April 11, 2010


Brenda Kula

I have never been comfortable with a paint brush of any variety in my hand. I make a complete and utter mess. This looks like a lot of fun. Suzy is sooo talented with her fabric, isn't she?

susan ericson

Brenda, In all of the years that I have known Suzy, she has amazed me over and over again. I am often in awe of her as I am of you. When I look at the way you paint a garden with plants and flowers, or a pot with an entirely whimsical other-world, I am in awe.
♥, Susan


"Love thy neighbor" and their lilac bushes? I love 'em...my niece lives in upstate NY and they get to go to the Lilac Festival...heady.
Hey, I know who Jenny is! How fun :)

jen duncan

Super post Susan. As always, you make me want to come visit the Jersey shore ;-) but I really didn't know what the Art Opera was all about til I read this. Thanks!


Wow, I so would have loved to go. Thanks for taking me along with your photos.
(I covet my neighbors Japanese Maple)


What fun! I love all the old photographs - can't imagine them getting away from family.



I'm sooo jealous and what fun :->
I have yet to attend such an artsy event that includes so many that also have blogs.
Very, Very cool. xo, suzy


I just loved looking at all of these old treasures! I am a Christmas nut so adored all of the pretty vintage decorations.

Best wishes,

Susan Freeman

Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your neighbor's lilac bush. We have a huge one in front of our 97 year old house (I'm guessing the lilac bush must be as old), but it is not in bloom yet. It's been too cold here. It's nice to see the one on your post. Lilacs are a favorite of mine.

Susan and Bentley


Hi Susan! This event looked like lots of fun!.. And it's evident by all the beautiful things displayed how you could be so inspired! I like using a paint brush, and simple acrylic paints on a terra cotta pot, or when making a lightbulb Christmas ornament.. something simple like that, but I have always wished I pursued it more in school, or took lessons of some kind later on. For now, I'll stick to crocheting, sewing, crafts, and then on that new guitar I just bought! I'm having fun learning a new instrument for now! ~tina

susan ericson

Suzy, I think that next year you should come up and teach a class...now that would be fun!!
♥, Susan

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

Hi Susan!
I'm so glad that you were able to attend Art Opera! I've been hearing about it from several blogs but I knew I wouldn't be able to go and now I can see what I missed through your great photos. My pocketbook is probably glad I didn't go as I saw many wonderful temptations on the vendor tables you displayed in this post!
Glad also that you and Laura had a good time together! I hope her new job is working out well for her.

♥ Pat

susan ericson

Pat, I didnt actually attend Art Opera, just went to the Vendors Fair on Saturday. I will definitely attend some of the events next year. Not being a crafter, some of the classes would be wasted on me, however, the big gala dinner would be fun!
♥, Susan


What an interesting post. Love the blues, Susan. Happy Blue Monday.


Looks like a great event with so many wonderful things on display!!


Thanks for sharing photos of this event. Looks like a lot of fun for creative folks.


What a great event! Looked like fun. And, now, I have to say I love love love that table and all in the corner of your last post.


Beautiful post thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh Make Something

absolutely delightful! Did you say that you picked up a little something for me?! I hopped over from Between Naps on the Porch and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...


Hi Susan, yes I am inspired to go where you have been. Smile. How much talent and lovely works of art and vintage too. Swoon. Your wonderful photos tell the whole story. Thank you for bringing us along.
Hugs, Jeanne

Lisa Kettell

Thank you for such a wonderful post on Art Opera, it was a wonderful time and inspiring to all. I have already begun the layout for Art Opera 2011, again at the Jersey Shore.

Magic and Joy,


Wow. Its so beautiful and colorful. Was this a kiddie party.. the colors are so vibrant and all.

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh!!! I am so jealous! I would have loved to go to Art Opera! I love Jenny and Aaron's art. I would buy it all if I could afford to.

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