Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This is my latest diva "Fallon" who was created by commission and she's named after a wonderful young woman that I met on-line and who came out while we were at the Chicago Jazz Festival and spent the afternoon with us. We enjoy her company so very much that I had to name a diva after her. The garments that she's wearing were created by the owner fabric because wanted her to matched her bedroom.
The fabric came from "Global Mamas" that was created in Ghana and I supplied the lining fabric and shoe soles. Global Mamas is a nonprofit organization helping small women-led enterprises in Africa. Do check out their website. So here's to you Fallon.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Well this weekend I will be out vending with the Divas/Friends at the Seaway Bank's Art Fair. This is a small community event that I love doing it because of the people and I always learn something new or meet someone new. I also it's not costly and I get the chance to expose others to what I do.
I started doing the event many years ago when my children were small and stopped of years and within the last 5 years I started back and remember why I did it in the first place. It's all about community. I don't live in this community, but there is such a feeling of community and I usully have a geat time.
Also this is the Air/Water show this weekend and the jets will be flying high and far even to the point that we can see some of them from 87th street. I completed several "Divas" for this event. I have parts of dolls that I have started so that when new events come up I can add to my inventory without a lot of stress. Below you will find Eunice (left), Corinth (center), and Magdalena. So if you are on the southside of Chicago this weekend stop by and say hello.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I am amazed that the last past two months I met Jewell and Terry at different events for the first time and Anita I have known for years, but not at Artisan. Now we are all at Artisans. Life never ceases to amaze me and I thank God. This is going to be a good journey.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Empress (right) is my latest diva and she just found out that she and other divas/friends have gotten accepted into Artisans 21 Gallery in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on the south-side of town. She's just awed and can't wait to get there and check out her new digs.
Artisans 21 Gallery is one of the oldest co-op
galleries in the country and we are honored to become a part of this history. You will also be able to see some of my wearable and wall-hangings and even me on some days. I will post when I find out what those days are and if you are in the area come by and say hello. The gallery is located at 1373 E. 53rd Street and check the link to the website for more info.
Friday, July 24, 2009
The Darling Divas/Friends had another road trip and are all back home waiting for their next outing August 15th and 16th at the "Seaway Bank 24th art fair". This is a community art fair that I have done for several years and it's like a mini- family reunion for me. I have come to realize that these types of events help to fortify me throughout the year because I get to see people that I see during this time of the year. So if you are in the area next month stop by 645 E. 87th Street and say hello. We will be there both days from noon until 6 pm.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Darling Divas/Friends are off on another road trip. The group at the right (Spirit, Lark and Rob) are hanging out at Artisans 21 Gallery waiting as they are being juried.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I love jewelry and these two were so very gracious and their jewelry was just so fabulous. La Vonne Nye (below) creates fine silver, gold, and bronze and uses vintage beads.
Lillian Cartwright was just a fabulous as her creations. She share so much of her knowledge about the sprees and her creations. Click on their cards or name to visit their websites or the artisan gift shop if you are in town. Some of the other artist that were involved with this event were John Ferguson, Colleen Feratier, Scott Fincher, Mike Nichols, Jewell Pates, and Karen Snow. Jewell is a member of Artisans 21 Gallery and this is one of the oldest cooperative art galleries owned and operated by 20 artists and artisans in the country. So if you are in town do stop by and be enchanted.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I love art/artist and I love the fact that they love what I do also. I increased by "Jazzabon Creations" collection below. I got a new cookie jar, tea pot and some gifts for family/friends. I also got a arty "Obama" mouse pad that I'm not sure if I'm going to frame or use and another ceramic wall tile.