Sunday, March 30, 2008


I am at work on a chair for Vinalhaven, Maine and a commission for Strawberry in Ithaca- so I'm sort of taking a small art hiatus these last few days. It started with the exciting pickup of my retro arm chair for the living room, FREECYCLED!!!!!...the exciting part was that they just said it was green and "older" and no one had claimed it after a week (worrisome), so they reoffered it, and me and my MIL went to pick in up in my BIL's toyota SUV....
we pulled up to the house, and saw it on the porch and it was like "hooray!!! it's COOL!" I am really enjoying it in the corner of my living room, it has changed the dynamic of the house.
as if that wasn't exciting enough :-), I got a bunch of stuff for my son, my sweet boy, and this is SO funny, now has so many shorts I think he needs a new bureau.
Rachel-Marie gave me the most beautiful art today and also a beautiful necklace she made, I am speechless about it, and YOU will see me in it, so just wait!!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sorry I've been MIA!

Easter. Au Pair stuff. Kid stuff. Card contest. Chair Painting. Necklace Making. FreeCycling. Artist friend wedding. (gift for artist friend making), Commission for another friend, delivering work...
in other news:
I have felt confused about my son's choice of school's in the coming years, and we went to the "Night of the Arts" at the city elementary by our house. The work was BEAUTIFUL!!!! and it lined all the walls- I kept thinking I could buy this or that.
What an old but interesting and pleasant school. It was built in the 1920's, and the tile work was so neat- the bathrooms were all different (they had the doors to them open:-) ) and I'm talking 5 or 6 different tile levels, all coordinating in each bathroom, very intricate (i'm not a tile expert, sorry if I don't make sense) ...big arched windows above stairwells, lots of stuff in the classrooms, and the kids are so diverse, and there were many arty moms, so that was very nice. I could even make friends!
My dear dear little son who loves music (and I swear will grow up to be a Maestro or a music teacher) left me and the audience of circling parents, to stand 2 feet away from the violinists playing; he stood there, chin down, and watched them by himself for three songs straight, in the middle of the empty space, with everyone wondering who this tiny little guy was. All the parents were just waiting for him to do something bad, and he just stood there, alone listening to them and watching them. The music teacher was even wide-eyed- so i'm not nuts I guess thinking he REALLY likes music.
We asked him if he wants to go to that school and he nodded, "Yep!"
I got my violin out for him tonight and he played it proudly for an hour. When I put it away he ran around saying, "OH NO! NAY NAY?!" I had to tell him that Daddy needs to go to sleep and we'll play it again in the morning.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spoiled Silly

2nd store carrying Maggie French Folk Art- Spoiled Silly Children's Boutique on Main Street Lititz.
Very very very cute.
See store pics to the right>
thank you Kim, you were so nice today and my stuff looks so cute with the cute stuff in your store.
OH! Lancaster City Bird's new home is here! for now anyway!!!! til someone buys him!!!

I wanted to be an art teacher at age 5. I never would have expected little shops would like me- isn't life full of happy surprises?:-)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wednesday Wednesday

Had lunch with Jody in York at the Harp and Fiddle Irish pub, after I dropped off 14 pieces of Irish themed art (from my Irish painting blitz) at the Studio and Art Bar. Will you be in York Saturday for the parade? stop in and check out my stuff. Andrea and Michele will have a booth at the parade too (the only booth!) check the booth too for my Irish items.
An extra special thanks to Betty tonight for buying one of my Mexican doors for a wedding gift. This was one I was considering keeping....
but oh well!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Intellinger article

My goodness, I'm more colorful than I thought. :-)
you really notice things like that when it's brought to your attention in black and white!
I didn't realize how bright it was in here.
but I LIKE IT!

in other Maggie French Folk Art news, I am on an Irish blitz painting St. Patty's day things for the Studio and Art Bar in York. they are super sonic cute. photos soon.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A few of my favorite things, that I'M KEEPING!!!!

I wonder how much stuff I should list on Etsy...I just keep making things and putting them on there. : )

I want to save some things for city shows, so at least somebody gets a surprise.

Today I listed a few things from last year on sale. I've never done that before. It's not good to have so many things sitting around, at least not in a very small Cape Cod house.

On the flip side though, I ran into another problem in that I've made some things I really want to keep for myself- so there! like my favorites. My friend Carrie told me to do that last year. Oh there are a few things I've sold I would have loved to keep. Senorita Burrita knows what I'm talkin about! Kiss those big orange doors for me.

In other news, My new RED glasses with orange in the inside of the frame from Italy's KILLER LOOP , should be ready soon for me...I can't wait!

a mini Maggie transformation has begun.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Good things today

Deb from the paper came to photograph me painting on the oven. to get the shot she had to sit on my sink :)
Found a piece of wood at the park.
Ice cream shop reopened.
someone is Freecycling 20+ decorating magazines to me. and I will use them in my art! (Cottage Living etc (great article on 17 women artists in the last issue, very cool),,,thank goodness these mags are on the fun side of the decorating spectrum cuz I have my share of DWELL and Architectural Digest)
65 degrees out today. went for a walk with my little buddy.
i might eat a taco tomorrow.

Bun goes bye bye

We had our good bye dinner for Bun tonight, my Thai au pair. I will miss her so much. But she is off to a good place, to care for "twins on the way!" in San Fran.

Since I am tired and sad to see her go, I just want to say this:

My au pairs are so sweet, intelligent, and interesting. And when I say that, I mean that from the depths of my soul.

If you think that foreign girls who come here are slaves and just want to get married, I challenge you to meet a few au pairs. Not only are they really cool, I look at each one of them and think that they will be something in 20 years, since they are so special now.