Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

Ok, ok. So I know it's been awhile since I've had a new post and I'm sure that everyone was just about to give out on me. But I'm back and now, thanks to my amazing new iMac (best Christmas present ever, thanks mom & dad!) I'm ready to really kick things off this year with Skeleton Leaves and this blog. 

The Winter Art Market was a wonderful introduction into the Greenville art scene. The weather was frigid but I made some great new friends, looking forward to more events like that in the future.

Stay tuned...lots of exciting things to come!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Open for business!

Winter Art Market has officially begun! After several hours of painstakingly setting up shop (thanks Mom, Dad, and Gran!) we are open. I think my tent turned out pretty snazzy and I couldn't ask for a better location. But it's FREEZING. That's my only complaint thus far. Looking forward to a great weekend of amazing local art! Lots of pics coming soon..

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Art Market is the just a few days away! I've discovered in the past week that working a full time job really cuts in to all my preparation but everything seems to be coming together and I'm really excited about all of my ornaments, cards, and other paper goodies. Looks like the weather will be perfect. Hours are Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 along the Reedy River. Get in the Christmas spirit while supporting Greenville's local artists!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just finished these last night, pretty excited about how they turned out

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A few Christmas items...


Welcome to Skeleton Leaves, I'm so excited to finally get this project off the ground. It has taken me a long time to finally get here. After two years of heading down a completely different path, working in finance, studying for multiple securities licensing exams and basically putting my artistic career on hold,  I've returned to my first love. I'm eager jump head first into this crazy world and in less than 2 weeks you will find me at the Greenville Winter Art Market in downtown Greenville selling my handmade cards, Christmas ornaments and other goodies. I'm beyond excited for this opportunity.

So, what's with the name? you may be asking. My mom immediately thought of gouls and goblins but no, this is no reference to anything spooky. Skeleton leaves are shells of their former bright, living, and green selves. But, they hold their own beauty and intricacies. My work is about reclaiming remnants from the past and finding the beauty that still exists within them even though they are now faded, yellowed, or torn. The idea of the skeleton leaf just seemed to fit.

Thanks for taking the time to share in this journey with me. Finally, a special thanks to Christina for all the encouragement and for giving me the kick in the pants that I needed to finally do this. 

Lots of pictures to follow.