Friday, July 25, 2008

Rare Artisans Exhibition News

I am very honored to belong to a group of craftsmen that began to collaborate about a year ago ~ "Rare Artisans". We put together a simple website to showcase the artist's works last November, and we began to build our shop in January of this year.

I'm extremely pleased to announce that Rare Artisans recently received an unsolicited communication from the Pasadena Bead and Design Show inviting us to exhibit our handcrafted jewelry, original artwork, and photography. Apparently they found our website and liked our work!

The show will be held at the Pasadena Hilton on August 14 through 17, 2008. Thursday-Sunday; 10AM to 6PM daily. This is a well publicized, juried artisan trade show showcasing two hundred and fifty exhibitors who are committed to design and handwork: wearable art, handmade beads, art jewelry, designer components, art couture, lapidary, textiles, enameling, ceramics, embellishments, metalwork, collectibles, glass, interior d├ęcor, and decorative arts, along with artisan suppliers to the trade. It is well publicized in all major bead, jewelry, gem & textile magazines, including; Ornament, Belle Armoire, Belle Jewelry, American Style, Niche, Art Jewelry, Bead & Button, BeadStyle, Beadwork, Stringing, Beads 2008, Colored Stone, Fiber Arts, and Jewelry Artist, along with local and LA area advertising in newspapers and weekly magazines and radio advertisements.

We are all elated and on cloud nine!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday Morning

I rarely have time these days, but I long for the Sunday paper this morning. I am remembering how much I used to look forward to a cup of coffee on the back porch with the crossword puzzle. Impossible to spend any time "on the back porch" here in the desert at this time of year, lol, but I think I'll take a trip to the store this morning and pick up the New York or LA Times and have a go! On a lazy Sunday morning, a special treat is just what I need☺

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Front Page of Etsy

My photograph, "Red, White, and Blue" made the front page of Etsy in a Treasury curated by soleilgirl last night! Here's the link to the Treasury entitled Bleu, Blanc, Rouge