Thursday, October 29, 2009

Calling All Carolers!

Calling All Carolers!

The Southern Pines Business Association is looking for singers and carolers to stroll the streets during our Holiday Open House, Sunday, November 29th from 2:00 pm to 4:30pm. Our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 4:30pm.

Please get together a group of your friends, family, church group, etc... and join in on the fun! For more information please contact Claudia Miller at 692-5356.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sharing Stories

Sometimes the sheer joy of creating absolutely overwhelms me.

Even now as I'm scrambling to create my custom requests while preparing my inventory for the holidays, I love every minute of it. I love when my customers share their stories of how my work has touched their lives, and I love to imagine how and where these creations are today.

I didn't set out to be an "internationally collected" artist; but it seems to have happened anyway. My work is in the pocket of a soldier in Iraq...with a Doctor in The Sudan, and with a woman fighting the good fight against breast cancer. These are just a few of the many stories that have touched my life and my heart. Today I am grateful for all of them.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Bag Ladies Lunch" and Feral Friends of The Sandhills

If you've known me for any length of time at all, it's probably apparent that I absolutely love animals. We live with a Chocolate Lab named Coco, a Beagle named Penny, and two indoor cats named Gracie and Cody. Our *extended family* also includes an array of outdoor kitties that we've grown to know and love. Officially, these cats are known as a "Feral Colony"; but to us they're Cally, Greybe, Lewis, Clark, Cuddles, Spot Dot, Patches, and Junior.

Tomorrow morning I'll be taking seven of them to our local Spay and Neuter Clinic for surgery. Their surgeries are possible thanks to the gracious support of three lovely ladies and their organization, Feral Friends of The Sandhills. I am most grateful.

If you're in the area, and you'd like to support this wonderful organization, they'll be hosting "The Second Annual Bag Ladies Lunch" from 11:30 - 1:30 on Friday October 16th at Ironwood Cafe. There'll be delicious edibles, a silent auction of gently used handbags, plus new handbags donated by local boutiques. Tickets are just $30, and the purchaser of each ticket will be entered into a drawing to win a designer handbag.

Available space is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets are available at The Faded Rose in Pinehurst or by calling 910-215-0505.

If you don't live in the area, and you'd still like to support this worthy cause, please call 910-295-0505.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Please join us tonight from 5:00 - 9:00 for First Friday at Artist Alley! Our feature artists will include Nanette Zeller and Kathleen Miller. Both will be in attendance throughout the evening, and a lineup of delectable refreshments will be served.

Nanette is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist who will be introducing us to oodles of new creations and fabulous techniques in honor of this event.

Kathleen Miller is a Decorative Painter who will be gracing us with her fall themed works, and we'll also be debuting her absolutely amazing Pinestraw Magazine Distribution Box.

I hope to see you tonight!