Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer's's time for outdoor shows.

I just wanted to share some very exciting news. I found out on Friday that I was accepted into the Gravenhurst Dockside Festival of the Arts. I had pretty well written it off considering I had sent in my application months ago but apparently they were swamped with applications this year and it was taking them some time to get back to everyone. This is my first juried show so I'm very happy.

This exciting news spurred me into a creative frenzy on Friday afternoon. Here's a little sample of where my mind is at right now. I was totally inspired to work with some of my semi-precious stones. This picture doesn't do the colours of the stone justice but I'm inspired to do simple but beautiful beaded stone necklaces with a simple focal pendant. Pictured here I used sodalite (a beautful denim blue colour) with a sterling silver hammered pendant, garnet with a Thai floral pendant and multicoloured agate in tones of brown with a hint of burgundy accented by a fossilized round pendant. Now I just have to find the time to make one for myself!!

So if you're up in Muskoka in August drop by the Festival and come see my booth. It's a beautiful location right alongside the wharf of Gravenhurst looking onto Lake Muskoka. The show runs from Friday, August 15th (12:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.), Sat. August 16th (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Sun. August 17th (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

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