Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Where oh where have I been?

No where.......................I have been staying close to home. I think I was mentally exhausted. I have been reading and sitting in front of the TV zoning out. I have been stopping by all your blogs. But I just could not bring myself to leave any comments. It seemed everything out of my mouth was negative. I needed time to dwell in my pity party. Last Saturday, I decided it was time to put my big girl panties on and do something. I needed to get out of the house.I needed inspiration and to do some retail damage. That is just what I did. I went to the vendor sale at Art Unraveled. And boy did I do some damage. To my wallet that is. I have never been before. Next year, I will be first in line. So much fun. Reading blogs you get to know these great artist. You learn about their lives, family,pets,likes, dislikes. You share their ups and downs and you start to form friendships. But it isn't until you hear the sound of their voice and see their beautiful faces that you can say you know them.

The first vendor I went to was Beth Quinn. I had been eying this in her Etsy shop and when I saw it, well lets just say she had me at pink vintage earrings.
This next purchase is by the fabulous Tracie Huskamp. Love her birds she hands paint. This one has lace for the wing and it spoke to me. "Buy me!" And I did.

This doll I loved when I first saw her. Of course her hand necklace is what caught my eye. She is from Figuratively Speaking.
Lot of goodies from various booths. These should kick start me back to creating
This wonderful print is by Raina Gentry. Another one of those pieces that spoke to me . It said "I will look good in you living room. Who cares what your Visa card says." I have a few more goodies to share with you at another time.

9 comments:

Paris Cowgirl said...

Welcome back girl! Great finds. I didn't see you at the vendor fair, but I did hurry in and out. Had to get to work!

[Charlene] said...

Lots of treasures. I didn't make it to the vendor event, my wallet was the reason. I just unpacked all of my treasures from Santa Fe and have placed them, hung them, etc.

Good for you for taking the time you needed. Grieving is a strange process and a solitary journey. There's no way to anticipate what will help at any time. Just keep listening to your inner guidance.

Beth Quinn said...

so glad you love the bracelet !!! thanks so much for stopping by my blog too !!! Thanks so much again !! hope to see you again soon,
xo,
beth

carlene federer said...

GOOD for you! There's nothing like a little 'retail therapy'! Sounds like a blast, you totally needed a little r&r!

Laume said...

Been there, done that, with my father's estate. After my son's death. It's a very difficult time and we have to be gentle with ourselves. But still, finding our big girl panties is always a good thing. Hugs. And I like your new goodies, specially the metal sacred hearts - or whatever they're called.

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

take your time, be gentle with yourself...
xo heather

Maija said...

Hi Becky!! You did great at AU!! I love Beth's stuff- I have a number of her pieces! Tracie is a living doll, sweet as can be. I also have a bunch of her prints in my home. Have I told ou what great taste you have?

Tina said...

yea!! glad to see you posting and those goodies are to die for!!! Big hugs to ya!!

cindy said...

Looks like great finds! Love that earring bracelet! I'm glad you got out and treated yourself! Wish I lived closer..woulda gone with! : D

c