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Friday, April 16, 2010

This Weekend in St Louis

Looking for something to do this weekend in St Louis? How about some art and fun? Stop in at Artropy and say Hi! http://showmeetsy.blogspot.com/

A Blast of Orange Treasury on ETSY

My bowl made it into a treasury!!! Woooo Hoooo!!!http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=126235

Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend Get Away

The weekend at Pere Marquette was wonderful! Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton is a short drive from St Louis but still far enough away to provide the feeling that I am “getting away from it all”. The grounds of the state park are well tended and the Lodge is a wonderful stone and timber piece of a bygone age. My hubby and I stayed in one of the cottages and it was lovely. A large living room with a good sized flat panel TV (my hubby’s idea of heaven) and a fold out couch for additional sleeping room. This joined a small bedroom and bath.

We arrived on Saturday afternoon and spent hours walking through the park. Dinner was the buffet in the Lodge Dinning room. Prim rib ---yummmmm.
Sunday Morning we also enjoyed the dining room at the Lodge –I had the oatmeal and my hubby had the breakfast buffet. Again the food was wonderful but there is always way too much of it!

The show did not go so well- we did not sell anything. I do not think that there were many sales inside the Lodge. The crowd was moving through the room but no one was buying. I hope the booths outside had better sales. I saw that Candy of Raven’s Cache had set up outside with her new white canopy and I hope she had a great day! We got some nice complements but no sales. My hubby had a great time-he loves to people watch!

I hope to have better luck next Saturday April 17th for Artropy at Sqwire’s Annex. I will be spending the day with a great group of St Louis artists! If you are in town this weekend,stop in to say Hi!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Show Me St Louis Tuesday April 6th

Hi All!

AngelsGourden will be featured on Show Me St Louis (Channel 5) on Tuesday April 6th at 3 pm.
They came to the house this morning and spent an hour taping in the studio and in the front yard. There is a short interview with me and another one with the hubby.
They took pictures of my art and the area where we grow the gourds. I have no idea how this will turn out because I don't even remember what she asked or what I answered because it all went so fast.
Wish me luck.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


We had a great Easter with Mom and Dad in South County. Now to get ready for tomorrow. I ran out of mascara so I will be on TV with no eyelashes! If that is the worst that happens I will be ok. Have to be sure to remeber to order some of the great mascara that Dawn sells through her Beauti Control business. Maybe after this TV stuff is over we can have a spa night for the girls. WooHoo Spa night!!!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tristen's Birthday

What a beautiful day! Three of our children came over with their children to celebrate Tristen’s ninth birthday. We had BBQ followed by cake and ice cream. The grandkids played outside in the yard while the grownups sat on the porch and caught up on the family news.
The grandkids managed to put the kickball into the pond three times. The first two times Marty had to scoop it out with a dip net. By the end of the afternoon Brittney figured out how to get the ball out of the pond without help. All of the boys managed to get into the mud and had a great time doing it.
I tried to clean up the studio for the taping of my segment on Show Me St Louis next week but every time I started to work on it one of the grandkids needed their grandma. Oh well.. Who do I think I’m fooling anyway? The studio is always a mess. Being a Gourd Artist is just a dusty way of life. There is no clean way to work on a gourd.
The houses is quiet now so I will sneak off to the studio and see what can be done………………………….