Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Artist's Reception

Forty to fifty people attended the artist's reception for my one woman show of hand made paper artworks in Palos Hills, IL, on the evening of April 30, 2009. Eighteen framed pieces, a dozen unframed pieces, and a rack of cards were on display for the month of April in the hall of Dr. Rory McKenna's office. That evening I shook a lot of hand, hugged a lot of friends, and generally basked in the joy of the event. Then I got to enjoy counting the 8 sold signs on the framed art work, in addition to the many unframed pieces and cards that also sold. I'm still smiling.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Earth Day 2009

This year I joined a dozen other presenters in Evergreen Park’s Earth Day celebration at the Activity Center with a paper-making demonstration on Saturday, April 25. From 9am – 2pm I made recycled pulp in a blender, botanical papers with pressed flowers from the garden, pulp paintings, cast paper, and gift cards with envelopes. Several dozen visitors, adults and children, stopped at my table to make bookmarks with confetti paper or cast paper medallions using cookie molds I provided. With all that activity, I spent most of the time on my feet, so I was glad to soak them in the tub when I got home.