Monday, November 28, 2011

lin haak at camp cactus

Artist Lin Haak will be joining us for the first time this year. 
 Her joyous designs are applied to ornaments, journals and calendars. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

alex wijnen at camp cactus

I'm so happy to announce 
the fabulous illustrator and graphic designer,
 Alex Wijnen is joining us once more for the Holiday Sale!
Alex works in pen and ink to capture the most 
wonderful little slices of life...
Her illustrations have a magical quality
 that we can all instantly relate to.

The Holiday Sale hours:
Friday Evening, December 2nd • 6-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th • 10am - 6pm 
Camp Cactus Studio
NE Brazee @ 45th Avenue, Portland

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

holiday sale hours

Camp Cactus Holiday Sale
Preview evening: 
Friday, December 2nd 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
(come on Friday and enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves 
and meet the artists!)
Saturday & Sunday
 December  3rd & 4th
10am - 6 pm
NE Brazee @ 45th Avenue in Portland

Monday, November 21, 2011

the holidays are upon us!

Thanksgiving's almost here, and that means December and the Holiday Sale are just around the corner...gulp!
I'm busy at work in the fairy "sweatshop", crafting tiny shoes and dresses for the fairy fashionistas, and the lights in the studio are glowing well into the night. Here's a sneak preview of some new pieces I'm working on:
fairy shoes under glass
and fairy shoe ornaments

Stay tuned for more coming attractions!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

the artist is in...

I know, I know...I've been missing in action for quite some time now. This summer and fall have seen a dramatic increase in my freelance work, most of it occurring outside of the studio in other locations.
Doing a lot of this sort of work:
stuffing millions of pillows 
into duffle bags large enough to take a nap in
 makes me really appreciate the time I get to be in the studio making fairy shoes and other cool stuff.
Don't get me wrong -- I'm in no way complaining about having more work, it just makes keeping up a full class schedule on evenings and weekends exhausting, so I've had to step away for a short while for a much needed break.
I'm back now, working on new things for the upcoming Holiday Sale in the studio. Stay tuned for details and photos of art from our participating artists!