Sunday, November 29, 2009

Things Are Winding Down

Well good friends and followers, the physical location of The Altered Muse is about to come to an end, but everything else is still going strong. The closing sale has gone wonderfully and people have been coming in to pick up their favorite things on sale. I will be blogging about new locations where I will be selling and creating. Tuesday will be the last day. I have been moving stuff out for about 2 weeks. I am taking the cream of the crop...the creme de la creme...bee's knees...of the assemblage, ephemera, metal works, textiles, and just all the really great stuff to my studio at home and am leaving the rest to those that can create with it. The studio is all a mess with pieces everywhere just waiting to be put in their new little drawer or cubby. The studio is all abuzz with the new arrival of wood, metal, and texture. Can't wait to take some before and after pictures to show you.

Well I know I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks and I wasn't going to say anything, but I lost my precious little momma eight days ago and it has been a bit overwhelming as you can imagine. She was a jewel and definitely the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31. I had that read at her memorial in her memory.

I hope you all have a great week and I will be writing again soon to show you the new studio. Take care.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Hello Dahlings...just wanted to catch you up on the latest. The Altered Muse is "taking it to the road". I will be taking my mixed media components, assemblage pieces, antiques, and accoutrements in general with me when I do antique and art shows. I will no longer have a physical location. I had to make this decision and it was tough, but when the store is closed for two months at a time for outside jobs that are very lucrative, I had no choice, but to go with the most profit. I will still be blogging from interesting places, sending little email notes and reminders of where I will be, and just news in general. I have a little studio at my house, but I am going to expand into a workshop there also. I will continue to do workshops, starting in January, I hope, and will be inviting great instructors to continue their workshops. I have an estate liquidation service and have been quite busy with that. As you know, I just came back from Warrenton, being down there for almost a month. I am glad to be back.

I want to take this time to give a shout out to some great artists and instructors that have presented classes at the store. Michele Mayfield, Sue Gordon, Renea Hipp, Shirley Hand, Angela Burks, Carrie Gunning, and Ann-Denise Anderson, the crepe paper queen and featured Somerset artist. I so enjoyed having a fun workshop area at the store for artists to come and explore their talents. The workshop at my home will be just as fun and whimsical.

I want to say how much it thrills me to see the faces of the followers of the blog. Dare I say I would love to give all of yall a big ole Texas hug? I know a few of you are my personal friends, but more of you maybe watch to see hats, dogs, or amusing pictures, workshop info or whatever. In two weeks, my PC is going home with me (ooh thats scary, 24 hr access). I still didn't get all of the pictures on of Warrenton. That is not to say I won't though.

A GREAT BIT OF INFORMATION: March 13, 2010, will be the great Funky Finds Spring Fling in Ft. Worth, Texas. I will be there along with others who have done workshops here at the store. Jessica and Joe Dougherty have done a wonderful job of promoting artists, crafters, merchandise, and just plain informational (is that a word?) fun. Just type in or click on the funky green little pooch at the top of this blog, and you will go to one of the most informative and fun blogs or websites in the the art world. Everything you need to know.

Well I think this is enough for today. Don't want you to get red eyes from reading or anything. I will be be back on here soon enough with some fun pictures. Please take care of yourselves and at this time remember our military and their families. I think we are blessed to have these dedicated warriors watching out for us.