Sunday, August 28, 2011

Art Walk 2011-recap

It's funny..... every Art Walk I've participated in has been so different and unpredictable. You never know what's going to be the best seller of the day or what type of crowd will come.
What I can count on are my local friends and family hanging out throughout the day and my friend Kathi who lives right around the corner bringing me a margarita from her bike basket at closing time. That is the best!
I also loved having artist Steve Burrows artwork next to me. Isn't this a great VW bug painting? He has a great style and can't wait to book him for the Pannikin next year.
Oh yeah, I've been appointed the artist curator for the Pannikin and have been looking for local talent to book for next year.

These pictures are me messing around with my new Iphone. I kind of wish they were lighter, but since I'm just learning how to use this devise, I'll cut myself some slack.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Art Walk this Sunday!

I can't believe it's time for my favorite show of the year.

Leucadia Art Walk is this Sunday from 10-5pm.

You can find me in my usual spot in front of the Pannikin. Please come by and say hello.....have some coffee....and check out the mile long art show. Karin

Monday, August 22, 2011

Baby Shower...continued

The theme for my sister's shower was "vintage baby" which was so much fun to plan.

The day went without a hitch thanks to all the help from my sisters and friends who pitched in with fabulous food and props.
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the food table! It was beautiful.
For lunch we enjoyed a vegetarian feast of tea sandwiches, pasta, savory tarts, quinoa with cranberries and almonds, pesto quiche, green salad and a tropical fruit salad. Then of course we had to trash our bodies with candy and cupcakes...oh and some really good rum punch.

The decorations consisted of handmade tissue pom poms, pin wheels for the cupcakes, and a felted bird mobile ( which I figured it took me about 20 hours to make!). It was really special to have my Dad's old teddy bear included in the decor and my sister's vintage steif collection. The garland was made from vintage alphabet cards attached to twine with mini clothes pins.

The outside was decorated with paper lanterns, flowers, vintage table clothes and an assortment of baby hawaiian shirts strung on a clothesline .

....oh, and little succulent party favors.

Mix all of this with good people and I'd say it was a total success. So successful that it lasted well into the evening.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

just a peek

Just thought I'd give you a sneak peek of my sister's baby shower preparations. Many more pictures will follow as everything comes together. Till then, hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!

Max can't help but get in the middle of everything. Enjoy it while you can Max, cause tomorrow you will be locked up in my studio with your furry siblings.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Charity event this Thursday!

This month has flying by so quickly.... so before I forget, I wanted to remind you all about the Pannikin's charity event happening this week.
Looks like it'll be a fun evening of food, music and art.

All of my favorite things wrapped up in one evening! See you there! Karin

Friday, August 12, 2011


With so much going on this month, I haven't had much time to post here....but I have so many things to share.
Here's just a glimpse of a few things I finished recently.
--Remember the set of robot paintings for my sister's nursery? Well, they're finally finished and prints are now available in my shop.
--A cute little sock dog (which I call "shop dog") made for my friends sweet baby boy.
--lastly, some furniture rehab projects for the Pannikin's retail area. It's been a lot of fun reworking vintage pieces for them which have been flying out of there faster than I can paint. Stop by next week and check out my "back to school" display.

Coming up...a baby shower (just wait till I show you the decorations!), a charity event, some custom work, and slew of new paintings which I'll be bringing with me to this years Leucadia Artwalk on Sunday August 28th.