Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Spring!

What a busy end-of-winter it has been for me.  I have so enjoyed leading the OLLI class on Early Tulsa History!  I created 6 new slideshow programs for this course - which took a lot of time and focus.  Meeting great Tulsa folks made it all worth it and the programs will go into the Tulsa Historical Society rotation of educational programs- win win.  

Not sure if I want to attempt any spring shows this year since the wind really comes sweeping down our plains (sometimes in the form of a tornado) this time of year.   Perhaps if an inside show opportunity comes my way :)





My pillows are still for sale locally at both MADE stores as well as at the Vintage Vault and custom orders are always welcomed in my Etsy shop.  A few of my items will soon be offered at the Deco Museum, also located in the Philcade Lobby.  Pictures such as the one above are sold at River City Trading Post in Jenks.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

WRAPPING UP THE YEAR

Checking In 
The last few months have been a blur, as I knew they would be.  I spent a lot of time gearing up for the greatest local craft show, Indie Emporium, then catching up after it -with lots of Etsy custom orders (yay!) plus my own holiday shopping/shipping to take care of (all of my kids/grandkids live in different states).  I am pausing a moment to catch my breath and catch up with you guys.

Humbled

I was recently mentioned in a Tulsa World article (about Tulsa's old movie theaters) that had a very serendipitous result; both myself and Vern Stefanic are featured in it.  Vern is married to my sister.  Reporter Jimmie Trimmle had no idea; no reason to ask, no reason to tell, although I did have a sneaky suspicion it might be him when he mentioned “an article, written back in 1983” during our interview.  But he never said his name.  It was a pretty neat Sunday morning surprise. You can see it HERE

Another cool thing happened before 2014 was over: I was contacted and asked if I wanted to lead a class for OSU’s OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) spring schedule.  The subject? Why, Tulsa history of course.  I am looking forward to doing this beginning in February at the Tulsa Historical Society.  You can see the course HERE (scroll down to page 28)

New Things
While things have slowed down quite a bit now that the holidays are over, I am still designing and printing new pillow covers.  Here are a few:




Last but not least, in addition to Made:Tulsa, my pillows will soon be for sale over at the Vintage Vault- yay!