Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What are you voting for??

I just received this video in an email and felt compelled to share it on my blog. This video put out by http://www.catholicvote.com/ really makes you stop and think about the way you vote, why you vote and just "WHAT" you are voting for. I'm not Catholic but I believe this video reaches across any denominational lines religion has drawn. Please take a minute to watch this clip...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Monday

Weekends go by entirely TOO fast! I'm enjoying my french vanilla coffee this morning to kickstart my day. Reed went back to school after being on Fall break for the last 16 days. Needless to say, it was a little difficult to get up and going this morning. It's back to business as I'm painting custom orders and getting ready for UT Alumni Beauty in the Arts gallery showing this week.

16x20 dimensional painting on gallery canvas- $50

I love this new dimensional art piece I've been working on for the gallery. I haven't titled this painting yet but I absolutely love the "fall" colors. I have a few more in the works between custom orders and will give you a sneak peek of those when completed. This painting is available at Penelope's gallery in downtown Union City or you can order a custom directly from me.

I also have a new "do" thanks to my good friend Michael O. of Reflections Salon. I wanted something a little funky going into this fall season. I love the red with the "pop" of drastic blonde atop a deeper brunette color. My husband loves it and enjoys playing the "count the colors in Sherri's hair" game...haha. It's amazing what a great cut and a little color will do for a girl's morale. I'm really having fun with this new look.

Until next time, enjoy your day and don't forget to "look for Jesus" in everyday situations. There are hurting people who need to know God's love and it's up to us to seek out opportunity to share HIM with others. Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Busy October

October has geared up to be quite a busy month. I've had the Arts and Crafts show and am now working on getting custom orders painted, shipped out and delivered. I've moved all of my work to Penelope's Art Gallery in downtown Union City. I spent a fun "girls" day with Penny and her Mom yesterday working on setting up my displays and preparing for UT Alumni's Beauty in the Arts next week. Reed has also been home on Fall Break and I've tried to spend some time with him as well as keep up with orders, housework, church practices, etc. Busy, Busy!

Artwork in my booth.....this piece has sold but I will do custom pieces with similar designs at your request.

Lots of Christmas designs in my Festival Booth at Reelfoot Lake last weekend. It was a blast!

Hot pink, black and white chandelier painting is now available for purchase at Penelope's in Union City.

An early morning customer checking out my booth before the show actually opened. My ornaments and silver trees were a HUGE hit.

This is a side view of my booth at the Arts & Crafts Festival. This is my favorite show of the entire year. It was great to see so many old friends and repeat customers as well as those first timers.

I love how this shirt turned out. This was hand painted for my pastor's son Evan who just welcomed a brand new baby sister along with his big sister Emma. They are in my class and are the sweetest kids...LOVE them.
This is a favorite new painting that SOLD quickly on the first day of the Art Festival. I will do customs on these with your colors and favorite scripture verses.
Personalized pumkin plates were a big seller last weekend. I love these and actually kept one for myself and it now sits on my living room mantle along with other fall decor.
Me and Penny of Penelope's Gallery having a blast getting ready for UT Alumni Night and Christmas Open House. I so LOVE Penny and her Mom Mrs. Shirley.
Penny and her Mom, Shirley

Tomorrow I'm taking Reed to a local Fall Festival and to the pumpkin patch as we wind down our Fall break. Monday it's back to business as school begins yet again for the next 9 week stretch. We are on an alternative school calendar in our school system...they go for 9 week stretches and then are out for 2 weeks. Anyway, I should have lots of new pics from the weekend's activities.

Have a blessed and safe weekend!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival

It's that time of the year again!! It's time for Reelfoot Lake Arts & Crafts Festival. It's my most favorite show of the entire year. I love it!!! The atmosphere, the people, the scenic view of the lake and visiting with old friends makes this show the best. Today was set up day.....which is my least favorite but it usually involves a lot of laughter and a stumped toe or two...haha. A huge thanks to my parents who so graciously assisted me in setting up. We are all set up and ready to open shop at 9 am tomorrow morning. We are in booth D 209 right across from Boyette's Restaurant so stop by and say Hello.
Beautiful Reelfoot Lake! Truly a West Tennessee treasure. Also known as Earthquake Lake as it was formed in the 1800's by a major earthquake that actually caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards. It's quite comforting to live on the New Madrid Fault Line....not!
Above: Handmade scarecrows displayed in a vendor's booth last at last years festival
Customers shopping my booth at last years Arts & Crafts Festival. It is set up and looks completely different this year by the way.
Above: Displays in my booth in 2007
My beautiful niece Avery helping me out in my booth at Art in the Park last Saturday.