A Successful Weekend at Art for the Parks

This past weekend turned out to be a very successful weekend at Art for the Parks!  It was great to sell stuff, but the highlight of my weekend was doing the Make It Take It.  On Saturday customers got to paint their own piece of pottery.


Pottery Painters

On Sunday you could paint your own silk scarf!


A budding silk scarf artist

My mom and I also donated a quilt for the Bahamas National Trust to raffle off.


Quilt donation for the raffle

Now I am a busy girl working on orders and finalizing the class schedule.  The class schedule should hit your email inbox by Monday.  I am also making plans to do a Spring Sample Sale sometime in March.  When I create an item it takes me several different tries, and over the years I have accumulated a lot of stock that doesn’t look exactly like the final item, nothing is wrong with it, so I thought I would sell that off at some great prices!  Stay tuned for the details!

Art for the Parks ~ 2015

This weekend is Art for the Parks!

Friday, January 23rd 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, January 24th 10am – 6pm

Sunday, January 25th 11am – 3pm

On Saturday I will be doing a Make It Take It Station where you can paint your own pottery piece {a bowl or a spoon}, 1pm – 3pm.  I will take the piece back to my studio and fire it in the kiln for you.

pottery painting

Pottery pieces, ready for painting!

On Sunday I will be doing a Make It Take It Station where you can paint your own silk scarf, 1pm – 3pm.

silk scarf painting

Silk scarf stretched on frame, waiting for your artistic touch!

There are also a few new pieces creeping out of the studio for the show.

mermaid signage

Ceramic Mermaid Signage!

Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2015!  I have lots of new things in store for Bahama Dawn.  First of all I will be starting *Open Studio* on January 19th, 9am – 1pm.  This will be a time where you can come and catch up on missed classes, get help with a non-class project you are working on, just come and work in the studio with other creative souls, shop for fabric, look at class samples, pay for a class, buy a gift.  If you stay to work I am charging a small fee of $10.  You do not have to stay for the entire time I am open, you can come and go as you please.  Just remember I will be there to help, but you will not have my undivided attention, like you do in a regular class.

At some Open Studios I will be demoing a technique {it might not always be quilt/sewing related}.  After the demonstration, if you wish to participate, you can for a small kit fee.  Be sure and sign up for the newsletter to get more details each week about the Open Studio.


This Saturday, January 17th from 10am – 3pm I will be at a new market event in Treasure Cay.  There are about 14 vendors with everything from hand-made goods to gourmet food items to exotic plants.  It will be on the green space right in front of the marina.


The weekend of January 23rd I will be at Art for the Parks with a booth of new goodies.  On the Saturday and Sunday I will be offering some Make It Take It options.  On the Saturday you can come and paint your own pottery piece.  I will take it to the studio, fire it for you, and deliver it within a week, or so.


On the Sunday at Art for the Parks the Make It Take It will be a Paint Your Own Silk Scarf.   The silk scarf will be stretched on a frame for you and you can paint away at your heart’s content to make a beautiful hand painted scarf.

The times for Art for the Parks are Friday, January 23rd 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, January 24th 10am – 6pm; Sunday, January 25th 11am – 3pm.  I am still deciding the times for the Make It Take It, but will announce it here and on my Facebook page when that is finalized.

I will have lots of new items so don’t forget to stop by and see my booth.


I am still trying to get the class schedule finalized.  If there is something you would like to learn please message me or email me and let me know.


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.

class open house

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.

student work

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.


Having a go at silk painting

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


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}


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.


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.


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!