So many purples

After trying too many variations of purple I just went with the one matching my latest shopping trip.

I kind of like it - And so did the person who bought it this weekend :-).

Buy Local this weekend

Sat. Oct. 20
I will be at the Bel Air Farmers' Market  7-11

Sun. Oct. 21
Meet me at the first annual Music Festival 12-6
Rockfield Manor  $10 advance  $15 at the door
501 Churchville Road, 21014

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Bel Air Festival for the Arts

Bel Air Festival for the Arts is Sunday.  #189 is my space.
Please stop by and have a look. 
Our weather will be perfect!  Feel free to start early to avoid crowds.

Latest shows -- this weekend and next

Takoma Park Folk Festival
September 9, 2012
Sunday 11:00 - 6:30
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd.  near Rt. 410


Bel Air Festival for the Arts
 (#189 very close to the information center)
come early!
Sept. 16, 2012
Sunday 10 - 5
Shamrock Park - in back of the Library

Havre de Grace Art Show

Havre de Grace Art show
Aug. 18-19, 2012
10-5 Sat. and Sun.
Tydings Park
space 140

Art/Craft Shows

For the next month each weekend I have a show.  But we are taking out several days for a trip to Acadia National Park.

Please check out the show schedule - on the right >>

I hope the weather continues to help the efforts.  Today it rained after we arrived home rather than during the show.

New bracelets

Here are a couple of bracelets inspired by a shopper recently.
She wanted neutral colors and didn't care about the crystals.
I made the brown bead for the bracelet.
The tan/black bead was in my stash.

July half gone already?

After visiting family I will be at the Ocean Pines show Aug. 4th.
So as you visit the beach head on over to see a wonderful art/craft show.

See my show schedule for details.

I have some dragonfly earrings now.

June 2nd Arts and Crafts Show in PA

Foundry Day Arts and Crafts Show 
Boiling Springs, PA
Sat. June 2, 2012
9am - 4pm ~ Rain or Shine
Admission is Free
Free shuttles will be available from the Boiling Springs High School

Space # 236

May magic

After a week with about 45 other artists I am just a bit overwhelmed.  Most of my unpacking is completed and I am ready to explore my new ideas.

Here are some of my experiments from last week.

Tree of Life Pendants

My fingers are getting trained to make the right moves for this pendant.  
Sterling trees will be next.

Do you have a favorite color?

April is almost over - how can that be?

April showers we love just not on the weekends!  If all goes well I will be at:

Sat. -  Bel Air Farmer's Market
Sun.  - Baltimore Farmer's Market

My latest wire wrapped pendant.  It is a requested item.  
I hope she loves it as much as I do :-)

Local Events Fri. - Sat.

I will be at two locations locally this weekend.  I hope to see you there.

1.  Friday - Harford Artists Gallery  1-6pm

The Harford Artists' Association, Inc.
       503 Churchville Road
       Bel Air, MD 21014

       Hours: Thursday & Friday 1-6 - Saturday 12-6 - Sunday 12-4

2.  Saturday - Bel Air Farmer's Market  7-11am
Also Sat. 21st and 28th

         located in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse
         off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street

Sunday - Baltimore Farmer's Market/Bazaar

I will be there Sunday April 1, 2012. 
7:00 am-12:00 pm
It is the start of the market and should be a great day.
I waited to commit so I didn't get my usual spot but I will be there somewhere.

Here is the latest item from the "studio".

Market Details

Just for my Mt. Explorers

Several years ago I created an image of a skier with polymer clay.  I made beads and sold a few and kept the rest in my stash.

This Jan. and Feb. the beads are part of a zipper pull or backpack dangle for my young Mt. Explorer skiers.  What a great place for the beads to call home!

Latest necklace design

It is time for a new necklace design.  Simple but elegant I think.
It hangs 1 7/8" from the chain.  The color is soft violet with gold accents.

My Sunday fun/work/workout

This is the wonderful group of young skiers I spent the last four Sundays with.  From 10 - 3 we explored the slopes of Roundtop Mountain Resort.

Sterling feels so right

After several pins made with aluminum it is time to pull out the sterling silver.
These are about 2.75 inches.

Planning the next year's shows

It is a necessary job but so hard to pull off.  Planning head is not in my nature.  I like to be a little spontaneous.   But January is the time to figure out where to show my treasures.

Here are yesterday's creations.

I'm wired

After some time away from the art supplies it seem the wire is calling.  I just took some shawl pins to a shop so there are a few designs missing from my stash.