Tuesday, August 23, 2011

beautiful weekend

The Fresh Paint Festival in Everett was terrific! We had an actual summer weekend here in the Pacific Northwest. Monday was a downpour, but the weekend was perfect.
Lots of people came into the booth and said "You're the bag lady!" Several people said that my work was the reason they came to the festival and I didn't have five minutes without someone visiting me, for the entire weekend. I'll be riding this ego boost for awhile.
The image is a detail of "Leaves on a Creek", one of the wall pieces I sold. A larger image is on my website - www.andishannon.com

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My first interview

A new experience for me - I was interviewed last week for the Everett Herald in connection with the Fresh Paint Festival. What a weird - and fun - feeling. If you click on the arrows under the picture, it will lead to a couple more pictures. My son took the photo of me holding the spools of thread.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fresh Paint Festival 2011

This coming weekend is Everett's annual Fresh Paint Festival. 90 artists will be demonstrating their what they do and selling the results fresh off the easel - or the sewing machine, in my case. The event runs right along the marina. Last year was such fun! I brought my little Singer and heard people on the boardwalk saying, "I hear a sewing machine!" People don't quite believe I do all of the stitching freehand - no computer program - unless I use the Singer. It was made in Scotland in 1956. I have another of the same era that my grandmother where my grandmother stitched clothes, linens, even canvas tents! I still use that, too. Especially a couple of years ago when my modern machines were both in the shop and I had deadlines!
I will have new work for the walls, handbags, journals, scarves and more. I'm trying out a couple of new things that I'll blog about in the next few days. If you'll be in the area, come find me in Booth #45.