Monday, August 13, 2012

Goings on....

Hello everybody! I have a few events that you should jot in your calendars provided you are like me and still use pens, or for the super cool, google calendar the following!

On Saturday August 18th, I will be lending a helping hand to my oh so talented friend Melinda at Hot August Blues. This is an amazing music festival which you really should not miss out on. All the information can be found at the festival's website If you can make it out, be sure you stop by the Byrdcall Studio tent which is where our post will be for the day! I have written about Melinda before and her amazing work, but if you missed that check out her website at

On Saturday September 8th, Heavens to Bessie will be participating in the American Visionary Arts Museum annual Out-Sideshow I can not tell you how excited I am to participate this year! Be sure you stop down and come say hey and check out my new work. There are tons of great vendors and this event will be held rain or shine so just plan on coming!!!

On Sunday October 7th, Heavens to Bessie will be at The Downtown Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival. By then hopefully I will be able to wear a scarf :-) I love fall, so I am really happy to participate in this outdoor event in October! And this is the last First Sunday Arts festival for the year, so be sure to come down for it!

There are plenty of other events in the works so check back often. If you are not already friends with Heavens to Bessie on Facebook....why not? Just search Heavens to Bessie Jewelry. I am also on twitter and instagram (@heavenstobessie) and as always you can check out my website at

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Heart Really Likes You

A couple weeks ago, I had not left my house for 2 days choosing to watch movies that make me cry. It had been raining off and on and I looked like I had gotten punched in face a couple times so I figured I needed to find something to do with myself. I ended up joining a couple friends to go down to ArtScape, which if you are not from Baltimore, is a huge art festival with tons of music, food, music, art cars and of course local artists.

I hadn't been down to the festival in a couple years, choosing not to fight the crazy crowds and ridiculous heat. But that day was perfect. It was in the 60's and pouring down rain so I did not have to battle with either. I threw on some boots, grabbed my umbrella and set off with my friends.

We had a great day! So often rainy days can be depressing, hence the movies I was watching, but we turned it into a perfectly cheerful day!

I am on a savings spree currently, and I have a very strict no mug buying policy, as I simply have no place to put them. But sometimes you fall in love and something by Nelle Design spoke to me. This mug has anatomical renderings of hearts on the outside and one inside. Along the top it says "I hope you stay a while because my heart really likes you". This in particular, really spoke to me but all of her work is great! Be sure you check it all out at , and make friends on facebook .

It is amazing how something so simple can make you so happy!