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  • 2015 Winter CCAD Art Fair

    2015 Winter CCAD Art Fair

    This year we finally made it out to the Columbus College of Art & Design Art Fair. I've wanted to take my sister, Jessica, to one of these events since she moved up here in 2011. It is mostly made up of current students but has a handful of teachers and alumni with amazing art for sale. This was the first time we brought Savannah to CCAD or even downtown in general. She had just learned to wave and clap her hands, so everyone we ran into she waved and clapped at. People must have thought we had an art fanatic on our hands. haha.

    My sister joined us and also our friends Andrew & Jessica Fisher. Jessica Fisher bought some really cute handmade earrings from a former CCAD teacher, and I was inspired to purchase from 2 artists that stood out to me, but I have more art than walls at the moment.

    1. Todd Camp http://www.toddcampart.com/
    Todd is a 1989 Columbus College of Art & Design Alumni whose recent works are colorful abstract cloudscape paintings largely influenced by his surroundings. If you haven't seen his work, I encourage you to visit his website or check out one of his Exhibitions.

    Todd Camp CloudScape Painting

    2. Mary Gaye Miller - Mixed Media assemblages Her Facebook Page
    Mary Gaye Miller's work of mixed media assemblages was an awesome find at the Art Fair. Each piece was a mix of wood, metal, texture, fabric, etc. painted over with vibrant bold colors each surrounded with black simple wood frames. Each were sold individually, but I have to say you could make these a 3 piece series and it would look fantastic in any space. When I spoke to her she said that she is working on getting her website up, but you can view more of her artworks and like her page on Facebook.

    Mary Gaye Miller Mixed Media

    After attending the CCAD Art Fair we walked over to the Columbus Museum of Art, which made an entire day of art. I loved the new building and all the new exhibits plus the Lego Exhibit had just opened. Savannah loved babbling and hearing her voice echo in all the different galleries. We all very much enjoyed our full day of Art and are looking forward to the next Art Fair in the Spring.


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  • Her name is Savannah

    Her name is Savannah

    Our family used to consist of just me, Dennis and our two dogs, Roxy and Riley, but on February 17th, 2015 we finally got to meet our newest addition to our family. Her name is Savannah.

    She arrived about a week and a half early, and was healthy and a happy little newborn. The little bit of hair that she had was surprisingly red and her cry was just a tiny squeak over and over again. She was sooo small and delicate. That was about 10 months ago. A lot has changed since then, but I'm happy to say, I think we have some things figured out now. She doesn't quite sleep through the night most nights but sometimes she will let us catch some extra Zzzzs while she plays with her pacifier or her glow worm quietly in her crib in the morning. There are times when I miss my independence that Dennis and I had once before, but I wouldn't change a thing. I'm a proud Momma. Here are a list of things that I love to share about our baby girl.

    • She has the cutest dimple in her left cheek that you can see when she smiles.

    • She loves when Dennis tickles her.

    • She was a pumpkin for Halloween.

    • She got "biggest cheeks" and "most popular" at day care.

    • She stares at people in public without blinking until it gets awkward.

    • She has her own website where we've documented her entire life so far through photos.

    • She loves to pull Riley's ears. (Riley is our Puggle and has very tug-able ears, which she surprisingly loves.)

    • She is a huge fan of Elmo. We bought a subscription for Hulu just for Sesame Street.

    • She instantly falls asleep in the car making road trips pretty relaxing.

    • She has two bottom teeth and 1 top one coming in, and they are SHARP!

    • She loves her pacifiers.

    • Her first words were Da Da... and she calls me Na Na.

    • She got her ears pierced at 4 and half months old and I bought myself a matching pair of earrings.

    • She will get to spend her first birthday with her Uncle Dan at Walt Disney World where he works.

    I can't believe that she is about to be a 1 year old. It's strange on one hand it feels like it was such a long year of learning and getting adjusted to our new life with baby. But on the other hand it seems like we brought her home yesterday. I know everyone says this... but it's true – Time really is flying now that we have her.