Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Promo Time...

I have added lots of new items to my Etsy shop-- which can be accessed through my Facebook page, Send AmyBell Over.  Please "Like" my Facebook page if you are at all interested in getting notices when and where my newest artwork is available.  The link is under the picture of my latest batch of monster dolls...

My last bit of promotion is for the Holiday Craft Show I will be participating in this Saturday, December 3RD at the Payne County Expo Center.  It is located just east of Stillwater (Oklahoma) on HWY 51.  The show will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  I hope you can make it!    

Sunday, October 30, 2011

On The Street As A Vendor

My first attempt at street vending here in Stillwater was a success!
Fortunately for me, people were feeling quite festive and generous during homecoming weekend.  I sold 11 Lucky Pete dolls, 1 Voodoo Doll, and 1 Embroidered Sugar Skull.  On top of that, my nephews Trey and Cole got to come see what their crazy aunt does with her arts and crafts.  I hope they had as much fun as I did!  Thank you Stillwater!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lucky Stillwater, I will soon share my artwork with you!

I am in the process of obtaining a street vendor permit from the City of Stillwater.  Along with my application, I must also turn in notes from local business mangers/owners that grant me permission to display my arts and crafts items on the sidewalks in front of their buildings.  I am happy to report Stillwater is overrun with some very generous and helpful people who have given me the green light.  So, when I get the permit, I will be setting up my displays (on the occasional Saturday afternoon) downtown in front of Crafty Concepts, Finnegan's Pub, or the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  I will also try to set up (most likely on game days) at the corner of Miller and Duck alongside the Casa Mia Apartments.    

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Goin' Mobile (Maybe???)

Hmm, I'm thinking of takin' my crazy art to the mean streets of Stillwater. Maybe in this fashion...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Jump on Garage Sale Shopping

My husband Pete and I dragged ourselves out of bed this morning at 6:30 a.m. to scour a couple of garage sales, a flea market, and a few thrift stores for treasures.  We actually found a lot of cool things to dig through.  I guess the unseasonably warm temperatures we had in the last part of February have propelled some people into spring cleaning mode. So, thank you early spring weather for the opportunity to buy cheap, groovy stuff!  The group of things I have pictured above set me back a whopping $3.30, and it consists of...
1. As the backdrop, a shocking pink, 1960's smock.
2. A vintage photo of some ladies lounging on a lake shore.
3. Approximately 2 1/2 yard of brown calico fabric.
4. An early 1900's etched glass tumbler.
5. The Bloomingdale's Book of Entertaining-- full of tips from 1973 New York's social elite. In case you were wondering, yes, Geoffrey Holder (the guy in the 1970's 7-Up commercials) was included in this exclusive group.  Mr. Holder strongly emphasized serving rum at parties, however, he never mentioned the uncola in this book.
6. A copper colored, cast metal statuette of The Empire State Building.
By the way, Pete's find of the morning was the $5 scanner I used to scan the vintage photograph.  Thanks Pete, you always find the best electronics bargains!    


Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Husband Is Making Cool Robots From Recycled Materials

My husband Pete is making these cool robots using lumber and hardware salvaged from construction sites and little odds and ends we recycle in our home!  He paints a board with acrylic paint, finishes that with acrylic varnish, and then adds the hardware. What a cool way to recycle!  

I am selling 3 of them through my Etsy shop at...
http://www.etsy.com/people/SendAmyBellOver  They are only $12.00 each; what a bargain!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

When art and science collide!

I wanted to challenge myself to experience absolutely no stress while making something. For this project, I banned myself from spending too much time fussing over details and worrying about end results.  I only spent an hour or so spontaneously creating this collage, and I had a great time!  Without intending to do so, however, I seem to have channeled some amazing advancements to the field of physics.  If wormholes actually exist in spacetime, wouldn't it be logical to assume they were created by spaceworms?  And, if space was a garden, wouldn't stars be the flowers?  I hope there are some physicists out there who will read this (or simply view my artwork) and appreciate the impact my theories will have on science!   

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Last Snow Day Project

Well, during the last snowstorm, I made some pincushions.  So I'm snowed in again today, and I'm thinking of starting a painting.  I've had this crazy urge lately to paint a portrait of George Michael from Wham.  Why???  I have no clue!!!  Oh well, we'll see... Sorry to leave you hanging on like a yo-yo.   

Monday, February 7, 2011

Looky Loo Debut

Check 'em out, they're my new Looky Loo dolls!  They only have eyes on their sweet little faces, hence the name.  They are made from salvaged pillow ticking and vintage buttons.  Each Loo also sports a patch or two, plus a little heart!  What a cute Valentine's Day gift they'd make!  Their bodies measure approximately 7" x 8 1/2" (their arms and legs are about 2" long), and Gumby was the inspiration for the shape of the their heads!  I'm currently selling these guys at the Antique Mall in Stillwater for a mere $10.00 each, but they may soon appear in my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/SendAmyBellOver...