nov 4,5 classes at the gallery. You can start signing up later next week when full pricing info will be out. Better make a quick trip to the gallery for this. Spaces should fill up fast as these instructors classes are always delightful.. You may already have their books in your stash. We will also be having a trunk show of their work the last week in October. There are a couple of purses that they made in the gallery come on out.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Classes on Nov 4,5 and 6th`

Save the dates! We are having some great classes on those dates. Watch for more details later.

Felters from around the globe

I continued to be impressed by the great felting around the globe. Ck out my facebook profile for some wonderful pieces from Germany.

Planning Christmas ornaments out of felt

I am working on some wonderful felted Christmas ornaments that I plan on displaying during and prior to the holidays. They will be "magical". Watch for them.


Just finished making some felted geodes. They turned out great. Plan on teaching classes on those later.

My visit to Nebraska Museum of Art

Glenn and I visited the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, NE over the weekend. We got to see a felted wall piece done in the 1800's. It was a felted mosaic. We have never seen anything like it before. It was lovely. Also got to take some pictures of the cranes that were to be auctioned off soon. They are made out of fiberglass and were all tied together to keep from getting damaged in the wind. Took some photos. May share them later.

Weekend Wonderings

Spent the weekend at the Nebraska State Fair and points beyond. I volunteered at the state tourism booth. Had a great time sharing info about Sarpy County and Springfield ArtWorks as well as passing out brochures on other Nebraska tourism spots. Met lots of great people from around the state. Also met an Idaho couple who are familiar with the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Idaho in October. I'll be there with bells on!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Felting and jewelry teacher to be featured in November

Help us celebrate our first anniversary in November. We are bringing in two teachers from Wisconsin for 2 days of classes and one day of make and take it. I am still working on final details....such as cost but it is REAL! I have some of their work in the gallery now and available for purchase. I will also have a trunk show of their work the week before the anniversary events. Save the dates, Nov 4,5 and 6th. It's exciting.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Classes in the planning stages

nuno felting scarf, felted sun, felted coneflower will be out soon....remember, they are still in the planning stages. Lots of interest in classes....stay tuned.

Unbelievable Felted items new in the gallery

Starting Wednesday, there will be several new felted artworks in the gallery. Purses, flowers, and some surprises...Come see us. We will also be having a special on some of our current felted pieces.... We have to make room for many new things. Exciting time at the gallery.

Wonderful Class last Weekend

Felted a fantastic beret over the weekend. Have many new ideas for my beret class. Stop by the gallery at 183 Main, Springfield, NE to see my latest creation. Think you'll like it!

Our first anniversary will be here before you know it

We are working on plans for our first anniversary celebration. It's an away game for the Huskers football so don't worry! Week and weekend of November 6. Hoping to get a couple of teachers in from teaching jewelry making and the other felting.....stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Anne Lullie has done it again

Anne has sent more of her brillient gradated colored (dyed) shirts. Hurry in so you won't miss them. People seem to buy two or three at a time....such fantastic color and comfort.

Whew, Sarpy County Fair has come and gone

What a week! Great crowds both at the fair and at the gallery! It was great meeting so many new faces. Thanks to everyone who came in and please come back. Our galllery is packed to the brim right now with many new art pieces...Work by Susan Waldron from Illinois graces the front of the gallery. Some hand felted purses from another artist are have to see their work and some fantastic bracelets will be in the gallery soon.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sarpy County Fair

The fair is next week August 4-8 and we will be open Wednesday from 1-9pm so that all the fairgoers can check us out. As an old, or I should say, 4-H alum, the fair is always a special event for me (margie).

The Sarpy County Chamber is having a ribbon cutting and business after hours from 4-6 next Wednesday so hope everyone can welcome them. We are Sarpy county chamber members...just ck out our front door!

Nebraskaland Magazine/ Country Register

Nebraskaland magazines are available at the Gallery as well as Country Register. The register is free but the Nebraskaland is $4.95. Great pictures and stories in each...and we have an ad in each of them.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Creativity, fashion, how we create fashion from varius cultures

Tonight we learned how our fashions are derived from various cultures. Wonderful program. More on this later. Sat next to woman who has lived in Brazil and China....great conversation. Everyone asks me why I am at a conf for spinners and weavers and I don't do either one....more on that later too. Stay tuned. Two more felted bags are coming back with me to the gallery. You will love them. Hopefully they will find a home in Omaha/Springfield, Lincoln area. Visited my favorite gallery in Albuquerque today, the Pallette....wonderful glass.

