Saturday, August 30, 2008
Date change: class will be the 30th--same bat time, same bat channel!
Sep 23rd we'll make pedants, under the tutelage of Melanie Hazen. Melanie is an accomplished and talented jewelry artisan. She has agreed to share some of her secrets and skills to help us create one-of-a-kind pendants for our personal use or gift giving. Please email me if you'd like to participate in this class. The class will start at 6 PM somewhere downtown--I'll let you know! The cost is $20 for one pendant, with a fee of $6 for each additional pendant.
Your pendant will be uniquely you--it doesn't have to look like this one. You can bring your own photographs to work with, too. Keep in mind, it's about 1" x 1" and reversible.
When you RSVP, please let me know how many pendants you'd like to make.
On October 21st we will get together to make a beautiful arrangement to adorn your home for the season.
I found this on the blog of an incredibly talented individual, Heather Bullard. I'm working to gather the items needed to create this beautiful arrangement--so cost will be posted later. As always, you costs will be my costs--no profits built into this one. I love the excuse to get together and create with you guys!
Please share this with friends--if you think they'd be interested.
As always, thanks for your indulgence!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
This is a wonderful, family event--free and open to the public. Bring the whole clan--there will be plenty to do and watch. There will be live performances in front of the Roxy throughout the day--including one act plays. There will be face painting and sidewalk art for the kids.
As for the Gala--you'll have to get your tickets now.
If you've got questions or know an artist who may be interested in participating, please contact me.
Thanks for your indulgence.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Fall merchandise is arriving daily--I know, I know, but aren't you ready? These pleasant days have really put me in the mood for some change. So, stop in the store and see what we've added and reworked.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here's Lisbeth--my sales rep from Two's Company. What a sport . . . all the way from Nashville and just a little pregnant to boot!
Here is Vanna Fender looking through our favorite Mindy Weiss item--the Ultimate Organizer. This book has everything you need to know to plan your wedding--things you didn't know you needed to know. There's a place to write it all down. It'll make a great remembrance, too--fun to go back and flip through after the wedding.
It even comes in its own handy, dandy carrying case.
All in all, it was a good day. I'll blog about it again later, with details about the pros I know!
Friday, August 8, 2008
This weekend will find me at the Clarksville Brides event of the season. We're all set to participate in the bridal show, to be held at Austin Peay State University on Sunday, August 10th from noon until 4 PM. We will offer information regarding our registry service, a brand new line from Two's Company and Mindy Weiss and the unique gift items available at Hodgepodge. Mindy Weiss is the consummate wedding planner--visit here for her CV--and you can benefit from her experience and wealth of knowledge right here at Hodgepodge! This is our first year to participate in this event and we're very excited about it.
Let me suggest that you--if you're a bride-to-be--you visit two valuable resources . . . Mindy's tips and the Clarksville Brides blog.
I'll post some pics from the event later this weekend. I hope you all have a good weekend.
Thanks for your indulgence!
PS I'm watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics. Anyone else notice that our professional athletes (namely the redeem team) couldn't be bothered to wave? Some had removed parts of their uniforms (okay, I'm a military spouse). In my opinion, we've made a huge mistake with our national obsession over professional athletes. Their inflated sense of self-worth is especially embarrassing in this world wide arena. Just my opinion.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
At Hodgepodge you'll find Madge Patton, Reisa Peters and Judy Lewis. You'll also find beer rather than wine at Hodgepodge--it's hot, I want a beer!
At The Roxy you'll find Gail Meyers.
At the Downtown Artists Co-op you'll find Betty Liles and Nada Fuqua.
There will be other artists works displayed up-and-down Franklin Street.
Rather than spell it all out here, however, I'm going to take this opportunity draw your attention to three sources of news and happenings here in Clarksville.
First, we have had the support of The Leaf Chronicle for years. We can always count on our friends--especially Stacy Smith Segovia--to share information regarding the arts downtown. Then there's Clarksville Online--a wonderful web-based news, information and opinion source for anyone who wants to find-out about Clarksville. Finally, a relative newcomer to the scene, Clarksville Spotlight. I turn to these sources everyday--I hope you find them as informative and useful as I.