the coolest jewelry....

was found at RISDCRAFT.  Amy Pfaffman designs this wonderful, whimsical jewelry that includes many of my favorite things in unexpected ways.  

Porcelain baby doll parts. 

Porcelain baby doll parts. 

Knitting needles.

Knitting needles.

Colored pencils.

Colored pencils.

Thimbles.

Thimbles.

Check out her website to see the different variations she has played with.  I wish I had had more time to talk with her in person, but I have loved poking around her website!

RISDCRAFT...

was fabulous.  So much good work for a block along Benefit Street.  It was crazy busy for most of the day.  I only got to sneak out once to look at the other work, but I did collect some business cards, so watch for more posts to follow on what I saw.  Here's a look at my table...

It was a standard folding conference table, 6 feet long.  I made the cover....it is cotton feed sacks sewn together that then I painted and drew on with ball point pen.  I had four animal dolls available, four sewing dolls, ten cloth dolls, four quilted pieces and one flower lady.  It was  a day full of compliments.  And I have a couple of orders...one for a custom doll or two and one for a couple of animal portraits.  Thank you for having me RISDCRAFT!

RISD Craft...

Is one of the next things on my calendar.  It is an annual alumni/student sale during Parents Weekend at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. I loved going to it and seeing all the work when I was a student.  This year, it was juried, and the college provides tables and a tent should it rain, so you don't have to have a booth to apply with.  I've been curious about art fairs, and this one has a built in audience, so I applied.  And I am going.  I'm pretty excited.  I will take the sewing dolls, animal dolls and some of my MFA dolls.  I am also going to make some prints of photographs I have made of the dolls...I had hoped to make new ones with the new doll furniture and environments, but there is just not time.  So I am starting to think about hang tags, plastic sleeves, a tablecloth, postcards...what my brand should look like.  I've got a month to do it.  The sale is one day only, Saturday, October 10 from 10 am - 5 pm.  If you are in the area, please come out and see me!  If you can't make it to the sale, you can check out the artist spotlight to see what you'll miss.