Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Button Tree


It has been a crazy summer! The days just seem to fly by (although they are very hot) and I am wrapping up a few big projects. Closure is always slightly bittersweet, satisfaction arrives with each completed project, but remorse can linger around knowing that this creative process is over.

The beauty of creating is just that, you can continue to create. So as I hand these projects over, the thrill of new things to come takes hold. My sketchbook is full with designs for art kits, workshops and new products for the art shop.

The next piece in the Historic Clarksville series will be available August 4th (First Thursday). Remember this series is limited and will not be repeated. As of yesterday, there were only two kits available of Franklin Street. Hurry in Creative Corner @ Hodgepodge and pick one up before they are sold out.

"Button Tree" is the first piece in the tree series. It will also be available on August 4th. This kit will include instructions, pattern, paper and buttons. You provide the 11 x 14 canvas, paint and adhesive (available in Creative Corner). In addition to materials in the kit you may add more embellishments and personal touches. This kit is fun because of the flexibility it offers.

Drop by Creative Corner @ Hodgepodge and get creative!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Art Kits


Creative Corner @ Hodgepodge in downtown historic Clarksville, TN is not only an art supply shop but also a place to gather inspiration and creativity. We are offering limited additions of art kits, each kit comes with instructions and the components to complete a piece of mixed media art.

At this time we have the Franklin Street Scene from the Historic Clarksville Series. These are
8 x 10 panels with collage resources included in each kit. You will receive a hand drawn print of Franklin Street, portion of Clarksville map and Clarksville facts. Following a handful of easy instructions you may complete your art in the ease and comfort of your home. There are only about eight of these kits left.... better hurry.

Next month's Historic Clarksville kit with be Public Square. You may ask for to reserve one at Hodgepodge (again there will only be a limited number released). Prepayment is required ($15)

Also in the art shop are four beautiful American Bird series kits. These pieces finish out to about 11 x 14. The kit is comprised of a vintage ledger page (the background), an American bird print and embellishment resources. If you are a nature lover and like to fill your home with original art, these kits are for you. They are reasonably prices and frame out beautifully.

Please come Creative Corner @ Hodgepodge and see what you can create and gather for your home.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Whew! The art shop is officially open! Thank you everyone for your help and support, especially with my knee limitations. Kendall, Crystal, Jennifer and Patti.... many thanks for helping me carrying things up and downstairs. Becky H. as always thank you for helping me pull it all together at the end. And Paige for her long distance help and support. Jane and her superior food from The Lovin Spoonful....yummy. And of course my family, the quiet little elves who work hard and always support me.

It is my hope that everyone will embrace this heartfelt art shop in downtown Clarksville and it may continue to grow for years to come. Please drop by and check things out, while you are there shop in Hodgepodge and ARTifacts, both tremendously inspirational shops for you and your home.