Express Yourself with Handcrafted Art

Express Yourself with Handcrafted Art

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 Craft Shows I Will Participate In

If you look to attend some great craft shows in the Central Ohio area here are a few that I will be participating in.  As I add more shows I will post an updated list.  Hope to see you there.  Mention you saw the show listing at my blog, add yourself as a follower and receive 10% off your order from me at any show listed below.  You must add yourself as a follower before the show you request the 10% off.


        Date of Bazaar               Location                                                   Time of Show
        Sat, October 13                Watkins Memorial High School           10 AM – 3 PM
                                                    8868 Watkins Road S.W. -  Pataskala

        Sat, October 20                Reynoldsburg United Methodist        9:30 AM – 3 PM
                                                    1636 Graham Road - Reynoldsburg
        Sat, October 27                Westerville Central High School.         10 AM – 3 PM    
                                                    7118 Mount Royal Ave. - Westerville
        Sat, November 10           Parkview Presbyterian Church               9 AM – 3 PM
                                                   6969 Livingston Ave - Reynoldsburg

        Sat, December 1              Westerville South High School             10 AM – 3 PM
                                                   303 S. Otterbein Ave - Westerville

Friday, June 8, 2012

Artiscape 2012
You should have been there, European Papers (Lisa Ohmer, owner) did a fantastic job.  This was their tenth year and the theme was Steampunk.  If you have never been, you a missing a great experience as a artist or crafter. There are classes taught by artist across the global with vendor selling all types of supplies.  Checkout European Papers website for more information.  Dates have been set for Artiscape- An Artist's Gathering, a weekend of workshops and shopping at the Embassy Suites Dublin (Dublin, OH). Mark your calendar for April 19-21, 2013. Hope to see you there.
Performers at the Steampunk Gala - Saturday Night

Deborah L and I at the Mad Hatter Tea on Sunday

Lisa Ohmer at the Tea

I'm Still Here and Crafting

It has been a few months since I last wrote, life happens.  Deborah Lee(Simply Deborah's Design Studio) and I hosted our first Crafter's Retreat. The Retreat was the last weekend in March at ZaneTrace Inn in Somerset, Ohio.  The Inn can house twelve and of course there were twelve of us.
Retreat Attendee (Lisa P. is missing)

Over the weekend we taught eight classes and had fourteen Make-N-Takes. We worked with various materials (paint, metal, stamps, tiles, paper, fabric, chalk, embossing powder, leather, resins, etc).  Each attendee received a goodie bag (glad someone took a picture), the supplies of the projects & make-n-takes and a T-shirt to commemorate the event. We also had door prizes and a Grand Prize at the end of the event.
Goodie Bag Content
Goodie Bag

Retreat Shirt
Everyone must have had a great time since they have asked us when is the next Retreat. So we plan to do it again, not sure what we will do, but we will do something.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Just another day to be blessed

I have not been doing much in the way of crafting since the end of the craft season last year.  Deborah Lee of Simply Deborah Design Studio and I will be hosting an Art Retreat at Zane Trace Inn in March.  We have been working on the classes and items for the retreat.  The closer it get the more excited we become.

 I did make some really nice cards for Deb's husband to give to her on their anniversary and her birthday, as you can see she likes red.

I also made Zulu coasters to sell last year.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's A New Year

Happy New Year one and all !
Now that the holidays are over for another year, and I have completed the Craft Show Bazaar Season for another year I plan to do better about posting to my blog. 
It has been some time since I posted any art work of mine, that does not mean I am not making anything, just that I have not had time to post to the site.  Last year I got my etsy site up and running, but did not put anything up for sale. By the time I had it up, it was craft show time and I did not want to post have it for sell on etsy and the same day sell at a show.  That would be bad business, as you know.  I am trying my best to get some of my work out there in the next few weeks to get ready for Easter, Mother's Day and other spring holidays and of course birthday sales.
So don't forget me, I promise to do better this year.