~~~THANK YOU~~~

Seasons Greetings!

I have to say a BIG ~~~THANK YOU~~~~ to everyone who came out and supported my Open House last weekend.  Even to those who stopped me this week, or made a point to call, and say they were sorry they missed it, that meant a lot that you were thinking about me.  It was a HUGE success which left me full of gratitude.  I will definitely make this an annual event.  My brain is already churning with ideas to improve upon it for next year.

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The classroom gets some holiday cheer!

The classroom area was decked out with Christmas quilts, a small tree of handmade ornaments and a nice display of student work.

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Student work

I set up a table where people could try their hand at silk painting, and this was a hit with the kids and adults.

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Having a go at silk painting

 I also had a small selection of my items for sale.

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The classroom ready for the Open House

 So thanks again, and keep an eye out for more happenings at the Bahama Dawn Studio!

Trunk Show and Market

Just a little reminder that tomorrow {November 21st}, from 9am – 4pm, I will be at Java Coffee Shop with some new goodies.

I am working on a line of terracotta pottery and tomorrow you will be able to see the first item available…..the SPOONS!

{Coming very shortly will be serving dishes}

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Handmade Terracotta Spoons

Over the last few months I have made quite a collection of glass and ceramic buttons and have not been able to figure out how to use them.  So I made some quilted wristlets/clutches and embellished them with a decorative button, or two.  I will have a few of these tomorrow, and get a feel for what people think about them.

I will have other items as well, but these are my two new items.

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Quilted Wristlets with decorative ceramic & glass buttons

Then on Saturday {November 22nd}, from 9am – 1pm, I will be at Da Market with a variety of goodies.

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Ceramic Fish mobile or ornament

Chutney, Tipsy Cherries, Sour Orange Marmalade, spoons, hand painted silk scarves, Christmas ornaments…..and lots more!

Also, keep in mind that the Open House at Bahama Dawn will be November 28th and 29th.  More details to come on that early next week!

Shows & Events

The next few weeks my schedule is jam-packed with shows and events!

Tomorrow I will be in Little Harbour for a Christmas Art Show, noon til dusk.

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I have lots of new items coming out of the kiln for that, as well as some new silk pieces.

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Then on Friday, November 21st I will be at Java Coffee Shop, in Marsh Harbour, for a Trunk Show, and will have more new things.

Saturday, November 22nd is Da Market in Marsh Harbour, 9am – 1pm, at the Bahamas National Trust Office.

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AND THEN…….On November 28th & 29th I will be doing an Open House at my studio in Marsh Harbour.  I will be posting more details about each event as they get closer.  Stay tuned, keep checking the blog, sign up for the newsletter to find out all the exciting details!

PUMPKINS!

So you’re probably tired of hearing about PUMPKINS from me, but I promised I would show you all my pumpkin projects.  So here they are….

Of course, I didn’t get time to do everything I wanted to do, or finish everything I started, but I think I need to make my pumpkin projects a year long thing.  One of my goals for 2015 is to do a holiday/pumpkin/Christmas project once a month to keep my inspiration going and hopefully to make things less stressful for me when my shows start.

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Pictured above there were quilted pumpkin items – a wall hanging, potholders and placemats.

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Glass pumpkins! Pendants, earrings & pins.

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Ceramic pumpkin.  A toggle, a pendant and spoons! My favorite pumpkin item being the spoons!

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And a few pumpkin projects that I made from other artist’s patterns.  Pincushions and a wall hanging.

Because I love the spoons so much and having so much fun making them, I will share with you some photos of others I have made, not just pumpkins ones!

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This weekend I am doing a private show at someone’s home, then next weekend {November 15th} I will be at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour for a Christmas Art Show.  November 21st a Trunk show at Java Coffee Shop in Marsh Harbour, November 22nd Da Market in Marsh Harbour, November 28th & 29th an Open House at Bahama Dawn Studios.

Check out the show tab above for other show details.

Hope to see you over this holiday season!

This week’s happenings….

It’s been a super busy and exciting week!  The main highlight was that I was on our local television station doing a short demo of making my glass beads.  I was so nervous before I got there, but the crew was so friendly and welcoming that my butterflies went away!

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Lights, Camera, Action!

The show was filmed at one of our local resorts, Abaco Beach Resort.

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I have not seen the show yet, but they are going to send me a copy of it!

I have also been finishing up the last of my fall themed items, and firing some new spoons as well as some other new hand-built pottery items.

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Last Saturday, Da Market, was postponed due to inclement weather, so we are going to try again THIS Saturday, November 1st.  Hope you can make it out to see my new items!