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Fine Art Show Artist Preview Party

1 Aug

As soon as I arrived in Michigan we were off to my sister’s fine art show for the artist preview party.  Since she gave us VIP passes, we didn’t have to pay the $25 fee that was being charged! Whoohoo!  I was so happy to find that they had PLENTY of free food!  I was quick to grab some grub as I was starving from my flight and missing my snacks that I’ve become so accustomed to.

The first thing I saw was a giant tents with 3, yes THREE, chocolate fountains! But I needed some real food first so I hit up the vegan food table to find some healthy food.  I tried out some hummus, several cold salads:lentil, black bean, garbanzo and vegetable medleys.  I also added some penne pasta with cheese and marinara to my plate.

Don’t worry, I went back later for dessert after finding my sister amid the 250+ vendors at the show.  I grabbed her and we headed off to get some dessert. I got a bunch of fruit and tried a little of all of the three chocolates, yummy!  I also tried a tiny sample of a wine slush which tasted a lot like a frozen margarita, but with merlot! I really enjoyed that.

Oh and I didn’t eat the bbq sandwich, I gave it to my sis.

So as you may have noticed from my Chic-fil-A post, I ❤ freebies! I scored a bunch of free Burt’s Bees pomegranate scrub and all natural toothpaste at the art show.  I also grabbed a handful of the Starbucks Via instant coffee from a Costco booth.  My sis doesn’t drink coffee so she grabbed me a handful too! I’m looking forward to trying it in a frappe like cold coffee dessert drink!

I may just have to do a mini sample giveaway with some of the freebies I’ve gotten this weekend 🙂

Anyways, I HAVE to share some photos of the main reason I came to this Art Show, free food my sister and her jewelry booth! My sister is an amazing artist, and although I consider myself pretty crafty, she definitely got the better art genes.  She can do everything from oil painting, metalworking, beading, crocheting, and on on!  She was featuring her more upscale and artisan jewelry at this show which she had to jury into.  Here is a sampling of what she presented!

She makes such unique, colorful and one extremely artistic creations! I am so proud of my little sis and all her hard work and dedication to her craft and workmanship!  She has part of her line of jewelry for sale on Etsy, in her shops: “Bling is My Thing” & “The Orange Poppy”Let me know what you think of her jewelry so that I can give her some more encouragement to continue in her endeavors!

*Another Question: What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you see displayed either here or on her website?(www.blingismything.etsy.com) Let me know so that I can pass on the message.


A trip up north and pickle pops

30 Jul

“I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!” I will be taking a trip to visit my parents in Michigan tomorrow! I’m so happy to finally be getting a real vacation from my  summer “vacation!”  It’ll be the first time this summer that I’ve traveled, which is sad since this is the only time of year I have the time to go places. I’ll be sure to be taking LOTS of photos of my trip so expect a picture-heavy post when I get back.

My sister, Katie, will be having her big art show this weekend, so that should be fun, and exciting for her as she had to apply and be selected to participate.  Check out a little of her creative spark here!  She is so artistic and makes jewelry out of just about anything you can think of: bottle caps, metal cookie tins, leather scraps, beads, vintage buttons, you name it, she uses it!  I hope the show goes well for her, the economy is tough on artsy-fartsy people like her!

How random is it that Anne is also traveling to Michigan, from Texas tomorrow?!  I wonder if we’ll have a blogger meet up on board one on our flights!

Here’s my random bit of the day! I saw this at my local grocery store and HAD to take a picture! Would you try these?!?!

Mmm, pickle pops! Ick! Really what is up with this? Who would pay money for pickle juice?