Monday, November 30, 2009

holiday sale sneak peek

Kris Zorko will be back once again with her gorgeous journals,

signature paper tile mirrors

and cool little note totes. She also makes the most amazing, naturally scented soaps that smell and look so yummy, you really want to take a bite out of them!

Photographer Julie Jetton will be here with her beautiful
and ethereal black and white prints and cards.
Very dreamy!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

ceramic artists

We'll be representing five ceramic artists this time around, all amazingly talented, and all as earthy as the material they work with!
Penelope St. Claire, a longtime potter and teacher (I've had the privilege of working with Penny at Grace Art Camp for many summers). Her functional hand thrown platters, bowls, plates and plaques are imbued with her boundless energy and enthusiasm for art and beauty.

Elisabeth Cook Sullivan, whose whimsical animal teapots, cups and bowls can make even the most mundane tea drinker into a party animal...

Liz puts on a show at her home as well: Art Over Macleay Park, happening December 5th and 6th in Southwest Portland.

These photos don't do Marla Munnich's earthy, folk art-inspired pieces justice, so you'll just have to stop by and see them for yourself!

Also returning this year is Darris Dietz, a potter best known for his colorful, sturdy, and incredibly practical bowls and vessels. Darris has been a fixture at Camp Cactus sales for years, and many of his pieces see daily use in my own kitchen.

And ceramic artist Dan Ennis will be here too. Dan is widely known around these parts for his quirky garden faces and fanciful tiles that can be seen hanging on fences and front porches throughout the Portland area.

See you next weekend!

Friday, November 27, 2009

lori presthus at camp cactus

Lori Presthus is one of those artists who manages to somehow weave art into everything she does. As well as painting beautiful wildlife portraits in the challenging mediums of egg tempera and pastel, Lori is also a professional cellist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra. Click here to view a collage of this passionate integration of her art and music.

Lori's prints and cards will be available at the Camp Cactus Holiday Sale next weekend.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

holiday sale

The Camp Cactus Holiday Sale is coming up soon! Watch the sidebar for the list of artists, and stay tuned for some photos of what's to come...
In the meantime, here's a sneak peek:

Owl hats by yours truly...

Beautiful backpacks by Tamara King...

Cool and functional 3-pocket bags by Judee Moonbeam

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

join me here this saturday!

I've been busy day and night in the studio the last few weeks,
and my first show is coming up this Saturday, the 14th.
Join me and lots of talented artists and help us raise money for
Art Camp scholarships and other great charitable projects
in the community!
(click on photo to get all the details)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

fairy godmothers and other friends

A few days ago Gay from the lovely blog, I Dreamed I Saw included my Autumn Fairy Gown in her post Tiny Things, Big Party!

Go check out the other lovely things highlighted in her post, especially this artist's work: Nicole Dextras, from Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. It's stunning!

Oh, and the Autumn Fairy Gown print and others are available now in the Camp Cactus Etsy shop! Stay tuned... the actual gowns will be for sale soon, too.