In the course of my rambles, I often run into other artists. Well duh, of course I do! I always enjoy seeing other people's work but sometimes I really really like what I see. And that is when I need to do a 'Shout-Out'. Just so you'all get a chance to look at these neat things too.
First up, and this goes back awhile, to when I was in Chicago at CREATE. The first day - in my Circles class - June Pfaff Daly was in there. She is a blogger I met online and then I met her in person several years ago. We sort of clicked, you know? Needless to say, I was thrilled when she signed up for my class. And....brought a couple of her friends, Claire and Heather. They were so.much.fun. My roommate, Julia and Kelley (I met both at Valley Ridge, is this a small world, or what!??!) had dinner with these girls.
LINK to her etsy shop if you happen to be interested.
The second artist is Carmen Alana Tibbets - she goes by Alana. I met her at The Historic Shaw Art Fair, a show I used to do, back in the day (a few years ago, ha, ha) when I was doing the outdoor art fairs. Anyhoo, even though she lives in Edwardsville, IL, I had not crossed paths with her before. Here is a pic of her holding one of her completely delightful creations.
WEBSITE. Seriously. Go now, I'll still be here when you get back. Look at the gallery and enlarge the pics of all her creatures. They are so amazing in person, the level of detail blew my mind, especially the hands.....and the faces. Plus all their little outfits. Oh my, I really want one of the rabbits. Their expressions are so real, I can't even find the right words and you know I am rarely rendered speechless, ha!!
Seems to be a little trend here, in my admiration of fabric work, eh?
Hey Mary Beth-ReplyDelete
Thanks for the Artsy Shout Out! L*O*V*E*D your class and having dinner with you after was just icing (even better than the kind you sell if it's possible : )!!
Promise you won't say anything, but Heather's FAB necklaces are going to be in THE Jan/Feb '12 CPS!! Stay tuned! Big hugs!
Hi Mary Beth,ReplyDelete
I'm usually a silent reader, but wanted to let you know I was here & so enjoy your blog :) Isn't it fun to connect with people you've met online? Love it!
Ah, Ruth, so glad you spoke :) Thanks for reading.ReplyDelete
Great pics and sounds like you had a fabulous timeReplyDelete
Always fun to discover new artists that just turn your crank in the right way, isn't it ? Beautiful ladies and beautiful stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the intro, Mary Beth !
you always have/share the neatest stuff! thanks for being so cool. :)xokpReplyDelete
Ah, Kristen, thanks for calling me 'cool'. That made my day, heck it made my month!!ReplyDelete