Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is there such a thing as an anti-rain dance?

Or maybe a patron saint for weather?   This weekend is the first outdoor show of the season (Elmhurst Art in the Park) and the weather report is iffy.  As in rain, strong winds  and possible hail.  I just spent the afternoon waterproofing the tent (thanks, Mary!) and I'm figuring out ways to supplement the weights for my tent.

The other night  I had dinner with some artist friends of mine --all more seasoned than I--and was regaled with stories about tornados and hurricanes at art shows: tents blown away or twisted beyond belief; artists suspended mid-air Mary Poppins style as they try to hold the fort down,  so to speak.   So I'm a wee bit freaked out.  Last year I did just three outdoor shows--this year I am scheduled for nine.

But on the bright side,  lots of my artist friends will be there along with many folks I don't know yet. I'm looking forward to meeting  new artists and customers at this new venue!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I Need One of These

Well, "need" is not really true.  It's more like "really, really  want".   I was at Dick Blick art supply the other day (between art stores and hardware stores,  I can spend a lot of time perusing the aisles....) and this item stopped me dead in my tracks.   They had several styles on a table and instead of photos,  they had construction paper flowers hanging from the clips.   Looked really cool and I immediately thought of using one for my felted flowers.  I've seen a few jewelers at shows using  these for their earring cards and it makes for a really eye catching display.

What do you think of using it for these?

Friday, April 9, 2010

First Show of the Year and $5 Coupon

This Sunday is my first show for the 2010 season.  Stop by Architectural Artifacts between 10:00-5:00 for a cool selection of fun artists. This is always a fun show, because you get to see what we all have been working on since the holiday rush: new items new designs, etc.  And the setting of course, is amazing.

For details on the show, check out the listing from Time Out Chicago

I've been working on new capes and shawls and  lightweight nuno felt scarves for warmer weather. Dyeing silk, fiber and playing around with new designs. I've added to my scarves made from vintage sari silk. And make sure to check out the new ribbon felt scarves, which can be worn so many ways.  My schedule is shaping up--check it out on the right.  I'll be busy this year!    As soon as I hear back from a few more shows, I'll make sure to post them.

Mention this blog and get $5 off your Felt Inspired purchase!