Thursday, May 31, 2007

May 31, 2007

Hi all,

Lots happening here!

Where do I start, Secrets of Rusty Things by Michael deMeng has arrived! Michael's new book came sooner than the Publisher thought! Great Surprise! Of course, I have read it and it is really good reading, great inspiration & fabulous eye-candy! The artwork, not Michael! Ok, him too!

Each chapter is about a myth. Michael explains the myth & has a piece of artwork he created to go along with that myth. Also, He has his interpretation of the myth & the process of putting the artwork together to symbolize important parts of the myth. On the side of each page, he tells about how he acquired the finds that go into the artwork, Garage Sales, Second Hand stores, etc. It really makes you want to junking!

Our online store is up!

Michael deMeng & The Artists' Nook present an Assemblage Emporium

Right now, we have a few things on there like: Secrets of Rusty Things, deMeng Rubber Stamp line, deMeng Apron, Anatomy Man & some other books from some of our favorite artists. But pretty soon we'll have lots of other goodies including: signed and numbered prints, rusty things, found objects, paint kits, and perhaps even some cool power tools...oh, did I mention liquid nails.

Upcoming workshops:

Claudia Roulier's Workshop Fusing Techniques- has been rescheduled for the Fall. Claudia had hand surgery & is still re cooperating. Date to be announced!

Altered Board Book w/Cheri has been rescheduled for the Fall. Date to be announced.

Polymer Clay Beads w/ Peggy Houchin- We added a Tuesday Morning workshop Tuesday June 26th 10 am - 1 pm. Peggy has been published in several Magazines lately, Polymer Cafe is one of the recent ones.

Kelly Kilmer's workshop Early Registration Discount pricing ends Saturday June 2nd! Sign up soon and save $! Kelly will be here June 22-24th

I will be posting workshops for July & August soon! Which will include Guest Artists: Tom & Romona Ashman, Karen Michel. Just waiting on some final details.

Up Coming EVENTS

June Featured Artist: Nicole Honner
Nicole Honner started Moonwater Designs in 2001. Nicole’s first line of work included necklaces and sun catchers created from a bucket full of colorful stained glass scraps inherited from a stained glass artist. Nicole eventually incorporated her love of collage and fascination with all things vintage into her designs. Check out Nicole's Website
Art Opening Friday June 1st 6:30 pm—8:30 pm

K K Originals Rubber Stamp Company
Going out of Business Sale
here at The Artists’ Nook
Friday June 15th & Saturday June 16th 10 am-6pm
Up to 90% off Mounted, Unmounted rubberstamps & more! Come Early for the best selection. When they are gone, They’re gone!

New, Just in:

Gallery issue of Somerset, Tiny canvases-1"x2", 2"x 2", 2"x 3", mini easel- 4" & 6", Wood Journals, & so much more!

That is all for now!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Secrets of Rusty Things is Here!

Hi all,

A Big Surprise this week when I got notice from the Publisher that Michael deMeng's long awaited Release of "Secrets of Rusty Things" was being Shipped!

His book will arrive to us this week and we will start shipping out the Exclusive Autographed Copy with Artist Card (Note: Change of terminology of the Artist Trading Card. We decided to make the Art Card 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" so not traditional ATC. Bigger is Better)

For those of you who are local, give us Sat June 2nd to get the books assembled with the goodies!

For all others, here is a link to make payment for the book. Then your book will be on it's way to you!

Let me know if you have any questions!
Take Care,
The Artists' Nook
(970) 416-1148

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

May 16, 2007

Hi All,

The Morning, Noon & Night Art Challenge exhibit is Wonderful! Here are the photos but it is much more better in person. It will be up through May 31st.

We taking sign ups for our next Art Challenge to be exhibited in August 2007. "Body of Art" alter, paint or whatever a plastic swimsuit form. Details are on the website

I had a visit by the Sunday Editor from Denver Post. She may be writing an article about us and the Challenge. So sign up soon to be sure you get in! Deadline to register is June 30th or when we run out of forms, whichever comes first!

