Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Studio Clean Up and Celebration


Hello to each and every one of you - my friends, acquaintances, neighbors, fellow artists, muses, garden birds ... I've been missing you and have been thinking lately that it is time to get back into the swing of life. I fell into a rabbit hole I think. Something happened anyway and a year has passed. It happened in the blink of an eye it seems.
So I pried open the door of the studio and gosh you should see the spider webs around here. Oh the dust! I'm airing it out with the door and windows wide open; I've found the dust rags and mop and rolled up my sleeves and am getting to work. I want it spotless for when I make biscotti and a pot of tea to serve to you when you come visit.

In honor of creative spirit and friendship, I made 3 little scherenschnitte cuttings for a give away. Just leave a comment on this post and I'll put your name into the bowl, give it a stir and draw 3 names at the end of the month. You can suggest your preferences if you like. The choices are a floral spray, a robin on the wing and a sparrow on a branch.
The paper used is black Fabriano fine artist paper and is acid-free and color fast. Good luck and we'll talk soon! Creative hugs to you from Norma


Ann said...

these are gorgeous! i would love to win one! please start the list of hopefuls with my name! just signed to follow you here.


Norma, you always do such wonderful work. Love the birds especially. Share with us the scissors that you use. I know a nice sharp pair is the ticket, but any one in particular?

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Hey friend! I have used surgical scissors but have graduated to using (wait for it!) X-acto blades solely. I like that I can cut without holding the paper in one hand and fiddling with scissors in the other. Thanks for the compliment.
p.s. I use a foam earplug held between the xacto holder and my fingetr to help prevent blisters, etc.

Lonnie Bullington said...

Are you trying to tickle my creative juices again? Very nice work friend.

Jennifer Conway said...

These are so, so great! Please add my name to the "hat"! *smiles* ~Jen

Cindy said...

Your three lovely scherenschnitte would make anyone happy to have one. I like them all but I guess the birds of the prettiest. What a nice way to say friendship..Cindy W

Zaaart said...

I'm so glad 'Fairyfruitcake" is back on blog..Just the though of sipping tea with you is a aromatic delight...I've made some Jasmine tea in honor of your return and truly look forward to more " Fairyfruitcake " chatter... Your cards are delightful... Norma. Big "scherenschnitte" Hugs to you.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Well Rosemary asked me to put her name into the mix and said that she liked the music sheet background, so I am standing in here for her. This is her ballot so to speak. Thanks Rosemary

Kim said...

Hi Norma, don't you just love cleaning out your studio? All the fun things you find in there! I love your art you are offering for your giveaway...all three are just gorgeous!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a lovely lovely prize! I would love any of them; they are all special and clever. And I'm sure they'd be quite happy framed and living in a New Haven artist's studio!


studio lolo said...

I forget how I landed here but anything with birds (especially the black ones)draw me in ;)

Very nice !