Monday, September 29, 2008

Open Studio Sale!

This Saturday, October 4th is Oktoberfest in downtown Newberry, SC and to celebrate we are having an open studio sale at The Constant Gatherer! Kirsten and I have invited our Greenville neighbors to join in! In addition to Kirsten's handpainted ornaments, tree-toppers and cards, my wreaths and mixed media, we will also feature the incredible ceramic work of Lily Pottery and the one-of-a-kind jewelry of Blue Moss by Michelle Taylor! We are so completely excited and honored to have them-so please come out and join us for a fun day on Main Street!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Birthdays!

Today is my sister Meredith's birthday!
I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Best Birthday wishes to my nephew Harry O'Neill
who will be turning #9 tomorrow!
(I heard there was a big campout in the backyard last night! Fun!)
Two very special friends- Amy Z. and Tera L. celebrate their
birthdays tomorrow too! Happy Birthday, sweet friends!
I love you all and wish everyone lots of
good fortune and health, and a fun and prize-filled new year!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Morasha Jewelry

Falling in love with the vintage found object accessories by Morasha Jewelry. She does a tremendous job styling and photographing her work-which is half the web-selling artists dilemma, isn't it?!

Laura Normandin

The super-talented and endlessly creative, Laura Normandin of Wren Handmade is featured in a lovely spread in the new Sept/Oct. Selvedge Magazine. I love the sneaky peeks of her equally lovely home and those barrels of yummy thread!! Visit her blog and her Etsy shop.
Image copyright Laura Normandin

Sep/Oct. 2008 Selvedge Magazine

Sep/Oct. 2008 Selvedge Magazine

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lauren Alane

I've been sitting on my hands to keep from posting about the fabulous, Lauren Alane-felt birder extraordinaire, until she was ready for an, ladies and gentlemen...Tonight at 8pm EST....Be HERE for the latest flock of owls, birdies, and caketoppers! They go reeeaaally fast!!
Handfelted owls.
Lauren and photographer husband, Joey Bradshaw, style and
capture all of their own photographs of Lauren's work
in amazing and sweet detail!
Back to School Owlies-in the shop tonight!

Custom Birdie Cake Topper

Precarious perch.

Custom Wedding Cake Topper
Gorgeous colors to match the wedding party!

A very dapper pair!
Custom Wedding Cake Topper

Busy Bakers

The stunning artist, Lauren Alane!
Visit her blog here for the whole scoop!

R. Wood Studio Fall Sale!

Don't miss this!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

LeiLiLaLoo and Heart Handmade

Check out Heart Handmade's fantastic new series, Making It, beginning this week and described as, "a weekly feature that follows the progress of four talented designers as they deal with the ups and downs of the handmade world. From new product ideas to booking a first wholesale account, we'll be offering a fascinating glimpse into each of their worlds. The series will last for 12 weeks and then we'll get to follow a whole new set of designers." One of the first artists featured is a new favorite, Dana Komjaty, an Amsterdam based artist who creates incredible homespun artwork under the label LeiLiLaLoo. Also check out Dana's blog and ThaNk YoU, Marichelle for another helpful and exciting feature!
House Pillows
Assembled from new and thrifted fabrics and hand-embroidered.

Dish Cloths with handmade applique

My House
5"x 5" mixed media painting


I love the work of the California printmaker, Farouche. Their numerous lines of vintage inspired tags, cards, and prints would make great gifts-especially the lines that can be personalized! There are a few ladies in my family who methinks require the baking and craft tags!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Adam Smith

The mixed media art of Adam Smith makes me insanely jealous. He uses so many of my favorite materials-but in ways I cannot begin to comprehend. The tremendous amount of imagination behind his work always leaves me questioning and wanting more! I adore his one-of-a kind beeswax and metal brooches but also his line of affordable plastic pieces-I'm kicking myself for not buying his bangle last time I visited shopSCAD. His sculptures tend to incorporate mechanical workings which add to their strange and magical allure. Visit his website to experience much more. ShopSCAD carries quite a bit of his work-see here-and much more can be found in-store.
One-of-a-kind Brooch #10
Brass, antique photograph, beeswax, found object, string, steel.

One Degree of Separation Bangle
available at shopSCAD 912.525.5180
Doe Pin
A steel silhouette of a slender whitetail doe with a 14k gold heart.

One-of-a-kind Brooch #9
Brass, antique photograph, beeswax.

Mixed media. April 2008 4.25”w x 12.25h x 2.25”d (excluding boy and pull)

Surrender, detail.

The Foolishness of the Birdpeople
Mixed media
March 2008
8.25”w x 22”h x 6.5”d

Mixed media
(12 inches x 5 inches x 3 inches)