Opendoor Studio is almost "open"

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My dream for my little studio is to make a wonderful environment in which to create.  I have been sorting and filing and stashing and have come up with some ideas.
Primarily I want it to be a space where I am able to paint my Oils.  My thoughts were to make it a place where I can ask friends to join me in the creative process by attending a "workshop" style get together.
I had a thought to create and "antique shop" feel to the entry area.  I have had so many items in totes from years of flea marketing and I thought, if I put them on display, it may be inspiration for all.  So, after the walls were painted, I began displaying my items.  I will be able to pull them, photograph them and list them on Etsy.  Making the entire process so much easier.
Of Course...if I have a garage sale, I will be able to share my little space with those wishing to take a peek.  I will also happily open by appointment.  I will be available and listing on Etsy on Tuesdays and Thrusdays! 
   I hope to see you soon.


Ahh... Summer ( or the end of it anyway!)

Summer is winding to a close,   the kids have returned to school, albeit a half day.  That means only one thing.  I will be spending more time on my Etsy site.  I have been stocking my " shop" with all kinds of goodies and will be listing soon.
       I am torn between styles.  I am loving the clean look of threepotatofourshop.com but I have so many " shabby " items yet to sell.  I will try to see if I can do anything with them first ...then shift styles to my " clean line" look
         Until then,
   Stay tuned and watch daily for my new Etsy Listings!


In Awe of the Green

Just a sampling of  the beauty found on the Green River out of Moab Utah.  
What a glorious river and what a wonderful group of people to gather with for a 5 day river  adventure.


Moab Utah and the Green River!

Today I head out on a trip I have waited years to take. 
 Friends, Rich and Jacquie, of Small Potatoes fame,
 and I ... and 17 others will be heading to Moab Utah 
for a canoe trip on the Green River. 
 I can't tell you how excited and just a bit nervous I am.  
  While I am having the time of my life, my husband is staying behind with the kids.  The nervous part is...I will have no way of contacting the family after Wednesday and I hope he is not at his wits end by Sunday, when we can be in touch again.
  I am so used to the calls from my daughter for "5 dollars" here and "can I go there" " i need gas" " i'm Bored" or hungry...Which I NEVER mind getting...
  Tony is a terrific texter and keeper in touch 
with the kids...but I am the smoother over one. 
 And, from time to time, it can seem like the verge of WWIII.
  I am praying that all is peaceful on the home front!
My trip will be with 
and will be a slow, Hot , trip down the green river.  
I am so looking forward to capture photos for my paintings, to make a catalogue of scenes.  I am looking forward to camping and time around the campfire.  The trip is unique in that, the focus is on the music in the evenings.  It will be wonderfully fun and a great time to share with my good friends.
       I will share a story or 2 upon my return.