Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday at The Pony

What a gorgeous day out, but as you can see we have some dedicated Artists painting a lovely Oil Painting. If you haven't tried oils then these workshops are the perfect opportunity. Your workshop fee includes the paints and mediums, canvas and class fee along with the use of Joanne's brushes. She even supplies the paper towel and baby wipes for clean up. I am just posting her June and September workshops on the website
Have a great weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. I know alot of you will be out there today doing your gardening. As many of you know I am not a gardener, but today I felt that I should go out and see about cleaning up our beds. Okay so I really don't get the enjoyment that people derive from gardening. Yes I love to see the plants in bloom etc. but I have to tell you, not liking the dirty hands, the scraps on the arms, etc. So you say put gloves on! and I did but then my hands were hot and then they smell like rubber. So after pulling dead branches and raking the leaves that we didn't do last year, I asked Brian if we could hire a gardener and also asked him what were we thinking planting all these beds. Needless to say we aren't getting a gardener and Brian's solution to the leaves is just blow them into the woods and as for the stuff in the garden, when the plants grow in they will cover last years dead stuff.

So here I sit writing the blog and out there is Brian cleaning up all the little piles of debris that I made. Now I have to say to all that know we have a landscaping company Alpine Interlocking please note the 'Interlocking' no soft landscaping just hard (driveways, walkways, retaining walls etc). So the state of our beds is in no way a reflection of the companies work, it just like the saying about "the mechanics car".

So my hat is off to all of you out there that love the gardening.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

I just want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all my wonderful customers/friends. I hope your families know how lucky they are to have such special people in their lives.

We have some great workshops coming up, it's all about Flowers for the next couple of months. I will be updating the website probably Monday night, so if you aren't on my email list to get notification please email me at and I will add you. Also remember to make sure you do whatever you need to do in your email program so that I don't go to junk/spam mail.

Have a wonderful relaxing hopefully pampered day.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kids Workshops

Through out the summer we are going to be running two hour workshops for Kids ages 7 and up. They will be every Wednesday starting July 8th from 1-3. Check out the website next week for more information.

Price Comparision

Good Rainy Saturday Morning,

So I was at Micheals last night just checking things out and decided to do a little price comparison. I know that most of their prices are higher than mine plus they don't have the points either. So here are a couple of comparisons on Scrapbooking items.

Distress Inks - Micheals - 8.49 , Pony - 7.25
Grungeboard Alphabet - Micheals - 29.99, Pony - 20.00
Glossy Accents - Micheals - 11.99, Pony - 8.00
Tim Holtz Ideo-logy Keys - Micheals - 16.99, Pony - 11.00
Staz-On Ink - Micheals - 13.49, Pony - 11.25

Yes they do have the 40% off coupon good for one item, but don't forget when you do a workshop here that day you get 10% off your purchases plus you get your Pony Card stamped. Also we know how to use the products. Just another reason to shop local and support small businesses.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Books

We just got three new books in, 'From Plain To Painted' by Chris Thornton-Deason, 'Colored Pencils Secrets For Success by Ann Kullberg and 'Wildlife Landscapes You Can Paint' by Wilson Bickford.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Coming Soon

Good Saturday Morning,
Just received an email last night with a picture of the cover of Lydia's new book which should be in this month. If you would like a copy please email me to have one saved for you.

We are hard a work on the new schedule which will be online the week of May 11th, if you aren't on the email list to get notification of website updates or sales please email me at the above address.

Have a great weekend.