Monday, September 3, 2012
My ONLY local show this fall will be the Folk Art Festival on the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, IL, on Sept. 21 (evening only), 22, 23. And I have a huge surprise!!! Earth Angel artists Cheryl Kuhn and Melody Doyel will be joining me in my booth, and they are both FABULOUS artists! Cheryl makes the very BEST assemblage art I've ever seen, and Melody is a master maker of bags, jewelry, clothing, that is just to DIE for. Both of them take recycling to heart, constructing many of their items from found and repurposed objects and materials. You WILL be sorry if you miss my booth this year! Please come and see all the wonderful things we have to offer! You can look up Cheryl at www.small-stories-studio.blogspot.com and Melody at www.melodyelizabeth.com.
I will also be heading to Atlanta for the Country Living Fair Oct. 26, 27, 28, and will again be under the Earth Angels tent. This show is in its infancy, but keeps growing and getting better every year! Another fabulous destination weekend!
BIG NEWS: Earth Angels Toys has now become Earth Angels Studios, and with it a new website and easier shopping! Find over 30 amazing artists and the best home decor, gifts, art, and accessories available anywhere on earth! Visit the new site and browse around.....and don't be surprised when you fall in love with everything! www.earthangelsstudios.com
Hope to see you at the fairs!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH, is a VERY FUN TIME! I look forward to this show every year now, and every year it gets even better! If you need a weekend getaway with your BFF's this is a GREAT place to come and shop. Oh, the things you will see! In addition to all the wonderful art available by Earth Angels (the BEST reason to come), there are 100's of booths with things you just CANNOT find anywhere else! The best of the best vendors are here at the CLF! See dates in image.
I will also be at the Folk Art Fest in St. Charles, IL, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, on Sept. 21(6-10), 22(10-6), 23(11-4), for a FABULOUS show that is quickly rebuilding it's image as one of the very best folk art shows in the midwest. Here you will find the VERY BEST midwestern folk artists, many who have become really good friends of mine. PLUS....I am HOPING to have a surprise or two in MY booth....additional Earth Angels artists, TBA. This is a GREAT show and an easy drive from Chicago and the 'burbs, Indiana, and Wisconsin and Michigan.
I will ALSO be joining the Earth Angels gals again in Atlanta, for the CLF!! I am very excited about discovering Atlanta and the more of the wonderful people who live in the south! Dates in image above. Another great excuse to get away from the humdrum and visit us in Atlanta!
As always, you can friend me on Facebook and follow more of what I'm up to there, as I post on FB more often than my blog. Also check out www.carutherspdavenport.blogspot.com to read the adventures of My Beloved Monster Caruthers P. Davenport and his sidekick Abbot, both of whom are starring in a short animated film coming soon! Caruthers also has a FB page and you can "like" him without friending me if you so choose!
Have a great summer and please email me if you have any questions!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sorry I have been so AWOL lately! Since I post events and happenings daily on Facebook, I do not blog as often as I should. Coming up for 2012.....Tentatively I will be at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH in September (check Country Living website for official dates), then onto the Folk Art Fest in St. Charles, Illinois on Sept. 21, 22, 23 (I hope.....check back here for updates as I make them...). I hope to attend the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA in October, and I will also be at The Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL in November for a Christmas show. Dates to be announced. As always, you can find my work on Earth Angels (www.earthangelstoys.com) or contact me through my email. I may sound like a broken record here....but find me on Facebook and send me a friend request. Message me and tell me who you are so I know. Also, check out Caruthers P. Davenport and his blog to find out what he's been up to. He comes with me to some of the places I go and has his own tales to tell.
Above, one of my drawings for The Sketchbook Project, a voluntary project attracting artists from around the world. Check out their website to learn more.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Yes....Christmas IS on it's way, ready or not! I'll be READY!! And if you want to be too, come to the Christmas on the Fox show, Nov. 26 & 27, 10-4 each day, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, IL! I recently signed on to do this ONE Christmas show, so please mark your calendars! I'll have new dolls and new stockings and new hats and new......whatever else! Come see!
Thanks to EVERYONE who bought from me at the Country Living Fair and the Folk Art Fest! I am always overcome with happiness knowing my work makes others happy! I hope to continue to dazzle you! I try hard! It's YOU, my customers, that I keep creating for! If not for you, I'd be lost! So thank you SO SO MUCH!
And as always, friend me on Facebook to see all my new stuff before it hits the shows! : )
Saturday, August 13, 2011
It's that time of year again! Where does the time go? I spent my summer hoping to get a lot more work done than I actually did! With my kids gone off to camp for 6 weeks I was hoping to be a lot more prolific in my creations! But by showtime I will be ready!!
I will be at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH, on Sept. 16, 17, 18, under the Earth Angels tent. The CLF is Country Living Magazine come to life. There is so much to see that a person needs 3 days to see it! Consider taking a fall getaway with a girlfriend to Columbus to see this show. You will not be bored or disappointed! There are demonstrations, food, antiques, clothing, and some of the most creative art and folk art in the country. If you come, make sure you stop by the EA tent and say hi to me!
