a few things to mention

I hope I don't bore you to tears with all of these dry announcements, but I have a few more things to get out of the way before I start indulging in the falderal once again.

Thing the first:
The vanguard of my holiday cards are now available in my Etsy Ephemera shop. Go see them! The designs currently available are a little different from my usual fare of animals, nature inspired themes, and linoleum carvings. I've taken a stronger interest lately in abstraction and pattern in my work, so this is translating into my line of things for sale. I've been looking at book cover design and patterns from the 1960s; I'm sure some of that has seeped into my subconscious and leant its hand in this current trend. Some of the colors are subtle, and the fine lines did not seem suited to the deep impression many are used to in letterpress printed stationery these days, so I hope there's an audience for these somewhere. At any rate, I like them. If not, perhaps I'll be forced to take up a few pen-pals in the next year.

But fear not! I know the animals are popular, and I haven't lost my fondness for them either. New winter animals are being carved in lino and will be printed in time for the Kenton Firehouse Sale.

Which brings me to thing the second:
Need a craft fair fix? Please visit either or both of these sales coming up this weekend and the next.

Special Pre-Event: Friday, November 26, 5:00-7:00pm (free)
Holiday Sale: Friday, November 26, 7:00-9:00pm ($3.00 admission fee for Friday only)
Saturday, November 27, 10:00am-6:00pm (free)
Sunday, November 28, 10:00am-4:00pm (free)

Kick off your holiday season with OCAC's annual Student and Alumni Holiday Sale! Enjoy holiday treats, warm beverages and a festive atmosphere at a special pre-event in our Retail Craft Gallery. Guests who make purchases between 5:00-7:00pm on Friday will receive 10% off. If you already have an OCAC membership you will get 20% in the Craft Gallery that night! Please note: This discount does not apply to items purchased at the student and alumni sale starting at 7:00pm.

All Friday attendees will also receive a raffle ticket with their regular $3.00 admission. Bring your friends and increase your chances of walking away with a certificate for Sunday brunch at the Hands on Cafe, an original piece of artwork, or free tuition to a Studio School weekend workshop of your choice.


The Seventh Annual Kenton Firehouse Sale

Saturday, December 4, 2010

8105 N. Brandon

11 AM-6PM

Artists are:

Kendra Brock- fiber art
Clare Carpenter - book art
Al Flory -photography
Robin Epstein- hats and jewelry
Peggy Flynn - fiber art
Margaret Gardene- ceramics
Adrienne Hatkin- Jewelry
Tress Prefontaine - Glass art
Suzy Root- fiber art -whole table
Siri Schillios- painting and prints
Aunti e to you-children's clothes
Studio I - toddler tiered skirts

The Historic Kenton Firehouse is located six blocks north of Lombard. Make a left at Schofield and travel one block west of Denver to Brandon. Or take the Interstate MAX yellow line to the sale. Only three blocks from the Kenton Station!

I'll give you fair warning, I'm probably going to remind you all of this one a fair number of times before the date, just so you know...

And last, but not least, thing the last:
I created a new page for special announcements that need to stay available for a while. I'm not sure how to make it more noticeable, but for now I'll just direct your attention to it when I need to, yes? The link is included in the side bar, titled "extra, extra." But I'll just let you know that if you click here it will take you there, and what you'll find is information about two letterpress classes I am teaching this spring at OCAC. Shameless plug!

Ok, thanks for reading! I hope your holiday plans are shaping up, and that you're staying warm and cozy. I'll be sipping on whiskey, listening to an audio book, and cutting paper tonight, hoping the Pacific Northwest storm gives me a studio day tomorrow.