Claire Here At Your Service! JAN. 2021 update:
I wish good health for everyone during this time of the
Great Quarantine of 2020 (I've had Covid and survived with no lasting effects thank goodness)
I'm now painting records but for now can be seen only on my Facebook Page, 'Claire Was Here - Art' they are various prices ....
I'VE CLOSED DOWN MY ASHEVILLE KRESS EMPORIUM BOOTH AFTER 20 YEARS!! S0 now, with no great place to sell everything I make, I'm going to go ahead and make a book of most of my designs!!!! STAY TUNED.
EVERYTHING HERE IS HANDMADE BY ME, EVEN THE MAGNETS, I LAMINATE THEM ON MY LAMINATOR, THEN CUT THEM OUT INTO DIFFERENT SHAPES, then I affix a magnet to the back. I'm tired of doing magnets and will phase them out in 2021, I've already run out of some designs!
I used to paint backwards on old windows (reverse-glass painting). I am especially suited for this process because I've always been able to write backwards! A lot of my towel images come from window paintings.
I was making Cardboard Paintings, I called them the "Archival Schmival" Series. They hang from wire with beads and you can put them over a doornob... or on a wall. UPDATE: They are not selling like hotcakes, they are selling more like cardboard, he-he (... on to something different...) BUT I did get some images for my towels from some of these paintings... and this leads me to my next sermon "there's no such thing as wasted time" "amen."
ABOUT ME: I love to create and learn and do fun things like swim and play mini golf and ping pong and frisbee and hang out with my cat and sew myself some clothes. I'm always trying to find ways to have fun.... creating my products is one of those fun things I really enjoy doing. I'm writing a book about Shimmer and even considering making cat toys, and more pillows, in shapes! I live in Georgia with my cat near a lake and am starting to enjoy traveling around a bit... the beach is a top destination, WAVES! Oh, and lately starting to become a master soup maker! I do a great one with wild rice, sweet potato, onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and celery which I never seem to have lately... OH and at the end, throw in some Kale (lots!) and a can of coconut milk. Delish and warming and healthy yet tasty!
Business is Great, People are Terrific & Life is WONDERFUL!!! yaHOOO!