Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On our way to Kings Mountain

We'll be heading south in a couple of days for a rendezvous up in the redwoods west of Woodside, south of San Francisco on Kings Mountain for their annual gathering of artists called the Kings Mountain Art Fair. We've made this annual pilgrimage for many years, started in 1971. We will have a better than usual selection of mixed metal jewels because we've done very little selling this year but have been consistently productive in our jewelry studio. Hope you can stop by for a visit. Here are a couple of collages of recent work, I'm still finishing a few interesting pieces and will try to get pictures of them up also.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Last Images Before Los Altos Fair

We'll be leaving the coast for the bay area very soon, driving down to Los Altos. Unfortunately it looks as if rain may be an almost constant visitor at the show so it's possible that we will not have much of a chance to sell our jewelry. The organizers are not canceling the show though. We will go and see, maybe the rain will stop now and then,
As I've learned after 50 years of doing outdoor art shows, you are always taking a chance on the weather. But only a very small percentage of the hundreds of shows that we have done over the years have been severely impacted by the weather.
This may be one of those however.
Details on the Los Altos fair on our upcoming shows page.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Los Altos Fair in Two Weeks

We will be returning to participate in the Los Altos Rotary Fine Art Show in a little less than two weeks. Our first out of town selling event for 2019. There were times in the past when we would have already participated in 3 to 5 fairs by this time of the year. We like the slower pace. We will have a lot of new mixed metal jewels at the fair, 2 collages of just finished work below. I should be able to post at least one more collage before the show. Some of the most interesting work doesn't usually get finished until just before we leave for a fair.

As I stand here at my computer I am watching a male blue jay flying into the small tree just outside the window behind the computer. I have been watching him for a week or so building a nest. He flies in with a twig or piece of fluff in his beak and places it in the growing structure. I'm surprised that he is building it so close to people (about 6 feet from me)

 and so low to the ground, 7 feet up in the tree. I'm hoping it works for them and that we get to see the babies at some point.

The Los Altos fair is Sat. & Sun May 18th & 19th
From 10  am to 5:30pm each day
Free Admission
In Lincoln Park, a nice long park along Foothill Expressway
Just across the street from downtown Los Altos.
A very high quality fair with a good variety of fine arts and crafts.
We've done it for 25 years or so. One of the two bay area fairs that we still do.
Check out the other exhibitors at http://rotaryartshow.com/
Hope to see you at the fair.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Not Selling in Chico this Year

We've been selling our jewelry at craft fairs in the Chico/Paradise area every year since 1976. This will be our first year not to sell there since then. In the earlier years we sometimes did 4 to 6 fairs a year in that region. We have a lot of customers and friends there and are really saddened by the fire caused devastation that has happened there in the last week. The fair that we hoped to do this year is now being aimed at helping people who have lost there homes in the fires there and that seems like an appropriate thing to us. We hope to able to participate again next year.

We have decided to try a little selling closer to home, in Caspar, where we used to live, at the community center there. Information on the flyer above. Caspar is located along Highway One halfway between Mendocino and Ft.Bragg.

Jima will also have a great selection of books and CD's for sale. For 10 years he did book sales in conjunction with the monthly breakfast 7 or 8 times a year. For many years he has harvested large numbers of high quality books as we have traveled to art fairs all over the west. Harvesting from thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales along our route.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Had a GREAT first day at the Sacramento Art Fesival

We are very happy after our first day of selling at the Sacramento Arts Festival. The doors opened at 10am and 2 minutes later there were several customers at our booth and it was like that for most of the day, got a little overwhelming a couple of times but we were able to handle it and are relaxed now back at our motel room for the night. Looking forward to the next two days at the festival.

Here are some more new jewels that I finished and took pictures of just before leaving for the show.

Thanks to all of our loyal Sacramento area customers for making it a great day at the fair.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

We'll be Showing our work in Sacramento next weekend

For the 20th time we'll be showing our latest jewels at the Sacramento Arts Festival this coming weekend, October 26-28 at the Convention Center in midtown. More details and a link to the shows website on our Show Schedule page. I'll try to post some additional pictures of new work before we leave for the fair on Thursday.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Kings Mountain Fair this Weekend

We'll be selling our work this weekend at our favorite fair, the Kings Mountain Fair on Skyline Drive south of San Francisco. Details on our Show Schedule page. The collage at the right shows a selection of the bracelets we have been making. In the last couple of months we've made more bracelets than we have in a long time. We'll have more bracelets at the fair than we've had at one time in probably well over 30 years.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Jewels for the Mendocino Fair

We will be doing our only local showing of our jewel work in Mendocino this weekend at the Mendocino Arts Center's 59th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Here are a few of our new jewels that I just finished taking pictures of. Still more to finish and I didn't take time to get pictures of everything yet. It's looking like pretty nice weather for this weekend which is a good thing. Looking forward to a good fair and reconnecting with some of our customers and friends.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Leaving in the Morning for Our Los Altos Fair

We've spent the last few days putting the final touches on quite a few new jewels. The collage at the right features some of the newly finished ones.
We are looking forward to connecting with a lot of old friends and customers at the Los Altos show as well as other artists, some of whom we've done shows with for many years. We've done fairs in the area since 1971.