Thursday, June 27, 2013

Busy, Busy Making Journals

For the past few weeks I have been making handcrafted journals/books - getting prepared for First and second Sundays. In between making books and jewelry I managed to attend a weekend long, multiple workshops with Dina Wakeley at the Queen's Ink in Savage, MD a few weeks ago.  Attended another 1 day workshop with Jess Green, Encaustics (Bare your Soul).  All workshops were fabulous.  Not to mention I am way behind in my online classes I signed up for.  I need to stop signing up. Pics below.

I am scheduled as a vendor at Second Sunday in New Market, MD July 14th.  Artist booths will be set-up on the lawn in front of the Artway Store.  I will also be a vendor for First Sunday in Annapolis. MD (  August 4th and October 6th.  I will be located in Whitmore Park.  Annapolis is a fabulous town.  Come check it out.

Pics from Jess Green's Encaustic Workshop:

Unfinished pieces

Pics from Dina Wakeley Workshops:
Dina's Silhouettes - to be used in a journal

Encaustic collaged tags

New Books/Journals:
Encased Round Back Journals
Polymer Clay Covers - Coptic Binding
Japanese Stab Binding
Left: Leather Wrapped Journal
Right: Book Board - leather spine

Etched Metal 4x6


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Art in the Park

"Art in the Park", sponsored by Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, MD, was held last Saturday, June 1, 2013.  It was a beautiful, HOT, sunny day.  Admission was free and considering the heat there were many people who attended.  I must say I was very happy with the event, it was quite profitable for me.  I sold 3 mixed media pieces of art, handcrafted art journals, some jewelry (etched brass cuff bracelets with vintage pieces attached and some notecards representing my own paper designs.  This is a snapshot of the sold mixed media art work.
It appears people are coming out of the recession and are starting to make purchases once again.  I think this is good news for all Artists!