Sunday, December 2, 2012

Makin' hay while the sun shines

My corner at 525 W. Rickets Street in Kokomo, IN.  This is the place for your cowboy purchases.

Well, here we are again in the month of December.
This year went by quickly, didn't it?

When I was a kid, this time of year took FOREVER to come.  
As an adult it seems to come around every third month.


I feel the need to point out a few things that have changed regarding Christmas, since I was a child.

First of all, we didn't own electronic gadgets like we do today.

Cell phones?..........nope
(just the paper kind)
I played in the house with my sister & our dolls.

I also played outside in the barn. 
There was dirt, 
hay, cats, horses, 
assorted germy stuff, 
horse manure...etc..

I grew up in the sixties and the seventies.  
I had a record player. 
I wanted an eight track player, 
but my father said I didn't NEED one.
I still remember the first time I saw a cassette tape.  
It belonged to Tim Davis.  
I was in complete awe of his ownership. 

Our TV (in a wood cabinet) had three major channels 
and one of us kids had to turn the knob 
because my dad was tired from work.

We had a phone with a cord that attached it to the wall. 
The phone was my parent's phone and 
they let me know how long and when I could be on it.  
I remember clearly getting caught 
talking on it closed in my mother's closet. 

But, I digress....

I distinctly remember having Halloween, 
Thanksgiving and THEN CHRISTMAS as a child.
Christmas did not start six months before December 25th.

I feel like this Christmas kind of snuck up on me this time, ya know?

Some day soon, I will talk about my memories of those holidays. 
I promise. 

But today I need to talk business.
Christmas business. 

Serious Christmas Business. 

Dad & I at a mounted riding show a year or two ago.
As my famous father (Joe Scott) 
has said to me on many occasions,
"Sis, you have to make hay while the sun shines!"

I am daddy.  

I am.

The first picture that you saw on today's blog is my spot at Santa's Workshop.  
I would like to invite you to come on over to 525 West Ricketts Street in Kokomo, IN.  Check out everyone's wares & buy from local artisans.  
It is a nice set up, for sure.

Then, we need to talk about the Artworks Gallery 
at 210 N. Main., Kokomo, IN.  
I have a display there and would love to have 
you come out to look at our Gallery dressed for Christmas.  
My new African animal paintings are on display and available for purchase.
I also have handmade Christmas cards and some clay figurines for sale.

And then we need to talk about the ART IN HAND Gallery at 211 S. Main, Zionsville, IN.  I have a wall space of paintings available for purchase 
all of these crazy little Polymer clay figurines 
that I have just started making.
Kitty ornaments - about the size of golf balls 

Santa ornaments- about 1 1/2 inches tall

Snowmen ornaments- about 2 inches tall

and more snowmen

Dinos ornaments - about 2 inches tall

and some more Dinos

Penguin ornaments 

and more penguins ornaments

Lion ornament - about 2 inches tall

Elephant ornament - about 2 inches tall

Sheep ornament - about two inches tall

You can Never have enough penguins.... 

This is for my friend.  She has a nephew returning from overseas.  
I designed this for him. It is about three inches tall.
After I baked it I painted "Welcome Home" 
and his name on it.  It's in the mail now.

Snake, octopus and a teddy bear ornaments.

Reindeer ornaments 

Baby chick ornaments - golf ball size

Gator ornament - about 3 inches long

Elephant ornaments - about 2 inches tall 
And of course, bacon.
How can it be Christmas without bacon?

It is really funny how many orders of bacon (4 strips at a time) 
I have sold.  I have a translucent clay 
that I use now and it gives the bacon
 a very life like look.
(I'll post a picture of that soon)

Talk about a cottage industry!  
I had just learned how to work 
with this clay a few 
weeks ago 
sales have taken off.  
I can't make them fast enough.
I talk to God at night in my prayers
(don't you?)
and I bet I am 
the only one praying about clay bacon. 

So maybe the title for this should be 
Makin' bacon while the sun shines...  

If you are reading this and would like to order something, 
please just contact me on my blog and I will get back with you.  
If I need to mail your ornament(s) to you then 
I will quote you a price plus shipping and handling. 

OK, I will be back as soon as work will allow.  
Hang in there everybody.
See you soon.  :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Carrots,rutabagas & dinosaurs....oh my

Our newest grand baby.

Good morning to all 
on this fine fall day.  
It is earlier in the day than this Grandma is used to.

Our favorite oldest grand daughter stayed the night, last night.

