Saturday, November 5, 2016

Checking Back In... ask yourself how three years could have elapsed and here you are. It happens.

The tremendous success of the store has kept me focused on business and how to run it. First, I was a person with a skill and then I became a boss, a manager, an artist and a buyer. There's so much to be said for what's happened. It's been great and I appreciate every last person who has crossed my thresh hold and provided me with an opportunity. Thank you!

I've learned that being successful means recognizing that you don't have all the answers, but you are willing to keep looking and trying and working at it. It's almost been 5 years since I opened my doors. I've learned that someone leaving and not finding something they like isn't personal (most days). I've learned to re-invent the store every three months or so and keep me and the perspective of what I do fresh. I've learned to stop and breathe when things get rough and I don't know the answer. I certainly don't have the solution when I'm in that frame of mind.

Boy do I live in a beautiful place and boy do I have a great partner in my husband, Randy.

So, maybe I'm ready to come back to the blog.

Thanks for listening.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sky: Feet on the Ground Exhibit Reception

After a busy day at the shop, it's off to the reception in St. George. I love getting all my herded cats in the same room!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Paying Respect to Charlie

For the first time in months, I was able to get away from the store and go camping for a couple of days. We landed at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. It was a peaceful and beautiful respite and a quiet time to say goodbye to Randy's father. Rest in peace, Charlie.
Valley of Fire State Park, NV

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Chubasco Report

I am turning in my pieces for the exhibit, SKY: FEET on the GROUND at Dixie State University and Sears Fine Art Gallery today. There are 10 new paintings related to the sky and 2 book arts projects. The exhibit will be up from December 2, 2013 through January 13, 2014. Artist Reception on December 6 from 7-9pm.

Chubasco is a term used by Craig Childs in his book, the Secret Knowledge of Water, to describe, more appropriately, the weather pattern more commonly referred to as the monsoons in the desert Southwest.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Golden Days in Zion

Celebrating the end of one career and the beginning of week to go.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tea Cup Lamp

I finally finished...the wiring was the most interesting. I did get to use my Dremel tool to carve out a semi-circle in the porcelain. Gluing and worrying about the hole down the middle staying straight was another threshold. Yay! for a project done and clearing the workbench.