Friday, January 25, 2008

This was my first Newsletter
in case you missed it

2007 Was a great and Eggxciting year for me. Valentines and Romance inspired the 'Sweetheart blossoms' design. Bluebonnets and Spring inspired the 'Texas Bluebonnets' and 'Wildflowers' designs. Along came the '3D Star/Tx flag' on screenwire. Junk Art School was inspired by a workshop at my home, and a trip to buy breakfast pastries at SugarDaddy's Bakery and Gift shop here in Brenham,Tx. On the way back we spotted a Garage Sale sign, and Lordy, we hit the JackPot!! I found out that I was not the only Junk Art Junkie!! 'Cupcake a la Cherry' was next. The Easter egg hunt began with 'Hettie Hen w/Spring eggs'. 'Garden Trio' hanging baskets and topiaries enhanced our Garden mode. 'Chickie Babies' burst onto the scene for Summer. 'Lamp Jars with a Roo' and a 'Hen on eggs', 'Quilts on the line', 'Funky Chic-chicks' ..inspired for my official Website: Cackleblossums Eggxpress done by my dear friend Ruby, the 'Chicken Enchilada' from New Mexico.
Much to my Amazement, I was contacted by the editor of the Society of Decorative Painters Org for submitting a design to be featured in the Magazine. My first publication was in the 4th issue, July and August, 2007! What a lot of Eggcitement that caused!! I 'bout fell from my Nest! Not to mention, had to dry my tail feathers, and I think I broke some eggs!! I wondered how she knew about my picturetrail ??? I won't mention any names, but I will say the initials of gossip source are shhh!: AMBER `aka~chicklets HALL... might as well admit it..... Yeah, she was just out spreading vicious rumors that maybe I might just have little something worth submitting and could use a little push and pull. Amber is what I call a Good Egg!
I was pushed and pulled and finally came up with something they accepted. If You become a member of the National Society of Decorative Painters, you'll enjoy the wonderful designs that are published and lots of other interesting information. If you ARE a member, you saw my 'Run Hot Wings, Run' design on a floorcloth, and the 'Flip Flops'..and the article about Junk Art School.
July 2007 was a Hot month for me. I was an Exhibitor in the Houston Expo 2007 in Texas, right after the issue of SDP arrived!! What fun I had at Convention. I met Pricilla Hauser, Georgia Feazle, amongst many other artists whom I have purchased books by over the years.
Some of my Chick friends were at the Convention and showed support for me. Ruby the Chicken Enchilada Flew into our Texas Coop from her New Mexico Coop, to sign up for classes, which is why I decided I should Exhibit!! Hello...if she can fly from NM, I can drive 60 miles! Oh My goodness, what a bunch of Cackling we all did!! My booth was lively with some of my yahoo group chic-chick friends Texas Chicks showing up from time to time, between classes.. and we had a Dinner Party with Chick-A-Rita' s!! Loretta and Sandy helped me so much with my booth and sales and MORAL chick support!! Thank You!!
Ruby dropped by in between classes....she didn't waste Any time!!
Gerrianne and Annetta and Darlene and Debbe were all over the place too. And Ellen was there and I met Karen... I made some new friends and the Comaradery was Awesome!!
I hatched some great little 'Cackle Kits' for some fun Chickcessories [Pins] which were a Show Hit!! Also a 'Santa Star' ornament kit, a fun T-Towel 'Chicken Wings'. It was great to meet some of my customers face to face, No way I can fit all the names in here. I'll be there in 2008 for sure too! Hope to see them again and Maybe You too!
I submitted three designs for the Society of Decorative Painters/Treasure Box program..
'Leapin' Frogs', 'Ice Cream, You Scream', and 'Sweet' [candies].
Next was my 'Pink and Yellow Roses'. Back to the Farm, I was inspired to do 'Good Friends are Cheeper than Therapy' chicks. 'Mz. Bossy Cow' and 'Cow Pies' was hatched next.. Fall inspired my 'Fall and Feathers' Chickens. The Holiday Season inspired '3 French Hens', and Apples and Cinnamon sticks'. The Rooster Weathervane is one of my latest for the Clucker of the Month patterns. Last but not least and adding up to #30 is my 'Home Sweet Home' design.
I have lots more ideas in the Skillet I'm cooking up. Hatching new ideas daily. My friends and customers inspire me to keep designing. Some days I feel a little 'f r i e d'. Then a good nights rest on the nest, I wake up to a brand new day full of ideas!
Let's see what the New Year brings. I'm cooking Cabbage and Black Eyed Peas for New Years Day!!
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Til Next Newsletter... hugs, Suzie Cackleblossums