Sunday, November 7, 2010

Flora.... and Little Winter A Handmade Market

The "Survivor" :)

Relief print on hand-painted paper
18" x 24"

Our little pumpkin made it through Halloween unscathed and, therefore, able to cheerily see us through the Thanksgiving holiday!   (I can't believe the holidays are now just around the corner...time to take action! )

Today, I'm heading into downtown Portland to spend  some quality time at flora, a most lovely --and very artful--gift store and gallery.  Jenna Robertson's wonderfully graphic nest "collages," made from recycled sweaters and wool are featured there, and I was only able to take a quick look at them when I breezed through the store on Friday.  Among several other artists, my friend, Hadley Hutton, is also showing at flora, and if for some reason, you're not yet familiar with Hadley's work and you're not able to make it to this show, I highly recommend taking a peek at her various online venues.


flora's announcement

But the fun and enjoyment will not end at flora, because from there, I'll be heading around the corner to The Cleaners, the old laundry that's been remodeled and has become quite the pop-up store venue. Abby Powell Thompson, of Abby Try Again and Chelsea Fuss, of Frolic, have put together a stellar cast of local and distant artists and crafters for Little Winter A Handmade Market.  Many of them are Etsy sellers and I'm really looking forward to meeting them and seeing all of their goods. Then, it's off to Portland's own Art Media, to have some custom mats cut for a few little items I'm planning to add to my Etsy shop. 

And when I return??  Well.... there does happen to be one 36" x 36" painting that's got me a just a little bit stumped!! 

It's an absolutely gorgeous morning in Portland, after a night of torrential rain.  The sky is a brilliant blue with white and grey billowy clouds.  The light is variable, and the fall foliage is resplendent!!  Can't wait to head out!!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting!


em said...

hi gloria, i see a leaf direction in your work... where will it lead? thank goodness for the surviving pumpkin!

ours were all eaten by the squirrels before we could carve them! so we had to buy one to carve. fall is an inspiring time!

thanks for your generous comments on garden fool... :-)

marie-louise said...

I like the coloring print.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Thank you Marie-Louise! I've spent more time on your blog, now, and I am amazed by your wonderful paintings on your ceramics and also by the wonderful shapes of your cups, mugs and bowls! Beautiful work! Gloria