Yeah. . .I know. . .let's not even go there. . .let's just pretend I haven't ignored my blog for oh, I don't know. . .over a month.. . .AGAIN.
BREAKING NEWS AT THE SILO HOUSE:
* I guess a couple of shows have come and gone. . .they have been amazing and this last one absolutely CLEANED ME OUT!!!! I'm so excited to start from scratch and create all new goodies for the next one, especially since it's the Halloween show and I love Halloween!!!!
It was so crazy for last week's show that I forgot to take pictures. . .this is one that I took after this new piece was finished. . .we converted an old science lab cabinet into "Professor Doodles Cabinet"!!!
* The summer is definitely almost over because my garden is slowing down and we find ourselves eating more Fried Green Tomatoes than red ones. And yes, I did just spell that with capital letters. . .I'm that Southern.
*Since my last blog we have been honored by the presence of two wonderful homeless dogs. Miss Ruby was an elderly (think 18-20 years old) chihuahua that I ran across at a shelter in our region. She was terminally ill with congestive heart failure and riddled with arthritis, but she showed no signs of pain and had a stronger will to live than any creature I have ever met. I knew when I brought her home that she wouldn't have long. . .and it was 10 days exactly that I was blessed to have her in my arms and my life. . .she will forever be in my heart. This experience was the most moving that I have had in rescue. For 10 days she rallied. . .she rode with the top down over and over, she went to the flea market two days in a row, she played like she thought she was a puppy, and she absolutely stole the heart of every person that she met. When Miss Ruby died we went once more around with the top down. . .listening to a little John Mellencamp before burying her along side Sidalee and Buster T Calhoun.
You can't really tell here, but this is Miss Ruby riding in the car with the top down. . .she had a little giraffe print bed to keep her comfy cozy!
This past weekend I brought home another senior dog. . .but, this one, hopefully, with many good years to come. Bacco was an 11 year old English Lab who had been abandoned by the family that had owned him since puppyhood. . .such a sad story, but it ended with the graciousness of Tad and Ingrid who took him to their amazing farm where he will live his golden years as every Lab should!!!!
*Oh. . .we went to the beach. . .such a nice get away. Great house, great water, great company with all three of my guys. . .much needed and appreciated by all.
The boys were able to get some small scale sailing in while we were at the beach. . .I can't believe they are so grown up.
*And then I find myself here today. . .the flea market is back this weekend, the boys have started school. . .everyone is in high school now which officially makes me old as hell (did anyone notice that I put the flea market in front of my boys?? That's just wrong). . . .it seems that everything moves in a constant circle doesn't it?
This isn't at this month's flea market. . .I'm cheating a bit.. .but this was a flea market a month or so back and I couldn't believe the luck I had finding this giant A.. . .it could only have been better if it were an "S".
due to high demand we have added an extra day to the show. ..the second show date is April 15th from 9-11 only
2010 Studio Thursday Calendar
Jan/Feb Combo Show January 21st 9-2 March 11th 9-2 April 8th 9-2 May 13th 9-2 June 10th 9-2 July 8th 9-2 August 12th 9-2 September 9th 9-2 October 14th 9-2 Holiday Open House November 11th 9-2, Nov. 12th 5:30-8, Nov. 13th 10-12
Hi Y'all. . .for those who are venturing onto the blog and don't already know me, my name is Shawn South-Aswad and I live in Thompsons Station, TN. My husband and I built our dream home out of a silo, hence my studio name, "Silo Studios". I'm a self taught artist that loves to dabble in absolutely everything. But I focus on the fun whimsical art and salvage furniture that I sell at my monthly shows. Everything for me is about COLOR COLOR COLOR. . .I just can't get enough color in my world!!!
Patrick and I have two amazing boys that are now teenagers and totally growing up before our eyes. My studio animals keep me company though. Sherlock, Hoot, and Tallulah, Billabong and Finn are forevers. . .but there is always a foster or two hanging out and stepping in paint. Lilly the cat only comes down to visit occasionally at night. . .she sticks to the upstairs since the puppies got here.
I must admit. . .this is the second time that I've tried to start a blog. . .and I plan on sticking to it this time and not letting it overwhelm me. . .we'll see how it goes!!!