As promised, here is a little virtual tour of this past weekend's events. There is quite a bit to take in, so the photos will do most of the talking. They are listed in order of what you would have seen if you went on the tour and walked up to our home. Enjoy!
|One of the yard signs stood by our mailbox.|
Our welcome sign ~
I was able to invite guest artists to display and sell their work. This was an 'A' List show!
|Our front door|
The piano room is to the left of where Karen is sitting ~
To Karen's right is the staircase ~
|The table was set with our Advent wreath in the center.|
|My Christmas village is set up in the dining room.|
This is the view to the left and into the family room.
Rounding the corner from the kitchen and into my studio space~
This is the wall to the right in the photo above ~
This is my corner desk where I do my writing. The wall in the photo above is to the left in this photo.
My chair is in a cozy spot. I can look out the window, out over the porch to the pool and back yard. My bag from zenAgain hangs over my chair. Special photos and notes and mementos frame my space. Can you see the tangles around the windows? When a search for just the right curtains turned up empty, I tangled a border around the windows instead :)
This door leads to the back porch and carport. Instead of a garage, our home has a large covered area were we park the cars. It is were we set up tables and chairs and displays of our art work to sell.
I made this wreath for the door - will explain that in a future post - isn't that fun?!
Distinguished guests Robin Tucker, CZT, Lin Helfer, Charlene Peterson, and Lynn Gotham...
This is a gift that Joan brought, I had to take a photo of her beautiful wrapping...
On the porch, Joanne Fink (what an honor to have her here) set up an impromptu class on coloring with Koi watercolor markers...
Brian Crimmins, CZT came just in time for the class. Look at those eager students!
Yet another surprise was a visit from Su D'Alessio. She brought one of her 'pots in progress' and demonstrated her technique for decorating her pottery. If you are anywhere near the area on Saturday, December 10, her show begins at 9 am. Details can be found on the right side of this blog page. Click the photo for the Pottery Show.
My studio tour ran for two days and at the end of the first day, I realized that I didn't take enough pictures of my visitors or friends. Tracey Lyon Nicholson, CZT was here and her set up was beautiful. My friends Kelley, Cathy, Julianne, Kathy, and Stephannie are missing from photos, but not from my grateful heart.
On the second day, I tried to be more conscientious...
Here is the most special guest of all - my mother, Nancy Anater. My mother is a very accomplished artist. We had prints of many of her paintings on display as well as a full rack of note cards that feature her art work.
Dorian Eng, CZT (my Wing Woman from zenAgain) joined us on Sunday. Around the table we are: Me, Dorian, Sindy P, CZT, Joanne, and Nancy. Joanne gave us a preview of her newest book, due out next spring.
The 'gang' again in front of some of the art work on display - my mother's to the left and Sindy's to the right. Joanne's tables were just to the right.
My daughter Nancy and son Louie poured the wine at day's end :)
I managed a few photographs of some of the pieces I finished for the show. I painted and then added tangles to wooden ornaments and displayed them on this tree.
I found some pretty flowered frames and tangled a few tiles to fit with the design of the frame.
In the end, being part of the tour was even more of a blessing than I had hoped it would be and I have my husband, my family, and my friends to thank for that.
Thank you, too!