For those of you not from Mars :), it’s really a bigger event than you can imagine, and we are fortunate to be a part of it!
Colleen is been busy making these adorable little trees and festive holiday signs.
While I’ve been busy painting
We are excited to share our joy! The Mars Craft Show features hundreds of local artisans spread out between the Mars Middle School and Mars High School (where you can find us – in the Auxilliary Gym). A shuttle bus runs all day between the two buildings between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
In addition to this event, we have two special birthdays coming up for a Pap Pap and granddaughter who share the same birthday. I also have a short overnight business trip this week, so a lot going on.
I’m going to take a few days off from blogging, so if you don’t hear from me, know I am just busy and having fun and will be back soon.
I so enjoyed painting this bright and happy poinsettia recently. (And it’s nice to think bright and happy thoughts with all the dark and sad news of the past few days.)
Using my dagger brush (which I need to use more often), it was fun to just let this painting evolve and happen on the paper. The dagger brush is “floppy” and loose, yet also allows for wonderful control changing wide strokes to points.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out! It actually makes me smile to look at.
I’m also thrilled that my new printer is able to produce gorgeous 11×14 prints that look so much like the original, so this option will be added to my paintings in our McKinneyX2Designs Etsy shop. I also added this design to the Society6 shop, so it can be made into pillows and mugs and other fun stuff.
Wishing you a bright and happy day!
Cheers & Hugs,
PS Only 55 days until Christmas 😉 and only 2 1/2 weeks until the big Mars Craft Show (Saturday, 11/17/18) AND Christmas in the Woods at Berry Vine Gifts (11/16-18/18)
It is one of the biggest holiday craft shows in the area
with hundreds of crafters and artisans selling their
handmade items in both the Mars Middle School and Mars High School
with a shuttle bus that transports shoppers between both venues.
We will be at the Mars High School on Saturday, November 18th
from 10-4 with Colleen’s beautiful rustic pallet signs and decor
and some of my watercolor art.