Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Art Unraveled Announcement!

I am overjoyed to tell you that I have been selected from among the artist applicants to teach again this year at Art Unraveled, and the website is live NOW! The classes I will be teaching are:
1. Funky Book of Memories and Evidence - Tuesday, July 31st  9 am til 4:40 pm
2. The 10 of Hearts - Wednesday, August 1st evening 6:30 til 9:30 pm
4. heART Quilt 101 - Monday, August 6th 6:30-9:30 pm

You can see multiple pictures by following the links to the website.

This year, for the 10th anniversary, a 10% discount on workshop fees will be given to those who register prior to March 15th with workshop fees of $250 or more.  Information can be found on the Register page of the website.

I also plan to have a teacher's table for vending on Saturday, August 4th and attend the Meet the Artists event on the evening of Tuesday, July 30th.

Now, how many days til August? I'm thinkin' there ought to be an app for that!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Etsy Update

I was finally able to finish all the listings for the little books I still have for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any, you can click on any etsy photo in the margin, or find my whole shop by clicking here. Any not sold here will be available for sale at Art Unraveled in August. Thanks again for all the interest!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

P.S. Scrapaholic Confession

I have gotten a number of inquiries about the little books I wrote about in my last posting. Thanks for asking. I am working on getting them all photographed individually for etsy with my uncooperative camera. There are actually more than are shown, and it has turned out to be more than a crazy busy week, but I am trying to get everything done by this weekend for sale. If anyone wants one you see in the picture with the larger number of books, let me know by email, and I can set it aside. They are $15. plus whatever the post office charges for shipping, probably around $3.    Thanks for asking. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My name is Jane, and I am a scrapaholic.

I noticed a while back that there is a recurring theme in most of my work; most of it is made with scraps. For a while, I tried to steer away from the scraps and actually use more of what I have here in the studio/warehouse, but I have changed my mind. I have decided to embrace it, even though it is a blessing and a bit of a problem. The bit of a problem is that I find it difficult to throw anything away since I might need it when I get all my scraps together to create. The blessing is that the things I make from scraps are the ones I love the most.
In the middle of trying to be retired, I have been volunteering, working a few days and trying to squeeze in some creative time as well as spend a little time working on the business part of my creating, so I haven't had a lot to show, yet, but these are finally done after working on them in stages since midsummer. Each is about 4x6" and has over 75 pages of random paper inside, just right for carrying in a purse. Each one also has two secret pockets in the construction, made for carrying other papers, pens, whatever one might need with their little book/journal. They are made from leftover canvas, nearly empty bottles of paint that were washed out for the project and leftover pieces of everything else in the scrap collection tub on my sewing table; quilt scraps, fabric remnants, doily bits, ribbons, buttons, doodads and whatnots. The top two are my favorites and also have some painted fabric and papers that I collaged together for another project. Yep, I have a feeling that scrappy chic isn't going away anytime soon.