Monday, December 17, 2007

Holiday Open Studio #3

A big thank you to everyone who came out to Christmas Valley (yes, it's really called that) for our third Holiday Open Studio yesterday. Here are some photos of our guests... And thank you to everyone who agreed to let me take their picture!

That's Jessica modeling the "Mini Poobah" Art Helmet... and her little sister, Julia, modeling the truffles.

And some other intrepid guests...

Shari, The Best Neighbor In the Whole World, shows off her goodies. (She's mine, and she's not moving!)

Here's Hannah, above, choosing the winner of Melissa's Virtual Reception raffle.

Thank you so much, everyone, for coming!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Third Time's A Charm

Tomorrow is Holiday Open Studio number three. My studio is cleaned up and ready for all of Kristen's faeries and Barbara's pots, mugs and bowls. I'm amazed at how much room there is in there, now that it's all spruced up! Come by and shop for gifts, savor a truffle or two, and make some new friends. (It's a tiny space, so if alot of people come by, we'll all be close friends by the end of the afternoon!) I'll be showing my new line of recycled paper art earrings and necklaces, and some of my older pieces will be on sale too. I'm even going to have some of the Art Helmets out, so if you have a little too much wine, and you're looking for a lampshade, you can substitute a helmet. (Although we'd rather you drink in moderation, and only overdo the chocolate.)

Also, if you've been at any of these events, you are automatically entered to win some Fabulous Prizes (art!). Tomorrow is your last chance! If you need directions or more information on this last sale, email me.

Just a reminder: I am holding a Virtual Reception for Paper Moon, and today and tomorrow (December 15th and 16th) are your last days to comment on my blog and be entered to win a pair of my earrings. (Your name will be put into the faux-leopard-skin pillbox hat pictured at right!) Click here to read and comment!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Virtual Open Studio

You're welcome to visit Melissa's blog to join in her first Virtual Open Studio... in case you can't make any of our holiday sales; or even if you can!

Just go to her blog, Unglued, and comment on any of her posts this week, to be entered to win a pair of her Recycled Paper Art Earrings (necklace to be substituted in case of the non-pierced!)
Not blog-comment-savvy? Easy directions (and more details) are posted here.

Good luck!

Something Fuzzy This Way Comes

If you happened to stand too close to one of our display tables, you might not have noticed the tip of a black tail, twitching in anticiptation, until it was too late. This happened to one of our guests yesterday, as he innocently perused Barabara's pottery...

it was Walter. Walter Pink Pidgeon, to be more exact.

Anyway, aside from the surprise attacks, Walter was very friendly and obliging as the Underground Artists took over his territory for the afternoon. Kristen made some of the most unusual, delectable desserts ever seen in the Sierra, and some very tart (!) mulled wine... although that was easily remedied with some extra honey...

Thank you to everyone who stopped by. We are so grateful for friends and patrons who are making this possible. My apologies to Mark and Jen Dulyanai, our Senseis at Blue Lake Aikido; the "fix your photo" program has no special tool for "focus"! (see blurry photo above)

Monday, December 3, 2007


It's amazing: Barbara's house was transformed. And here are some photos to prove it! (We're all feeling a little transformed, but that's a story for another time and place...)

We had a good time, and our guests all seemed to enjoy themselves too...

It was so great to see old friends and meet some new ones. If you didn't make it the first time, we are hosting two more Holiday Sales: December 9th and December 16th, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Please email me if you need directions! You don't want to miss out on the mulled wine and desserts that Kristen will be serving on the 9th...OR the great art that we have for sale. And you definitely don't want to miss the last sale: wine and chocolate. (and art!) You've been warned!

Friday, November 30, 2007


I got an email from Barbara today:

"What are appetizers?"

I'm hoping she's joking, as she's supposedly serving them this Sunday at her house, for our first Holiday Show/Open House...

You'll have to show up to find out if she's figured it out!

That's this Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 6 pm. Email me for location and directions.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Upcoming Holiday Open Studios

It's been a loooooooong time since I've last posted...
We've all been busy with our individual lives, and me with my own blog. But we've still been meeting every other week, and the power of our mutual support continues!

We've decided to put together a series of Open House/Open Studio events for the holiday season. On three different Sundays in December, each of us will open our home or studio, with work for sale as well as something to munch on while you peruse the artwork. We'll all have work at all three events, so if you can't make it to one, come to another!

The dates are: December 2, December 9. and December 16th, from 1:00 to 6:00. Please email me at for more information and directions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Back Soon

We haven't posted in a while; all of us are gone off in our own directions for the time being. But we're not gone, just focused on our separate lives. Back soon...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

We're featured on the Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture site...
Click here to read the article.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

On To The Next Thing

The Valhalla show is done...
Kristen and Barbara are now working towards next weekend's Earthdance event out at Turtle Rock Park in Markleeville...
and I'm taking a bit of a break, and enjoying the last days of summer.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Photos from Underground

Here are a few photos from our current show...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Viking Gallery

Okay; I guess it's called the Viking Gallery... if you go by the signage. I just made up the "New Twin Cabins Gallery"name, frankly. Anyway, we'll be there all week, so no posting for awhile!

Hope to see you there...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

the Underground Artists present

We're counting down the days for our show. All tunnels are open and functioning so there shouldn't be any problems getting everything there. Come join us! I've been getting out of the studio every day to get my eyes used to outside light. I think I'm ready! I will be bringing lots of art supplies to experiment with from 11 to 2 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Am I Procrastinating?

I just moved the "Weekly Quotes" to the bottom of the page. I might end up writing them as posts...or not....but for now you'll have to scroll to the bottom for each week's fascinating, inspiring, moving (literally) message.
I also added an expanded section on "who we are". Very expanded. So now you'll know.

Monday, August 20, 2007


I just added the quote for this week, which I like alot. Could be my "fall-back" quote. Although I doubt I'll run out, with the Painters Keys listings.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Twin Vikings

I'm not sure if this will help, or confuse...but because the new gallery space at Valhalla has no signage, they've put the "Viking Gallery" sign out in front. Hmmm. At any rate, it's across from the Cultural Art Store, and in front of Valhalla's Grand Hall. The big building...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Well, Kind of A Second, Then...

Our group show IS a first, but Kristen is showing her amazing work, including the Green Goddess and her new Lake Mother illustration, at the Twin Cabin Gallery this week. For information, visit her Faery Medicine site.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A First

The Underground Artists will be having their first group show out at South Lake Tahoe's historic Tallac Site. The "new" Twin Cabin Gallery is situated next to the Cultural Arts Store at Valhalla...that's where we'll be, from August 27th to September 3rd. (right through Labor Day weekend!). Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm, and at least one of us will be there each day to talk with visitors about the work, about who we are, and about the weather. All work exhibited will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Tallac Association and the Forest Service to help maintain the site.

Email us at for more information. Hope to see you there!