Alas, the big holiday party for the Gift and Art Show (see previous post for details) was greeted with blizzard conditions! Despite this, we had a nice turn out of hearty Oracalites. It makes me wonder about how those artists who make their livings by selling their work at various art fairs do it, week after week after week. So far the supposedly mild weather in Arizona hasn’t been as advertised for the three events I’ve participated in this year (but who’s counting). First was the April blizzard, which happened during the Oracle Artists Open Studio tour last April. Next was the recent Tucson Open Studio Tour where cold, driving rain and wind impacted the attendance at the Drawing Studio, where I was selling my work. And then, last weekend the latest weather event impacted our Gift and Art party. The good news is that the shop will be open Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm through December 23 so there will be plenty of chances to shop in better weather.


Ceramic Oracle Gargoyle Guy with a precarious snow cap. I make these garden ornaments. This guy guards our home sitting perched atop a fence.

Tomorrow is my last effort in the realm of art fair type selling for the year. The weather prediction in for sunshine and mild temperatures in Tucson. Yahoo! Here’s the information, just in case you happen to be cruising around Tucson looking for something to do.

PaperWorks ANNUAL Holiday SHOW & SELL!

Shop with us this THURSDAY, 10am-3pm

Invite your friends, family and neighbors!

We offer fabulous finds from our talented group of member artists. Mediums include paper, hand-made books, cards, jewelry, totes, encaustics, watercolors, prints, collage, fiber, photography, and mixed media. Treat yourself to unique pieces of art, and complete your holiday gift list with one-stop shopping!

This year we are opening up our show to the public.
Extended hours 10am-3pm make for GREAT shopping and more fun for you!

LOCATION: St. Philips Church-East Murphey Gallery, Tucson


Gargoyle II, with quite the snow cap. This was taken several days after the infamous snow storm during the Gift and Art Show in Oracle last Saturday

Let’s hope for no weather surprises tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this event. Lots of talented book/paper/print makers showing and selling their work. I only hope I have time between manning my table to look around and get inspired!