Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The town square is a common layout with the courthouse in the center; shops and restaurants with extra wide sidewalks and awnings. The streets a few blocks of the square have a wide range of houses and workshops.
This weather-worn sign caught my attention...
quit your meanness!
Oh.... is that how you spell meanness? I never knew!
The shops at Gainesboro's square lure the shoppers inside with cute window displays.
I visited a florist, a fruit stand, and 2 'oddities' and antique shops---and bought several things that caught my eye.
Look for another post soon about an talented gourd artist that lives in Gainesboro, and lots of photos of her amazing work.
Monday, October 27, 2008
So we've worked to combine our interests and share our best with you. All of the posts here are authored by me, Carey Lynn. And Mike keeps a fun blog on myspace that reads like a radio show script!
You'll be getting to know Mike as we run special promotions and contests, and I may even conduct a 'rock star' interview with him for this blog:)
When Mike visits me in Nashville for the music business, we prepare some blog posts that are very entertaining!
< < < big guitar on music row
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
At some point, the family surname for our brood was changed to "Bowers" and was centralized in Louisiana and Alabama. Each generation is told of the Bowie-Bowers connection with great pride.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This little guy is really a handpainted rock...he has small bumps and fleshy skin just like the real-deal. He doesn't have a pretty face, and he doesn't mind being handled and loved.
The Bullfrog rock has an unpainted belly---to show his true nature.
Kiss a frog:)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
...you can create your own wish list or borrow someone elses!
I like the simple method of adding to a wist: it uses a one button command from your browser tool bar, then you select the image, add some text and tags.
you just got yourself a new wist
it can be posted on your blog with their simple widgets
like the one I created on the sidebar>>>
very pretty! and wistful!
Monday, October 13, 2008
43 MAD members in a frenzy
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Putting my artistic burnings aside for some production work in wooden nickels. A charming little novelty that I developed as a way to promote Edge of the Wildwood. Using some quaint old expressions like "every path has it's puddle" or "Nothing can come from nothing" and incorporating my shop name --- the small wooden nickels are a great representation of my folksy style. The familiar sayings and fancy lettering are reflective of my signwork, and the material (wood!) is another way to get the message across:)
The nickels are created with a 750 degree burning iron with a flat, coin shaped tip. The computer images are printed in reverse/mirror form so that the wood disc can be taped down and the image is ironed on from the back of the paper. The taping and ironing process is repeated for front and back of the coin, and great care is taken to make it legible.
To borrow another expression "The opposite side also has a reverse side"
Most of these nickels will be sent out to fellow crafters on MadeItMyself, so they can send them out with orders. EOW wooden nickels don't hold any real value, they're just a fun.