Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Why is it that Christmas time always seems to be so busy. I get home from work and have no energy for anything. The past two nights I've fallen asleep on the couch. I guess the kids suck all the life out of me after a day at school?
I'm also trying to get the first half of the school yearbook done, for my full time job, before vacation. I'm almost there, the end is in sight. Then in January we can start all over again with the rest of the yearbook.
I'm also hoping that over vacation I can work on some printing. I have 2 commissioned prints that I need to work on and I also have a few ideas of my own I would like to work on as well. The only problem is I never have enough time to do everything I want to over vacation. But, I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Opportunity!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I now have all my current artwork on display and for purchase at the Carosel Collection in Burgaw, NC. I've been mulling over the idea of putting my artwork in a store locally. Through a tip from a friend they told me about the Carosel Collection Gift Shop in Burgaw. They agreed to take my work on consignment. So you can find my work there if you can't get up with me.
Also I am working on two new prints, due inlarge part to a request from a co-worker. I'm hoping that I will be able to print them over the Christmas holiday, as I will be out of school for a few weeks. They should be very challenging to complete! That's all for now. I'll let you know how the prints are going with updates along the way.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Rain out!

Well I'm sorry to say but the Christmas parade in Rose Hill was rained out. So I didn't get to have a booth today.
But we took advantage of the extra time and went to a ceramics show at the community arts center in Wilmington NC. There were some good pieces there to look at. There were definitely some potters, that we liked and others that were OK, and then some that need more practice. We also did some Christmas shopping at the cotton exchange in downtown Wilmington while we were there. I thought there would be tons of people there shopping but it was kind of quiet. Probably because of the weather! Well, that's all for now. Waiting for the ink to dry on my new print, still- it is taking forever!!!
Special congratulations to my sister-in-law Wendy, she won the free set of Christmas cards that I gave away for joining Carve- it,Ink- it, Print- it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rose Hill Parade

Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone! I just wanted to give you a quick update on the happenings here at Carve-It, Ink-It, Print-It. If the weather holds out for next weekend I will be at the Rose Hill Christmas parade next Saturday. There will be an arts and crafts area near the World's Largest Frying Pan. It is a most of the day event with the parade happening around 11:00am., the whole thing wraps up around 5:30. Hope to see you there. I will also have a new print that I have been working on for a while. I will also have my Christmas Edition and Christmas Cards.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


The "Christmas at Twilight" event was a huge success! All the work to get ready for the show was worth the effort. Now I can focus on getting some of my newer blocks editioned as I look forward to my next opportunity. I had a friend take a picture of my booth, so as soon as she sends it my way I'll share it here! Thanks again to everyone that stopped by and showed and interest. And to all those that bought something, thank you too!! I hope that you enjoy my artwork hanging on the wall in your home! It was also nice to be able to see some people stopping by that had bought a print back in October when I did the "Fall into the Art" at the Depot in Wallace. Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
As an added note, to the first person to post a comment on my blog I will send a package of 3 of my special Handmade Christmas Greeting card block prints. I'm hoping this will work? If your email shows up or I have someway to contact you??? I'll get them in the mail to you! Offer Ends Dec. 2, 2009. That's all for now!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Christmas At Twilight"

I have been spending the past two weeks getting ready for this craft event. It has not been easy trying to get supplies in to work with. Then finding time to actually work on printing and then having to wait for a new ink to dry. If that finally happens I can do the final packaging of all my new prints. I'm looking forward to sharing what I've been working on.
This Saturday November 21, from 2-8 pm I will be at "Christmas at Twilight". I will be selling my original Linoleum block prints as well as hand printed Christmas cards. The event is held in downtown Wallace, NC. Hope to see you there.