Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big Hat Holiday Show 2009


Upstairs area


Chocolate Fairy


Forest Faerie


Red Haired Russian Skater


Santa Maria II


Santa Maria I


Snow White


Sweet Queen of Snow and Ice


Violet


Baby Raccoon

What am I doing? I need to be cleaning my house and studio, but I am stopping to do some blogging as I am sewing, working on dolls and dreaming of naps. And no, I never cleaned the studio after my shows since this sumer-I have just been piling on the stuff and supplies-I am just too far gone at this point and organizing will require professional help, a dumpster or both.

So here are some photos from the Big Hat Holiday show of a few of my pieces. These are pieces upstairs in gallery area. There are more downstairs in the book area too, but more on that later. I am trying to catch up on my reading of the books we are carrying in the store so I can know what I am recommending and talking about to customers. This is hard because my brain is extremely "wee".

I had to laugh at what the book store owner's 6 year son had to say about my paintings shown here. He said, "I knew these were yours!". I asked why and he said this, "Your art is the only art that has faces! And, it has tons of colours with the faces look like you. Those faces look like your doll's faces. They are all dreamy,weird ladies in fancy clothes just like you." Hee! He also calls me "Baby Bat Girl"(I have no idea why) or "My other Mama Merle"(I have only known him since August!). So now I call him "Baby Raccoon". We will be playing and his mom will think that something that has happened(which is not a good thing) was because of Baby Raccoon and yell for him to come to her right now because he is in trouble, but I have done it and then he gets to watch as I sit in the time out chair(which super tiny too). Yeah, these are the good times! They really are! If you want to know how to make a kid's day, let him or her see you sit in the time out chair-I mean, their smile is priceless-hehe!

OK, back to either cleaning or sewing or maybe I will just put myself in time out. It was kind of nice to be there and just space out for a bit.

11 comments:

Stella Pesci said...

The show looks great, Merle! I hope all is going well for you...I love your new work, especially the "Violet" painting. I'll be in touch, soon:)
Stella xxx

Alicia Istanbul said...

I love your paintings, especially the Queen of Snow and Ice. You are so talented!

tony said...

good....................................................................................................

janay said...

good....................................................................................................

C said...

I love Santa Maria I and II -- are they for sale???
If so, I would love to purchase one or both of them!
Christine

RowanDeVoe said...

thanks everyone for your comments. the show is going well. these pieces are the type that you either hate or love.

c, yes, both Santa Maria's are for sale so if you would like to contact me at through my email to discuss them that would be great. it is
merle@merleart.com
i tried to contact you through blogger but wasn't able to!
thanks!

sinnlighet said...

Thank you very very mutch for your wonderful greeting to me, on my blog. You made me so happy!

Peace & Love

Agneta

Jennifer said...

At first I thought the baby raccoon was Ba!

RowanDeVoe said...

sinnlighet-i love your posts! just so lovely! thanks for stopping by!
xo,
merle

josephina,
hehe-it could be ba! baby raccoon is very funny like ba but in his own way!
xo,
minea

ruthie said...

The paintings look wonderful in the exhibition! i so love your use of colour, makes me smile. Don't children say the most loveliest of things, sweet x

kerin rose said...

Merle,

so sorry I havent visited in a bit....congrats on the show!....everything looks amazing on those walls!...wish I could see and appreciate them in person!
love your baby raccoon story too!

oxox kerin