Great felted mini-purses for the gallery

Can't wait to get back. Have 3 exquisite small purses to add to the inventory. Also will be teaching how to make them. My mind is going a bit crazy with class ideas. Also will be teaching a class on funky flowers out of colorful cotton fabric. Bought some never before seen (by me) fabric at a great quilt shop on my way back to the hotel yesterday. Also, will be making some cards using hand woven black and white yarn...but will add a special twist....a felted flower...or an abstract design.....and maybe I will use some of my wonderfully dyed alpaca pieces I got in Illinois last weekend. Also, have some new dyed silk to do some nuno felting ....and will hopefully get some dyed silk ribbon today. I am soooooo excited to be bringing back my new finds! Hope you make it out to the gallery.

Trip to Espanola,NM

Yesterday took a drive to Espanola to the Fiber Arts Studio. I thought there was a special exhibit time read my notes. It wasn't there, it was in Albuquerque!!! That's OK I got to visit a fine not for profit fiber arts studio and shop. I learned a bit about Navaho embroidery and bought some cloth and a couple of small skeins of Navaho Churro yarn. Navaho Churro wool is used for rugs and heavier pieces. It is quite sturdy.

Fashion Show HGA

Last night was a fantastic fashion show in Albuquerque at the Handweavers Guild of America conf. There were some competitive garments by students from the U of NE....very lovely. Kent State University had quite a few and they were outstanding. Pieces were dyed or felted or woven. Some of the models looked 10 feet tall :). Lighting and Music were great.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Whew, what a weekend of Fiber and classes

Fantastic weekend in Illinois at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival. Great music, bar-b-que and fibers to dye for! Took a class on dyeing was great. I'll be teaching this for it or give me a call. Learned a lot more about various silk products, thanks to an LA artist and fiber person. Hopefully will be giving talks on some of these fibers in the future. Big week at Convergence coming up...Whew!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

In case you don't know.....

Anne Lullie is a fantastic art quilter....I am so excited to have her blouses in the gallery. Some day, maybe quilts!

Anne shirts

Shirts just arrived and 3 sold immediately....better hurry if you want one! They are mostly L,XL and 2X.

Great Tuesday!

Made a quick trip to Lincoln,NE this am. Saw some beautiful artwork and fabric. I am on a mission with my new find in the fabric arena....just a bit of cotton and some paints.....should look great.

Created some very cool pins with felting method over the weekend...added some beads...Wow, they are great. Will probably take them with me to the HGA event in Albuquerque soon. Looking forward to the fiber tour in Santa Fe and the classes I will be taking. Also hoping to meet up with my glass etching teacher, Ruth Dobbins. Glenn will be "in charge" at the gallery.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Daughters new updated book

Dayna Hilton, our daughter is working fast and furious on her updated book...Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and also on her new book Sparkles Goes to Boston. It's exciting.

Rosenblatt Stadium yesterday

Went to an OMaha Royals ballgame yesterday with the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. Had to leave early but the pre-game tour of the stadium and the pavilion get together was fun. Didn't realize that they had specialty areas for rent...sort of reminded me of the high rent areas at the United Center in Chicago minus the gourmet food. New stadium is really close to our gallery...just a few miles away. Can't wait!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Play day today! yippee!

Great to celebrate the 4th holiday. May get to see hot air balloons fly over the house.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New offerings at the Gallery

Just got some Coale Design batik scarves in as well as some Gloria Lewis silk jackets and shawls. They are really special. Check them out. We will be closed for the 4th holiday from Thurs noon until Wed of next week regular time. I am expecting more of the Anne Lullie dyed shirts in later next week. They went out like for them.

