Thursday, July 14, 2016


Right now, I'm in the middle of a series of shows.  My schedule has been, set up at show, recuperate, get ready for the next show, set up at show, recuperate, get ready for the next show...........................

Because I redo, reimagine, or, literally create quite a bit of what I bring, I've been in overdrive.

Yes, it's exhausting, but, I'm grateful for the shows, my regular customers, and, so many new supporters.  I'm also grateful for a vehicle (something I was without for awhile).

This is what I do.  It's not a hobby, it pays the bills.

I'll be super busy through November.

This Saturday, July 16th, I'll be at the Chesterton European Market in Chesterton, IN.

One of my readers came by to see me at 3 French Hens, and, asked if I would repost some of my older posts.  Sometimes I forget I've been doing this for over 5 years now, and, have nearly 800 posts. There are so many posts my newer readers (older readers too) haven't seen.

So, between shows, recuperating, getting ready for shows, etc., I think I'm going to review some of my older posts, add a bit of updating with more details, and, compile a few top tens.

See ya soon.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Plaster Clock Face

Oh how I wish I had a before of this large plaster clock face.

I was in such a hurry to get it done.  With so many shows back to back, I've been working at warp speed.

I achieved this look with layers and layers of paint.  With each layer, I diluted the paint more.  The last layer was basically a wash.  A bit of sanding here and there, and, I was done.

This beauty will be coming with me to the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, IL this weekend.  I'll be in the "Poultry Building".