Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Woodland Santa Class

These are some of my good friends from the SDP chapter I belong to in Charleston WV. We did this class last Saturday with Dottie, in red closest to the right. The next person is Doris my good friend whom I paint with, is holding both her Santa all in green and black on the left and mine on the right in a grey vest and red scarf. We still have a lot of work left on them. The are made to look like the victorian one that appeared in Harpers Bazar magazine in the mid 1800's. They will have burlap bags with fruit and nuts, lots of small items and a very small decorated tree in one hand. The face has been hand made and painted, then covered with the lambs wool. It was such a wonderful class and every one did a great job.
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My new Find

I was lucky enough to find this wonderful double school desk. Its made for a smaller child and never been painted. It was brought in by one of the people where I have my little shop at. They have a large sized child double one now with the ink well that has a sliding closure on it.

They also brought in some desk tops and the top piece of wood that went across the back of the desks. I am planning on making some wonderful antique checkerboards on a few and maybe even a blackboard too.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Shop

Well my girlfriend and I decided to take the plunge even with this economy and set up a small shop in a new venture called Trader Bills. Its actually an upscale flea market with seperate little shops. They have really built a beautiful building and a great roofed area for outside vendors. The main building that holds about 24 booths is all filled and they are adding 4 very large areas

for larger vendors such as one coming in with fruits and veggies. 1st picture shows the booth with the carpet and drapes and all the set up ready for merchandise. The second picture is of my friend Vicki setting at our desk. I paint there and have wonderful lighting with the window behind me. The black armoire is for her jewerly. The last picture is of me......sigh, was not a great picture but will have to do for now. I will post more pictures as we take them. Hugs, Marcia
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Spring is in the AIr!!!!!

There is a real good chance that spring is in the air here in NE Kentucky.....Its 78 degrees today, although it will be much cooler this weekend. I have lots of fresh green leaves pusing their little head up in my little flower garden. These are my winter pansies....they are all happy because of the warm weather.
Hugs, Marcia
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