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.

Unsolicited marketing advice for galleries

Unsolicited marketing advice for galleries

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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.