After a bit of contemplation I have decided to be in the Folk Art Festival again this year. This show runs at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, IL, on Sept. 23, 24 25. (Friday evening, Saturday, 10-6, Sunday, 11-4.) And the REAL surprise here is that I have asked my friends (and fellow Earth Angels Artists) Cheryl Kuhn and Letty Worley to share a booth with me! So, brace yourselves for the THREE of us toegther in one booth! Cheryl is the very best assemblage artist I've ever seen, and Letty does master handiwork in her making of bears, dolls, and bear/doll purses, all HAND sewn with the finest wool furs and vintage trims. These ladies are at the very top of their art and are DEFINITELY worth seeing and meeting. So PLEASE come and see us! The FAF is a great way to spend a fall day! The show has been sold to a new promoter who is doing a fantastic job, so I am very optimistic about it this year! However, because the sale went through after building scheduling had taken place, we will be in the previous facility. So, plan on attending! Metting Cheryl and Letty will be a treat in itself!
As always, please friend me on Facebook. You will see me post new work, silly inspirations, and show dates as well. I use Facebook much more than I use this blog, so if you have a FB account please send me a friend request (with a message so I know who you are).
I am not sure if I will be doing any other shows than these two. Please check back here for more information.
Thanks again for all your support and I hope to see you in Sept!
Friday, June 3, 2011
On May 21, 22 I had a most WONDERFUL time at the Earth Angels' 10th annual Spring Fling in Saratoga Springs, NY. I met a lot of really terrific people, and I think my biggest fan, Theresa, who owns many of my pieces. The weather was lovely, for the most part, as we did have a little rain. But the experiences, and getting to know these wonderful artists even better as women, was a thrill for me. I just love them all so much.
When my somewhat nerdy children went to Interlochen Arts Camp for their musical talents a couple summers each they always returned home saying, "I finally met other kids who are just like me." I was so happy for them to have found a group that accepted their eccentricities as normal, and wondered how that might feel. Now I know. And I want to thank the wonderful EA women and especially Jen O'Connor, without whom I'd ever dare to dream the way I dream now.
Coming up for me......I will be at Country Living Fair under the Earth Angels Toys tent in Columbus, OH on the state fairgrounds, Sept. 16, 17, 18 (as listed above in the ad), and then......SURPRISE......I WILL be at Folk Art Festival in St. Charles, IL on the Kane County Fairgrounds Sept. 23, 24, 25. The show is under new ownership, but we will be in the old facility due to scheduling conflicts. But it will be EXTRA wonderful, and EXTRA worth the trip, because I will be sharing a booth with Letty Worley and Cheryl Kuhn, two very very talented artists from Earth Angels. Letty makes phenomenal bears, dolls, bear purses, and miniatures, while Cheryl is by far the best assemblage artist this world has ever known. And to top it off, they are both lovely ladies and a TON of fun! Letty and I were stranded all night in the Albany, NY airport after the Saratoga show and we became fast and close friends. I am SO looking forward to these shows.........
I will be sending out cards soon announcing dates so be on the lookout in August sometime.
The advertisement above is the one that you will see in magazines coming out this summer!
Monday, May 9, 2011
It has been a LONG and depressing winter for me. The only good thing about it was I got a lot of inventory made for the Earth Angels HeART of Winter show that was in early March down in Florida. It would have been nice to attend but I had committed to helping my sister in Cleveland care for her kids and my mother while she and her husband went on a warm vacation. But on Feb. 12 my mom died from her longtime COPD illness. It made an already rough winter even more so. So when I went to Cleveland to help out my sister, it was only her kids I had to care for. Reminders of my mom were all around because she lived with my sister. It was a sad time. And the constant snow and rain and cold really didn't help my mood. We saw barely any sun the entire month of April, at a time when I really needed to see the sun.
However, May is here, and with it a little warmth. I've been able to do some things in my yard and remember how my mom loved her flower gardens with every tulip that blooms. So much of her is in me, every day.
Above is the postcard for the Earth Angels Spring Fling in Saratoga Springs, NY, in which I WILL be attending, and I am so excited! It's always great to meet new people who love this funky art we all create, and to see my EA artist friends who I've gotten to know so well over the past few years. So, if you are an East Coaster, come on out to this event which promises a great weekend! Visit the earth Angels website for more details, as I think there are lots of goodies in store!
Pictured below are some new cats and ELEPHANTS (REALLY new!!) that I've been working on and have been sent along to EA for the upcoming show. So excited to try new animals and new embellishments. It is always my hope that my creations make someone smile.
I have a very busy summer planned taking care of things around my home (painting some interior rooms, gardening, taking my son on college visits, working at the candy store more than normal), and keeping Earth Angels stocked, which has become a full time job!! (Thanks to all my wonderful fans......I really appreciate you!). I am not planning on any local shows this fall (maybe one, if I have time to make inventory, and I'll keep you posted if I do it). I WILL be at Country Living Fair under the Earth Angels tent in September. It was so much fun last year. There is SO much to see and do at this Fair, you could easily make a girlfriend weekend out of it! ROADTRIP!!!
Have a great summer and I hope to meet some of you along the way. And as always, special orders are welcome. E-mail me email@example.com AND friend me on Facebook! I put up a lot more photos on FB and it's always fun to get to know you, even if it IS virtually!