Tuesday, October 6, 2015


just wow.
We are home from Round Top!
My goodness!

(no. thank goodness)

I don't mean that in a bad way, I just mean after 19 days, we were all just really ready to get home.

and boy did we have fun.  I mean I seriously don't remember the last time I laughed so hard.
It was a lot like going back to college.  Just working a lot harder.
we left Atlanta Sept. 16th.
when we got back yesterday at 2:30 p.m. no one was allowed to take a pic of us...
so, let's recap our trip just so I won't forget.
What we thought was going to be a 13 hour (easy driving) trip out there half way across the country ended up taking 16 hours....
and 15 - 20 potty breaks.
We went over really, really long bridges and lots of really scary construction zones before we arrived really really late at our first destination!

that had tons of these amazing creatures!!!

I went a little gaga..

This was a ranch that a friend of Lisa's owned in Hempstead, Texas.
Beautiful place!
and a wonderful, peaceful start for an adventure of which we had no clue.....
We actually got there about 3 days too early and learned a lot about what we are going to do next time.
(yes, we are going back in the spring)

First.....we found a company that does professional walls.
Good, gosh, that made my day.
Because, let me tell ya, it was NOT fun painting walls in about 115 heat index.
poor Clara will never be the same.
and we didn't know it at the time but the guys around us were just sitting there laughing at the three of us getting "inducted" in to Round Top.
We were so green.
this was one of our neighbors who does industrial furniture...
look, I'm just saying, the view was not too bad.
Kurt Russell is what we called him

So, no.  Next year we will NOT be painting walls.

So, after two days in Hempstead, we made our way to Round Top to stay in a Bed and Breakfast with 5 other folks that we had never met.
again, we were back in college.
What an amazing adventure!  And everyone got along so well!  No, I'm serious!  One night we all made a huge dinner for everyone and it was just so fun.
(6 of us used the same bathroom)

After the show started, let me tell you guys, we hit the floor running.  I have never in my life seen so many people. (and everyone said it was a slow show)
Wow, what is fast like?

I will thankfully be replenishing this group of prints!

what I thought would sell and what actually sold really surprised me

like the watercolor feathers flew off the wall (no pun intended)
The large churches and boats and angels as well.
I was really worried that Lisa would not have enough work, I mean talk about a rock star painter!
(and she had about 60 or so pieces)

so, about Sunday before last, we were actually getting a little delirious.
like I was seeing things and days were running together.

um.  I was really homesick and this little Min-pin doggy came up to me and knew I needed a little loving.

and then he turned around and I said "wait! I've seen that butt before"

omg. y'all.
I have seriously never laughed so hard in my life....ever.
I didn't know if it was truly that funny or if I was just SO tired.
I say funny.

So after that I was working with a girl named Kendall.
No really, I met probably 5 Kendalls!  And most were my age!

Okay, so, I'm working with one of the Kendalls.  I look up and see this absolutely gorgeous woman!
I knew she looked familiar, but wasn't quite sure.
She was looking at my watercolor feathers.
So, I said "are you on Duck Dynasty"? And she said yes,  
I politely said "I'll be with you in a second" and she said "it's okay, I need to go find my daughter.
Now y'all.
I never get nervous.  But for some reason I got nervous!
I was finishing up with the Kendall and trying really hard to work with other people at the same time.

Anyway, in comes cute little Sadie from Duck Dynasty.  And they pick out a painting (actually it was just a print) but still ;)
It will go in to Sadie's bedroom.
I was too nervous to get a pic with them, but I did get this...
as you can see I gave her 10% off for being one of my kid's favorite shows....

Then all the sudden Marcus Luttrell
(the Lone Survivor) comes around the corner.  This is the guy that the book and movie was written about.
He was a Navy Seal and was the only survivor of I think an ambush.  Not sure, but definitely watching the movie today.
A true hero.
I had no idea who he was, and let me tell ya, I definitely would have asked him for a pic if I had known.
He was really funny.

Anyway,  Saturday the show closed at 4 p.m. (in the middle of the Alabama/Georgia football game)
Can I get a big time "Roll Tide"?

Clara and I went to a bar and watched the end of the game

Then we went back to our booth and packed everything left in to the van.

