by Candace Navarrete

by Candace Navarrete

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday, Oct 26

Well the show is over and WHEW, I almost did'nt make it..LOL .It was only an hour and a half from home..and my Daughter and I left at 5am.. I was going to leave at 4:45 ..But at 4:30am the electricity went out, here at the house :) I was already ready to go, but I had to hold the flashlight on my daughter so she could finish putting on her make-up...So we head out on our way to Claremont..We get almost there (about another 10 miles) , we're on the Freeway and a I hear a "Pop"..I'm thinking OMG I hope that wasn't what I'm thinking it was..Well hell, it was :)...A flat tire..So I get off the Freeway and a couple blocks down the Road I pull into a gas station..I call AAA..and they tell me my membership has expired, which I new it hadn't..and of course, Membership Services wasn't opened yet, so Roadside Assitance could'nt help me..:)..The Gas station couldnt help me it was to early..(A whole nother story)..and the guy tells me there's a Good Year Tire place a block down the road..So I drive there, very, very slowly so I don't damage the rim. Ok so it's now 7am..If I'm not at the show by 8:30 to drive in and unload..I'll be locked out :)..The Tire place doesnt open till 7:30..LOL..I get on my Cell again with Auto Club..and finaly get that straightened out..and now it's 7:20..They tell me someone will be there in a half hour or less (Yeah Right)..Now you must realize my daughter & I are kinda dressed up :)...We try ourselfs to jack up the truck with one of those little funky jacks..not working..We try to get the spare tire out from the underneath, not working..and both are hands a dirty & greasy :).....At 7:40 the guys who run the Good Year Tire place pull up..The guy asks me what's wrong and I tell him explaining I HAVE to be at the show BEFORE 8:30....and I know we looked desperate & frustrated..LOL..Well this guy said he had to open the doors & get the shop ready and he'd fix it for me..Well He did fix and did'nt charge me anything!!! Can you believe that!..I gave him a few bucks anyway and we were on our way at 8:10 (Auto Club never did show up)..We pull into the show at 8:20..LOL, a dear Friend was waiting and he helped my daughter & I unload..put the poles up and helped Michelle, while I went to park (2 blocks away)..LOL
I never put together my booth so fast in all my life, and I've been doing show's for 27 years!
I am happy to report after all that, the Show was well worth it and I was quite happy with my Sales...LOL

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vliiage Venture Arts & Crafts Fair, Claremont, CA, this Saturday, OCT 25th!

Don't forget! It's Rain or Shine, 9am-5pm. Stop by my Booth , (#248 off 1st & Yale) and say Hi!
See Ya All There!

Pumpkin Stack

Here's another creation for my Show this Saturday! This is 3 pumpkin gourds with clay,
attached to a wood base..Since this pic was taken..I added some orange glass glitter to the base and a few sprinkles here and there on the pumpkins!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Creation

Here's one of my newest creations! He is for an upcoming Halloween & Holiday show.
Yes, this is a gourd with clay..He's wearing a " Candy Corn"
Painted Hat..

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've been tagged..LOL

I've been tagged by Lance of Crescent Hill Designs
These are the rules:
#1 Link to the person who tagged you.
#2 Post the rules on your blog.
#3 Write six random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself.
#4 Tag four people at the end of your post and link to them.
#5 Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
#6 Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.
Hummmm...6 random/unspectacular things about me..LOL
1. I'm left Handed
2. I'm Irish
3. My Great Grandfather was an Original "KeyStone Cop", in Silent Movies
4. I have 5 siblings
5. Both my Kids are Artists :)
6. I love riding on the back of our Harley
Now for 4 People to Tag..LOL..hummmm
I pick:
Outside the Box Primitives
CJ ...
Sweet Harvest Farms
....Helena C Studios

Friday, October 10, 2008


This clay Skellie sits on a wood candlestick..The feather in his cap is purple :)
The base and hat are glittered with black greman glass glitter..Available on my Website..Click the Pic to go here!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I need more than 24 hours in a day!

Just seems there is NEVER enough time to EVER get anything done that I want to!
I make a list of what I want to get made, for shows, mags, etc. Somehow I always get side tracked from that list..LOL..I think of something else I want to make and then my brain is off and running! Why is that?! How hard is it to stick to a list?, I mean really..but as I'm typing this I am answering my own question..LOL..When you are a creative person, I guess our minds are just NEVER STILL! One idea turns into another, and another..and so much for the list :)..
Some of you are going to think I'm nuts with this next statement..But I Love this time of year!
I love the pressure!!!!! Now ask my Family about this time of year and they will tell you they hate it..LOL..because I am soooo busy..My work space looks like a bomb went off, the rest of the house isn't real zippy..LOL, but I do manage to keep it half way cooking is at a minimal, and there are "little people", and WIPS all over the place..Kinda creepy, I guess..or so the Grankids tell me..LOL
Now I'm off to finish some Skulls I'm working on!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

GourdHead Santa "Make Do"

Here's a Santa I just completed. His head is a gourd with clay attached.
He sits on a wood candlestick base. I used Vintage Garland around his hat,
and of course a Rusty Bell at the bottom of his cap! Available on my website..
Click the pic to take you there!