First and foremost let me wish my oldest most beautiful daughter a happy birthday. I know she has some tiresome chores today, but she should get home early and enjoy her evening!
Tomorrow is the big day for the start of the Easter Egg Hunt! No April Fool's joke! It's going to be fun.
On April Fool's Day there will be a great giveaway starting on ArtFire: The Easter Egg Hunt! Fifty studio artisans have hidden Easter eggs in their stores. Find them, unscramble the resulting cryptogram, and be the first to email the hostess with the correct answer and you can win a $50 gift certificate for ArtFire spending! There are gift certificates for the second and third correct answers, too!
The two Artful Seniors on Fire Guild members that I will spotlight today are tiedyejudy and VelmaGeorge.
TieDyeJudy says of her shop, "3/15/09 - I have finished moving my inventory to my shop here from my website... yaaaay! But if you want to check out any of my links, my art quilts, or my blogs, my website is still at www.tiedyejudy.com.
3/9/09 - Attention shoppers! Want to be notifed when new items are added or sales events? Contact me! Put 'add me to the list' in the subject line! I promise not to share your e-mail info, or spam you!
3/6/09 - Check out my new blog, hippiewear.blogspot.com for articles about my work, guest articles by other crafters, you name it!
I have been an artist/crafter most of my life, and love making colorful, affordable tie-dye clothing! I hope you spend some time browsing, and if you see something you like but need it in another size or style, be sure to send me a message, I am happy to do custom orders! Check out my patterns at http://www.tiedyejudy.com/patterns.htm to see what I have done in the past"
Of herself, she says, "I have been creating things since I was a small girl. It's in my blood, I am not happy unless I am creating. I started selling my work about 20 years ago, first to friends, then at craft fairs, on-line... you name it! I have joined Art Fire because it is a store front for handmade, hand-crafted items... just like being at a craft fair, only global! I love it!"
Strolling through her studio is fun. Just like a stroll through time.
VelmaGeorge says of her studio, "I really love creating jewelry using crystal, seed beads, semi-precious stones, silver, gold and recycled vintage components.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about my items."
Of herself she says, "I'm a mother of two who likes to create jewelry, write and ponder the meaning of all things.
I make jewelry to stay focused and because I just love the beads... the array of colors and textures seems endless.
Things seem to come together when I carefully listen to the beads... "
She must really love doing her beads because I simply don't understand how she can sell her art for so little. I'll have to follow her around and find her suppliers!
I enjoyed browsing these two guild members' shops, and I hope you will too. Enjoy your day!