Friday, December 28, 2012

Zentangle Class 2012

I took a Zentangle class through HVCC Community & Professional Education non credit classes.
https://www.hvcc.edu/communityed/index.html

Here is what I learned and it is very relaxing doing it. It looks like a lot but the instructor Cindy Bishop walks you through every stroke so it is quite easy.

Here is the information about the class from the online site at HVCC.

Zentangle® 101: The Basics
The Zentangle ® method is a fun and relaxing way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Zentangle was designed with the non-artist in mind. Zentangle has been shown to relieve stress and anxiety by boosting focus and creativity. It provides artistic satisfaction and an overall sense of personal well-being. Each participant will learn approximately 3 - 4 'tangles' per session. The Zentangle method is enjoyed the world over, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. "Anything is possible, one stroke at a time." This course is taught by Cindy Bishop, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). For more information, please visit: www.zentangle.com.

Here is my work and I got creative on both sides of the square cards. It looks quite overwhelming to someone who is new but if you go to google.com and type in steps to zentangle you see every stoke/step broken down for you.












Monday, December 24, 2012

Hooked on Zentangle - 2012

Recently this year became hooked on Zentangle. What is Zentangle you ask? Here are a few links below that break it down for you. It is very relaxing and it is doodling in my mind to where it becomes art. I took a class by certified instructor in the area and enjoyed it a lot. I will try to post more of my art later but here is a card I made for a friend for her birthday. She is a fan of fall and I was in a rush to get this done to create this so I was short on time.
http://tanglepatterns.com/zentangles/what-is-a-zentangle
http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-zentangle


Kirigami/Paper cut Christmas Trees - 2012


Kirigami paper cut Christmas trees. I cut them out and then glued them together and then displayed them at work on a shelf. I added the Christmas cards co-workers gave me and put them behind the trees. Here is the link to learn how to make your own trees.  

http://craftfloozy.wordpress.com/?s=tree
http://ninuskan.blogspot.com/2010/12/pitsinen-paperikuusi.html
http://miniatures.about.com/od/printableminiatureproject/ss/cutpapertree.htm





December 2012 Christmas Book Page Wreaths

Book page wreaths: made 7 wreaths different colors, with feathers that came with tiny bells, then bought wire ribbon and shaped bows and added them to the wreath. My mother and I went to a library workshop on how to make book page wreaths that was free. Mom made the cone shapes for the book pages and I added the other parts. I sold these to co-workers for $20 and sold 5. In the future I may make more for craft fair in the future.

 










Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Arts Center - Gift Shop is selling my quilling!

The Arts Center has a gift shop open for the holidays and is selling 8 quilling items that I have created along with a bunch of local artist's handmade gifts. The items will be in the shop until December 21, 2012.
Since I do not have a credit card option at my craft shows this will give you the option to buy my items with a credit card.
The Art Center
265 River Street  Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-0552
http://www.artscenteronline.org/
Hours:
Tuesday- Friday: 11 AM-4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM-3 PM
Sunday + Monday: Closed


For above photos
Red Leaves Pendant and earrings: $24 available

For above photos
Brown Paper Earrings: $18 available

For above photos
Black & White Pendant and earrings: $21 available

For above & below Doll photos
Blue Doll: $18 - SOLD at the Shop
Height: 4inches maybe


For above photos
Small Blue Fancy Bird: $10 available
Height: 1 to 1.5 inches

For above photos
Green Doll: $25 SOLD at the Shop
Height:4 to 4.5 inches
For above photos
Quilled Heart Pendant: $15 SOLD at the Shop
For above photos
Red Angel: $8 SOLD at the shop
Height:maybe 2 inches

Free Quilling Snowflake Class @ North Chatham Public Library

Snowflake Quilling class: many sizes snowflake will be made from small to large scale (as big as your hand)
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 10am to 12noon
Location: 4287 New York 203 North Chatham, NY 12132
Phone: (518) 766-3211
Cost: FREE
http://northchathamlibrary.org/

These are just some of the snowflakes you could be making and they are the size that fit in the palm of your hand.



