Downtown P. J.
Party! 26th, -Morning after Turkey Day
I would like to encourage you
to sleep in and don't be drawn into the frenzy we call Black Friday at
the Malls. Instead fill your morning with a pleasant fun time
in your own hometown helping your own downtown merchants celebrate the
start of the Christmas season. There will be fun and a P. J.
Party contest (for free-just get your photo taken-that's free also),
lots of sale items, cookies and cider at various places.
We are also part of the
Downtown, opening early, (8:00AM! Eeek!), and much to the embarrassment of my dear
hubby, I will be in my P. J. s. We will be open with lots of
new things you haven't seen, and BTW, our artists have been slashing their prices
in an effort to survive in these tough economic times.
Needlepoint shop across the street from Amelia SanJon Gallery, The
Bristly Thistle, for those of you who do this kind of work, is now
carrying a needlepoint design with several of my Sea Turtle paintings,
including this year's new Turtle Trot painting, as part of their line
up. On P. J. Party day they will have a "trunk show" of
needlepoint designs which are not part of his usual lineup, but only
are here on consignment for a brief time.
Sea Critter Adoption Center :
Just in case you don't know about my glass
creations here is a rundown on that...
am busy with gearing up the gallery for what I as well as the other
merchants in town hope will be the months that carry us through the
cold days of January. Like many others we are trying
to supply what we feel in this difficult economy can
meet the needs of our friends and customers. I have been busy
making things which will not break anyone's bank and are completely
unique. One thing besides painting and photography that I do
is to use recycled broken glass from a glass blower
friend to create one of a kind fused glass works of
art. The ones pictured below are in various sizes and are
just representative of what I have as all of these have already been
adopted by others. The Sea Critter Adoption Center is open
and ready for business.
addition to my Sea Critters I also use wine and beer bottles to make
one batch of Christmas Glass each year. I do trees and holly
wreaths in blue, clear, and green which are the only colors I
have found available in the recycle bins. They are very time
consuming and because this glass melts at a higher temperature I cannot
fire them with the Sea Critters, therefore, I only have time
to do one batch. Since my
process is totally a self taught, fly by the seat of my pants
technique, I am never sure know just how successful this batch will
be. Cross your fingers as I fire my one batch of
Christmas glass this weekend that it turns out
perfect. There will be three large trees in each
batch all about 14 inches in height, one in each of the
colors, with the rest in more tree ornament hanging sizes.
use the glass blower's glass to create pendants in many beautiful
colors, all are unique one of a kind pieces.
Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas season, full of fun and if
you're lucky, family activities.