Friday, October 15, 2010

Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs

Halloween Bulb
The Drying Station 
Officially joining the blog-a-sphere today. I should begin by saying that I've been a Blog Lurker for a couple of years. And now,  with encouragement from some incredible women/artists/friends (yes, that is you -Beth, Paulette, Julie, Raylene, Lydia, Sharon) have crossed the Rubicon into Blogland! I'm excited, nervous - feels a bit like the first day of school. 

As an artist, I'm very grateful for the help I've had along the way. My hope is that my journey (via this blog) may encourage/help/inspire another artist or artist to be.

Thought I would share briefly about my current artistic endeavor - the gig at Knott's Berry Farm. I was invited to sell my ornies (short for ornaments) -  at the KBF Christmas craft fair. This is my first time so ALL the processes are new - sourcing bulbs, storing 700 bulbs, painting the bulbs...the process that really stumped me was how to dry 25 large bulbs at the same brilliant husband came up with "The Drying Station". He put a six foot white Christmas tree on my studio table. All the glitter and twinkling lights look magical. Even my cat likes it. It also creates a holiday atmosphere despite the 80 degree weather. 

Created a few Halloween bulbs - hence the pic above. I'm a ardent believer in using bulbs year round - but that's fodder for a future post.  That's about it for now - thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Oh this is going to be great fun !
    LoVe the story and the beautiful visuals.
    It is inspirational and causes a big smile to spread across my face and into my heart.
    ( do heart's smile ? well mine is ! )

  2. i think you're going to spread a lot of inspiration. you have so much to share!