Sign up Now seats are filling up quickly!
I will provide the slotted quilling tool, quilling paper, and instructions, and a carry home ziplock bag to take your items home in.

Usually this class could cost a person $20. But the library is covering the cost so it is free to you and your friends.

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Table Set-up and what is for sale @ Albany Institute of History and Art - Nov 23,24,25, 2012 Craft Show


I will be adding info below the pictures to let you know how much items cost and if they sold at the show and if I plan on making them more. Some items are made once and never again. If you would like an item and you are not local I can put it on Etsy.com so people can pay with a credit card and send it in the mail. Please contact me staceysmile at gmail dot com. None of my items sold on etsy in the past but I have a spot to make secure transactions on the web. These items below are not on Etsy yet and I am not putting them on there unless someone is interested in buying something.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/StaceySmileCreations




The Easter basket with purple bow: basket is made
out of manila file folder, colorful eggs, and bunny.
Cost: $16 available

  Above Picture:  Assortment of paper German stars: range
  in price $2 to $5 for largest star 
 Above Picture: Gift Tag/ornament: Orange and yellow colors, cost:$4
Above Picture: Gift Tag/ornament: Baby, cost:$4
For above photos
Blue tag love birds on Left: Available $2
Pink Tag love birds on right: Available $2
For above photos
Green Leaves Pendant and earrings: $21 available
For above photos
Red Leaves Pendant and earrings: $24 available

For above photos
Black & White Pendant and earrings: $21 available
For above photos
Brown Earrings: Available $18
For above photos
Easter Basket with Bunny & Eggs: Available $17

For above photos
Orange Sun Pendant & Earrings: $10 available

For above photos
Owls: $5 each the above ones sold but I can make
more if people are interested
For above photos
Teal earrings: Sold

For above photos
Easter Basket with Bunny & Tulips & Eggs: Available $21

Picture Above:
Blue Fancy Bird: $10 available
 
For above photos
Easter Basket light purple bow : Available $15
(the basket is made out of manila file folder)
For above photos
Gold Bowl (made from manila file
folders then spray painted): $29 available
Picture Above:
Orange and Blue Fancy Bird: $13 available
Picture Above:
Orange and Blue Fancy Bird: $15 available
For above photos
Pink & Red Fancy Bird: $18 available

Florescent Pink Heart Earrings: Sold
For above photos
Brown Orange White Ornament: $10

For above photos
Purple Butterfly in a 5x7 Frame: $28 available
For above photos
Purple Flower Barrett: $8 available
Tan Angel: sold (for $15)
For above and below Blue Doll: $25 available
For above photos
Flower on Left: Sold
Flower on Right: Available $3
For above photos
Flower Bookmark on Left: Available $3
Flower Bookmark on Right: Sold

For above photos
Green Doll: Available $28

For above photos
Heart Pendant: $15 available
For above photos
Pink angel: $4 available
For above photos
Red angel: $8 available
For above photos
Blue Flower Tag on Left:$3 available
Yellow Flower Tag on Right: $3 available
Yellow & Pink mini right tag: $3 available
Blue & Yellow mini right tag: $3 available
For above photos
Orange Flower Bookmark on Left: Available $2
Flower Tag/Ornament on Top: Available $3
Flower Pink tag with yellow flower on Bottom right: sold

For above photos
Green Flower Tag on Left: Sold
Blue Flower Tag/Ornament in the Middle: Available $3
Flower red tag with pink flower on right:Available $2

All three tags have been sold above.

For above photos
Flower Tag/Ornament on Left: Available $3
Flower Bookmark on Right: Sold

12x12 size of a scrapbook page, made 
from manila file folder, then spray painted.
12x12 size of a scrapbook page, made from 
manila file folder, then spray painted.
10x10 size of a scrapbook page, made from
manila file folder, then spray painted.
10x10 size of a scrapbook page, made 
from manila file folder, then spray painted.