Tuesday, July 27, 2010

R E N E G A D E los angeles~san francisco

We took a jaunt to R E N E G A D E los angeles this past weekend. I went last year and was happily overwhelmed with the creativity and energy that inhabited the show. I dreamed about having a booth there (and am still dreaming on that one). I did another round this year, to see if I felt like my art, would be a good fit for this market. Being an "INDIE" craft market, there is a definite feel and style to the work. I'm thinking it might be worth a go, to participate in the "holiday" market that takes place in San Francisco in December. Hmmmm.... a trip to San Francisco again- I'm down!

This year, the LA venue was outdoors, in an area downtown called the cornfield. I really enjoyed the relaxed feel of this outdoor event. As expected--inspiring work, fabulous merchandising, and creative displays were plentiful. The real thrill of the day however, was meeting in person the "peeps" from E T S Y! No longer are they just a 620 x620 pixel, jpeg image on an ETSY find or ETSY success page. No, these folks were real and quite nice to spend some time with.

So, if you didn't catch this round- there's still NORCAL. This coming weekend is  
R E N E G A D E san francisco-- (for all you lucky northern CA folks).  
 although some of us will just have to wait until december.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Sneak P E E K... Something New & Exciting...

w h a t   i f   i  w e r e  a   c a n d l e ?

Something's brewing and it's not coffee (at least for the moment). I have been in 
the process of trying to merge a few of the things that I've been working on. 
Glass, painting, blogging, Flying Lessons tips, Facebook... yada, yada, yada... as they say. 
And in the middle of my chaos, an opportunity shows itself. 
A little gift coming down from above- maybe a feather from the nest.

I met a lovely lady who makes soy candles, at a show that I do twice a year. We got to thinking, how cool it would be, to make some candles out of the vase and bowl pieces that
 I do with decoupage. We're in a testing phase right now, creating some beautiful candle bowls just in time for the holiday season. (Well, anytime is candle time I suppose). 
What do you think?

I am very excited to see the possibility of some of my glass art taking shape in another direction. I guess when the breeze starts to blow, it's best to let it take you up and see where you land. I'm closing my eyes and feeling the breeze.
~~~my first blog button is on the right for the taking~~

Friday, July 9, 2010

Took a Little Break...

If you ever want to be inspired or renewed... a quick jaunt to San Francisco) works for me. (Well, of course a run to Barnes & Noble is always less expensive, but this past weekend, San Francisco was in order. We had the pleasure of visiting with our daughter, who moved up that way almost a year ago, to start her very own journey. 

So, after being filled with all kinds of inspiration and information from KellyRae's online class-- what do my eyes spy in a little shop in china town... KellyRae's line from Demdaco! How sweet. The icing on the cake! After feeling the sadness of not having the class to look forward to everyday, I thought it fortuitous to happen across her beautiful work. This box called out to me, to store my treasures and remember the experiences shared in Flying Lessons. (And it was made even more special by my daughter surprising me with it.) 

KellyRae Roberts   p  i e  c  e   at The Paulist Center at Old Saint Mary's Gift Shop
614 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
thanks sweetie!
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