Pam McIntosh's blog

Colorfulgirl raises $300 for St. Cloud Symphony!

Yes, the fabulous music stand turned wine and cheese table raised $300 at auction for the St. Cloud Symphony! Many thanks go out to the new owners.  A wonderful donation and a very cool table to bring home. Be in touch if you could, I'd love to post a photo of the table in your home on my website.

Ice on the Antlers

I came home the other day and did some close up shots of the antler with the icicles dripping so beautifully. But this pic really is cool with all the old antlers in the snow. Dan's dad used to make buttons for his mom's knitting projects from these antlers. He was quite the hunter and adventurer. After he passed away we were able to take his sawed up antlers and put them on the barn fence. We love to look at them each day. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Music stand turned wine and cheese table for St. Cloud Symphony fundraiser

Well, here it is! That boring black metal music stand has been transformed into a functionl work of art! LOVE it. Dan formed the metal leg struts and welded them on. A coat of burgany red paint, some fabulous stained glass for the top and the wine bottle holders finish it off. For the fundraiser tomorrow night I added a pair of wine glasses and some really cool plexi grapes for some sparkle. I hope it raises a little money for the symphony at Pioneer Place! Check out my porfolio to see some in progress photos.

Stained Glass Mosaic doors

I have been wanting to mosaic this piece for years. I finally got my butt in gear and did so. AND it turned out so well. I used lots of stained glass with iridized finished so the light reflects beautifully.

Happy Blue Moon and Happy New Year to everyone!

Cold, clear and a FANTASTIC full,blue moon out the window sparkling off the snow. Okay, I didn't have a pic of tonight's moon, but this one will have to do! ha ha! Nice fire in the woodstove, getting excited about spending time with friends bringing in the New Year. 2010... HOW did that happen? Amazing, just blessed to have one more day on the planet, aren't we? Here's to the best year yet!

Winter Solstice is upon us!!

The days will be getting longer my friends, can't wait! The sunsets have been amazing lately, but I'd like to see them at 9:30 pm instead of 4:30 pm. :) This painting is my Winter Solstice image. It makes me think of the beautiful winters deep slumber awakening into spring.

Merry Christmas to all!

Tis' the season to be jolly!! Our annual Christmas cocktail party was named the "Awreatha" Party this year. Many forms of headgear and wreaths adorned everyone who walked into the barn. SO much fun and such great photo ops! What a creative group of people!  It's the time of the year to gather with those friends you love, have a few cocktails, great food, fun conversation and lots of laughter! Thanks to everyone who shared the evening with Dan and I celebrating the season!

Minnesota Women's Press

FABULOUS news for the ColorfulGirls!
I am thrilled to let you know that the fantastic publication, Minnesota Women's Press has requested to use the image of ColorfulGirls as their cover for the May 2010 issue!
Quoting Norma Olson/co-editer/publisher:

Oh, what a view!

Can't believe I haven't been blogging lately! Thought I would post a pic of the fabulous front coming in. WOW.
Anyhoo.... trying to figure out how I am going to get my creative juices flowing for the winter. It seems like I should have been working for a whole month now, September was so chilly. November is upon us and I'm going to start some woodburning again. Going to make some really cool handles for fire pokers... I'll take a pic when I'm done!
Let me know how you are going to spend the long dark evenings of winter as it wraps around us!

Thanks to the Local Blend for a great run!

Just took down the show at the Local Blend today. Thanks to the patron who purchased two paintings!! Sold tees and canvas bags, too! Be sure to patronize the Local Blend, great coffee, wine and teas. Fabulous food and of course a great atmosphere with everchanging art on it's walls. Dont' forget the amazing live music on the venue almost every night!  I still have artwork at the Electric Fetus through October.