Baseball hot dogs and Omaha

Tonight might be the last College World Series game at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. Next yr the games move to TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha. Special closing ceremonies at the last game. If South Carolina wins tonights game against UCLA, it's all history at Rosenblatt. Springfield ArtWorks congratulates, in advance, the final winner at the CWS at Rosenblatt.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Art, Antiques and Ice Cream

On the way to the Wine and Blues Festival at Soaring Wings Winery, stop off on Main Street, Springfield for some fun places. Etched garden stakes, dicroic glass jewelry, silk painted scarves, felted hats and purses all abound at the gallery. Wonderful antiques just down the street at Corky's Place and up the hill visit the old fashioned Soda Fountain at Springfield Drug. Their ice cream is the best. Even get balloons for the kids. Fun day!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Springfield ArtWorks featured in Midlands Business Journal today

Tiffany Gann did a great job in her article about Springfield ArtWorks. The colored photo shows me in the front of the gallery. You can pick up a copy at the Midlands Business Journal in Omaha or they will mail them out. Thanks to Roger Wozney for recommending that I contact them.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Photograph Day

Today is a photo day..oops photo hour. I have been taking some photos of our artists work. A professional photographer happened into the gallery and gave me some tips.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Omaha Quilt Guild Show

Omaha Quilt Guild Show

The LaVista, Ne Conference Center was a great location for the quilt show. NCAA College World Series is in town...lots to do in Omaha and Sarpy County, NE, especially Springfield! Visit Springfield ArtWorks, Springfield Drug and Old Fashioned Soda Fountain, Soaring Wings Vineyard & Winery, Carl Weiss Metal Sculpture....lots to do here in the Springfield area. Nearby state parks and recreation center...My O My...must see to appreciate!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Omaha Quilt Show

Just returned from the Omaha Quilt Show. I had a booth there. Lots of great folks stopped by. Sold a couple of my hats in addition to some of the other art pieces. The hats were a hit! People ooh'd and aah'd over all the color in the hand dyed scarves. The art quilts by Sharon Malec were a crowd pleaser. Lots of interest in classes...I'm excited.

Mike and Mary who interviewed me on their Morning Blend show, KMTV, a couple of weeks ago participated in the celebrity quilt judging.

I met people from South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, California as well as area states.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Art on Main 2010 is history. We had a great time. 3 artists were in the gallery showcasing their work. Good time was had by all. Enjoyed other Springfield Days activities and meeting new friends.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On Tv This Thursday....Morning Blend Show

I will be on the Morning Blend Show, KMTV Channel 3, Omaha this Thursday sometime between 9-10 am. Watch for it. I will be telling about ART ON MAIN, to be held from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 12 at Springfield ArtWorks, 183 Main, Springfield,NE.

Margie at US Senator Mike Johanns roundtable

On June 1, I was privileged to participate in a roundtable discussion with US Senator Johanns at the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Don't forget tomorrows drawing....2pm

Don't forget the drawing for the airboat tour for 6...tomorrow ....2pm sharp. Hope to see a big crowd.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Airboat Tour Drawing At Springfield ArtWorks on May 15

We will be having the drawing of an airboat tour provided by Bryson's Airboat Tours of Fremont, NE on May 15. It will be for 6 people. Glenn and I will be on the boat too along with a couple of friends. I am looking for suggestions on who could do the drawing for us....maybe Bryson?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fast and Furious!

That's how you would describe activity at Springfield ArtWorks studio the last couple of weeks. We were selected to fabricate fused glass art pieces for the National Tour Association Board Meeting held in Omaha this last week. 29 fused sushi plates were presented to all board members in attendance. We feel honored to have our art selected to return home with such important people in the tourism industry.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Found some old photos

Here's a picture I found of two of my other passions...gourmet cooking and photography.

Work Completed

Here's the latest felted scarf which is in the gallery.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gong to be on TV in June

We are planning an event during Springfield Days. Check back in a few weeks to learn about it. As always, should be fun.

I will be on TV early in the am a few days before so hope the alarm works!

Bringing new hand dyed shirts to the gallery soon.

Yesterday and today were great days. I will have some new work in the gallery later in the week. Got 6 (only 6) hand dyed shirts that are lucious and several art quilts featuring wild animals. The quilts will look great next to the longhorn, herons and deer. It's exciting. Stop in after Thursday to see them.

Friday, April 30, 2010

just posted new pictures of felted palace yurt

Go to Springfield ArtWorks facebook page to see the pictures I took of the Palace Yurt that was in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in NYC some time back. I admire Janice Arnolds work. She is amazing!

