Sunday, April 28, 2013

a quick tour of Art Asylum...

This past Saturday (April 27th) was the date for The Queen's Ink Art Asylum artist showcase and silent auction. All day long the space right next to the shoppe was filled with people browsing  displays, chatting with the artists and making purchases. The photo essay that follows is just a sampling of the 20 artists who were there sharing their insane creativity. I especially enjoyed seeing the work of fellow classmates and workshop instructors I've met over the past year.

Decorated cigar boxes were popular; each one unique. This one was from The Peddler's Gallery

Lorie of the Peddler's Gallery
 Mari O'Dell of Enchanted Journey Design, created this wonderful color wheel made from flip flops; ingenious.

These ladies are two of a trio: A.N. A's Custom Creations who create hand-crocheted wearable art:

 Just For Fun's Kathy and Mary Kay make these fun soldered pendants and ornaments:

Monica  and Kathleen offered custom birdhouse albums and other paper home decor.

Donna and Val have an interesting twist on their business: they are event planners and they make unique hand-made gifts and home decor. Whoops, no photo. Visit their blog: Two Snaps and a Twist.

Suze Perrott, mixed media artist, has taught several classes at The Queen's Ink. It was to drool to see a lot of her work on display; this is just a small sampling. ..

suze perott.
 A new artisan, these weathered mugs by Bob Vogtman are made from leather stretched in embroidery hoop; they are unique and colorful.

Ana Maria DiLuigi had inchie art and decorated cigar boxes( definitely for men) on display.

Chris Hines had quite a wonderful collection of handmade and altered books:

The fragrances from Margarita ~ Rose display was delightful; I could've stayed there much longer ~ so relaxing...

margarita ~ rose
Dee Gray makes these delightful Bottled Curiosities; they are her version of of the message in the bottle. Stay tuned as she may be offering a workshop at The Queen's Ink sometime in the future.
 I am sorry that I didn't take better notes for this display; I'm not quite sure who the artisan is but I love the welcome and other signs. My apologies...

Sandra of J.Delilah's (and an exhibitor) wrote on her facebook page: "Having a great time at Art Asylum 2013!"

And so did I! Looking forward to next year's event...and I hope to see you there as an exhibitor?



PS. And if you were there, we would love for you to share your impressions in the Comments. Thanks.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Art Asylum...where insanely creative artisans reside

Join us at The Queen's Ink on Saturday, April 27th for an insanely creative day. Not only do we have a fabulous returning Guest Artist that weekend (Carol Owen) teaching her handmade books and personal shrines, we have our insanely creative customers turned artisans offering their finished artwork for sale. You will definitely want to visit Savage Mill, so mark your calendars now!

Show Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception & Silent Auction: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: The Old Weave Building

Items for the silent auction are being donated by the participating artists. Proceeds will benefit Howard County Blossoms of Hope.