An Art Outing

I love to go to places that sell art,


just to enjoy all the talent I don’t have expressed by others. (kind of like dance class)


Today, I visited the Wooden Stone in Davidson twice.


Once before lunch to take pictures, and again after lunch.


During lunch I looked at all my photos to check for quality

and to decide what pieces I had to have.


Mr. Flower was with me, so this limited my purchase capabilities.


It’s okay.   I know how to get back to the lovely little town of Davidson, NC.

Look for this lovely bench out front.


I got two of the things photographed.


I won’t tell which two because they are gifts and of course all my friends read my blog.


Oh, more suspense!

I really wanted this cutie-pie for myself.






Glitter, Glue and a Friend or Two

When it gets cold, the Flower has to play inside.

So I invite friends over to make things.


This weekend, a group of creative folks decorated all sorts of things with napkins.


I have a napkin collection you see.  I search far and wide for beautiful napkins.


My friends do, too.  Then we get together and share our paper treasures.

We sit around a big table covered with supplies: ModPodge glue,  glitter, scissors, sponge brushes and paper plates to work on.


We peel napkins down to one ply, cut them in sections

and glue them onto anything we care to embelish.


There was a wide assortment of objects.


There was also some new talent at the table.


I always enjoy watching other artist at work.


I learn something new every time I have a “workshop.”


It’s a cheap thrill.

“He is the richest man, who has the cheapest treasures.”


I love my napkin collection, but my friends are my treasures.



Carving Magic

I met an amazing artist, Tom Gow, at the Moses Cone Estate last weekend.

He was out on the front porch demonstrating his craft.

I wish I had had the time to watch him work. He studies the shape of the wood and lets it guide him on what form it should become.

Tom makes whimsical pieces of art out of various types of wood and from the bark of dead Canadian Cottonwood trees.

He had been carving for about ten years, when he saw an article in a carving magazine about bark carving. He took a class from the artist in that article. His love of the bark carving shows through in these magical pieces.

My favorite is the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.  This is Tom’s favorite, also.

I also thought Rapunzel’s Tower was wonderful.

The tiny, crooked details in each piece make it special and unique.

Tom is a member of the Southern Highland Artist Guild.

His contact through them is

FLOWER on the Move.