Ready or Not.

Although I firmly believed that it would NEVER happen...

a miracle has once again occurred
and I'm ready (ahem! sorta) for Baltimore.

That does NOT mean the truck is loaded...

Nor should you make the mistake of thinking the laundry is done, bills paid, disastrous last-minute work mess put away, or a host of other things.  I'm chipping away at that list as quickly as I can.  But at least I can show you my new work before I wave farewell for a week.

Well, in theory I COULD show you the work . . .

but instead I am going to show you VERY BAD PHOTOS of the work.  Even by my standards they are very bad -- and there are many valid excuses for that today, but I won't bore you with them.  Just squint hard and pretend that it's not the photos' (nor the photo-taker's) fault.  At least you can get an idea of how the new pieces turned out.

I'm so excited about them! 

It was really fun watching them come together, and I enjoyed the challenge of taking my work a bit outside its usual comfort zone -- figuring out how to nudge it someplace new.

But first, here's how my little cowgirl turned out:

Don't Fence Me In, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

Her bags are packed and she's ready for adventure!  Maybe I should just follow her.

Joining her on the journey will be these new friends:

 Little Big Girl, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

When All Else Fails, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

Indispensable Household Robot No. 7, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

Heavenly Body, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

Bad Betty, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

Grow, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

The Bluebird of Happiness Sings for You, Susan M. Hinckley, 2012

There you have it!  

Yes, I realize a monkey could have taken better pictures.  Yes, I realize those pictures are also pictures of me taking the pictures.  No, I don't have time to try again . . .

But think how much better they'll look when you see the pieces in person!

That's right -- come on down to booth 3603 at the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend and I'll greet you with a smile and some personal introductions and even a piece of chocolate, if you behave.  

Can't wait to see you!  

Small Works will return on Tuesday, February 28, with The Show Report (including Overheard at the Show, of course!)  

Until then,
Happy Trails! 



Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Safe travel and have a wonderful show. I look forward to the details.

Leenie said...

I LOVE them all. I'm a sucker for primary colors and there they are. I can't even pick a favorite although I like the tags for "woman a heavenly body--according to an impartial country-wide survey" and "55th lesson: double tonguing." I'm so pleased I have a small sample of "GROW" at my house.

My big regret is Baltimore is thousands of miles away. =>8p

Best wishes for much success, safe travel, and come back and tell us about it.

luanne said...

LOVE how you set your little characters in the frames -- really fits your established style, but with a new dimensionality (if that's a word?)...

Happy packing & safe travels!

Allie said...

BLOWN AWAY once again - Oh Susan these are beyond wonderful - your talent never fails to amaze me! I can't even pick a favorite, each one is a favorite. How in the world can you part with these!!

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