Monday, January 3, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Considering the snow outside, this image seemed appropriate. This handbag is called "Hot Cocoa".

A lot has been happening since I last posted ages ago. The Best of the Northwest show was fantastic. 250 artists. I didn't get a chance to talk to many of them, though I did come extra early one day and at least saw most of the booths. I had terrific neighbors who shared their experience and advice doing shows. And, thanks to swaps, came home with a luscious pashmina cashmere shawl and a landscape view of Cannon Beach.

One of my great excuses for not blogging during Dec. is that I was swamped - what a great problem - with getting work completed. I had work at two holiday shows. One at Gallery Cygnus in La Conner, WA and the other at Gallery by the Bay in Stanwood, WA.,

A small group of artists and I did a co-op show for several days in Dec. I also did an open studio in mid December. Visitors were slow, but it was a great reason to clean house a bit and sort through the studio. There is a fine line between creative chaos and just plain chaos and I had jumped over that line some time ago.


  1. My husband spent two weeks in the hospital recently and it was so convenient for me to carry my "Lemon Pepper" purse, Andi... I still love it.

  2. Sounds like you had a busy December! Good! It's good to hear too that Wanda is so happy with Lemon Pepper. I do enjoy the names you come up with for your work.

    Now, about that snow outside--no, no, and no for next week when we get to Seattle! And preferably no rain, but that is perhaps asking for too much.....

    And no, hot cocoa is not going to help.

  3. Wanda, I'm sorry to hear your husband was in the hospital and I'm glad I could help in some tiny way.

    It's supposed to rain tonight or tomorrow, so the snow should be gone. We'll work on arranging beautiful weather while you and Mary are here.

  4. Good deal. I'm ready for some good weather, but who is Mary? Mary, Mary, quite contrary?

  5. Just to be contrary, right? And for pointing out my poor typing, you get snow. That's right. We got more than 6" in 3 hours Sunday morning. It's still here and snowing as we speak. Supposed to turn to freezing rain tonight. Oh, joy. Or is that Mary? Have Mary pack an extra shovel. For those who are thoroughly confused, Mary is actually Marty, the husband of Elaine, my mother in law.