Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Jill has always enjoyed all aspects of art. As a child, she fondly remember art classes in school, and creating own homespun creations only appreciated by my family. As an adult she studied Asian art forms and admired the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene and Greene. She finds beauty and grace in the minimalist design and use of natural colors in these works. On vacation to New Mexico about 7 years ago she had the great fortune to meet Betsy Williams who is a renowned potter. Jill fell in love with her work and story; Betsy left a comfortable job to live in Japan for 5 years to study under a great pottery master. What courage! Jill was inspired by Betsy to see art more deeply, and possibly professional pursuit from woodworking and woodturning.
When a shoulder injury forced Jill to give up working with wood, she was inspired by Betty's influence and set out on a new journey. She enrolled at a local community college and was hooked! She has also studied with Janet Rodriguez another wonderful potter, business woman and community leader. Along with this training she has done several workshops with well known potters.
Jill really enjoys working with clay ; she loves the quietness and meditative aspects of throwing.. It has has helped her focus and express herself through clay art.
Clay has a way of letting you know whether you’re ready for a serious workday or not, and I’ve found that a sense of humor really helps.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
What to do in Austin for SXSW:
Etsy Austin Street Team will be heading out with free goodies to promote their Etsy stores during SXSW. Not only will they be selling their wares on South Congress, but will also be giving out free craft demos and hitting the streets with hundreds of handmade bags full of free stuff for whoever wants it!
Where: S. Congress in front of Hill Country Weavers
Date: March 20th and 21st
If you're on S. Congress, you may as well swing by the Handmade Austin Market, put together by Tasty jewelry. This is a 4 day show, running March 19th through the 22nd chocked full of handmade goodness with different vendors each day.
Where: Gueros Taco Bar parking lot, South Congress, Austin, TX
Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 10am -5pm
Flatstock 20 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as aditional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you don't want to leave empty handed!) See all the artists attending here.
Where: Austin Convention Center
Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 11am - 6pm
Craftster and Standard Recording have teamed up to bring you a free day party on Friday March 20th. Stop by the party for some free drinks and eats, nine live bands, and fun free craft demos.
Where: The Art Project - 301 Chicon St, Suite F, Austin, TX
Date: March 20th
Time: 11am- 5pm
What to do Local in Dallas:
Artscape is the Dallas Arboretum's fine art and craft show and sale. This two-day art fair is happening in spring this time around when the gardens are in full bloom. This is in MSNBC's top ten things to do this weekend. So really not something to miss. Artscape will feature artists from around the country, wine tasting, entertainment, and food and fun for everyone!
Be sure to visit booth #80 and say hello to our very own Beading Genie!
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX
Date: March 21st - March 22nd
Time: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 19th will be your last chance to get your applications in for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. Be one of the many talented artists, crafters and designers selling their unique work at South Side on Lamar in Dallas on Saturday, May 16th.
For more on the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash go here.
To apply to sell your handmade goods at the Spring Bash visit here.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Don't forget to take advantage of her monthly giveaways at her blog http://threeyellowstarfish.blogspot.com/.
Visit Three Yellow Starfish in person at the upcoming 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash on May 16th. Stay tuned for more info and visit http://www.etsydallas.com/!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
As you clean up consider donating things you haven't used in the last year to a charity or trading with a fellow craftie. This is a fantastic way to redistribute the things you haven't used while letting someone else enjoy something new to them.
As the tidying continues, keep a shopping list for supplies that are getting low.
Happy Spring Cleaning!
posted by: Alicia of Alicia Colina-Ashby
Thursday, March 5, 2009
CALL FOR ARTISTS & CRAFTERS
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ABOUT THE SPRING BASH
Kick off the spring season! Etsy Dallas, who first brought you the famous Beer-B-Q trunk show and the Jingle Bash in 2008, is doing it again - even bigger and better this time.
The 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash will be held at the historic South Side on Lamar in the hip and up-and-coming Dallas neighborhood known as The Cedars on Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 5pm. The show will feature local handpicked artists and crafters, DJ tunes, Make & Take crafts, a free Etsy Dallas-sized raffle, and 50 free swag bags chock full of handmade Etsy Dallas goodies. This event is FREE to the public!
While this show will be family-friendly, the vibe will be a fun bash full of handmade love and good times. Think of it as a party - not your typical craft show!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sweet and Fun!
Check out one of our newest members and her creative hair pieces, brooches and other fun items. Every piece is one of a kind and put together thoughtfully. Silla Soup uses a variety of materials from: beads, embroidery floss and felt. I can't wait to see what this mother of two comes up with next.