Yea! It is the 25th of the month time for brand new holiday items to be posted on theAmerican Holiday Artists Studios Marketplaceas our artists create new items for the holiday season, I invite you to visit the marketplace for all your holiday decorative treasures. Most of our artists accept orders and commissioned work. Susan
OMG is time moving at the speed of light or am I standing still??? Where did summer go? Not that Oregon saw much of summer, the temps never really hit much in the way of heat and we had lots of rain too. There have been reports saying our beloved pumpkins may not turn their glorious orange in time for Halloween! This could be a disaster, who in the world wants green pumpkins?! Unheard of! I can see it now , we'll all be painting our pumpkins orange. sigh.... Probably have to import some from another state, this would just be wrong! Fall in Oregon is all about the corn mazes and pumpkin hunt. Every year our family treks out to one of the nearby farms for a afternoon of fun in the corn mazes, sipping hot cider, munching on warm apple cider donuts. yummy! Most importantly the search for the most perfect pumpkin. The kids always head for the humongous pumpkins, which of course out weighs a small teenager! Always a treat to try and wrangle it into the the wheel barrel. I have been busy working on commissioned Santa Gourds and music doll pieces which I will post peeks of , before heading back to my studio. Smiles Susan
Where is the time slipping away too?The days have been coldand gloomy of late. It makes one want to curl up on the couch and read the day away. But alas I have work to do. It's really more like play, but it involves getting up, leaving my cozy den , snuggly blanket , and trudge the 20 steps up to my studio. There I find more half done projects then I care to think about. My eyes find inspiration .. The darling little ornaments I have purchased from my fellow artisians, antique Santa postcards, vintage Halloween and I find myself ready to start. My husband found a Sunlight lamp for my studio, it really does help when Oregon weather decides to be clouded and gloomy for days on end.