Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Beautiful Weekend

We could not have asked for a better weekend.  The weather was perfect and the craft show was a great success!  I met some amazing artists, alpaca farm owners, and fellow weavers and textiles artists.  I hope to be a part of the art show next year.  And if you have yet to travel to Adamstown, PA to visit Stoudtburg Village please pick a weekend and you won't regret it.  Tons of antiques, vintage collectibles, jewelry, yarn, and delicious food.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Upcoming Art Show.....THIS WEEKEND!!

This weekend I have the opportunity to sell my artwork at The Annual Arts and Crafts Festival in the Stoudtburg Village in Adamstown.  The show is this Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm.  The show is FREE and parking is also FREE!!  The weather is going to be beautiful and if you have not been to the Stoudtburg Village I would really suggest that you make it your destination this weekend.  So please invite your friends and family to join you in supporting the local artists at this fine event! 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thank You

It was a great show!
This is a picture of my "Lucky Walnut Shop" in the Emerging Artist Section

         Thank you for coming to the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show last weekend!!
Mt. Gretna is a very small, beautiful, and cozy place.  They filled the streets, grass, and basically every 'flat' area with artists selling their artwork.  Sunday was a little rainy, but other than that it was beautiful.   If you couldn't come this time mark your calendars for next year.  It is a great place to check out artwork from all other the country.  It is also a good opportunity for up and coming artists to sell their artwork!  Thanks again to all my friends and family for coming and supporting myself and all the other artist there.  

I might be participating in another art show in October and I will announce the date and location as soon as I find out if I've been accepted!  Stay turned :)

PS: Here are a few of my favorite artist that I met while walking around before and after the show.  (I didn't have much free time during the show, there were so many people to talk to!)

Melissa's jewelry is so creative: 

 Maureen Kamerick makes beautiful silk woven scarves:

Linda Billet is a very talented glass artist and lives in my area check out her website and blog!

Peggi Nadeau works with ceramics and is from the Lancaster, PA area

A fellow weaver, Kathy Dinsmore

Michie Taylor is a master of polymer clay, you won't even believe it!! (there aren't any photographs of her artwork, but found one using an image search)  If you can find some better photographs please let me know or post link as a comment!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vacation Time

To the beach for some inspiration and relaxation before the big craft show weekend!!
Visit my updated websitefor new designs and features~

Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show

August 21st 9am-6pm  and August 22nd 9am-5pm

I will be selling my artwork at this years Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show!  Come and support the Arts and shop for innovative and creative local design.  The Mt. Gretna area is beautiful and there is so much to see and do!  Check out this website for more information.  You can get a sneak peek of art exhibitors, live performance schedule, and directions!

So bring your friends and family to this years outdoor art show.  You can visit my booth in the Emerging Artist Section # E5.
My friend Melissa Scoppa will also be featured in this years Emerging Artist Section.  She is a jewelry artist with a lot of unique and one-of-a-kind designs that showcase found objects from around the world! Her designs are inspired by travel, culture, and are full of beautiful techniques and color!  Check out her website here.

We hope to see you there! 

Sneak Peek!!

And for those of you who live far away or will be busy those days here are some photographs of the artwork I will be selling this year!

All my scarves are hand dyed and wet felted.  I use iridescent silk chiffon and local alpaca fiber.  They are soft, silky, and elegant in style and form.  Surprisingly easy to care for and can be worn causally or for formal occasions.  If you are interested in purchasing my artwork please send me a message or e-mail.

You can also visit my Etsy Shop!!

Thank you so much for your interest and support~

Friday, July 23, 2010

Peters Valley Craft Center

My summer working as the Weaving Studio Assistant at Peters Valley

If you have never heard of Peters Valley Craft Center before I encourage you to visit their website.   The craft center is located in a beautiful area of the Delaware Valley Water Gap in Layon, NJ.  I have taken many Fiber Workshops there including a woven and felting workshop with Loretta Oliver.  Taking these classes at PV gave me inspiration and an opportunity to learn new and different art techniques with other artists from all over the country and the world.  Last summer I was given the opportunity to be a studio assistant for all the Weaving and Sculptural Fibers Workshops.  I learned so much that summer!  It was truly a blessing to spend my summer with amazing artists, creative friends, and passionate instructors.  
 With the nature that surrounds you in the Valley it is hard to not be relaxed and inspired.  I woke up every morning and saw this view out my window!  ( Not to mention the cute black bears I saw during my adventures hiking and swimming in the Delaware River. )


Each week in the summer there is a different workshop and instructor in each studio.  There are 8 studios at PV: Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Weaving and Structural Fibers, Surface Design Textiles, Fine Metals, Woodworking, Photography (digital and B&W), and Special Topics (painting, glass blowing, cake decorating...).  So each week there was a new group of people taking all different types of workshops and with them comes a new team of extremely talented instructors from all over the country and world.  I had so much fun talking and spending time with everyone that I met there.  Everyone had a different story to tell and experience to share which makes Peters Valley a truly special place to learn, teach, and be creative.  

These are some example swatches from the Experimental Knitting Workshop with textile and knit designer Elyse Allen!  This was one of the many favorite workshops from that summer.  So much color, texture, and fun techniques to learn and experiment with I never wanted this workshop to end. 

My summer at Peters Valley has had a lot of influence on my artwork. I learned so many new techniques within my medium and countless others that I now have more confidence to try new and adventurous ideas.  

I hope to continue to take workshops at Peters Valley and other Craft Centers to continue to learn new techniques and share creative experiences with wonderful and talented artists.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New York City Trip!!

A trip to New York City with some sporadic advertising! Watch out NYC here I come :)

I am scattering my logo all over the city tomorrow so if you are in the area check it out!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Upcoming Craft Show

The Pennsylvania Berks Guild of Craftsmen is having a Craft Show in 2 weeks. The show will include many juried artist and students from Kutztown University. Some of the artwork you can expect to see are: pressed flowers, weavings, paintings, metal work, wood carving, jewelry, folk art, contemporary art, and of course my scarves! So bring your friends, family, or simply come ready to shop and enjoy a day of fine arts and crafts from local artists. March 27 9am-5pm &28th10am-4pm (Saturday and Sunday) in the Keystone Hall on the Kutztown University Campus. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lucky Walnut News

Welcome! Thanks for checking out my new blog. This is where you will find out what is new with my artwork and where I am selling my artwork.