Thursday, June 29, 2006


We were driving home from Des Moines the other day when I received a call from a friend of a friend. She was cleaning out a warehouse in St. Louis and had some items that needed a home. Including..........drumroll please.........2 sets of flat files. They are old, she cautioned, and dirty, and ugly and.........who the heck cares!?!?!? They are flat files and I have lusted after them for years.

Tuesday we went down and got the first set and John picked up the second set today. They are all sitting in the garage so we can clean them up. That being the royal "we" since I think John is going to do it this weekend.

They are ugly indeed, but extremely sturdy and measure 41" x 53" which is enormous. Stacked on top of one another, they will make a wonderful base for the enormous table top I envision. I want them in the center of the room for "walk-around" work space. Once I get this together I will take some pictures.

And the old Royal typewriter! Woo hoo, the tape is dried out, but I have devised a way to ink it up before typing which works pretty well.

In other news, I was accepted into the Plaza show again which is wonderful and I am very pleased. I was also invited to be part of a group gallery show in GA this August. I just found out that the Whipples, John and Lynn will be in that show along with some other terrific artists. Plus another gallery show in October here in MO, Columbia to be specific. More details on these shows once I have specifics.


  1. What a fantastic stroke of luck and a wonderful find. I am dying to see these made into a table. How very clever of you! And that old typewriter? Do you know how much those things SELL for? Wowza! You raked in. Not to mention more great show news, an invite to a gallery show, etc., etc. No one deserves it more! Your work is stunning and magical, and I can't wait to hear more of your daily exploits.


  2. Okay, MaryBeth... I am dying to see these pictures of your table! That just sounds too cool for words! Shari

  3. PICTURES girlfriend, I need PICTURES.....before and after would be good. No need to keep us all in suspense. I mean really, come're such a tease.
    LOL.....I'm kinda cracking myself up after re-reading this. hee, hee


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