Jane Huml ~Children’s Book Author

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Summer In Jane’s Garden is a delightful story about a scarecrow who lives in the garden, the plants that grow there, and the creatures that Jane sees.  This book is illustrated by Jane’s sister, Lois Huml Durda who is a professional artist.

Jane Huml is a retired special education teacher.  She was born and raised in Cleveland and went to Cleveland Public Schools, where she later taught.

She lived in Shoreline, CT for over a decade where she worked with special needs adults at a Vocational Life Skills Center called VISTA.

While in Connecticut, Jane walked the beach every day and once again lives within walking distance of the lake in her Bay Village home.

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MERRY & BRIGHT PARTY!

 

 

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Join us on Thursday, December 6th from 5-8pm to kick off Christmas with unique, hand-crafted works of art, featuring local artists.  This will be in conjunction with Light Up Vermilion, so there will be plenty of other shops to visit as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Kreutzer ~ Marleigh Designs Jewelry

Aren’t these earrings just cute as a button ~

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Marissa Kreutzer lives in Columbus with her husband and their sweet spaniel pup, Harvey. Marissa started making jewelry as a hobby while she was in college and it quickly evolved into a passion.

Marleigh Designs became her shop name and she started putting more and more time into creating new jewelry and experimenting with different materials, like these adorable hand made button earrings.  You can also find Marissa’s handmade lava bead diffuser necklaces and her gold hand-stamped area code/Ohio necklaces here at BRB.

Marissa loves making jewelry because it relaxes her and for how wonderful creating makes her feel.

“Creativity is truly one of the ways I express myself and share my soul with the world”

Follow Marissa on FB at Marleigh Designs or visit her Etsy shop Marleigh Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael DeBenedictis ~ Writer of Poetry and Short Stories

 

 

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“Beyond and Between The Veil, Again” is Michael DeBenedictis’ latest work; making this his eleventh book, all of which are available in the shop.  Michael designs all of his book covers.

Michael has been published in Fixional, Inc., an on-line literary magazine and in Across The Way – Shoreline.

A few of his writing influences are Bob Dylan, Walt Whitman, John Steinbeck.

In June of 2018, he presented at the National Writing Project – Kent State University – conference, as a 2x published and 9x self-published author of poetry and short stories, on the topic of finding one’s voice.

Follow Michael on FaceBook at Michael DeBenedictis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzy Tonich ~ Painter

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“My husband and I moved to Vermilion Township in 1977 to a house that he, a retired firefighter, had built.  I had a 40+ year career as a trauma nurse and clinical trial specialist. When I retired, I needed a relaxing hobby.

I began making gold jewelry with Swarovski crystals and vintage beads.  I so enjoyed the play of colors and light, I decided to try painting with watercolors and fell in love with this form of artistic expression.  It has been 15 years and I still love to paint.  Seascapes and animals are my favorite subjects.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.T. Bass ~ Writer Under Glass, Nov 26 and 27th 10am-12pm

“November is National Novel Writing Month where scribblers all across the planet commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days (NaNoWriMo).

Personally, I prefer to pile up my words bit-by-bit throughout the year. So I’m usually pretty oblivious to the event.

This year, though, I talked with Jane at Appletree Books who told me about their special promotion for NaNoWriMo. For the third year, now, the independent bookstore is inviting writers of all ages, all formats, and all genres in the Greater Cleveland area to be one of their featured artists of the month by writing in the storefront windows.

Huh…writer under glass. It sounded intriguing, so I’m going to give it a go on November 26 & 27 from 10am-12pm. I’ll no doubt be working on my latest novel, Article 15.

Stop on by if you get a chance and wave–but don’t tap on the glass.”

For more information, click here ~ Appletree Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosie and Don Faulds ~ Photo Note Cards

 

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Rosie Faulds and her husband, Don, of Galion, Ohio, have shared a mutual love of photography and nature for many years. Rosie’s passion is creating handcrafted greeting cards by combining their photography and her calligraphy. Don’s passion is not only photography, but also his artistic ability to create snow sculptures that Rosie then photographs and uses on her cards.

They both enjoy all that Vermilion offers, especially sailing and visiting with friends, walking local beaches hunting beach glass and treasures, all the while “chasing the light” in search of yet another photo opportunity!

You will definitely find ‘just the right card’ with Rosie and Don’s collection of summer beach themed, birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, Thanksgiving and Christmas, or choose a card that’s blank inside for your own message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Keener ~ Silversmith

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We’re so pleased to welcome Chris Keener to the shop!

Growing up on the shores of Lake Erie brings Chris recreation and the water is part of her life therapy.  She still resides by the lake and was recently featured in Lake Erie Living magazine!

Chris creates her jewelry from her soul, with what makes her happy and hopes that her one-of-a-kind, original designs will bring you joy as well.

She is happy to create a custom piece for you with your own special finds from the lake or elsewhere.  

Chris loves being challenged by concepts and designs and works everyday in her studio.

Visit Chris’ Etsy shop at Crystal Moon Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Miller ~ Stained Glass

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Scott’s love of glass work comes from his career as a building engineer for the Cleveland Orchestra where he repaired brass and glass light fixtures.  He took a class in stained glass and loved it and rest as they say, is history.

All of Scott’s works are original designs and he is very accommodating to commissioned pieces.

By using LED lights, Scott’s light boxes can be kept on for extended periods of time.  Perfect for subtle lighting with an interesting kick!