Thursday, September 20, 2012

happy fall y'all!!

please enjoy
 a few snippets
 of what i have been up to....








finally, we have had cooler days and nights, here in beautiful franklin, tn....
and i feel so refreshed and alive...  
and oh so excited about some things going on in my life right now...

i have signed up to do a booth at the franklin pumpkinfest at the end of october ....something i never ever envisioned myself doing....but my friend mark porter, who crafts gorgeous barn wood frames, wooden bowls and jewelry boxes, will be doing it with me....mark already has confident experience AND the tent for the booth....i will be selling some of my art (which looks great  framed with barn wood BTW!)  and also my doily bowls and hand painted doily rocks (love them doily's!) ....

an out door event dealing with people ("people"... ew) is not something, i ever saw, my shy self doing, 
so.....i am
  flying by the seat of my pants  
 putting my trust in higher powers with this one.....
and always
and it feels o.k.

i am excited about a painting class that i have started taking at shimai, and being around other "creatives"!

i am excited about creating.

i am excited about my Creator.

i am excited about doing my gardening and power walking (which has turned into more of a jogging thing) in this cooler weather...
without sweating my ass off.

and
 i am so excited
 about a road trip to atlanta this weekend.... with my girlfriend amy ...to visit her sister elaine...
two really cool chicks.....
 yay!
road trip.

tell me what you are excited about??

erin

p.s.  not all people are "ew" to me...just some.
p.s.s.  sorry about my huge watermark on my photos, but it is necessary for credit purposes...if you ever want one of my photos without it, just ask.



                       

27 comments:

michele said...

sounds fabulous, erin! your lacy bowls and gourds and chenille bedspread pumpkins (is that what those beauties are?!?) will delight those peeps who are lucky enough to stop at your tent.

i love your energy and am soaking it up. the master creator must be smiling at you right now.

and have a fun chick trip!

michele

Jeri Landers said...

You will love it. I do the sister shows, Main st. Festival and DIckens Christmas. Bring a wide price range and you should have a lovely show, good luck!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds and looks like you have been very busy and enjoying yourself at the same time. I wish you great success at the pumpkin fest and other outdoor event.
Enjoy your trip to Atlanta.
You are smart to watermark you pics.

It's me said...

I hope you have a beautiful Fall darling....love Ria...xxx...

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, you are soooo creative. Just look at all you've done! Love those soft meadow paintings. They're just beautiful.

Cindy

Kelly said...

We have a few weeks to go before fall shows herself around here. (SO CAL) i'm worn out from the heat but I feel like you with cooler weather...ALIVE, ENERGETIC and full of SPUNK! These are beautiful. LOVE the rock and sharpie pen idea.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Just love your doily bowls and rocks and also those darling pumpkins! You are right you do really need to watermark your spectacular photos! Don't mind a bit.
:)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

those doily rocks are sweeeeeeeeee-eeeet! they'll "roll" right put of your booth at the pumpkinfest! bonne chance! knock em dead! ;)

KarenB said...

Hi there! I figured you'd been painting since it has been quiet on your blog lately. I have no such lovely excuse. I love, love your meadow paintings. What I can see, that is. I bet you'll have a successful show since everything you make is beautiful. Enjoy your lovely weather, we're still HOT here. Although, that's normal. I'm proud of you to start running. The heat just sucks all motivation out of me. I'm still working out, just NOT running. ;-)
Hugs,
Karen

Olive Cooper said...

Your art will be stunning framed in barn wood. You will do so well with a booth.

poppilinnstudios said...

Everything looks great, Erin! You are sooo talented. Have fun at the pumpkinfest-everyone will love your creations. And, have fun at class-I like to take classes too-love to meet other creative people.
-Lynn

Ironstone and Pine said...

Erin I love the pictures on your blog....those gourds just say "fall" to me.....and did you make those cute little fabric pumpkins? Those are so sweet! Wish I could come to the festival see your artwork for sale, you know how badly I want one of those horse paintings!!:)
Have a fun time in Hot Lanta....I only live about 30 miles from the city and know you will have a great time with your friends!
devon

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the doily bowls and the doily painted rocks. You will do great at the pumpkin fest. Your work speaks for itself. Best wishes, Tammy

Bon said...

Your work is great. I love to 'mess about' with rocks also, the doily rocks will be the 'smalls' that ppl love to pick up. I too cringe at too many too close to my art. But you must let them go out in the world to be enjoyed by others! At least you will have the photos to remember them by.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin - so happy for you...sounds like you have so much to look forward to- isn't autumn awesome - love your gourd painting...it will look lovely in a barn siding frame. Doily rocks - how cool is this!! Dainty on the outside but strong underneath - love the contrast. Take care and have a blessed week-end.

Heaven's Walk said...

You've been one busy girl, Erin! And everything is so beautiful! Those doily rocks are just charming! Cute idea! Praying for you to be hugely successful at your show, sweetie! You will do just fine!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Donna said...

Erin,
So excited for you! Your paintings are gorgeous. I love doilies too and the rocks are so delicate looking.
I am sure you will do great at the show.
Have fun in Atlanta! We were there last weekend.
Hugs,
Donna

Carole said...

After the heat of this summer it really is nice to have Fall finally here. Plants are happy too.
You've got me wanting to get my gourds out of storage( if the mice haven't gotten to them)
Good luck at the show you'll do great.
x
Carole

Georgianna said...

Hi Erin!

Oo, I love those rocks!! I love it all! And mostly I love that you're getting out there with your paintings. You know how much I admire them. I know the show will be a great success!!

xo

LillyLavande said...

Wow your blog ist beautifull and what you do, your art and creating-stuff its gourgoues!!!! Verry inspiering.... Thank you Judith

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I see some beautiful paintings in your equally beautiful photos! Best of luck at the sale and kudos to you for going out on that limb. :@

koralee said...

Happy Autumn my sweet friend! Your decorating is stunning...oh how I would love a basket of your painted rocks..would love to share your image and link to you on my bluebird facebook page this morning...JOY x100

Sara Pliske said...

Erin - I am excited about following your blog!! Yours might be the prettiest one I have seen to date! And you are wicked talented!! And what I am completely amazed by is that you seem to be gifted in all areas of the art world! Can't wait to see what you do next :)

Blessings - Sara (your newest follower :))

Sara Pliske said...

Erin - I am excited about following your blog!! Yours might be the prettiest one I have seen to date! And you are wicked talented!! And what I am completely amazed by is that you seem to be gifted in all areas of the art world! Can't wait to see what you do next :)

Blessings - Sara (your newest follower :))

Cobalt Violet said...

I have to figure out the watermark thing. some of my photos have been pinned onto interest with no credit or "via" or anything but I don't know how to do photoshop ... is there an easier way?

Happy for you that you are in an art class. Feels good to be in a creative group environment! :)
You will do great out in the world with your beautiful art and creative works. Your beautiful creative soul is a light and people will see that.

Theresa said...

these doily stones are fabulous! Watermarking your photos is necessary, plus I don't think it's too big, our pics get pinned and reposted so you have to protect yourself! t.xoxo

Michele Reynolds said...

Found you through i heart nap time. Love your photography and art. Pinned! Feel connected in art sista, I crafted chenille pumpkins and painted rocks this summer too. My rocks had sail boats and sunflowers. New follower in G+ and to your page. Stop by:)