Thursday, November 16, 2017

We are open Friday!

This is it, we are out of time!  Our doors open Friday at 2pm!  The cooking is finished, the table is set.  I can personally tell you the sangria is pretty darn tasty!  I did a last minute inspection for spider webs (we have a very old house!).  We do have cats but the boys will be banned to the upstairs room, the house has been vacuumed and wiped but if you are allergic I'm giving fair warning,  I can safely say there is something for everyone, from a bookmark to a large original painting.
So... we are ready.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2 days till Open House

Here is the latest update...
Studio windows sparkle!  All food shopping finished today.   All new labels on the paintings.  Porch paintings hung.

Studio organized and shrink wrapped prints on the table

Tomorrow is cleaning and food prep day and Thursday is cooking day.  And then its time!
Doors open Friday at 2pm.   Remember to bring your postcard to get your discount.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

6 Days Till Open House

Time is going fast!  I picked up 39 more frames this morning.  Bought all new light bulbs for my panel lights, replaced 2 bulbs in the studio overheads.  All three overhead lights were cleaned (no bugs laying in them, very important!).  Refrigerator scrubbed and ready for all the snacks.  Linda finished updating 280 address changes.  Rug laid on the newly enclosed porch and panels are up.
Linda also added the paintings to the website but NO early sales, you have to wait till 11/17!
Packed the van for this weekends show at Spooky Nook.

Here are a few more paintings for you to put on your wish list.  These are both mini originals.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Only 9 Days Till Open House...

I am seeing a bit of panic in Linda's eyes... we are down to 9 days till Open House.    Her  "to do" list looks to me like its on track.  I got the porch tarp hung.

I picked up 57 more frames today so there is still some framing going on.  Linda picked up the wine on Saturday.  I hear there is definitely a Fall Sangria being served.  Menu is complete and I saw a grocery list.  There is a lot happening here.   Meanwhile I am still painting and my cutoff is Sunday night.   Here is another glimpse of what will be waiting for you.

I have one more show for the season. It is local so that makes it easy.   Booth #100

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Open House

Two more original paintings to show you.  I have been stockpiling for several months.   None are available till 2pm on the 17th!  Just a teaser...

Today was the 1st day to sign up for the ACA.   We have been blessed with great insurance for the past few years.   ACA was great for us self employed artists.  We had 34 years of high premiums and $7000 deductibles that covered nothing.  Our daughter Abbey was even born at home and we paid cash!  So finally something we can afford and use.  I know its not good for everyone.  Anyway, Linda spent several hours getting it all updated but still needs to pick a plan.  Helpers were here cutting mats (yes, more mats!)  and framing (yes, more framing!).  I am not going into more details on how Linda puts together our Open House, if your interested, go to the right sidebar, to October and November of prior years.  I figured by now you know!  On my list this week is to put the tarp on the side porch, which gives us an extra room.  I'm waiting for a nice day.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Open House

We are moving furniture and setting up the panels.  That box in the far back of the photo is a case of 8x10 frames that came today.  Doesn't look like much but its coming together.

While all this busyness is going on I am still painting.  Here are two new paintings.  They are NOT available until 2pm on Friday, November 17th.  But you can put them on your wish list!  They are also not titled if you with to add your suggestions!


Monday, October 30, 2017

17 Days Till Open House!

And the count down begins... 17 days till Open House.  You should have your snail mail invite.  Here is a copy, feel free to share with your friends interested in my work.

Linda is ready to take print orders, we can ship now for about a week and orders placed after November 10 will be shipped after Open House.  You can order on my website using PayPal or email or call (717-627-3383)

Questions? send an email!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Open House update

Tonight is my final class for the year.  That means the tables for class get put away tomorrow and the panels to hang paintings soon get put up.   The invitation should be in your mail box shortly  (depending on our postal service!)  There is lots of mat cutting and framing going on, supply orders daily and I think Linda has her menu together.  I heard a lot about Autumn Sangria!

Here is my new print
"Day Dreaming"  

$50.00 print only  ~   $100.00 framed print 17x21"

I also printed one new Holiday Print:  "Lynn's Barn"
$15 print with mat ~ $35.00 framed 8x10

On an odd note, In today's mail I received a box.  Linda was pretty excited, I opened it to find a large heavy plastic bag with nice zippers and several handles... to replace my torn bag that holds my tent poles.  She went on to explain its a "body bag".  She read in an art blog that body bags make great tent bags, designed to hold weight and are the right size.  She went on line and ordered one.  Who knew you could just order a body bag.
Wouldn't and shouldn't someone ASK what a citizen needs with a BODY BAG???

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Latest commission

My latest commission had its grand unveiling and is hanging in its new home.  Stacie’s Corner Cafe at 813 Dalton Division Road, Dalton, MA.  A new restaurant in the Berkshires.

I met Scott and Stacie at a show I did at the Hancock Shaker Village.  Scott followed up with an email asking if I would paint something for him as a gift.  He requested sleigh bells, they mean something to the couple.  Hanging on something white, maybe with flowers.  That morphed into a bucket with yellow tulips and a barn door, adding a shovel for balance.  I had all of 15 days to make this happen, while trying to teach and show.  I put in several late nights.  I think I got his vision and they are happy with the painting which is now hanging in the restaurant.  So if you are in the Berkshires please go check out Stacie's Corner Cafe and tell them Andy Smith sent you, and check out my painting!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saturday Show...

I am honored to be included with this pretty fantastic group of craftsman.  This Saturday from 10am to 3pm held in the Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1327 Alleghenyville Rd, Mohnton PA.  Free admission!!  Please share with your friends.