Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I've been busy working on some new things this fall of 2014 (as well as attending various local sales events)-- one of which is New Silk Scarves! These have been hand-dyed and discharge-printed with my current scarf patterns. I have also started dyeing and printing silk Infinity (circle) scarves, which is a great find to be able to offer, along with my desirable cotton ones.
This one is a black-green shade; this particular black dye discharges to a green-blue. I have other colors available too.
The above is a blue silk, a color that has been popular with customers with my newest leafy discharge-print pattern.
These will be available at the Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Sale this weekend 12/20 and 12/21
(just in time for the Winter Solstice!) 11 W. Mt. Airy Ave, Phila., PA 19119---12-6pm both days.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wyck House “Behind the Fence”--Germantown, Philadelphia, PA

I'll back at Wyck House (6026 Germantown Avenue) on Saturday, September 6, 10am-4pm, for the 2104 Philadelphia Honey Festival----I was at that event last year and it proved to be a good one for me---as well as being a lot of fun, with all the bee-&-honey-themed activity going on!

New Scarves

A few new scarves as of today----At left, a Discharge print on black silk
(this one is still kind of in-progress, I think I need to add a bit more printing to it);
the warm grey-ish middle scarf and the medium blue scarf at right are both double-dye/dual design Discharge print experiments, featuring my stripe discharge print enhanced with a plant-like pattern print on top. They were fun to do but took longer.
Squeegee Power Rocks! (showing my screen with the plant pattern stencil
during printing). I am looking forward to the fall and holiday sale season---
Dates and events to be announced as they solidify.

Kids Size T's--the Collection

The Bee T-shirt joins Kids' “Robo-Squirrel” and the Mini-Vintage Drill T-shirt
as part of the collection of designs I have been carrying in sizes 6-months to
size 4 (and in some cases, youth sizes also). Demand for these have remained
consistent enough for me to keep them in my stock!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oh Happy May (and June too) upcoming art sales and Mt. Airy

This Spring in Philly finally got underway (so welcome after the past winter) and with it art sales were good. Mt. Airy's "Mt. Airy Day" was an awesome kickoff (thanks to my customers, old and new!) This weekend I will be at "Art for the Cash Poor 15" at the Crane Building, 1400 N. American St., Phila.---both Sat and Sun.,12-6pm.
In July, August and September, I will be back at the Wyck House in Germantown for their "Behind
the Fence' festivals. Dates to come.

Then really it becomes back-to-school and ramp-up for Fall and holiday art sale times.
Above is one of my new silk scarves, I've been experimenting with new dye for silk.
Below are my yoga Tanks which are featured for summer at the Mt. Airy Art Garage.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

working on more scarves too

New Scarf I just finished last night. This is a lovely red-violet-ish shade I came up with
(not a commercial dye shade, so it is very limited edition). This leafy pattern really seems to work
best on the woven cotton scarves, so I think I will only be putting it on that style (not the infinity jersey style scarves). I like its primitive folk-art appearance. My goofy cat, Max-orange, in the top photo, has appointed himself as my photo stylist, and can often be found on my lap while I am trying to work on something else!
       • Late Addition to my Holiday Sale roster----on Wed., 12/18/13 5-8pm, I will be at the Fall semester Book Party with a selection of my wares, in Uarts CBS Auditorium, 320 S. Broad St., (Hamilton Hall) in Center City Philly.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Next Sales in December (so far)

Now that November craft sales have wrapped up, I have a short breather this coming weekend after Turkey Day (Thanks to all my customers, old and new, especially at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia! Awesome sales there!)... I will be at the Northwestern Stables Holiday sale (120 Northwestern Ave., Phila., PA 19118) on Saturday 12/7/13 from 10a-4p. The historic barn will be all decorated for the holiday and there will be plenty of equine-themed fun plus education about the stable and its horses; besides all the cool craft vendors set up with their wares on the ground floor in the stable, as well as in the large 2nd-floor former hayloft (where I will be).
This should be a great event, since the Valley Green Inn at the Wissahickon Creek has their Wreath Decorating event happening, in addition to the Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour, at the same time! Lots of people converging on the lovely Fairmount Park Wissahickon Valley area, as winter approaches.
Proceeds of the Stable craft sale benefit the riding lesson program, and help keep the hardworking lesson horses in carrots, oats and new shoes! This cause is close to my heart, as I got to do some riding there in Summer of 2013 after a VERY Loooong hiatus from being in the saddle----did it when I was a young'un; have wanted to get back to riding again since forever!
I made a special new design for this sale too. (Photo above). It depicts “Doc,” the horse I rode for the summer lesson sessions---he was very patient with me getting back into riding shape, so I thought he deserved to be the subject of a T-shirt!
So, I am psyched!! {Thanksgiving vacation will be spent busily printing, among other things...}.

I will also be back at the Mt. Airy Art Garage in my neighborhood for the final installment of their Holiday sales series----on 12/14 and 12/15/13--12-6pm. Last call for getting those awesome artist-created holiday gifts!!