Friday, July 31, 2009

Framed Art!

for the Coffee Crawl that happened last weekend. JS Bean Factory kindly offered to hang all participating artists' work if it was brought to them in suitable hanging condition.
So, I framed my A-Lure-ing Spirit:Freyja necklace and earring ensemble, hand-wrote an original poem for the background and frame it.
I think it turned out rather well!
A picture of it on the wall at JS Bean Factory is below!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer!

So, this is where we were this weekend.

We were fortunate to have folks and several friends stop by during the weekend and so we had little mini-parties in our booth for most of the day each day, Thanks Guys!!!!
This is a picture of one of our new friends... whose home is the JS Bean Factory, where the Crawl was held.

The Crawl went so well that a Bean Factory Artist Market has an Inaugural Show already scheduled!
That would be:
Saturday, September 19th from 10-6pm.
JS Bean Factory
Randolph and Saratoga
Saint Paul, MN USA

Come on out and join us if your schedule allows!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ready, Set, GO!

Just to get your attention!

I'm off to the Twin Cities and the Coffee Crawl.
Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm
J S Bean Factory
1518 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN

Look it up on the web for directions.
I'll be sharing booth space with a lady who hand-makes chocolates!!!
*mischevious grin*

You could come on out and say Hi!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Creations!

Fae Forest Stream

Natural opal, hand-wrought wool pebbles, silk cord, sterling silver

Modern Rainbow Tribe

David Christensen Furnace glass, lead-free pewter, sterling silver, leather

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Experiences!

This last week and weekend was a time of new experiences! I created my first framed art ensemble. This was fun and unusual because I wrote a poem as a match to a necklace and earring set which was then mounted in a shadowbox with the poem in the background.
I am excited to think of the possibilities of this melding of art forms and am looking forward to doing more!
I was not able to take pictures, as this was finished at the 11th hour. However, you should be able to see this art on the walls of J.S. Bean Factory, which is where it will be displayed until the 2009 Coffee Crawl this coming Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
The link to their website is here as are more details. Come on out and say HI!

Last Friday saw the Grand Opening of Audacious Alchemy, A Yoga Studio, asthetics and more! Tracy Cielto is a Kundalini Yoga Guru and the owner of AA. There is a Vibe Bar, massage by the minute, my creations as well as hand-crafted nifties from all around the world. I'm happy to say that the Grand Opening was a hit and people flocked in well after the 7pm end time.
This is just one of the creations at Audacious Alchemy. (Aurora, boulder opal, hand-dyed fiber, natural brass)

If you are in the neighborhood of University and Raymond, stop by!

I also paid a visit to a new Art Gallery over the weekend and arrangements are in motion for my creations to have a temporary home there so as to find their people. I'll keep you posted!

Whew! and now, to create!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Early-Bird Notification...

'Cause I know how full summer schedules get...
My next show is the 2009 Coffee Crawl.
Here are the details!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Banner!

This is a picture of the banner that was finished just in time for Pride!.
I thought quite a bit about my banner before going forward with it. It was important to me to have a fabric rather than vinyl banner. Vinyl is very useful, but I try to be environmentally conscious as well as eclectic in my business and I wanted something that would stand out and be environmentally friendly.
I found this fabric and fell in love with it.
Next were the rainbow letters. Surprisingly, these are not easy to come by, nor are they cheap!
However, you can now print out any image you like on iron-on transfer paper.
So, with a little help from my husband and family, here is the banner!

I think it is BEAUTIFUL!!
Also, as with everything in my studio, it underwent testing. I ran it under steaming hot and freezing cold temperatures to make certain none of the colors ran.
They did not! YAY!

I hope to have a second one done for my next show so that I can have one for both inside and outside the canopy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cats at CONvergence Art Show & Upcoming Shows

Here is a picture of two Rainbow Cats bracelets that I created during Pride. I am pleased to say that both have found their people!
The bottom bracelet, Rainbow Cats with a Twist, was adopted at the CONvergence Art Show and is now happily home with it's person!

A little more information about these bracelets:
The cats are ceramic 'buttons' that were custom-made at my request and are no longer available, as the artist is moving in new and different directions.
I've been having a lot of fun with the colored jumprings and delving more into chain-link and chain-mail.

My next show is the 2009 Coffee Crawl, Saturday, July 25th from 10am to 6pm at the J.S. Bean Factory in Saint Paul, MN.
Come on out and support your local, independent businesses and artists! Sip a good cuppa from a local coffee shop while browsing art from indie artists. Stop by and say Hi!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Town and One More Show...

as Yes would say.
Pride went well. This was my biggest show in terms of people numbers and was my best show yet. I am happy to say that I was blessed to meet many good, interesting people and we all seemed to have a lot of fun.
I learned a lot about packing up, setting up and tear down.
This was the first time I used the canopy with the sidewalls and the entire tent performed like a champ!
Sunday was very, very windy, with rumors of other vendors tents being blown away, literally.
I am very fortunate in having a partner with a mechanical genius! With some of his ingenuity and ratchet-straps, the tent was proof against the rough winds!
We'll remember that technique for the other outdoor shows I have this summer.
It was good to spend time with other vendors, some I knew previous to the show and new vendors that I had the privilege of meeting at the show.
Also: With help from my family, I had a fabric banner to display at my tent! It turned out beautifully and really seemed to catch folk's attention!
Here is a picture of my booth with the fabulous banner!

And now: I am at CONvergence at the Sheraton in Bloomington. I am merely a participant, not a Dealer. Though I have entered seven creations in the Art Show.
If you're going to be at the convention, stop by, check out the creations and bid on them if they suit your fancy!
We may actually bump into each other at the convention and please do say HI!
If you won't be there, then have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!