busy bee weekend

Weekend sketches in my giant deckled-edge thick-textured page book…my favorite (but very heavy) one to tote around right now:

Oh what a very busy (but wonderful) weekend! Friday night we went to Tarrytown to the most quiant, magical old theater to see Neko Case and it was fabulous. We were on the balcony but the space was so cozy that it felt very close to the stage. The theater was like stepping back in time. I was mesmerized by the antique feel of the place, and in combination with Neko’s voice it was bliss! The lighting fixtures were pure magic with their graceful silhouettes and sepia-casting glow. Like like forest spirits dancing all around us. mmm…..a peek!

We got her to autograph a few albums at the end of the show. She was so nice! I tend to get very shy around celebrities but my husband made me wait in line and on the way out I was happy we did!
Saturday was spend sketching a bit, taking a long walk and lots of other chore-ish things. I have been thrifting like crazy (in person and on etsy) and I had a pile of delicate dresses and cardigans from last week to wash. Last week was the best thrifting week in a very, very long time. I got a baby blue typewriter that I am going to display on my shelf with my blue book collection, two very pretty blue vintage dresses, red gollashes, some cardigans from the early 60’s, and a billowy floral sundress for summer. Lets see…oh and on a Sunday morning flea market trip with friends I found the most wonderful little treasures! (all of it below minus the giant lockets but more about that later)

I am going to wear all of it! Little nature-y pins and things, handpainted wooden pointy shoes (to wear pinned to a cardigan) a pocketwatch, skeleton key pin, cameo, and a lucky horseshoe! There were tables and tables of these little treasures and it was so fun to root through it all. The pocket watch is acting stange…it was broken when I bought it but the minute I brought it into my studio room it started to tick-tock and hasn’t stopped since. The best part of the flea market was a stall with a woman selling piles of vintage clothes from her old shop. I bought a sweet gingham dress with a matching cardigan and a sweater that looks like a garden is growing all over it! Also, this bag, which is also a minature embroidered garden…

The bag didnt fit into my scanner but it is so pretty and now I am stocked for the spring and summer…if they would just get here already! I am dreaming of wearing a garden with animals and birds wanding amongst it’s strange made-up flowers…

And I haven’t taken this off since I got it’s parcel in the mail last week:

A sweet dictionary-page glass necklace from found and made on etsy. I’ll have to take a picture of it on because the glass orb pendant is very bit and its just so cute! Also swiped up this shirt on etsy for spring:

Its so soft in person and since most vintage things usually aren’t I was so happy! I am super excited becasue I have been busy making necklaces with assorted giant-sized vintage lockets and old ribbon tied in bows, which I will offer in my shop very soon. They are going to all be one-of-a-kind with mini prints of my paintings inside. Oh, the lockets I found are just so darling! Please come back to visit very soon!

10 replies on “busy bee weekend”

  1. Oh my!! That theater looks like such a magical place… perfect for showcasing Neko’s lovely vocal style. 🙂 I think I’m absolutely in love with the geisha artwork in the dome!!

    Hooray for thrifting-luck! It has been a bit sparse around here, but tomorrow is my “Day of Thrift”, and your post is renewing my hope that perhaps the end of the “winter doldrums” in the stores is near. 🙂 hehe! I just love all those wee treasures you spotted and scooped up… those are usually the ones I spend ages going through. The pocket watch is a real find!

    Have a lovely, creative Tuesday!!

  2. Neko Case is so amazing live–I’ve seen her four or five times over the last nine years and she never fails to astound me.
    Your sketches are lovely–somehow seeing people’s sketchbooks can be as interesting (if not more so) as a finished piece. But your finished pieces are wonderful, too!

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