Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I had a friend at work tell me I was in the latest issue of Inked, a local mag you can pick up free at your favorite KC coffee house or restaurant:

Also mentioned are some other terrific artists, Andrea Ring of Amuck, Jane Hosey-Stern, and Ninette Maumus who have received shout-outs on my blog.

Please come see us and check out our work at the Brookside Art Fair on May 1, 2, and 3.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Brookside Art Fair!!!

If you're in the Kansas City area, check out one of the best art fairs in the Midwest happening in the Brookside neighborhood on May 1, 2 and 3. I'll be at Stuff as one of their "Artists in Action" all three days demonstrating my mosaics and getting to know the customers. I loved hanging out in the store for my custom mosaic heart event. It was so fun talking to people about what kind of art they enjoyed to make or collect, discovering fun facts about the loved ones I made hearts for, and I even found out from one customer that I could find Brendan's skinny jeans at the Arizona Trading Company in Westport for a lot less money than what I pay now. Please follow this link to the Stuff site for more information:
Stuff's other Artists in Action include Kari Heybrock and her amazing glass beads and Elle Binder and her oh so artfully created metal jewelry. Also, don't forget to check out Andrea and Bryan Ring of Amuck ( who are in booth number 16 at the fair. Andrea and Bryan are amazing artists who have also just been accepted to a prestigious show in NYC!!!! Congrats Andrea and Bryan!!!
Can't wait to see you in Brookside!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Death of a Disco Dancer

Ahhhhhh . . . I spent some time with my dear Morrissey this Tuesday night. I only bawled like a baby through the first two songs, unlike when I saw him in 2007 and didn't really get a grip until about song number five. My friend Katie was kind and only made fun of me a little. (The guy on the other side of her had higher pitched screams than I). He did mainly new stuff, a few older songs peppered in like Ask Me, This Charming Man and of course, How Soon is Now. My very favorite song he sung to me was The Death of a Disco Dancer. This is just the most awesome song and to have him do it was a treat that I savored and I may have squeezed out a tear or two during that one, also. We saw him at the Midland which was is fabulous. We parked across the street for $2, walked right in about an hour before the show started, bought shirts and had a beer or two while enjoying the gorgeous architecture. Brendan and his friend had a blast. The staff of the Midland were great and let me know, hey, your boy was up here walking around. That's the beauty of having a child with giant hair; it's hard for him to hide. I hope Morrissey keeps up his two year appearance streak in KC. If not, I'll just have to make arrangements to go to him, I suppose. Am I over the top about my affection for him? You bet, and happy about it!!!! (Photo found here)