See My Work with Patty Lakinsmith for the ISGB/Bead and Button Convergence Exhibit

Monday, May 23, 2011

Art - My Way!

I really should be in the studio working but I'm so excited about my new "arrival" that I had to get it down and share it with you! This is what I call art - my way!

Over the last couple of years, I've been slowly transforming my house into a showcase for some fantastic art....not mine, but fabulous artists I've found. One of my great finds has been the unique art of Keri Colestock, a friend I met on Etsy. Over the last couple of years, we've traded or bought designs from each other. I could fill my whole house with them! Below is my latest!

This is Beatrice, something new from Keri and her husband Ric, aptly named KerRicTures. She arrived today and I was so excited, I tore into the box with gusto! She's beautiful and I love her - my new member of the family.


Isn't she Cute??????

Keri has started a new line with found objects that I think are amazing. I marvel at her imagination and creativeness. I've shared some of her new designs below. Check out her shop, you'll discover something you love, for sure!

I own this one too!!!!

Thank you Keri, I love ya!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Team Fest Giveaway!!!

The FEST Team proudly presents our May Daze BLOG GIVEAWAY selection from Laura of Tierrasolpaz. Laura is an accomplished artist who enjoys creating mixed media art, jewelry, photography, zines, stationary, decoupage pieces, paper crafts - anything that materials may inspire her with. Laura uses recycled materials, or follows an upcycle philosophy whenever possible helping to keep the final cost of her creations affordable to the buyer. She is proud to be part of the etsy community of independent designers, creators, artists, and crafters alike.

Her giveaway is a stunningly beautiful and glorious sunset over water with mountains in the background of Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Nevada. The photograph will be delivered as an 8 x 10 glossy professionally printed picture.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit the team blog post May Daze BLOG GIVEAWAY to enter to win the lovely and colorful photograph by visiting Laura at Tierrasolpaz or any of the FEST Team Members listed in the Member Section. Find your favorite item, share it with us and tell us why you love it. Remember to leave your email or contact info so we can reach you if you're the lucky winner. The winner will be picked on June 4rd. Simple and Easy!

Join in the fun!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nuno Fun!

Well, in the continuing saga of trying to expand my mind (the rest of me seems to expand all by itself!), I signed up for a Nuno felting class. In other posts on this blog I've featured one or two of the Nuno Felt Artists I found on Etsy who have attracted me to their shops with mouth watering designs. I love their work and have often wondered just how it was done. Well now I know!

The studio for my class  was in a gorgeous house in the "country" (we don't have much country around here, so that in itself is unique), decorated with refurbished, recycled and repurposed artsy furnishings. I've never seen such an imaginitive collection, mostly done by my instructor. Things like an old hutch decorated with mosiac tiles, large glass grapes in various colors hanging around the windows, many works of art throughout the house, and so much more...I knew I was going to have a great time learning from this uber creative person.

Along with the great lesson, Pat Riesenburger, my instructor, served up some yummy homemade banana bread - jeesh, is there anything she can't do? And when we got ready to leave, she presented us with a small carton of fresh eggs, from her own chickens!

I'm not going into detail about the lesson, but I will direct you to her You Tube video, which shows you what she taught us. And below - Ta Dah !!! My gorgeous scarf!!!

I'm so proud of it, I'm actually going to make a couple more for gifts!


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