Joanne Manginelli from Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild and I spent the morning at Diane Braun's High Castle Crafts Farm. The sheep were one of a kind sweet hearts. Diane keeps Sheep and the fleece is long with great curls! Each sheep has a different personally and they all love to be loved!
On the left I am enjoying several soft sheep trying to check out what I might have in my purse.
To the right Diane Braun is introducing Joanne Manginelli to what it is like to go into the gated sheep run!
The roaster has an attitude and he will soon be looking for a new home !
The lambs are for sale and you can contact Diane Braun at:
During the Tucson Gem and Mineral show I ran across this yarn and also Swarovski Hot Fix. These two items will be included in much of my fiber art in the months to come.
Check back now and then to see my fun creations in jewelry and designer hand spun yarns.
You can buy the crystal yarn at most upscale knit shops and if your favorite knit shop doesn't carry it be sure and ask them to do so.
I am showing the Dorado Crystal Yarn. As far as I know you purchase it per 10 meters. The rolls showing contain 50 meters. Imagine the bling in your art to wear garments!
Through the grape vine I have been told that something new in coming our way as far as small round crystals on yarn. More on that later. Please remember if you create a piece using these wonderful Crystals I would love to feature your work on my blog. http://rowenaart.net/store/login.php
Easter is near! Why not blow out the contains from white or brown chicken eggs, have an omelet and then create your own Easter Egg Tree. Prick a hole in the top and a hole in the bottom of the egg and blow the contains into a bowl. You may want to paint, draw, bead or cover the shell with fiber.
Hang your artful eggs on branches. In Europe branches are cut from budding trees and water is added to the vase with the branches. By the time Easter arrives, blooms appear around the eggs.
This is a tradition you will enjoy for years to come.
The one egg with the stick man was painted by our son Erik in Germany at the age of 5. That was over 25 years ago.
To the left is a sample of on of the painted eggs.
I use my hand spun yarn to hang the eggs on The Easter Tree.
Double the yarn, feed it through the bottom of the egg
with a wire. Tie a knot so the yarn will not slip through.
Fiber shops are always fun to visit. Studio Three has a basket of RaggedyRo with one of my fiber necklaces to the left of the basket. You can visit Studio Three in Prescott and check out the weaving and spinning supplies.
On the right is Carma Koester teaching a spinning class at the shop. I took my first spinning class right there and began my adventure with an Ashford Traveler which is owned by Roberta Dieckman today. I hope Bobbi is enjoying the Traveler and making a lot of wonderful yarn.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery will be celebrating the International Art Glass month with a guest show of glass artist Deborah Crowley, Mark Duncan and members Cindy Myers’ and Vanessa Tamarin’s blown and slumped art glass. Check out Rowena Tank's Lampwork while you visit the gallery.
Cindy Myers (photo) is one of the founding Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery member artists.
Cindy took her first glass blowing class at the Yavapai College in 1982. She says that she has been in love with the process of hand blown glass since the first day in class. Eventually, because of Cindy’s innate talent and mastery of the process of glass blowing, she became one of the glass blowing instructors at Yavapai College along with her other duties as a ceramics instructor.Cindy has touched and influenced most of the other local glass artists here in Prescott.
Cindy is unique in that she blows glass alone. Most glass artists have an assistant or a team to help them through the many complicated and sometimes dangerous steps creating hand blown glass.Cindy says that she thoroughly enjoys the process of working in the studio alone and developing a process to execute her vision on her own.
Cindy’s blown glass along with her hand woven rugs can be seen at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery on Whiskey Row. “The Co-op” is Prescott’s hometown gallery featuring the work of 20 local artists, all of them owners of the gallery.
The Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild in the Prescott, Arizona has many members who are not only active spinners and weavers,but they also share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.
This is part of the weaving room belonging to Guild President Annemarie Bellem.
Annemarie grew up in Holland and she is a treasure chest of knowledge about spinning and weaving. You can meet Annemarie along with other members of the guild on Monday's at Sharlot Hall Museum. The group consists of members who are in town and available to meet. It changes each week depending on who is available. The group spins for the public in the Carriage House of the Museum.
I love PR and putting information out to the public. When I receive a newsletter that just is crying to be read I share it with you! This Art-Exchange.com comes from Hot Springs AR and you can inquire at infor@Art-Exchange.com. The information in this newsletter seems to always come at the right time in my monthly artful endeavors. Check out the "Market yourself "piece along with the other great information and tips. It makes you think of what you can do better as an artist and how to market yourself!
Just finished these Recycled Wine Bottle Pendant necklaces! Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, French Wine, and Kahlua recycled wine bottle glass was used for the pendants. The Buttons are vintage press glass buttons.