Firefighter Red Scarf in Progress

Working on a firefighter red silk scarf..having lots of fun with it.

Big day in Omaha tomorrow

Tomorrow is the big press day in Omaha. It's the annual shareholders meeting for Berkshire Hathaway. Lots of activity around town and discounts for shareholders at Nebraska Furniture Mart, Borsheims Jewelry,etc. Hope some of those shareholders make it out to Springfield to Springfield ArtWorks to check out the fine wearable art and glass art here. As always, Warren Buffett will be at his finest!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Combined Chamber of Commerce Event in Omaha today

Today I got the grand glorious tour of the Salvation Army Kroc Center after the combined chamber event. I was very impressed with the facility. There are some others similar to this in different parts of the country, thanks to the generous donation of the McDonalds founders and Omaha contributors. I hope to become involved by teaching classes there some day.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ribbon cutting at our place

Guests spilled over into the street for our ribbon cutting provided by the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from the City Council & Springfield Business Association were also in attendance. Wendy Richey from the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce welcomed everyone in attendance. Ambassadors from the chamber also assisted with the ribbon cutting. Thanks everyone for helping us celebrate!

Great event over the weekend

Whew! Had a great time this last weekend. Met lots of new people. Artists Rick Hermann, Kathy Maloney and Rhonda McClure helped make this event successful. Master Gardener presented great program on Art in the Garden. It was a real plus having our daughter and son here to help us. Thanks guys!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ribbon Cutting Today

Great turnout for ribbon cutting today. Yummy brownies too!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gray Scarf

My gray scarf that I just finished is off to the dry cleaners. Will show picture when I get it back. The design if very simple. Would go well with any color.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just remembered..get to hear Google executive this week

I'm excited. Google Guru Chris Russell Speaks At 2010 MarkeTech Conference in Lincoln. I will get to hear him.
Chris, operations manager, wears many hats at Google, one of which is the manager of the Google data center in Council Bluffs, lowa

Big Week

This week finish preparations for Garden Gate in Springfield, Dayna and Sparkles and Tango arrive, attend Grow Nebraska Market Tech conference in Lincoln, NE, son arrives from Atlanta, curly willow planting tomorrow in my back oh busy.

Class today...should be fun

Heading to Lincoln, Ne for a class today. It should be fun. Great weather.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Anxiously awaiting Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and Firefighter Dayna

Getting excited about seeing daughter Dayna and her fire safety dog, Sparkles. They will be at Springfield ArtWorks next Saturday from 10-2 to meet the kids and autograph and pawograph their book....Kids can have their picture made with Sparkles.

Finished Gray Scarf Today

Finished painting a gray silk scarf today. Removed the wax, washed it and now to the steamer to set the color and then to the dry cleaners. It should be beautiful.

Preparing for the drawing of airboat tour on Bryson's airboat

Today working on the slips for the drawing for the airboat tour for 6 on Bryson's boat....yipee, should be fun. Drawing will probably be the first of June...but you can sign up now.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ribbon Cutting on Friday April 23

Join us for our ribbon cutting at noon on the 23rd. The Sarpy County Chamber will be assisting with this event. Should be fun....and our Garden Gate will be going on then too!

Master Gardener here on April 25

Got all the postcards in the mail yesterday for our Garden Gate. It's getting exciting around the gallery. I got word that Betty Selby-Syslo, a Master Gardener from Sarpy County will be here on Sunday the 25th from 12:30-1:30 pm talking about art in the garden. I am sooooo excited. Hope lots of people come to check out the gallery and hear her talk.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Got my Proven Winner Plants today

I got my Royal Velvet Supertunias, Diamond Frost and Superbenias. Also put some red twig dogwood in my new planters outside the gallery...It's shaping up nicely.

Today's preparation for Garden Gate

Today was a day of visiting garden shops in the area and dropping off cards about Garden Gate. It's always fun to see what's new for Spring. It was also a day for working on my mail list and labels....Watch tomorrows blog for activities tomorrow.

Goal for the year

To get to visit Lava Lake Ranch and learn more about their program and to see sheep herded through towns out West.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Great Fund Raiser for Sarpy County Area Arts Council

Fun event last night. We didn't get to have a pre-party at the gallery but got to join another one. Thanks Wendy & Jane for including us. Great time. Will have to check out Fontenelle Forrest in the daylight sometime.

