Geneseo Music & Craft Festival (recap)

I was so nervous that it would be just a big messy weekend with so much rain in the forecast, but as it turned out; there was no rain and the weather was great!

Thank you to everyone that came out to see me, it was great seeing and talking with everyone. =)

One thing I noticed this year at the craft show that there were far less people who actually craft, than people who buy catalog items and sell them at craft shows. My neighbor (at the show) and I were discussing that, it was mentioned that ‘Crafters’ are a dying breed. And there were sooooo many people selling jewelry, lots of it you could tell came from a catalog.

There was one jewelry vendor there that really caught my eye, years ago I had seen an ad in either Elle or Vogue for Trollbeads. Then I started seeing Pandora offering the same thing, this vendor had a set up where you picked your beads and they’d assemble the necklace or bracelet.

These are the beads for the bracelet I picked:

black cat cats eye beads on the ends with a pink & green floral bead in the center

I wish they had a website so I could link to it.
This will have to do:
Kreations by Kristi (

Mermaid W.I.P.

I finally started painting after (3+) years of it sitting in the ‘drawn’ stage.

Her face so far:

I’m still trying to figure out the color of her hair (I’m leaning towards a very dark paynes gray), her top (Kinda thinking a rust color), and the color of the baby octo. (maybe a light purple?). I hate to rush these kinds of things because I know later on I’ll regret it.

An artist friend of mine posted this as his status (on FB) “Half the time it takes to create a painting is spent sitting and working on it, the other half is spent standing and staring at it.”

Ain’t it the truth, you finally get it drawn, you stare at it for a week or so trying to visualize colors, then as your working on it you stop to stare at it making sure you’re going in the right direction; once it’s done you stare at it more trying to make sure it’s really done.

I was hoping to have it done by the craft show this weekend, I dunno we’ll see what happens tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

Geneseo Music & Craft Festival

June 18 & 19 (this weekend)
Rain or shine I’ll be there… at the moment it looks more like rain, rain, rain. Should make for a muddy show. Right now since it’s going to be so icky, I’m not so sure I’ll be bringing my paintings. Might just have a bunch of prints on the the stand, but I’ll have a lot of other things; NEW Stickers, NEW OVAL Glass Pendants to name a few. =)

Cyphan Badge Art Entry

The winner of the ‘Badge Art Contest’ will be announce July 1, I still need all of the votes I can get.

It’s easy to vote, no need to sign up for anything, all you need to do is click this [ LINK ] scroll to the bottom of the page and vote (for me).

The original painting has already been promised to Paul from The Chicago Entertainment Collectors Expo to be auctioned at the September 17th *Final* CECE show in Carol Stream IL all proceeds from the sale of this painting at the Charity Auction will go to The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

If you’ve voted for me Thank You!, if not, please go and vote now, and feel free to share the link to this blog entry!