When I say Festooned I mean Festooned

The Blue Stenciled table

To me the word Festooned means to be totally covered with a design. The dictionary says I means totally covered with flowers, that’s close enough considering I have been using it for a few months to describe my uber stenciled … Continue reading

The Round Blue Table

Round Blue Table

Well I did it I finally refinished a piece of furniture without stenciling it. It was really hard, my stencils were right there. I really wanted to grab them but I didn’t. It wasn’t the project for that. I actually … Continue reading

The Yellow Mirror

The Ultimate Stenciled Mirror

Ok, I was bad, yet again I forgot to take before pictures of the piece I was working on. My friend gave me this beautiful mirror, it started off life being white. In this case I didn’t rescue some ugly thing , … Continue reading

My picks for the Best Paint to Paint Furniture

Paints I love! nice and reasonable too Paints that will save time and money I’m not expert on paint but when I spend two extra hours painting to get even coverage and apply six coats of paint when  due to … Continue reading

what not to do to your newly stenciled table

This is what not to do to your newly painted and stenciled table. I finished my stenciling and put the table aside. Usually I lay some drapes or a towel on table to protect it from my cats that want … Continue reading

Stenciling Picture Frames

How do you dress up Unfinished Framed? Stencils of course! So I came across these awesome picture frames in Michaels and I knew immediately I wanted to stencil them. I bought a big pile . I tore myself away from Stenciling my table I wanted a … Continue reading

Making of little Table

Little Table A Modern Antique Beauty 

After my epic first stencil project, The Table I was ready for a more manageable project. I was at the Thrift store and saw a table that was the perfect size $5.99.  It was made out of some mystery material but at $5.99 you … Continue reading

The Table the Table the Table

The Ultimate Stenciled Table

The Table The Table The Table. Well it all started with a picture that I saw in Oprah magazine of an accent table,  it was incredible beautiful. I thought I can do that.  So without knowing anything about it, typical for me, … Continue reading

Deerfield Art Fair I was there:

Artist Diary: Deerfield Beach Art Fair

My booth at the  Deerfield Beach Art Festival

My booth at the Deerfield Beach Art Festival

The weekend of January 26 and 27th I had my own little booth at the Deerfield Beach Art Fair. Yes I was up all night finishing my original paintings, making sure my prints were done and finishing my frames etc. My ex-husband, myself and my son I arrived at 8:30. Ahh God bless them they are serving coffee and breakfast. The joint is jumping vendors are finishing up their set ups.

I am setup and ready for business. When I first applied for this event I pictured myself on the beach side of the road near the end of the road. That is exactly where I was across from a marvelous Photographer and wonderful oil and pastel Artist.

I was all set up at 9am and people were already starting to walk around and stop in.

I forgot my chair and my paints. When I am out and about in the public I like to be doing something. So I paint. People are interested in an Artist’s process and its a great way to start the conversation  That’s all great but I forgot my paints on the first day Saturday and more importantly. I forgot my chair Thankfully I had a small step stool where I perched on all day my butt wasn’t happy though.

Debut American Flags and Sugar Skulls:

Mixed Media Flag 18" x 22"

Mixed Media Flag 18″ x 22″

I have been meaning to do an Amrican Flag for a while. I finally got around to it and they were the hit of my booth. There were two in the front that people were really drawn to. I thought they wold be the first to go but it was a smaller American Flag in the back that went first.

Also Pretty Skulls made their debut. They were another crowd favorite. I was interesting to note that younger people seemed to like the Skulls verses  older people liking the Flags more.

Pretty Skulls1 18" x 22"

Pretty Skulls1 18″ x 22″

The Customers are Coming Because I told them to: How a book saved my Art Fair Experience. I have been using Alyson Stanfield’s “I would rather be in the Studio” to guide me through marketing my Art, reaching my target audience.

book I would rather be in  the studio

book I would rather be in the studio

So as the book advised I send out emails to those on my list letting  them know I would be there. I did and  guess what? 100% of  the people that purchased were from my email list. to sooooo glad I had the tools to bring my own customers  to my booth literally.

For the rest of the show I relaxed talked up a storm, beefed up my mailing list, enjoyed the delicious ocean breeze and enjoyed the live music. Now to follow up.

Goldfish on his Journey 2

Goldfish on his Journey 2 Acrylic and mixed media on wood 24″ x 24″