Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



I would just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Solstice. I hope you get all you ask for and that you are able to enjoy time with family and friends.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Big Thank you for Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show

I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft show. It was crowded anytime I was there. I also want to thank the wonderful BAIACS staff, volunteers and the Mad Art staff & gallery. Another very well put on show that was beautifully displayed. Great job!

I do have quite a few items left. Including a Sugar Skull tree topper, sugar skull & glittery Day of the Dead related ornaments, magnets, necklaces and a few others.
Look for some pics here, on my FB fan page and on my Etsy site.

Thank you again!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

St. Louis Artist Package Give Away

Check out my good friends blog give away. She has made nice little package from local St. Louis Artists, including a Sugar Skull Ornament from me. You don't want to miss out on this.


Blog Give away

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sneak Peek into Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show 3



So the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show starts tonight. It runs all weekend.
Dec. 4th, 7 to 11pm
Dec. 5th, 10am to 7pm
Dec. 6th, 10am to 3pm

Again, there are a multitude of gifts to choose from. You can find a gift for that picky mother in law, quirky co-worker or your punk rock niece or nephew who think they are too cool for school. The styles represented range from the hip fashionable to the quirky artsy fartsy, to punk rock.

Please check out the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show's fan page on Facebook and you will see a few photos of the awesome job the setup team and staff did. It looks great. But you will also get to virtual window shop too. Woo hoo!

Don't forget that the Upcycle Exchange will be there collecting donations and Mad Art is collecting donations for Bear Necessities that will benefit local food banks and shelters.

I will be working the registers Sat. from 3pm to 7pm. Hope to see ya there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show Upcycle list

So many of you have items laying around your house that you might be thinking I will never use that I should donate that or throw it away. Well please don't throw it away.
Keep those items out of the landfill. Here is a list of recyclables and craft supplies that I have asked for through the Upcycle Exchange (see the side bar for the link). Please take your time and go to the site to see other items requested by other artists. You will receive a coupon book good for free items or discounts with purchase in the future with participating artists.

Here's my long, long list and hope to see you at the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft show.

micro brew and import bottle caps
soda bottle caps
cork boards/bulletin boards
stryofoam cones
stryofoam balls
wooden shadow box/es (any size)
wall paper paste
glitter and glitter glue
wooden/plastic spools @ least 1 ft high
glass prayer candles (with wax all used)
wooden crates (no larger than 3 feet)
wooden jewelry boxes
red lace trim
any fabric with skulls, tattoo, dice, flames
any color of tulle (other than white)
copper sheeting (any size)
small religious statues
wooden crosses (any size)
vintage hard plastic carry on makeup case
ball fringe any color
loteria cards
unused sculpey/fimo clay
plastic organizing bins
cigar boxes
embossing powder
embossing glue
jump rings
jewelry chain
ball chain
split rings
earring findings
necklace closures
necklace extenders
silver bracelets
barrette findings
toggle findings
pin findings
bobby pins with glueable pads
wrap-able jewelry wire
beads (red, black, purple, blue, grey)
modge podge
glue
e-6000 glue
gorilla glue
wooden picture frames
magnets
juice can lids
end biscuit can lids
unused resin
resin molds
vinyl records
ribbon
craft paint
spray paint
fabric paint
one shot paint
glass paint
paint pens
clear acrylic spray
paint brushes
popsicle sticks
foam paint brushes
jewelry displays
unused card stock
unused printer paper
unused printer labels
countertop samples
bowling pins
scrapbook paper
scrapbooking punches
scrapbooking scissors
jingle bells
unused canvas
exacto knife blades
crayons
spinning racks
linoleum cutter
clay working tools
ink pads
ink stamps (espec. skulls, halloween)
brads
eyelets
removable glue dots/pads
pinking shears
etching cream
small clear storage bags (i.e. jewelry(self sealing)
sequins
glitter stems
chenille stems
red silk roses
black silk flowers
fall color silk flowers
unused tooth picks
skulls (any, paper, ceramic, etc)
skeletons (any, paper, ceramic, etc.)
pinups (paper, etc.)
bubble wrap
stickers

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show

So after much procrastination, whining, fretting, and mishaps I dropped my inventory off last night at Mad Art Gallery for the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show this weekend.
December 4th, 5th and 6th. The place looked great already and they had only started.
There will be tons of handmade and handcrafted goodies ranging from $3.00 on up.
I crafted a Day of the Dead Joey Ramone just for this and let me tell you he looks great! I also did a ton of Sugar Skull ornaments and some pinups, Day of the Dead among others. I have some new magnets. There are Day of the Dead Catrina's, Day of the Dead Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead Cowboys, Day of the Dead Gentleman with top hat and Day of the Dead Mexican Revolutionary.

Not only that there are around 80 other artists participating with goodies from jewelry, hair accessories, magnets, art, ceramics, clothing, plushies, pinstriped toilet seats and so much more. You have to go check it out to see. It is free admission all three days with entertainment on Friday night.

So make sure to check out the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show this weekend. I will be working the register on Sat. from 3pm to 7pm come say Hi!