Friday, October 9, 2015

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Comes to Asheville!!!!

Strangers were high-fiveing each other in the parking lot!
and squealing uncontrollably with glee when we walked in the door!

Yes, right here in my hood, I can walk into a store and buy a pastel, see and feel the color, try out a quality pen, chat with friendly sales associates- who are artists!!!
Yes, I bowed.
See the colors, touch the texture!

There are still empty shelves, and they had to open the door while they are still stocking and pricing as so many of us were standing with our nosed pressed to the door!

Come in and tell CJ's what we want to see  available here in Asheville.
There are forms right when you walk in the door.
They want to know.
And please! Buy stuff.

If you are just getting into watercolor, I highly recommend CJ''s brand, American Journey,
-You can't go wrong with Joe's Red-
and Golden Fleece Brushes,
great price, they last a long time, and if you mess them up,
10-7 Monday through Saturday at Broadway and Riverside!
If you get to the Bywater you missed it!

I'll meet you there and we can go have a drink!

This is a regionally owned business, with reasonable prices, who want to serve the arts community.
Let's support them!

Thank you Joe's.

Now can we do something about an Apple Store?
Visit my FB page, follow the link and leave a comment to Apple that we need an Apple store.
It takes 1000 comments for them to get interested.
Yes I know it is not local, and while I am content with the service I get in Asheville, they can't compare to the Genius Desk. We need one.

Excuse me, I must go color with my new pens!!!!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WOYWW? 329 - Easel Rider!

This weeks desk is a bit different!
Have art supplies! Will travel!
My desk is mobile!
I'm a traveling artist on the 
Easel Rider, Asheville's mobile art lab, in the schools and streets.

Creative Caution! Artists at work!
Please touch!

Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place.

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cut's up? 15 Minute wonders, new stuff and more.

Getting back in the groove!

 Finally feeling creative in my new crib!
New stamps - all mounted!, new cutting files, new dies, new energy!
Lots more details at Quietfire Creations! including 2 great cutting tips.

The  "million little things" quote, spoke to me with all the tiny cuts.

These are the latest cut files by Suzanne from the 
on the mat

What will I do with them? Stay tuned!
They make me happy just to cut them and have them on my desk.
Use a new blade and clean mat for these intricate cuts.
Lots more details and tips at

I love my family, birth and chosen, on earth and above!

What will you do with them?
Please post your creations in a comment below or on the

Comments and Questions Warmly Welcomed!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hug deprived? Book it!

All of designers at Quietfire Design are making a page to fill our Hug Book

Teresa got us started with this cover!
( details here)

All the details and lots of other Designer pages can be found at 

Comments and Questions Warmly welcomed!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WOYWW 327 - Feeling Groovy!

Does anyone say that anymore?
I do!
Maybe it was lots of cake, and friendship, and gifts and good wishes.
Thanks Deskers all!
Y'all are the best friends I've never met!
I'm finally getting back into the groove, cutting, inking, making and, well,
feeling groovy.

Lots going on over at Quietfire Creations, so do drop in over there as well when you have a moment.
Meanwhile, I'm cruising around to see how y'all are feeling, desk wise!

Comments and questions warmly welcomed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WOYWW September 1- Thoughts may count, so give gifts!

The only thing I don't like about my birthday is turning the page to September.
I got lots of wonderful gifts and I'm playing with them as we speak.

To have some cake scroll down

Wonderful cards too!
thanks all!
Still working on B'day cards for Women's circle- I have a plan and only 29 to go!

So what's on your desk?

Comments and Questions always welcomed!

Monday, August 31, 2015

T is for Tuesday- How did you know?

My loyal followers know it has taken me way longer to recover froths move than I had anticipated .

First birthday in my new place and I was inundated int he most wonderful way with gifts, good wishes and lots of love.

I was a bit down thinking gI would have to bake my own birthday cake, when the above appeared in the mail!

and others ( see my FB page).

An eggnog cake.
You have to eat it to understand.
Words cannot describe.

And how did she know I was wanting an electric kettle?
how did she know?

Truly it is the thought that counts, and presents prove you were thinking!!!

So as I embark on another thrip around the sun, I'm off to visit others blogging about their weekly food and drink.