Happy Equinox everybody! Just a quick note about some of our plans for October;
We've got the oh so popular miniature Halloween cabinets up on etsy and some in the works as well.
We are planning a Pink promotion since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
We are also starting a line of felt gift card pouches for the upcoming holidays!
And last but not least we are getting our felt scarves ready to go as the weather cools down. Bundle up! <3
So I am about to turn in my second faerie miniature contest piece ever! you might remember the library faerie that lived inside the book was the first one. This contest is being done by my local (an hour away) dollhouse miniature store, Miniature Designs. The theme is Christmas in July and we were given a 6x6 base and a tree to make whatever we wanted out of. Here's a link to the actual contest.
And heres some pictures of my entry, I did a harvest festival including the tree.
Personally, I love the greenman face on the tree. I tried to figure out a way for it to be the tree topper, but i like this better.
There is a new artist community center opening up in Athens, Whole Mind Body Art, and we are part of it! We have planned definitely two workshops, one for faerie houses and one for felt items. They are not happening until November but I got some great shots of the inside of the center where some of our items are on display.
I think they go really well with the art of the flowers that they are displayed with.
In order to celebrate our new line of funny novelty potholders (which are up on etsy BTW) we are having a sale where all potholders (even the older ones) have free shipping! Get them quick, we've already sold a few, and free shipping won't last forever!
Also we have a few new treasuries on etsy, be sure to check those out! http://www.etsy.com/people/thegreengriffin/treasury
I just signed up for 'The Sketchbook Project' from the Brooklyn Art Library. And they say it's like a concert tour but with sketchbooks! Basically you choose a theme and they send you a sketchbook. you decorate the sketchbook with anything (drawing, painting, collage, found objects, poems, ect) and send it back to them. Then they send it and all its companions on a journey around the country to different galleries and museums. After that is done they archive it permanately in their collection!
There's still time to sign up!! It costs a base $25 for the sketchbook and then they have optional extras like a t-shirt.
The theme I chose is '...you'd be home by now' I plan on extending it to be 'If the Earth was your home, you'd be home now' and doing lots of nature related things, photos, paintings, pressed flowers / leaves, maybe even some pictures of faerie houses since they make the earth their home! a very sustainable / recycle-y / hippie kind of thing. lol I am super excited and will be sharing the process when I get mine!