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Time is Flying!

We finished up the 2023 Christmas Season at the Ida Lee Fine Arts and Crafts Christmas Event!

Ami had lung surgery shortly afterward and spent the rest of the Christmas Season recovering. But now that we are in the new year we have switched gears to our spring and summer activities! Our quail business will be consuming quite a bit of time over the next few months. Chicks need to be hatched, permits need to be renewed, eggs need to be pickled.

We are participating in one Spring Show! The Shepherdstown Easter Market!

We’ve been accepted to the Northern Virginia Christmas Show again this year! We are still looking for a few more holiday events to attend. The Maryland Christmas Show being one, and the Ida Lee Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Show being another. Stay tuned to find out where we will be!

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Northern Virginia Christmas Market

We are two weeks from our biggest event of the year!

Hours: Friday November 10 & Saturday November 11, 10:00 – 6:00, Sunday November 12 10:00-5:00

Location: Dulles Expo Center – South Hall, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153.
Dulles Expo and Conference Center Map and Directions

Admission: $8.00 for adults Cash or Credit at the door (Children under 12 – Free)

Tickets available online and at the door

You can scope out the different vendors on this map, I’m in space 115/116.5, and you can visit my online page here . Come on out to get some Christmas Shopping done before the hustle and bustle of the holidays gets here!

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Full Fall Schedule!

We have applied to only four art shows for the 2023 season. But the acceptances are coming in! So far our schedule is:

The Fairfax Fall Festival – A street festival in downtown Fairfax Virginia, with food, fun activities and amazing handmade vendors! October 14th, 2023, 10am – 5pm

Ami will be there with poured art fall decor and Gift items to kick off your holiday shopping. Along with several new pieces of wall art waiting for their debut.

Northern Virginia Christmas Market – Held at the Dulles Virginia Expo Center. Tickets are available online, or are $8.00 at the door. November 10th, 11th, & 12th 2023 10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am – 5pm Sunday.

Ami will be there with Christmas Decor, Poured Art Christmas Gifts, And more new amazing pieces that will be going out for their debut.

37th Annual Holiday Craft Show – Held the the Fairfax High School, with handmade craft and art vendors. Tickets are $5 at the door. November 18th & 19th 10am – 5pm Saturday, 10am – 3pm Sunday

Mike will be there with his turned wooden art, with everything from Spice Milles, or Rolling Pins. Beautiful, and practical pieces of art, perfect for gift giving.

Our Application for the Ida Lee Fine Arts and Crafts Christmas Craft Show will be going out soon. Stay tuned to find out if we are accepted!

And I couldn’t leave you with just a block of text. Check out some of these new pours on YouTube

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We’ve been slacking in the updates!

So sorry to have been slacking in the blog updates. It has been a hectic 4 months of 2023. Our quail egg business is doing really well and keeping us on our toes. We have been steadily working on making inventory for the holidays.

Yes, I said holidays. I know it is hard to think about being only the second week in May. But time ever marches forward.

Mike has been busy reorganizing his shop again. He has been moving some of the non shop stuff out to a storage unit, giving him more room to work.

Ami has been forging a head with several canvasses and lots of little décor pieces, perfect for gift giving.

Butterfly Army
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Wrapping Up 2022

It has been a year! We finished our last shows, and are now preparing for Christmas with our kiddos.

We will be taking the next few months to prepare for Fall/Christmas 2023. Neither of us have much left in stock. We are so thankful for all the support this year. We can’t wait to get out there again next year. Inspiration as has struck and we both can’t wait to get back in our shops.

Mike has some amazing cutting boards on deck for the coming year, and I have plan for some larger wall pieces.

Magenta Reef – Sold!
Spring Bloom – Sold!
Hearts of Wonder – Sold!
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Busy Season is Here!

We kicked off our holiday shows this past weekend at A Homemade Christmas in Shepherdstown WV. Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and we are so very thankful to be able to spend the holiday together. But this weekend things really kick into high gear. We will be at the Sykesville Holiday Marketplace Saturday Nov 26

We are debuting a brand new 48″ x 24″ wall piece called Magenta Reef. We will also have a variety of Christmas gifts both in fluid art and wood art! Stop by and visit! A one stop shop for everyone on your list!

Magenta Reef
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Taking on a HUGE canvas!

We had a few really lovely warm days this November, and finally worked up the nerve to attempt one of the large canvasses I have had tucked away. This one is twice the size of any canvas I’ve done before at a whopping 2 feet x 4 feet! I decided to start with a technique that I knew would give me good results right out of the cup. I needed to build my large piece confidence. Take a look at how I did this piece!

Now that I’ve got one under my belt I am excited to try another. But cold weather is setting in, so it will be a spring time project.

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What a Week!

The Shepherdstown Fairy Festival was so much fun! I’ve never been to anything like it, but I am excited to go again next year!

I did get into the spirit of things with dragon wings and scales.

Our new banner came in, and I love it! It fits perfectly between the canopy and the top of the walls. We tried a new layout, and it worked very well. The indoor/outdoor rug also worked nicely to help keep the grass from turning into mud. I do have to say I love these walls! It is nice to be able to change my display depending on the venue and the size of the space.

New Banner!
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Upcoming Events!

Shepherdstown Fairy Festival

October 15-16, 2022 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

235 Sam Michaels Ln Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Adams County Farmers Market

October 22, 2022 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

108 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA, United States, Pennsylvania

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown

November 19, 2022 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV, United States, West Virginia

Sykesville Holiday Marketplace

November 26. 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 p

The Shipley Arena 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland 21157

32nd Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

December 3 – 4, 2022 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ida Lee Rec Center 60 Ida Lee Dr NW, Leesburg, VA 20176

McLean High School Holiday Bazaar

December 10, 2022 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

McLean High School 1633 Davidson Road McLean, VA 22101

We hope you will come out to support all the local artists at these events!