Sunday, February 7, 2016

Secure that dog, Mister!

One of my biggest pet peeves is people not securing their dogs in a car or back of a truck when they are on the road. I wish there was a number you could call to report these dumb asses. 

Justin trying out his new seat belt leash

I had bought these new Pet Glory dog seat belts for Zipper Who Doodle, but they were just to heavy. So I gave them to my neighbor Nina, whose big dog rides in the back seat of her car and she likes to have him secured when she driving. 



She has bought 3 different dog seat belts and had to return each of them because they wouldn't let him lay down. 



I like the fact this set comes with a seat belt that can stay in the car and one that be can use as the lead. The leads are really well made and will last a really long time. The bonus is the zipper pocket located on the main leash where you can put some cash, keys or poop bags, and the handle is padded so when your doggie is pulling the lease, your hand won't get rubbed raw or cut into your fingers and palm. The leash seat belts are adjustable and have reflective fabric strips sewn into the leads,which is great because Nina walks her dogs after work late at night. They are so easy to use, just insert the leash seat belt end into your car seat belt latch.


Zipper the Who Doodle


If you have a small dog, the leashes might be too heavy. I would like to see a lighter version for smaller dogs like my Chinese Creasted, Zipper the Who Doodle. #DogLeash #Doglove

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Drink up those lemons

Part of my detox is drinking lemon water ever morning. One way I do this faithfully is make up my lemon water and put it in a Tervis tumbler with a lid. Then leave it on my bedside table, so the moment I get up it is there for me to drink. I really think this has helped me keep cold germs at bay. Here is a link to some more info on lemon water and the health benefits. Also...I finally broke down and bought a lemon juicer...you could kill someone with this thing, it is so heavy.

 
It is almost like a piece of sculpture. (if you click on the image it takes you to the Amazon page if you want to check out the one I bought)



I love vintage drawing of fruit and vegetables. I need to pull out my clip art books to stir my creative juices.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Detoxing

I am taking a creative break to get my physical and emotional well-being in order. I realized last November that I had tunnel vision just working on art and not paying attention to my surrounding and what I ate and my health. So, I am trying new natural products and eating "clean".  Teaching myself to cook and bake has also been on my list. I will still be doing some art, but not as intensive. Stay tuned and I will share my journey with you. 

The word for the year is Mindful...which encompasses the theme for 2016.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hello 2016

The Little House creative brain trust took most of 2015 off to re-energize and reflect. After 30 years of creating art, you need a breather. Hopefully a new year will bring new surprises!

Here is a toast to a wonderful 2016!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Creative Chick » Who Doo Giveaway Extravaganza!!






To celebrate the New Year, Who Doo Arts is giving away 5 Who Doo Dolls for 2015!! Click on this link  http://bit.ly/1GTklve and enter! 5 Winners will be chosen random, but here is the catch. You will have to take photos of your Who Doo each month while it is on its Who Doo Journey! We will use those photos on our Facebook Page and new Website Blog. The giveaway ends on January 3rd, so get your entry in today!! 




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sparkle Art Saturday!

Little House Art Studios


Saturday, November 29, 2014    11-4

Is Black Friday depressing? Don’t want to fight the crowds and want unique gifts? Come check out the cool artwork of Anne Taylor, Susan R. Sorrell, Tina Zukaitis and April Ortiz. (paintings, art dolls, steam punk jewelry, photography, mixed media, floorcloths, and more!)

602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Who Doo Doll Workshop


Have you done the painting and wine classes and ended up with the same painting as everyone else in class?? Want to stretch your "creative spirit" and make art that is more personalized?? My friend April Ortiz and I have come up with Creative Spirit Workshops. Come and play with us and create a piece of art that will be different than anyone else's. That is what a real piece of art is, a individual creation! 
The first workshop will be Who Doo Dolls that will be held Sept 13th, 2014 at Little House Art Studios.  

Little House Art Studios

602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687

 10am – 4ish (or when we finish)

 (10 person limit)

Early Sign ups $50.00 bonus until August 25th, $60.00 regular price


Details: Students will be painting their own fabrics and designing their own Who Doo Doll. Susan will provide the fabric, paints, thread/needles, stuffing and fabric scraps. Students will need to provide charms, yarn for hair and buttons for eyes...since this will personalize their Who Doo Doll even more!! Plus, bring beverages and snack/lunch...Susan will have sodas and coffee...bring wine for Toddy Time.

Refund Policy: You will be able to get a full refund by August 30th, after that

you can use the sign up money towards another class.

*If you don't make this workshop, Susan will set up another date in October.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Open on the First Saturday of the Month!!

Starting August 2nd, Little House Art Studios will be open the first Saturday of each month until December 2nd. Plus we will be open the whole weekend of Nov 2 and 3 for Open Studios!! The hours will be 11-4.

Come and check out the new floorcloth line that Susan is producing called Splat Mats! Splat Mats are floor cloths that are made from heavy canvas and painted with Acrylic paints. Then they are sealed and waxed. You clean with a wet clean cloth and they stand up to wear and tear. If you would like to hang it, you can use clips or a rod can be slipped through the hem. 





The largest is 2' x 3' and there are smaller ones for Pet Mats. 

Plus Anne Taylor will have some new pieces and there is always fiber art by Susan!!

Some of Susan's work can be purchased through her online shop. 


Monday, April 21, 2014

Online shop now open!!


Working on getting some older pieces finished and my online shop is finally up and running!! Hop over to Creative Chick's Studio store and pick up a piece of Southern Fried Fiber!!


Tote bags with one of a kind artwork!


Original pieces of art!


Monday, February 10, 2014

2014-Blowing by!


We have blown through January and now are into February...the month of Love!! It is quiet at The Little House Studios during the Winter time..we all snugged in an doing work. Keep your eyes peeled for things to pick up in the Spring!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Drop In Dec. 21st at the Studio

Several of us are gearing up for a Holiday Drop In on Dec. 21st from 11-4. We have goodies to eat and stocking stuffers to purchase. 
Amy Anderson is making her yummy doggie treats to sell, Mark Hayes is creating cool cork keychains, Courtney Hughey will be showing off her new jewelry creations, Anne Taylor will have photos to purchase and I will have all kinds of artwork to buy!



Drop by and have a cup of coffee! 602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Website

I finally finished the new website for Creative Chick Studios!! Jump over there and check it out for me!