Thursday, June 30, 2011

Deborah Van der Wolk Opening!

My friend Deborah is having an opening at the Robert Foster Gallery on India Street, right next to Black Eyed Susan's.
Her work is whimsical and fun and colorful....Just like she is!

Friday night is Art Opening extravaganza on to go and do the shows!
Hope to see you strolling about!
And thanks for looking! :)

Painted Cans

I've wanted to paint cans for years, so now I've done it!
Yay! It's a great way to recycle and add a bit of fun to a table centerpiece. Just paint them white, or what ever color, put on designs with acrylic paint or decoupage with a favorite design, and finish with water based voila!
I am going hunting for some bigger cans at the restaurants. Then I'll post a photo of them as a centerpiece! Have a great day and thanks for looking! :):)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Newness In The Etsy Shop!

A shell shard necklace....
Some sea clam shells.....

And a ceramic whale mug......
And a mermaid hair clip....all available in my etsy shop! Thanks for looking....:):)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Farmers Market tomorrow!

Farmers market Saturday!
Yes, I re- did all of those freaking signs...because I have nothing better to do.
We all hope you will come and have a dandy time!....:):) Shop will be open from 10 til 5...go say hello to Katy who will be taking care of business while I'm at the market! :):)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Little Hand Painted Chair

I haven't quite finished this chair, but it's almost done.
A chair for a little person.
I like to use them for little bedside tables, too! Lots of butterflies!
I use my transfers for the butterflies and paint the rest by hand.
A little oval to put a special name.
I can do it while you wait!
I started the sides...have to cover every square inch!
This is the underside of the seat.
And the top again. I will be getting different styles of children's chairs coming soon....
I can't wait!
Thanks for looking and contact me at or at 508-332-9829 if you need any info on anything on my blog! Back to the studio! :):)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Little Hand Painted Stools

I'm smitten with these little stools that I found to paint.
The top is about 10 x 6 inches.
A perfect size for the wee ones!
I left a space at the bottom for a name or initials.
Right there....
They are fun to paint!
I did the same here....Name or initials in the oval.
They would be nice on a table for extra height,too.
Another chair almost finished for tomorrow's post.
Thanks again for looking! :):)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lovely Metal Urn

I've had this metal urn for a while and I finally painted it. Here's the top.
It's pretty big....about 14 inches high. Blue flowers on one side....
Pink roses on the other.
and wee flowers on the base.
Stop by the shop if you are in the area! I'm open 10 to 5....Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Andy Paiko

I was looking at my weekly posts from Pikaland and found a website called Carlie Armstrong is a Portland Oregon based photographer who takes pictures of Artist's studios and posts them on this site. I found Andy Paiko, a glass blower and sculptor and his amazing creations.
Here is his web site. Aren't these stunning?
You must see his fully operational glass spinning wheel here ! ttfn.....:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mermaid Necklace

I have fun making these necklaces. The little charms are vintage and so is the glass beaded necklace.
I made the mermaid from a fishing hook that I made a mold out of.
I love working with these charms.
They are available at the shop on 4 Fair Street and also at Current Vintage right here in Nantucket.
That's where I found the fishing lure! Have a great day....sunny and warm here! :):)