October 31, 2008
October 29, 2008
October 27, 2008
October 22, 2008
October 20, 2008
Team Craun enjoyed their 3rd annual Fall Festival at a local apple orchard this weekend. We partook of hot apple cider and apple fritters, played on the hay bail slide and ventured the corn maze. And we came home loaded up with apple butter, a 1/2 peck of fresh picked apples, maple candies, some gourds and a most perfect pumpkin.
Check out more of our Autumnal Adventures here.
October 16, 2008
October 15, 2008
Bella is loving her one half day a week at “preschool”. It is there that she learned how to play Ring-Around-the-Rosie, and I must say she is quite good at falling down. On top of that, she loves games, and being outside.
So, this Fall we have been spending the long hours of our days outdoors.
pulling it all in close
Taking in both the crisp air of fall and the provision of the earth. Having more than enough. And storing up our treasures in buckets and bushel baskets; stashing the smaller bounties in the gaping mortar crevices of the crumbling porch stairs.
We have been talking about how amazing it is, that the trees and bushes grow all of this stuff without any of our help, and then at the right time, let it all Fall to the ground. Above are our most recent piles of Fall’s goodness. In abundance.
However, Bella disagrees entirely with the notion that the trees are doing this all on their own. She is pretty sure the squirrels throw all of this stuff onto the ground, whilst playing Ring-Around-the-Rosie.
October 14, 2008
October 13, 2008
This last week, I have been up to my ears in art making, and decided today would be a fine day for some good old fashioned show-n-tell. For a while now, I have been hanging some of my work at a fabulous little hair studio in Cleveland Heights, Cut, for my local readers in need of a trim. It started out somewhat as a favor. She was a friend of a friend sort-of-thing, starting her own business, and loved my work. So, I thought -- what the heck. Nearly five years and numerous hair-do's later, I still show work on her gallery wall at her new location, and have had some pretty good experiences in terms of visibility and sales.
And then, last week, I got a call from a local business owner, who gets her hair done at Cut. And she tells me that she is opening up another branch of the local hot coffee place, downtown, in a few days. And she wants to meet me, and look at my art. What she had planned for the walls wasn't doing the trick, and my work had caught her eye numerous times at CUT, so she gave me a call.
She met me at Zygote for a studio visit, and I laid out all of my craziness, and works-in-progress. So we chatted it up, and had a fun time envisioning my work on her walls. Err, the walls of Phoenix Coffee, rather. And it is still a blur how it all unfolded, short of providence.
Tomorrow morning, she will pick up 7 prints. Newly finished and framed unique prints. One large piece from my Being Series, and Six from a series called Whole Story. A series that I just can't quit. They are unbound pages, that in collection are a book, or story. They are little season markers, like my art security blanket -- manageable to make in the craziness of everything else right now, and always on hand in my bag to continue working another layer.
Below are a few of my favorites [practice, is at the top of the post]:
If you find yourself in downtown Cleveland, and also in need of some hot coffee, I recommend the new West 9th location. I hear they have fabulous taste in art. Oh, and thanks to the most helpful and handsome hubby Dave -- who busted out a nice big frame in his wood shop on a moments notice.