Sunday, May 03, 2009

Art, Selling and Friends

Yesterday I had a great time vending at the ZNE Art, Paperie and Pleasantries Fair. There were so many wonderful sellers with goods you don't see normal at craft fairs here-there were a number of sellers with supplies like vintage papers, jewelry supplies, crepe paper trim from Birds of a Feather, rubber stamps, dresden foil, and lots of bits and bobs. The Hannah Grey booth was more like a mini store and even had porcelain teeth and tiny seahorses for your altered art needs.

If you wanted to buy some great art,there was lots of that too - paper mache art dolls from Colleen Moody, vintage styled fancies from Iva Wilcox, glass soldering kits & reliquaries from Julee Herrmann, and so much more. I got to meet alot of people I've only known online and it was really fun.

As usual after an event, my legs & feet are aching today. I haven't unpacked my bag yet, but there's no rush. Bettie is still not feeling well, and I spent alot of time with her today. If she doesn't perk up by tomorrow, I'll be taking her back to the Vet.

And since it's Sunday, here is this weeks Bead Bloggers! Jewelry Making Tammy has some knotting jewelry tutorials for you, as in making jewelry with fiber. It's an often inexpensive media that can add a unique twist to your jewelry designs.
Art Bead Scene Wings are the backdrop for a visual treatise on creativity.
Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi turns a dried crab apple into something wearable.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie shares her thoughts on ethics in art and an example on how she used inspiration from another artist's work in her own work, finding her own expression with the idea without copying.
Jewelry & Beading Use antique optical lenses to make wonderful mixed media jewelry!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Kim Miles is on the road and she is giving away beads as she blogs! Check it out!


HeArt Collective said...

it was great to see you, barbe!
we had fun... shared our wares and hugged some peeps... i'm still recovering today... its an all day jammies day so far!

hope bettie feels better soon!
happy tuesday, miss.

JillzWhimzy said...

It was a great time seeing you at Convenzione - your work is Fab!

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

thanks girls! it was great to see you both too!

Shoshanah said...

it was lovely to meet you! thanks for the shout out : )

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

shosh, it was so great to finally meet you too!!!!! we will definately hang out more!