State Capitol tomorrow

Heading to the state Capitol tomorrow to display our art for the Senators. I'm all set. Should be fun.

trip to the farm

Need to make another trip to the farm to see the lambs...soon!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tulips are in full bloom

My tulips are in full bloom today...great Easter present.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Big Day Today

Glenn and I made a visit to the McClure farm to see all the new lambs. Great fun. The babies were so cute hopping around like bunnies. I got to hold a couple of the lambs and compare the feel of their wool. One was white and the other was black. Maybe some day I will get to purchase some of the wool from those lambs when they grow up.

I can then turn it into beautiful wearable art.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dyes at the Studio

Brought some of my dyes to the studio today. Also visited a quilt shop in ElkHorn, IA and found many fabrics to experiment with. I'm excited...but first have some very important catching up to do. Must do flyers for our Garden Gate on April 23,24 and 25. Hope everyone can come out.

Also, the Grow Nebraska book is coming out soon. I worked on my proof today.

Great article in the SpringfieldNE e-newsletter about Springfield Art
Works receiving a tourism grant. Great news!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Great Article in today's Papillion Times

There's a really great article in the Springfield Monitor section of the times today on the Daisies visit to a sheep farm and Springfield ArtWorks. If anyone is in this area be sure and pick one up. It's in full color. I'm holding up a felted piece I made in a Pat Spark class.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

visit from daisies

I had a great time with the Daisies that visited. Should be an article in the Papillion Times (Nebraska newspaper)soon. I had forgotten how excited little girls are about learning new things. Great day last Thursday.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Catch Up Day

Today was a catch up day. Got some fun things to share with the group of Daisies that are coming out this week to learn about what happens to wool after it's sheared. I'm excited. 14 girls and their leaders will be in the gallery later in the week for my demo.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

whirlwind of classes

Just returned this weekend from IL & WI where I took classes from a Golden representative at my Fiber Divas group, a class from Barbara Schneider on Improvisational Fabric Forming & an artbiz retreat presented by AlysonBStanfield from Golden,CO.

I am on overload with info....but sure I'll recover. Loved every minute of it. Can't wait to use some of the processes.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The latest and greatest fused plates & bowls

Here's some pics of 3 of our valentines plates and bowls...all decked out for the not included! Foodies should love these.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

glass etching and carving

Had a couple of people in today who were very complimentary about my etched doors and tables. We will have classes some day on how to do that. But first, we must start with baby steps and do small projects. Hopefully this summer we will have a few glass classes.

Customer waiting for me when I opened

Yesterday had a customer who found us on the web. She was from Hastings, NE . It's great that the word is out on our place. Felting is so cool! and coming this spring, silk painting will be cool too!

A visit from one of our artists in the gallery

Yesterday had a great visit in the gallery with our portrait artist. Today, had people coming in who commented on how nice and realistic her work is. I agree. Come take a look sometime.

Gift certificates

Do we have gift certificates? Oh yes we do...makes it easy to buy a gift for MOM or the special girl in your life.

valentine glass pieces

Customers are really loving our glass valentine hearts...both the hanging ones and the glass candy dishes...

working on turtle felting piece

I have been working on an underwater turtle with his shell from fabric I dyed and the rest of the seascape being in wool felt. Work still in progress.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lattice wool felted scarf

These will be fun to do in class...

My latest dyeing project

This was black cotton fabric dyed with red dye. Doesn't look red to me...but I like it a lot.

recent class using thermofax screens and vat dyes

Recently I had the opportunity to take a class from Barbara Schneider and learned about vat dyes. Here's the picture of my samples that were done with the help of my fellow classmates

New chamber membership

Today I joined the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce and just returned from their new member breakfast. The chamber has lots to offer me. I'm excited and eager to participate.

Valentines Day is coming before you know it.

Springfield Artworks is preparing for the big sweetheart gift time of the year. We have lots of glass hearts, glass candy dishes,felted heart pins, handmade scarves, etched and carved glass garden stakes etc...and for him....handmade silk ties...oh my! You just have to come visit us....