Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Studio 101 Closing

Tillamook Bay, Oregon ©Mesman Images

We're bummed to report that Studio 101 in Garibaldi is closing it's doors.

Etsy Shop of the Day

On a lighter note, today we'd like to introduce you to Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen, an Etsy artist who has a large selection of wonderful hand-made soaps for sale, like these two which caught our eye.

You can see more of Rebecca's products (and buy some, too) by using this link: Rebecca's Soap Deli

Thanks for supporting Etsy Artists and buying Hand-Made!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

We Now Create ACEO's

We're now creating and selling ACEO's of our images. ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions, and Originals. They are an offshoot of Artist Trading Cards, which are small pieces of art traded among artists. ACEO's, however, are for sale to anyone and have become the equivalent of baseball cards within the art world. The only criteria for these cards is that they all must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size. Anything else goes. We have a number of ACEO's currently for sale in our Etsy shop and plan to add to the collection frequently. You can check them out here: ACEO's

New feature: Etsy Artists

We're happy to announce that we are going to begin featuring items made by our fellow Etsy artists. While we plan to feature one item per post, this time, we'd like to feature items from two different artists, both of whom create jewelry. Both of these hard-working artists are currently running specials in their Etsy shops, so you should check them out.

Bracelet by DesignsByKat619

The first featured item is titled Montana Blue and Silver Ric Rac Necklace and is the creation of DesignsByKat619. I love the colors in this piece.

You will find this item on Etsy HERE
Her Etsy shop can be found HERE

Necklace by FeatherDragon Jewelry

The second item is titled Victorian Necklace by FeatherDragon Jewelry. The gray and pink in this delicate piece go great together.

You'll find this item on Etsy HERE

Feather Dragon Jewelry's Etsy shop is HERE

Please support these and other Etsy artists!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Portland Saturday Market Begins Season

The Portland Saturday Market, the longest running market in the U.S. devoted exclusively to artists, has kicked off its 35th season this past weekend. Despite conflicting with the annual Southeast Portland Artwalk, there was nonetheless very high attendance. Notable this year is the dramatic change in the site layout, as two major construction projects have altered the landscape. Mercy Corps is building their worldwide headquarters on one side of the site, while the University of Oregon is renovating the White Stag Building to create a Portland Campus on the other. Things seemed to work smoothly despite the changes.

Boardwalk at Cannon Beach © Mesman Images