Alice dubbed herself as the “Pretend Artist” because she doesn’t paint or sculpt, but what she does is definitely not pretend.
She cleverly embellishes old paintings with fun stickers and/or sayings that result in a completely unique interpretation of the original, then takes a picture of that and makes it into a photo notecard.
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Karl and Jennifer Baker are the owners of The Grateful Dog Bakery and I am so happy to be carrying their organic dog treats in the shop!
“At The Grateful Dog Bakery, our priority is to serve your pet’s nutritional needs by carrying an extensive line of natural and holistic foods, natural supplements, vitamins, tinctures and more: for both cats and dogs.
Our bakery features all natural freshly handmade canine treats and desserts. We want you to feel good about what you feed your pet… all of our ingredients are sourced from local farms if we didn’t grow them ourselves on our own sustainable farm!”
Visit The Grateful Dog Bakery to see Karl and Jennifer’s complete line of K-9 and cat treats and products.
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“I’m a diverse artist who is constantly creating in new ways, experimenting with media, and exploring new techniques. Curiosity, and the thrill I get from discovery are my driving forces and am inspired by adventure and resourcefulness.
I currently reside in German Village, Columbus, Ohio with my wife and two cats, where I practice illustration, graphic design, and paper making in my home studio.
My educational background is from Columbus College of Art and Design in illustration, which informs my attention to design, and understanding of commercially applied arts as tools in branding, marketing, communication, and most importantly to inspire people.”
See more of Aaron’s creations on his website or visit Aaron’s shop on etsy
Marge’s signed and numbered prints, as well as special occasion cards can be found here in the shop.
Her illustrations have appeared in several special effects cookbooks by author Michel E. Samonek, and she has also taught the art of calligraphy and traditional pysanky egg art to school students in the Akron and Cleveland Schools.
Marge has created artwork for various music scores published by Ludwig Music Publishing Company, and illustrated the cover of the score for The Firebird that was edited by conductor Frederick Fennell. The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” requested permission to use the Firebird artwork for the cover of their CD of the same name.
Susan has “arted” all her life and found it to be a good winter pastime in her snow-belt hometown of Ashtabula, OH.
After graduating from Miami University, Ohio with an MEd, Art Education and hours beyond her Masters at Notre Dame and BGSU, Susan brought her appreciation for art to middle schoolers, teaching full time for over a decade in North Ridgeville, Amherst, and Elyria, followed by substituting in Vermilion and Milan.
Susan started painting murals, doing illustrations and teaching private art classes. She began with portraits of people, but soon became proficient in animal portraits as well, and her work was commissioned by animal breeders in England, Sweden, France, and Japan.
Susan’s free-lance illustrations and design work have been in various magazines in the United States and Canada. She is presently a cartoonist for the Vermilion Photo Journal.
“I have been so lucky to have been involved with art at work & “play”. Art is a very important way for me to communicate thoughts & feelings.”
After spending 20 years in the business world, Meg decided to pursue her passion and has been creating art for the past 15 years. For many years she owned Glass Impressions and created exquisite painted stemware and glassware. Her latest artwork is creating beautiful and vibrant canvases and glassware using an acrylic pour technique.
“I enjoy the freedom of creating and the originality of each piece of work. When I have completed an acrylic pour on canvas, it never really matches what was in my mind’s eye when I began the artwork—I love that element of surprise, and am always fascinated by the shapes and blended colors that have manifested by the time the canvas has dried.
It gives me great pleasure to share my artwork with others because I often get varying visual interpretations which can be an impetus to my creativity.”
Peg creates unique baubles, from beautiful beaded necklaces, earrings and the like to boot bracelets using silver, brass, and copper in her artwork.
For those who like something a little BOLDER, you may find a few ‘skeletons’ , but not in Peg’s closet – in her creations. And if you want a little BANG for you buck….some bullet jewelry also!
Peg has designs for both men and for women!
Sharon Martyn’s beautiful stained glass creations are embellished with vintage jewelry and/or new baubles. Her sun catchers adorn the shop and are so beautiful, especially when the sunlight hits them!
“Proud Mother of two. Grandmother of six. Living with the Love of my life. Semi retired & enjoying my free time exploring my glass art. Trying to create all the designs that are blooming in my imagination and just Enjoying the Journey.”
To see more of Sharon’s artwork or to order a custom piece, visit her blogspot
This idea came to me from my friend, Joani, who watched her mom do this nifty bit of trickery many times ~
If you just can’t seem to get that stubborn candle nub out from your favorite glass candle holder, just put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes or so….or if you’re like me, a couple days until you remember where you put it after you’ve looked for it for the original 20 minutes. But I digress.
When you take it out of the freezer, just run a knife around the edge of the candle and it will pop right out!
I do recommend waiting until the glass has come to room temp or run it under hot water before lighting the new candle in it.
“I was born and raised in Neihart, Montana. Growing up with few possessions, the mountain behind our house became a giant playground full of nature’s wonders from moss covered rocks to spring creeks. My love of what nature could produce was firmly rooted. My family moved to California when I was in my teens and I eventually graduated with a degree in design and industry from San Francisco State University. I then went on to work for a custom plastics company for six years. In 1974 when the company moved, I realized my true passion was in sculpting. While this was happening, a stream of industrial model-making jobs flowed in and shortly my art career was put on hold in order to tap into more profitable jobs to raise our family. The Plasticsmith became the company name I would use for the next 33 years. The work served the purpose of putting our kids through college but I could never shake off the “art bug.”
About 10 years ago, I started carving pieces from wood during the spare time I could find. A few years later, I started sculpting with clay. In 2007 I closed down my business and I now had the freedom to pursue my real calling. I began working with traditional clay pieces, then turned to a 2-part epoxy clay mixed with wood, wire mesh, steel rods and foam. This opened up new dimensions and many odd creatures were born.
I feel fortunate to have the time, and honored to share my works with whomever may enjoy them”.
To see more of Ken’s artwork, visit his website Ken Beerbohm