Monday, October 29, 2007

It's not cheap to be an "artiste!!"

So, even though it appears that crafting from old bits of tin and wood and metal should be cheap, I am finding myself lusting for more and more expensive tools. Right now I want a Dremel tool-kind of an all purpose hand drill with about a trillion extras. It's like buying the Barbie then realizing you need to get all of her clothes, her dream house, her corvette and consume on ad nauseum. I love my local ACE Hardware-the people who work there are all kind of middle aged or old men ( and a few ladies on the register) and are very kind when I buy 1 foot of copper piping or 6 little screws. And the paint guy doesn't mind me nosying around for quarts that were "bad mixes". I went in today for a file and some more sandpaper for some little tin pins I'm trying to put together. When I said I was going to use it to smooth the edges of tin cans, they just shrug a little. ACE IS the place with the helpful hardware man

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Crafty Girl

I am really excited-I will be in an art show this week-the first I've been in since college!!!It's called Nocturnal Mockery and occurs about 2 times a year. Most of the other artists are probably half my age and very urban "cutting edge"-though I think that the edge of art has been fairly dulled out with all of the cutting edges . I am showing 3 pieces in a found art rusted metal series and at least two collages. I'll also be working with our brand new olorado Springs Craft Mafia selling metal trinkets and other bits and bobs of mine.