Monday, August 25, 2008

Stonewood Village Art Fair

Wow... where do I start... I had a blast in this fair.
Well... let me start from the beginning.

Stonewood village art fair located in Brookfield, is held in the beautiful New England style Village setting of restaurants, shops, winding paths, and central plaza. This year, there are 90 artists displaying fine jewelry, glass, wood, garden art, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, pottery and fiber art. I am one of the artist displaying in this art fair...

The weather forecast was scattered thunder storm for Saturday. Not good for outdoor shows. The show must go on... rain or shine...

We set our canopy on Friday evening... I met a fellow artist whom is also setting up similar tent. I use an EZ up. We both tie it down really tight and keep our finger crossed that the wind won't blow it away.

Saturday morning was wet. The traffic was slow. Amazingly, there are some brave art goers that came armed with umbrellas. Then later in the afternoon, the weather turned out to be sunny and muggy.

Sunday morning was sunny...! The traffic was very good. I met old friends from MATC, I met fellow artist, I met new interesting people.

I enjoy meeting people, taking pictures and selling... wow... what can I ask for more.

I met new friends Debbie Radke, Paula Sparks and Jessey Jansen of Little lady .
Best of all... I really enjoy the day.

Next time you're in town, don't forget to stop by Stonewood Village Art Fair...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bigib LLC Local Fair Schedule

Our youngest just turned one. It's one of those time where she's mobile and needs a lot of attention. For that reasons, I decided to stay put rather than going out for Art Shows as I have to haul the whole family with me for the show.

With that reason, I'll just do a couple shows this year.
1. I got accepted at Stonewood Village Art Fair in Brookfield, WI, on August 23-24, 2008.
2. I will be at MPTV holiday art fair, November 22-23, 2008
3. If the weather is nice, I will be at Brookfield Market and More on October 18.
4. Starting October, my piece also available at Purloin Studio, Menominee Falls.

In the mean time, please visit my Etsy store at
Will keep you posted...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Brookfield Market and More

The weather forecast for a sunny day, high 76. What a gorgeous day to be outside.
Better of, being at Brookfield Market and More which happens once a month.

I started the day with a fresh baked chocolate muffin.
I have been doing this for about 3 years. My schedule depends on the family. As most of you probably know, we have a 19 months old. So, I'm focusing more on my online store rather than going out to the art fairs as I have haul the baby. This year, I plan to do 2 more shows.
Other than jewelry, I also sell "Bookmark in a card". Here's a picture of my bookmarks on a display while someone was admiring my jewelry

I'm not sure how many vendors on that day. I'm pretty sure, at least 40 vendors. It's a great place for people to buy craft and art items in addition to buying fresh produce. As for the vendor, it's also a great day to promote their business.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture part three

One of the detail inside the building that caught my attention is the floor design. There are bronze sculpture that decorate the floor detail. It's made of bronze sculpture, laid on the floor and poured with floor construction material. Once it's polished, you can see the detail of the sculpture emerged from the floor. This detail repeats along the outdoor sidewalk.

This is one of the detail I took. It's a leaf detail imprinted on the sidewalk.
Very interesting detail....

Friday, August 8, 2008

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture part deux.

The weather wasn't cooperating well that day. It was a scattered thunder storm. We stayed put in the building while looking at indoor exhibits.

After about one hour later, when the rain got lighter. Hubby got this wonderful idea. We kept poncos for rainy days. So we decided it's a perfect opportunity to use it.

I took several sculpture picture. These are a couple that I like.

Those looks like dinosaur eggs.
I don't remember the sculpture title. I like the way we had our pictures taken.
What do you think?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cajun Fest 2008

Summer... got so much activities going on, we have to pick and choose what to do.
This weekend, we decided to go to Cajun Fest.

Several years ago, three of GE ( or ex GE ) guys decided to get together and have a Cajun theme picnic. The rule is simple. Everyone bring a dish to share and say hello to new people they meet.
Everyone thought it was a great idea. So, it has become an annual festival among us. Now it's grown to not only from GE or ex GE, it expanded to friends, family and anyone who knows anybody who they think may enjoy the picnic.
Long story short, we had one last weekend. Towards the end of the day, it has always been an award given to the most spicy food ( other than the organizer ), most sweet, most creative... well, you get the idea.

With my background, making spicy food should be a no brainer. I have been trying making a good spicy food with Southern touch for those few years but never got the award.

Today, I got the most spicy food award.... I receive a t shirt with Cajun Fest logo, which is new this year and a red towel. Whoo hooo

I still feel jumpy like jumping beans. My tummy still feels full with those yummy food everyone share.... and I wrote a blog about it.

What a fun weekend....

Here are some pictures of the fest
Really no kidding...
Craw fish boil
Alligator cake by Penny L

Friday, August 1, 2008

Meijer Gardens and Sculpure Park part one

If you like flowers and art, you just got to stop here, Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
It's a combination of art in a garden settings. They even have the Children's garden, with kids size gate, where we probably spent half of the day there.
As the children enter the gate, they were greeted with a rat sculpture.

There's a wind gamelan, that makes a subtle sound as the wind blows.
My favorite is the tree house village. The biggest tree house I've been that would fits adults. On a certain hour, they would have story time in the garden. My other favorite is the butterfly garden maze.

I also took a squirrel picture who doesn't look very happy with my appearance.
Other than that, it was a fun day....