Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I am very excited that Robin is joining us this spring for Hollyhock Days. She has been a part of our Holiday Gift Open House for years and has recently visited our spring workshop series with a fantastic session on making felted birds. Robin is a lucky, lucky girl...she has a charming, patient, supportive husband...2 fat, wiggly pugs (you cannot have a bad day when surrounded by pugs)...a doting mother who taught her that she could do anything she sets her mind to...and she gets to do something she loves for a living!!! She loves to make things...it all starts with jewelry, but sometimes a brooch idea becomes a wall piece...sometimes earring ideas make better lamps...so she has expanded her horizons, you could say she makes ornamentation for the body and home...Robin also has the pleasure of being a member of Eclectics, the artists co-op...could life be any sweeter?
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This spring, South 20 Studios will feature metal art for the garden cut from recycled car hoods, along with garden mosaics and as always, something that is certain to surprise you. S20S follows an intuitive voice when creating art and has an affection for found, scrap, salvage, and discarded materials. Give them a bowling ball and it will turn into a new life form! Re-invention is the theme to get the thrill of exploring new mediums and crossing boundaries. Bring it on!
Artist and Master Gardener student, Teede Stipich, combines her passions for jewelry and gardening resulting in unique garden jewelry designs. She features flowers and leaves, ladybugs and dragonflies in her unique designs.
As a child Paula was always concerned about the feelings of her stuffed animal friends. That concern continues as she creates one-of-a-kind plush critters, allowing them to tell her just what their personalities might be. They all have a strong, unique appeal. Which one is going to end up with you?
Paula and I have worked together for many years. This spring we've collaborated to bring you the Hollyhock Days gang in both plush figures and garden stepping stones and stakes.
Lynn Baxley never met an art supply she didn't love! Now, using texture in clay, almost everything gets turned into an art tool! She has been known to arouse suspicion in hardware stores for making unnaturally intense observations of nuts, bolts, springs and ... well, hardware stuff - imagining what kind of marks they will make when pressed in clay. Her pieces are made from large slabs of wet clay, imprinted with texture marks from her bucket o' tools, then torn into pieces and reconstructed into her designs. After bisque firing, several steps of glaze application make each piece unique. Lynn is a long time customer who is joining us this spring for Hollyhock Days. I think you will agree, her beautiful pieces will make great additions to any garden!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Life is good! And from my piles of fabric & fibers & notions & papers & such, I love to create items that enhance our lives of simple abundance. I’ve been “tweeking” my style to offer a bit of a different look. My colors are just as bright as ever, and the quotes I’ve come across lately just make me smile. I look forward to sharing my newest inspirational creations with you in May!
Howard Huggins joins Hollyhock Days this spring and bring with him wonderful custom made Adirondack furniture. What’s more delightful than sitting outdoors on a beautiful day in a comfortable chair with arms wide enough to hold your favorite beverage? Add an ottoman and life is good!
Looking for that perfect combination, Howard decided to focus on building the classic Adirondack-style chair and customers have been raving about the quality and comfort. To enhance the bucolic setting, Howard designed cedar planter boxes and a plant stand as well. Fill them with your favorite flowers and plants, and you’ve created your own little corner of paradise. In addition to the traditional chair/ottoman, his repertoire includes gliders and rocking chairs in standard and loveseat sizes. Her has also created a versatile gardener's bench!