Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The holidays are fast approaching and I encourage you to shop local and handmade.
Myself and a few other artists will be at Isabella's Cafe in Downtown Oshawa this Friday offering a variety of unique, hand-crafted items perfect for gift giving.
Downtown will be buzzing with activity as it also plays host to the annual Christmas Market (November 30th and Decebmer 1st) and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, July 13, 2012
I know this post is late but I wanted to let everyone know I will be tabling at the Broken Arts Festival tomorrow! The event takes place in Oshawa's Memorial Park from 11 am—10pm.
Hope to see you there!
p.s. the necklace you see here is my newest design! Created for the Peony Festival I participated in… I was inspired to use my upcycled plastic technique to create peony flowers :o) I am very pleased with the results!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Spring is finally here! I'm not sure why, but I found this past winter to be an especially long one so I am very happy that the temperature is climbing and the gardens are blooming!
I'll be spending more time in the studio creating new pieces for the 8th Annual Peony Festival. This free event takes place on June 16 & 17 in the heart of the beautiful Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens.
The peonies are stunning and the event is always enjoyable—hope to see you there!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
When I found out that 100 Mile Finds would be participating in Culture Days with an artist market in Toronto, I offered to organize a satellite version for 100 Mile Finds vendors east of the city. Thus, the 100 Mile Finds Market [east] event was born!
Three incredibly talented artists joined me at Bola! in downtown Oshawa to offer workshops and demonstrations from noon until 4pm.
Glass artist Jeanette Bartosik spent the day creating fabulous wire-wrapped jewelry and played host to our mini-marketplace.
Dawn Barbieri of the eco-friendly company Albertine Dawn offered a “How To Add Color To Your Decor With Accessories” workshop.
Lesley Kelz of SquidPress hosted a collage workshop where participants embellished giant letters with fabric, paper and yarn.
I offered an upcycling workshop that had guests using discarded photographs to make paper ornaments. A few participants said they would be making more of these for their Christmas tree this year!
Thanks to all the artists for agreeing to participate and for making the day a success!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thanks to Susan and Shirley of 100 mile finds my work will be available tomorrow along with:
- jewelry and leather journals by Christine Marie Ford
- encaustic jewelry from Torched Studios
- and Kat's Curious Oddities
- and bags by Saracino Designs
Head over to the 100 mile finds blog for more info on this event and for lots of interesting stuff about art, life and other fabulous 100 mile finds vendors!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
You know those little "pills" that cover your acrylic, wool and cashmere (oh how I LOVE cashmere) clothing? A sweater shaver will collect and REMOVE them!
Run the shaver over the affected area and — presto! — no more "pills"! Your clothing will look fantastic again! My shaver in the photo above is a large electric model. I started out with this small battery powered shaver but soon, I was shaving everything in site which meant I had to empty the collection compartment quite often. A large electric shaver has a bigger collection bin and makes quick work of large and small projects.
So, before you toss your "pilly" socks, sweaters etc. — have a go at them with a sweater shaver.
I have to say, I get quite a sense of accomplishment by shaving something that is quite pilly… (yes, I do find joy in the smallest of things!)