Tuesday, February 22, 2011
What is going on in the 21st Century folks! 1998 was the 150th Anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement and we've come a long way baby! Women have been voting, running Corporations, flying planes and WELDING for a very long time, so why is it that when I’m doing a show and my husband just happens to be sitting in my booth that he’s the one they think makes my ART. What’s funny is my ART is delicate looking, whimsical; it’s got flowers and butterflies and could even be considered girlie, in a way. My husband is 6’5 and looks like Tom Selleck and in no way portrays anything delicate. He makes knives, hunts and shoots, he doesn’t make “whimsical, flowery art”, and so it makes it even wierder that they think he does my ART.
It never fails someone walks into my booth and we are both sitting there and every single person looks at my husband and says “how do you do this”? He points to me and says “Ask her, she does it” and they gasp and reply “YOU DO THIS”!! Like being a Woman Who Welds just doesn’t happen in this world. Then for some strange reason they continue to ask my husband more questions while I’m just standing there. At first, I thought it was really funny that this kept happening over and over, now I’m not laughing. I even had a friend helping me set up at my last big show and she sat with me for a while and I’ll be damned if they didn’t look straight at her and think she did it.
What is it about me that makes me look like I can’t do this? Maybe I need to not wear makeup (can’t do that I’d scare them away), get a tattoo, or cut my hair short – I know I’ll wear a Rosie the Riveter T-Shirt and just for the heck of it I’ll get one of those temporary skull tattoos and an earring in my nose. Then I'll look like a bad-ass that can weld!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Every Valentine's Day it just so happens that the
Tubac Art Festival
always falls before or after V'Day and every year my "Love" and I always go to this beautiful place.
Of course I make it easy on my "love" because I always find some special piece of art
to add to my very diminished wall space, garden area or patio and my "Love" always says "I'll get it for you for V'Day". It always works out perfectly that I always get what I want! Plus the annual Gem and Mineral Show also happens that same weekend, so it's a wonderful treasure hunting 2-3 days.
We are headed there tomorrow to stay the weekend I'm so excited. It's a little early, but
Happy Valentine's Day All!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Ok folks it is flippin' freezing here in Sunny Arizona .... really!
We don't do ICE!
only in our Ice Tea!
We have very thin blood here and this is just to cold for me. Remember we fry eggs on the sidewalk here. I'm trying to work outside and my hands have lost all feeling. I know many of you are in really cold country, so don't laugh at me but, for me this is really cold.
Desert Botanical Gardens Spring Plant SaleI'm getting geared up for the annual BG Sale and creating some Steel Garden Art Ocotillo with lots of flying critters on them. I've got another 5-7 to go.... As soon as I can feel my fingers!
This dragonfly is made with a Railroad Spike.
and Here's a Butterfly
of course I have to throw in some
Licence Plate Art Dragonflies