Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rich Red and White....

I'm using this image for my Holiday package tabs. I love the rich red going on here with the bright white and Mickey is pretty cute too!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Fun Day at the Annual Holiday Sale at the Umlauf Gallery

A good time was had by all on Saturday, as I'm sure you can tell by the photos. Rudolph was there to greet customers, there were lots of treats, and wine and hot apple cider. Faithful customer Amy Higgason stopped  by and had her photo taken with Rudolph, aka Hans Delius the resident woodworker.  His ice cream scoops are the best  and there are still a few left if you need one for christmas.

Rodd's used paint pallettes which are  really rectangles of glass seem like paintings all on their own. And have you ever seen so many varieties of the color green ? And that's not counting all the colors that can be mixed to provide just the right shade he might need for one of his paintings.

Hans wife Linda brought a couple friends in and I do believe they had quite the good time!

Rodd gets to hold the bowl for the drawing , but Rudolph gets to pick of course!

Looking over the many Ring Bowls and trying to decide just which one, can take awhile. Good thing there was wine to help make the decision!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Sale at the Umlauf Gallery....

This Saturday is the annual Holiday Sale at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery in Lake Tomahawk. The sale runs from 11:00 am to 5 pm. It's a great way for us artist buddies to get together and ring in the Christmas season, not to mention, offering our wares for sale. There will be refreshments, music, and conversation with artists. This season, gallery owner Rodd Umlauf will have paintings, cards, and maybe some talk on his new book which is finally at the publishers. Hans Delius has beautifully turned wooden bowls from woods I never even knew existed. He might even be persuaded to tell you what Christmas in Germany is like. And I'll be there with a few new things that might hopefully dazzle you. Like this pair of earrings in a glass called Cirrus. It has a milky sort of soft opalescent appearance. They are suspended in medium length Sterling wires with an olive band around the center. 

This double strand of olive Freshwater Pearls has a simple dangle of a Lamp Work silver plum disk bead with a Fine Silver center disk that has been patina'd to a light gold. The three ring bail is hand made as well from fused Fine Silver rings to match. The clasp is a gold-plated sterling toggle. There are also single drop pearls with wires to match the clasp for earrings.

There is a selection of wine stoppers, one of which you see here, in Lime green with creamy blue silvered glass shards, and a Murrini on each side. The black one has already sold at a previous show. (Thank you Renee').
Here is the perfect chance to support the community in which you live, buy local, and be proud to say "I support my local artists!"