We left Sunday morning and I'm pretty sure I saw this sign when we were leaving...

we ended up in Mobile, Alabama about 9 p.m.
(we were smart and broke the trip up)
then we arrived home at 2:30 p.m. yesterday...

I am not going to the studio this week.

Next adventure???
Our new company!!!

We will be unveiling UFanCards at the Homecoming game at the University of Alabama this weekend!!!
yes.  That is a collegiate gift card.
Be looking for really exciting things from our tent heading in to the stadium!
More about that tomorrow!!!

have a terrific day y'all!!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Round Top - Part 2!!!

Well, we have now been here for 12 days!
The mornings feel a little like "Groundhog Day"

But, we are definitely having fun!
So, I walked around and snapped some stuff I really liked!

Here we go!

this was our Bloody Mary bar Saturday!

really want this....Turkish Tula rug

I think this would be great hanging on a wall

I won't say how many of these I purchased but it is the greatest invention ever made.  Keeps your drink cold the entire time


Be still my heart

about 3/4 of this wall is empty (yay)!!!  So I'm painting new ones every morning

most comfy chair ever!

LOVED these!!! If I owned a rifle I would definitely get one

My partner in crime Clara Blalock's beautiful work

Might need these ;)

I thought this was kind of neat.  Wine bar

and these are really amazing....like really

I soaked my feet in ice water while watching this:

Have a beautiful day y'all!!!

If you are in Round Top come see us!!!  This is supposed to be
"busy week"

Arbor Antiques Tent D

we are calling ourselves Three Artists from Atlanta!!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome to Round Top!!!

Well....we left Atlanta one week ago today.

I will tell you that Lisa Moore is a rock star for putting this trip together for us.
She literally found the information, made the contacts, found someone to build walls, put together all the bills and accounting and has worked her tail off.

I now know why she loves to paint horses.

Because she herself is a workhorse....
Along with that, for 3 women all over 50 to take on what some would consider an intimidating challenge is pretty neat.

I just thought this pillow I found was pretty neat.
May have to go back and purchase this.

we actually came out about 3 days too early.
But we are learning for next spring.

Business has been spotty since we set up.
Mainly people perusing the shops, making notes and taking pictures of items.

We've had tons of those people.
And really great feedback.

Today actually starts the BIG start of Round Top.
From what I have heard from many folks, there will be about 500,000 people who will come through the 10 or so miles of tents.
(ps....our tent is the best....)

No, I say that with a wink, but I truly believe that.

Arbor Antiques Tent D

Our booth is square in between a guy who I believe will have so many people in his booth that they won't be able to move.
Awesome industrial furniture that he designs himself.
The other side of us is just absolutely gorgeous European antiques.

So, Clara and I took a little time off to look around at a few other locations.
Took a few pics of some of my faves!

my first purchase...don't hate.

I think this awesome table sold the first day. love.

Clara and I relaxed at the most fabulous linen shoppe I've ever been in.  Seriously.


love again.

I want this truck. (or to at least paint it)


just a portion of the industrial furniture guy.  This was when he was just setting up.

y'all wouldn't even believe the great prices on these covered headboards

This is probably my favorite thing I've seen here.  This is a narrow oval table.  Haven't seen anything like this and I'm predicting this style will be knocked off soon.

these next items are from a darling couple who is staying in the B & B where we are staying
Just beautiful items.


this is another artist here from Baton Rouge

I just thought this was funny.

SO wish I needed these.

another industrial item.  A wine table

Check this cool thing out.  One of the artists had this and I'm about to go on amazon and buy a bunch of these.  It's a cell phone necklace.

reminded me of my grandmother!

again, don't go hatin because I purchase this great bag.
(hey, I'm hand made)

  This MASSIVE Dutch piece is just simply amazing.
I think it's from around circa 1720.  price tag? 17,500.00 (I might could get you a discount though)

okay, tips

if you come to Round Top

*wear THE MOST comfortable shoes you own
*wear the coolest clothes you own
*make a plan of where you are going 
*make notes of what you are looking for
*wear sunscreen


Have a terrific day y'all!!!

Wish us luck!!!