I turned the big 3-0 on Tuesday. And while I am not one to dwell on numbers, statistics or age, it has not passed without the ineitable 'am I where I want to be in my life?' reflection. Across the board, I'm pretty psyched to be where I am at. I have great family and amazing friends. I am not wanting for anything in life....I have more than enough. I have found a teeny, tiny niche in the crazy art world that has allowed me to spread my wings and be on my own. Translation: I am broke but happy. Opening my new store has been waaaaaay more work than I thought it was going to be, but I am am still ironing out the wrinkles and every once in a while can come up for air and take a breath of self satisfaction. But every once in a while I wonder if I made the right decision when I came to that huge fork in the road...trading in my cushy job with benefits and my domesticated relationshipy lifestyle for a completely independent, unpredictable and creative life. And this week more than ever I can say that I did. They say everything happens for a reason...a motto I believe strongly in. Everything I have done prior to today has helped me get exactly where I am, emotionally and physically, spiritually. And it is all good. So am I where I want to be? Yes. Exactly. Bring on an amazing year! :o)


Silk Screenin'

I knew I was going to like silk screening, but I didn't know I was going to love it THIS much. I have been doodling ideas in my sketchbook all winter, and now that I have the screenin' setup in my studio, all of my drawings are becoming t-shirt designs! I am using pre-loved clothing (mostly collected from the Goodwill of Asheville!), and doing lots of funky designs and placement. They'll be coming soon to a Veggie Art Girl Boutique near you! :o)
I'm addicted! I love working with the textiles and colors!

This was a blog post way back when...I drew this design and asked people if they would like to see it as a shirt design. People said yes, so here it is!


Open House.

It's time to celebrate!

Mark your calendars: July 11th is the Open House celebration at the Veggie Art Girl Boutique on Squam! We'll be going from 12-6, with live music starting at 2:00. We'll be featuring FREE face painting (bring the kids!), door prizes, refreshments, sales and more! Swing on by!

It is also important to note that Ashland, NH is hosting their Music & Arts Festival from 9-4 that same Saturday in downtown Ashland. They have got some amazing musical acts lined up and will feature some great arts and crafts. Planning on going to that? Make a day of it and swing by Veggie Art Girl Boutique afterwards...I'm just 2 miles up the street and we'll be going 'til 6:00!

Please help spread the word and pass this link along! :o)