Several new items have been listed in my Etsy Shop. Head on over and see what's new! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall leaves! The tree in front of our home is in full color and the November skies are just gorgeous. Happy November!
Hot air balloons are hot, and I'll have a few available at my next show, the Fourth Annual Tinsel and Treasures Folk Art Show, Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Alamo Women's Club, Alamo, CA. There's a line-up of fabulous artists who will bring their creative magic to the day.
Also after you've shopped and visited with the artists at the show, head for the Make and Take tables, where you can get inspired to make one or all of three projects, like this sweet Christmas Memories paper doll offered by Dede Warren. She designed this kit so you can personalize it with a family member's photo! What a wonderful gift it would make! Head to the Tinsel and Treasures blog to sign up and to see photos of the other projects offered. And sign up for the show mailing list for the latest news!
Next up...Halloween and Vine! On Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hermann Sons Hall, in Petaluma, CA, I'll be in the midst of a cadre of Halloween fans as I offer a table full of art that celebrates my favorite holiday - All Hallows' Eve! I'll have mixed media collages, like "Nevermore", which pays tribute to Mr. Poe. There will be so many other "fangtastic" artists selling their works, you are sure to find that something special just for Halloween. Learn more about the show on the website, and don't forget to add your name to their mailing list!
Then, it's Glitterfest on Saturday, October 15, at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge. This is always a great day with lots of art to choose from due to the 40+ artists there! It's not for the faint of heart! Head to the website for more information on artists and location.
Finally, Colleen and I are teaching a special event workshop together at Gilding the Lily, in downtown Fullerton, CA, on Sunday, October 16. "Winter wishes," is a one-of-a-kind light up lamp that is sure to become a family heirloom.
We will have a great time building the lamp, creating a wintery scene and then sculpting and fashioning two sweet now ladies. You don't want to miss this! For information and to sign up, head to Gilding's classes blog.
I hope to see you at one of these events in the coming months! Cheers....Iva
Several treasures from the seashore featuring sweet bathing beauties have now been listed in my etsy shop. Getting ready for grads and dads in the coming weeks. Happy summer!
I have been working on a variety of projects in the recent weeks. One of these is my class kit for my Woodland Fairy Boudoir Lamp I will be teaching at Gilding the Lily, Sunday, April 25, 10:30 am - 4 pm. You can learn more about the workshop and sign up for the class on their workshops blog. The talented dollmaker Colleen Moody and I will be there for the weekend teaching (her sweet bluebird workshop is on Saturday), and we will be having a trunk show, Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. Come by and say hello!
I'm also happy to announce that I will be joining the talented pool of artists at the mixed media art show Glitterfest, May 22, in Santa Ana, California. There will be so much talent selling art under one roof you won't want to miss this one! And I will be joining the fun! Stop by my booth and say hello!
One of my latest projects that help keep me busy during the difficult times of the year. "Wings of Love" a Valentine theater, now available on SpookyTimeJingles.com.
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I will speak of my lost love – one way to learn my new life.
~ Martha Whitmore Hickman
I am drawn to old-time fashion plates and all the finery women used to wear long ago. Those tiny little waists!! Pictured is an enchanting keepsake box I've recently finished and listed on my Available Art blog, IvaWilcox.blogspot.com. Pinks, creams and golds, mixed with old images, gold Dresden and bullion fringe make up this paper mache piece. It can hold your own images of long ago fashions, maybe you in those bell bottoms, go go boots or hip huggers? Oh wait a minute, those are back in style!
Soon it will be time for me and my family to get dressed in some of our own finery for the big feast. I hope your Thanksgiving is special and you enjoy the day with those you love.