Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just In...

Pins, Angels, Heart Homes and Ornaments from Beth Macre!

Now Available at the Studio...

"Blue Miami" by Gina Kraft

"Headed Home" by Sandra Kraft

"Merry Christmas Hog Ornament" by Sandra Kraft

And back after several art shows...

Beth Macre's Adorable "Heart Homes!"

Come down and see us at the studio today!!!  Open from 10-2...we have an awesome selection of wonderful and original gift ideas!  Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Thursday Journal, #4

Today I went down to the Studio for two reasons.....#1, to do a couple of things in my little Upstairs Studio in the loft at Second Saturday Studio, and #2, to take some photos of new pieces to show you. Now, my photos aren't nearly as good as Kelly's....but they will give you an idea of what is currently available.

The first photo is of Betsy's Santa. About 4 ft. x 4 ft. Yesterday, as Micah and I worked upstairs, we had a shopper who purchased this beautifully painted jolly old guy. So, he's gone to spend many holidays in a new home.

Then, there is Sandy's Santa. He's 12" x 12" and she would just love to personalize his 'shopping list' with the names of your family members! There is also a close-up of this Santa. Such a happy, hardworking guy!

Micah has painted two pieces for the angel "Good News, Great Joy" and the "Mother and Child". Everything Micah does is so sweet and fresh.

We will be open again on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come by and see what's happening at the Studio!!! And, have a Happy Thanksgiving!! pat

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Say Hello to Misty Osborne!

Misty Osborne lives in Searcy, AR with her husband and daughter.  “As far back as I can remember I’ve always been drawn to arts and crafts.  My earliest memory includes spending hours with my Spirograph, making all those cool designs and colors.  I have a vivid memory of begging my mom for new markers when I was about 5.  When she said, “No”, I took matters into my hands, literally, and committed my one and only shoplifting crime.   I was caught (by my mom) within hours and forced to return them to the store and apologize to the store owner.  Fortunately, I have a full time job now and can afford to purchase my supplies!   My interests are broad and simple.  I like painting, crafting, felting, and when I see cute things on blogs, I love to try and create them.”   

Come down this Saturday and help us welcome Misty to the studio!  We have some wonderful original, handmade gifts and art for Christmas giving!  We appreciate all the support you have given our local artists!  

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Craving" Themed Projects On Sale Today...

By Mary Ann King

By Micah Holden

By Kelly VanHook

By Patricia Eaton

By Sandra Kraft

By Patrick Reilly

By Cheri Peden

Come on down to the studio today and see these great projects!  They are available for sale, as well as other work, perfect for Christmas gifts!  10% of all sales today go to the Sunshine School!  Open 10-2!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Audra's Newest Additions...Available Now at SSS!

Come down and see Audra's work, as well as the other talented artists at Second Saturday Studio!  Open 10-2 tomorrow, with 10% of sales proceeds going to the Sunshine School in Searcy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Work Available at the Studio...Open this Saturday!

By Mary Ann King

From Shannon Jeffrey of KatEva Designs

By Sandra Kraft...the Santa painting can be customized with names of your choice...what a great gift it would make!  Come see us this Saturday...10-2!  Ten percent of all sales on Saturday will go to The Sunshine School in Searcy!  Please help us raise some money for them!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome Helen Roberts...

...of Gathering Steam!

 As I step from the gathering steam you see the grandaughter of a railroad worker. He was of Native American descent and when he had too much hootch, he would dance for you. I still remember the switch yard in Clovis, New Mexico, where the engines would be turned around by a giant steam powered wheel. PaPo as we called my grandfather, would sometimes let me "drive" the train. I was five. I still remember the great smell of steam.
  Jewelry has always been an important part of the Navajo culture. I was taught by some of the greatest unknown jewelry artists there were. Perhaps you have seen some of the silver and turquoise jewelry that is produced by the Indians.
  I started out producing Button Brooches. I would take a Bride's  Grandmother's old button collection add freshwater pearls, a button engraved with the bride and groom's names, and make a work of art suitable for the bride to wear on every anniversary.
  After a conversation with my son, Jarod, who is seventeen, in which he told me the basics of
the theory of Steampunk, he showed me a hair bow on the internet. I was intrigued. Thoughts swirled in my head:  freshwater pearls, wind up watch parts, the Victorian era, the smell of PaPo when he got home from work.  The steam gathered in my mind and thus Gathering Steam was born.
  My philosophy is this: What if eras of bygone days could have the technology of today, combined with the constraints of their time? My example is this: a steam powered personal  computer.  
  Using movies, cultures, watch parts, steam, and time. I create jewelry that is unique and yet pleasing to the eye.
  Come join me in the GATHERING STEAM........

Please join us in making Helen feel welcome at Second Saturday Studio, this Saturday from 10-2 and Sunday 1-4 for Christmas Open House!  We have gifts for everyone on your list!  Come see us!

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