Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All in a day's work...

Today was a busy one.  I worked really hard scouring the antique mall for treasures.  Sounds fun, right?  Well, if you're into that sort of stuff, which I am, it definitely is!  And for me, it's part of my job....because making journals out of old books requires finding old books.  Which means that I have to go shopping.  Because it's a job requirement.  Lucky me! 
Found some good treasures today: a few Trixie Beldens (I was fresh out of them!) and my best score was a few volumes of these 1961 Popular Mechanics Illustrated "Home Handyman" Encyclopedias.  They're in pretty bad shape and were crying out for a makeover.  It was kind of funny that I found these today, because I'd just visited a good friend who, along with his lovely wife, are currently in the middle of home remodeling hell (Hi Jerry & Pat!).  Around our house, the home handyman is working on a new fence so we have enough room to put in a swingset for the little guy (who, by the way, will celebrate two weeks of being potty trained tomorrow!).  Father's Day is around the corner so these books found their way to me at just the right time of year.
I also worked on some ideas for my display for Art in the Park in Dallas Center this Saturday, that I'm pretty excited about.  Usually my displays are pretty basic, involving a tablecloth and cramming as much stuff onto the table as I can.  But since I'll have a lot more room for Art in the Park, I'm trying to spruce things up a little.  I don't have it finalized yet, but I can tell you that it involves a birdcage and a beautiful vintage typewriter.  You can always come check it out Saturday, at Mound Park in Dallas Center, from 1 to 5, and I will be sure to post some pics afterwards. 
Okay, back to work.   

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Market Day is almost here...

I can't wait until Saturday.
I love Market Day. Love, love, love it.
Are there people left in Des Moines who don't know about Market Day? I certainly hope not, but if that should be the case, then please, help those folks educate themselves. Send them directly to this week's Juice or to www.marketdayiowa.com or the Market Day blog, www.marketdayiowa.tumblr.com. Or, you could read this post on www.lacybrunnette.com. I just did. And lo and behold, there was a photo of my journals! It is always exciting to find myself out there on the internet.
The best way to learn about Market Day, is of course, to show up. And you can do that THIS SATURDAY. Downtown Des Moines @ 4th & Walnut from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. You won't be sorry. I promise. You will, however, be amazed, delighted, and happy. And when you buy from local artists, makers, curators, & collectors, you make us happy too. So everybody wins.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Where to find me: Market Day & more.

Lots of fun stuff coming up and you should come check it out! Here's where you can find me over the next month or so.
On Thursday May 26 I'll be at the Valley Junction Farmers Market again, in the Green Grounds Cafe booth, 4 to 8 pm. Music, food, and crafts...what more could you ask for?

MARKET DAY!! I am very excited to be part of Market Day again this year. Hands down, a truly awesome event! This year Market Day will be located in the Kirkwood Building downtown at 4th & Walnut, just mere steps away from the downtown farmers market. 9 am until 2 pm the last Saturday of the month, May through October. And of course there will be the Black Friday sale in November (more on that down the road). www.marketdayiowa.com.

Dallas Center Art in the Park: Saturday June 4, 1 to 5 pm in Mound Park in Dallas Center, IA (one block west of downtown D.C.) This is a new event for me this year and I am looking forward to it. I get to host a young artist in my space and I think that will be lots of fun. There will be art, food, and more so come check it out!

It is lots of fun to meet people and see returning customers and friends and check out what other crafters & artists are doing.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Craft Show Display

Craft Saturday was lots of fun. This is what my table looked like. I'm happy to say that the new collage print cards were a hit! It was great to meet new customers and see some returning ones. Next up for me is the Farmers' Market in Valley Junction this Thursday evening; you can find me at the booth for Green Grounds Cafe. Find it on 5th Street in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines. You can find all the info at http://www.valleyjunction.com/.