Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crazy January Weather!

Salvador was out for about 3 minutes, and he was totally covered in snow! It has been really cold in the Gallerage, and I have been getting a bit grumpy! I worked on the insulation around the big door, but because of the strong winds it has been hard to get in place. I think I have it now. Hopefully it will be warmer today- although it said -7 this morning! I haven't had much traffic this week either, and that doesn't help my mood.
I am looking for artists that would like to participate in a group show- the theme is LOVE (for February) please let me Know (ASAP) if you would like to be a part of this. I need to work fast- it is almost February!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a new week begins...

Another new week at the Gallerage. The snow in front of my garage door is gone, so I can finally get out the ladder and take down my holiday lights, and pack them away for next year.

I had lunch with with my husband's group from Cornell on Monday- I was invited to celebrate Don's 20 years at Cornell. It was so funny because as we were walking into the Statler I mentioned how I used to know quite a few people who had worked there, but I didn't think anyone was still there. As soon as I sat down our waiter walked in- It was Marty, who I had worked with at Simeon's back in the 80's! Then as I went into the buffet room, I ran into Kandi, I worked with her in the 90's! I had so much fun running into old friends that I hadn't seen in ages.
Don made the comment, "once a waitress always a waitress"!

I hope I have some people to wait on today at the gallery.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New work arriving!

I have had a lot of new artisans stopping by the Gallerage! Yesterday I stocked up my "natural apothecary cabinet" with fabulous potions by Kash Iraggi. Kash is a licensed aroma therapist who creates wonderful products for the body and soul. We have all natural glycerin soaps, salt and sugar scrubs, body butter, lip balm, spritz, bath salts and oils. I have used Kash's products and they are great for "winter skin"-not to mention they smell incredible.
I also have hand crocheted baby & toddler sweaters, ponchos, and blankets by Norma Hahne. these are colorful, washable, comfortable, and very reasonably priced.
Stop in at Thou Art Gallerage and see what's new!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Going to the Doctor!

I DREAD today! I have to take my dog, Savador to the vet. This is a total "stress out" for both of us. Salvador is a fabulous dog with one exception- he HATES the vet! I have prepared the special meatballs with doggy relax pills, this does help a little, as long as they kick-in in time. The last visit my timing was off and he was a BEAST at the vet and knocked out about an hour after we got home. Pull out the muzzle we are coming! I hope they can get his nails clipped this time...
I'm off to drug the dog!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Getting it together...

I have started to put together classes for kids again. I will be offering a class on making your own floor mat. This class will be done in 3 two hour sessions, incorporating printing, painting and collage techniques. Children ages 6-12 will complete a finished 2'x3' fully functional floor mat.
I think I am going to try something new and offer this class (taught by me) as an after school activity. So I will be doing it on either a Monday or Tuesday, dates to be determined. If anyone has thoughts on this, please let me know, I am still in the planning stages- more to come! Input is always helpful!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back to work!

After the holidays, I always take a couple of weeks off from painting. I tend to paint all the time when I am at home, so it is nice to take a bit of a break to kind of re-group. I am always so excited to get back to it. I have been working on a couple of 2-D pieces on canvas (still a work in progress), and I have been busy with small pieces: knobs, magnets, salt and peps- just to get me warmed up. Then, on to the big stuff!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Call out to local artists...

I am looking for new merch! Any local artists interested in selling at the Gallerage give me a call.
The number is 607-280-9699. Please keep in mind my space is "cozy" so super large 3D pieces are a bit hard to display. Business has been great, and I'm looking forward to meeting new local artists.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hot chocolate for a cold day- or maybe a mocha...

I found this recipe for hot chocolate mix- it is really good! I have changed one thing: I added 1/2 a bag of mini chocolate chips to the mix, and I like to add instant espresso powder to my cup for a yummy mocha. WOW is this good on a cold day.

* 2 cups powdered sugar
* 1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
* 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons cornstarch
* 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
* 1 cup HOT water
Mix all ingredients together. Use 1/4 cup of mix to 1 cup hot water.

This hot chocolate (or mocha) is really good in a Gary Rith mug, I just happen to have them on SALE- 50% off! Stop into Thou Art Gallerage for a mug and a sample!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

snow, snow, and more snow!

In case you don't know it- we got snow! The Gallerage has been closed for one week and a half. With the heat turned off in there it got really cold! I bought a new heater, and it was warming up in there nicely yesterday. I am back to work today- so stop by if you are around. Time to clean up the Christmas and get on with the new year. Lets have a happy one!