Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Elhmurst Garden Walk Art Faire July 11, 2010
Sunday was the perfect day for an Art Faire in the Park. Low 80's, sunny, light breeze - add to that a new tent and a great spot under the trees and it was wonderful, almost ... I forgot to bring a chair. Actually, I forgot to read the letter I had received regarding the Faire. Oh, I glanced at it and knew when to be there. The rest (shrug). I was pretty much dead on my feet by 2: when a nice neighbor let me use her husbands chair. (he left)
Amy came to help and brought egg salad sandwiches.yummmm We saw lots of friends and many people were interested in 'Portrait Pillows, Bags and more.' All in all, it was a good way to spend the day and, I think, successful in terms of promoting the business.
I'm so glad I bought a tent. After last years Faire, standing in the sun for hours, I definitely wanted one, but when it came to dragging it to the park and setting it up, I wasn't so sure. Now I love it! And it's cute, with a high point at the top - it looks like a castle. I'm going to have a hard time not decorating it with lots of tulle.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.