Thursday, April 9, 2009

Home from Chicago

The Chicago International show was as wonderful as ever, in spite of the troubled U.S. economy. In fact, I saw some of the best, most exciting work ever by many talented artists.

This is a shot of my sales table on Sunday afternoon, after most of the items sold were on their way to new homes.

We drove back to Michigan through a very messy snowstorm, and were glad to finally arrive home after 11 PM.

This week is for relaxing, as always after a show, and for doing some of the things I had put off until "after Chicago."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Emily's Baby House

I was trying to copy this post and accidentally deleted it, so I'm putting it back! I apologize to whoever left the comment, which disappeared along with the rest of the post, before I could read it!

This is a piece I have just finished for the Chicago show.

The little girl has just finished putting furniture in the baby house that originally belonged to her grandmother. The house is in an architectural style cabinet, typical of many English baby houses of the 18th century. Note the Chinese wallpaper in the bedroom - the height of fashion at the time.

The porcelain doll is by Jill Bennett, and the miniature greyhound is by Karl Blindheim.