So many memories came flooding back to me.  
Little hands and feet with big ideas.  
Busy all the time.
The world is completely new, through those little eyes.
I love all of the wondrous revelations that our three year old has for me to hear.

When you are a mother of little people (in the trenches), 
it can be so hard.  
It seems that everybody always needs something...all the time.  
But regardless of all the tantrums and trying times, 
there are the sweet little kisses and hugs, too.
Being a mom is the most important, rewarding 
frustrating job that we will ever have. 

You can't wait for them to grow up, 
but then when they do this sweet time is gone.
I read this morning something that really made me think. 
Remember that what we say to our children now
will someday be their inner voice.

So, here we are at an hour that I rarely see 
now that I don't have anyone to take care of 
(other than Al). 

Leia is watching PBS and eating her Rice Crispies. 
I have read the newspaper and drank my coffee 
Al is snoring quietly on the couch.
I am so blessed.   

Yesterday we drove down to Zionsville to deliver 
the newest batch of Christmas ornaments.  
It was a great trip.
I wanted to show you some pictures of one of my 
favorite places to go down there.  
We went to the Traders Point Creamery for lunch. 

I bet after the first few pictures...
you'll know why it's my favorite place.
Look at this little guy!  Isn't he great?  He's teething on the hose. 

Check out the baby (left of center).

Lunch time!

I love her curves...

The food was great, too.  

Giant grilled cheese with bacon & seasoned chips.

A fritz.
Which was a wrap with greens, chicken & mushrooms.
It came with roasted carrots and rutabagas.
I never thought I would say that I ate a rutabaga, but I did. 

Cheese room

Well, it's time for this grandma to get ready to go to the studio.  
If you want to drop by, I'll be at 210 North Main until 2 pm today.

Don't forget, Christmas is coming.
Support your local merchants & artisans.
I know THIS artisan would appreciate it.

My love to all.  
Have a great day.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Catching up on a Sunday afternoon...

Well, hello strangers!  
I hope that everyone is well.  
It has been busy, busy, busy here at the Temby place.

To catch you up...

We have a new grand baby
she's beautiful (of course). 
She is 3 weeks old now and I could not be happier! 
Evelyn Grace Campbell, welcome to our family!
I Love you.

Christopher & Lisa Dzierla had their baby.
William is a beautiful little man.  
I appreciate the family letting me take his newborn shots.
I have really enjoyed taking photos of this family's big life moments.

My niece, Brittni had her baby girl Pheonix, the week before Mary's baby came. 
Mary insisted on going to Elkhart, Indiana to see her new cousin, 
so I went, too.  
I took a clean sheet and a pair of scissors. 
(in case we needed to deliver a baby on the way)
we had 5 more days 
and didn't know it...


Al and I get to hang out a little more.

we took my mom 
out to lunch at the orchard on St. Rd. 31 up past Peru.
Here's Al being silly at the Christmas display.

We had just finished saying to each other that morning that Christmas shopping is pushed on us too early.  
We had a wonderful lunch with my mom 
and then went up to the gift shop 
where we were totally immersed in Christmas stuff.
It was just a few days past Halloween, for John's sake.

Trees everywhere

Upside down trees, too.

It was overwhelming, for sure.

But, hey...
I am getting off of subject.
Back to things that I have been up to since I last blogged. 

I took Sally's photo's for Fred (her caretaker).  
She is a great dog with an old soul.  She is such a sweetheart. 
I also painted an oil painting for Fred.  
I will post that later 
as I don't know how it get the photo 
of it off of my new "smart phone".
(Which by the way...behooves me) 
btw: that is where baby Evelyn's photo is, too

Let's see...
then I took photo's for my 
Aunt & Uncle's 50th Anniversary.


This tree is at 211 S. Main St., Zionsville, IN

 And now I am working on small clay ornaments for the tree at the ART in HAND Gallery in Zionsville, IN. 
I wasn't sure what to make for this tree, 
but I tripped upon a group working 
in polymer clay while visiting Kentucky 
and decided to give it a try.

I took a group of about 15 figurines less than a week ago.  
I am tickled to say that they are selling!  
I have sold almost all of the original group 
I am taking a new group tomorrow. 
Yes, there are strips of bacon ornaments, thanks for asking...

I am so blessed.  

Next, I need to get ready for the 
Santa's Workshop here in Kokomo.
I have a commissioned painting to get to.

Life moves pretty fast around here...if you don't watch out you could miss it.
We will talk again soon.
Goodnight, my friends.