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.