Monday, November 30, 2015

The end of November...

2015 Still Life #5 ~ pumpkin
5"x 5" miniature original watercolor

I am back to my "Painting A Day" pieces
and decided to finish out November with a
pumpkin.  This one greeted me on the front
porch of the parents of friends.
Just a pumpkin resting in a pot.

Open House Update...
After all the prep work and then two busy weeks
of socializing and selling it is all over for another
year.   I was blessed with the great article
in the LNP and a "not to miss" blurb again the
following week plus Channel 11 came out and
filmed!  Today started the pack up process which
I think takes as long as set up.  Linda is glued to her
desk updating customer sales and the 274 change of
addresses she has.  I am back to painting!

Friday, November 27, 2015

2nd week of Open House...

This is the 2nd week of Open House...
I still have a good selection of original paintings
and we restocked the prints!
Friday, 11/27 from 10-5pm
Saturday, 11/28 from 10-5pm
Sunday, 11/29 from noon-3pm
Held at my studio at 4 N. Spruce St. Lititz

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Only One Day till Open House...

I would like to say we are winding down but it is still
pretty hectic!  This week I had a very nice interview by
Laura Knowles for the Lancaster Newspaper.
You can see it online HERE.  Tuesday night I gave a
talk to the Lititz Womens Club.  Linda's big cleaning day
was yesterday, she takes that very seriously!  Today was
cooking prep day.  More supplies were delivered and I
am wrestling with a string of tiny lights that all of a sudden
went out or are blinking... I think I may have to just disconnect
them!  Our painter painted four more outside windows and
the roofer has been faithfully working.

There are 6 rooms full of paintings and prints
New Originals


 Lots of Mini Prints... think Christmas Gifts

 The NEW Prints

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

9 Days Till Open House

9 Days Till Open House

Linda wanted to make her own fancy popcorn and
I talked her into buying it to save time and her energy!
We had fun running to New Holland to "Emma's" for
this gourmet popcorn Linda picked for open house.

Picked up three 3lb bags, Oreo Peanut Butter,
Vanilla Cream, and Gingerbread.   I was informed
they are not for snacking by the hand full, just a
little taste!!  More mat cutting and framing was
done today, seems to me that is never ending. I
think every time someone says they are coming
Linda panics and adds more to be framed!

Here is a little mini 10x8 I finished.

Meanwhile today our new roofer finished covering
the fascia and soffit on one side of the house.  He is
hand forming it around our old house.  Looks good.
After years of Linda lovingly painting and loving
her old wood she finally gave in to having it covered.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10 Days Till Open House

Open House Update:
We are moving right along...
I have the tarp around the porch and the rug is down.
Cannot put up the panels until after my show this
weekend.  There are large piles of the new Christmas
prints framed and stacked.  More framing is still going
on.  Titles and prices were done for the new paintings
and their labels printed.  Linda will be adding them to
my website over the weekend, but remember; no sales
until 2pm on Friday the 20th! If you picked one out and
cannot get here on Friday, at exactly 2pm you may
call and Linda will mark it "SOLD" for you.
A major change to the menu was debated for several days...
the decision was made to change the "hot wassail" after
30+ years...
If it is cold out, we are going with a fancy hot chocolate
with homemade marshmallows and if the weather is
warm it will be homemade iced spiced chai latte.
hummm   I was voted against!

I still am painting...
This little gem is 14x18.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

16 days till Open House

All the invites seem to have landed...
Feel free to invite your friends and family!