051415 – North Charleston Reeption recap

A week ago tonight was the reception at the North Charleston City Hall for Birdwatching. This was a great evening! The roadtrip has ups and downs.

051415-roadtrip-overpassesFirst our drive was pretty tame. This section of overpasses on I95 always intrigued me – there is an inspiration there!!


So the next part of our trip was not the best part. We stopped of in Petersburg, VA and the flat tire warning light was on. We checked and found a screw in our tire. This is a small town and we pulled over in a quiet place to put the spare on. The spare connector was corroded together and thankfully a nice stranger was able to get some pliers for us to use to get everything apart. We got a recommendation of a nearby tire store and went over. The were able to patch the tire for only a few bucks! YEAH!!! So we celebrated with some awesome BBQ at Saucy’s (highly recommend) and only with a 90min delay were back on the road. Well about 15 minutes down the road the patch gave and we were stuck on the side of the highway with a flat. The spare went on super quick and the original tire store was great – the offered to send a wrecker out – and since they did not have my tire size in stock, they found a local shop that did. So after about 4 hours in total I now have a brand new tire and we were on our way….
The rest of the drive was smooth and my fancy tire did well!

Next day – got some Biscuitville and were back on the road.

Fairly uneventful drive with some detours to see some stuff along the way. We got to the hotel with time to make myself pretty before heading over to the reception. The artwork was rearranged a little bit and looked great.

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It was a great reception and loved talking to the other artists in the other shows in City Hall as well the public that came out. There was a lot of talent in that room!!! The quilting group was wonderful and met a few amazing glass artists as well. Thank you City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department for inviting my to show my work – I am honored!!!


My bird dress was a bit too big – but was fitting for the show. I even got to wear the dress out – we stopped at VooDoo Tiki for a drink before heading in for the night.


The drive home was LONG. We made a few stops to see some cool things and found some amazing friend chicken at Smithfields. We also found a new friend on our way back to I95.


051115 – Tiki rings

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This is what I am playing with now. I want to make some tiki themed rings. These are much smaller than my previous ring and are more manageable at 1.5″. I am making several of these small tikis to see what which ones I like before I glue anything down and seal them. I have 5 of the drawings that I like. When I am happy with them I will set them and seal them. I am also going to try and add rhinestones around the edge. They look huge in the pictures – but are pretty small in reality.

I am getting my pictures together of my road trip to South Carolina for the Birdwatching reception and look for a post about that soon. I had a great time and met some great people.

050215-Artful Afternoon Setup

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My workshop is all setup and ready for you! I spent many house using different shaped punches to have some things pre-punched and pre-cut to help spark some ideas.I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates tomorrow. The workshop runs from 1-3pm in the Greenbelt Community Center.

043015 – Art Delivery Road Trip

So the artwork was delivered last week to South Carolina. My husband and I went on a 3-day roatrip to do it. The mini cooper was back FULL and we set off. The trip was quite boring, but we had a lot of laughs! We ate road food, saw funny street names, and I racked up a ton of points on Waze.

Here are the highlights of the trip.


This sign showed up pretty quick on the trip.


We stopped at Steak n Shake. I got a DELICIOUS Garlic cheese steakburger and an orange freeze.



I LOVE Biscuitville!!!!!


This road name just made up chuckle


I know I’ve done this drive before, but I do not have any memory of passing South of the Border before.


We were behind these guys for a bit – the bear made me smile


I missed the welcome sign being memorizing by South of the Border – though this rest stop was quite welcoming.