Super excited to be returning to Art for the Cash Poor this year! Come visit the mkc photography booth during the Friday night Kickoff Party benefitting the AIDS Fund, and again on Saturday June 17th. Click here for all the details!
This little studio is bursting with wonderful items that need a good home! Some are overstocks and trade show samples, others are seconds with truly minor flaws, and all are priced to sell.
~ large canvas and wood-mounted art
~ table runners
~ growth charts
~ art prints
~ throw pillows
~ much, much more!
Come to the studio on Friday April 21st and Saturday April 22nd and hunt for your newest treasure!
There are two lovely cherry trees in my backyard. Once, they were nearly small enough to see over their leafy tops, and certainly small enough to fit inside our car when we brought them home from the nursery.
We planted them at just the right depth on either side of our pergola that supports our wooden swing, and we wondered how long it would take for them to grow past our heads and large enough to extend their sweetly flowered arms across the yard every spring.
At some point, I forgot to keep track of the trees. My boys were growing fast and moving faster, and I didn’t often have time to look up and appreciate the things above my eyes. Somehow one year turned into ten, and as I sit inside my studio that we built last winter, I smile at the gloriously strong and healthy branches that reach out past my windows and across the roof over my head, branches full of delicate petals that will soon dance down and cover the yard like fragrant pink snow.
These trees are not unlike the two boys that grew so fast as that one year turned into ten, and I marvel at the lovely things they too have become.
If you are a retailer and plan to attend NY NOW this coming February for the winter market, please use the widget above to add the mkc photography booth (#9545 in Handmade) to your walking list – we’d love to see you!
One of my favorite characters when I was quite small was that of Madame Mim, the purple-haired witch that appeared in animated retelling of “The Sword and the Stone.” I adored her cottage and the wizard battle she had with Merlin, and I thought of her in that scenes as I created this piece (though, perhaps, with a slightly more beneficent witch in mind). I loved the idea of making the sparkling starlight float up and out the chimney because there’s something magical simmering inside. I’d like to think of that something as good enchantment, or love, or kindness, floating up and borne away by the wind to spread happiness everywhere.