Jeweler's Workbench with Tools & Settling Torch For Sale- Contact Paula at (970) 221-9694 if you are interested.

Leighanna Light will be here this weekend & She will have her artwork here for you! Stop by and check it out. Fri & Sat 10-6 Sunday 11-6

Cloth Paper Scissors has arrived! The newest issue and it is a good one!

Next Saturday will be Open Studio Time! Come into The Artists’ Nook Workshop and work on your projects in our creative space. Use our stamps, ink pads, paper cutters, binding systems, resources library & more.
One Flat Rate of $10 Stay for one hour or the whole day!

Claudia Roulier's Fusing Techniques for Altered book covers & canvases is coming up! June 2nd. Early registration discount pricing ends May 26th! Sign up soon & save $!

Kelly Kilmer's workshops are filled with technique, inspiration and loads of ideas! She will be here June 22nd-June 24th! Her workshops are filling up fast! Early registration discount pricing is through June 2nd- sign up soon and save $!

Friday, May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

Hi all,
I am back from Art & Soul Virginia! I had a wonderful time, meeting new people & learning new stuff! Keith Lobue's workshop was just what I needed! 2-days to be focused on art! He taught us so much. The picture is a sneak peak of what I made in his workshop. He & I talked about having him out here at The Artists' Nook next year! Yeah!
Leighanna Light's workshops got rave reviews at Art & Soul! She will be here next weekend, so don't miss out. Early Registration Discount Pricing ends today but will honor the lower rate thru tomorrow Sat May 12th. We need to get an accurate class count as soon as possible due to the preparation for her workshops. So sign up by Sat May 12th & save!
Art Opening tonight! The Morning, Noon & Night art challenge will be opening tonight 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The exhibit will be up thru May 31st. Come by and see each artists interpretation of this challenge.
Visual Anthologies created by Judy from Australia are truly an artistic treat! She creates these books for her clients to give to a loved one for remembrance of special times in their lives. Usually, Judy cannot post the finished book on her blog because they are so personal, but she got permission for this last book she was working on. Absolutely Fabulous! Check out her blog Red Velvet Creations
"Secrets of Rusty Things" by Michael deMeng was due out in May but I just talked to the publisher and it is delayed until July. I got to see the author copy this past weekend & it is truly a treat. The graphics are amazing! Michael takes myths & interprets them into art pieces. He tells why he put specific items in each piece of art. He explains the original myth & then how it relates to today. We are still taking Pre-orders for the Exclusive Autographed book with art book plate & deMeng artist trading card (which we are going to supersize to 3 1/2" x 5") for just $30! Only available through us! Just email me at to be added to the list.
New book just in:
More Metal Clay for Beaders-This books shows using Precious Metal Clay in your beading projects. Wonderful!
Cloth Paper Scissors- Will be in on Tuesday!
Tim Holtz's Stamps + a few others have arrived
That is all for now!
Take Care,

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May 1, 2007

Be sure and come by for the Art Opening of our Art Challenge- "Morning, Noon & Night" on Friday May 11th 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Over 20 artists participated. This display will be up until May 31st.

Our Next Art Challenge is "Body of Art" to be on display in August. Find all the details on the website

We had the best time with Cory Celaya! A very inspirational artist. We will be bringing her back next year for her Mixed Media Workshop!

Tiffini Elektra X just brought in some new items! Rings, Optical Lense & Bottle Cap pendants all filled with her wonderful imagery & resin!

Upcoming workshops! I forgot to mention one of our Favorite Guest Artists- Kelly Kilmer- will be here in June! Her Samples are at the store & can be seen on the website Registration is Open for her workshops! They will fill fast!

More upcoming workshops: Cherri's Altered Book Workshop this Saturday May 5th. Peggy Houchin's Beading Stringing & Wirewrapping & Polymer Clay Beaded Bracelet Workshops Saturday May 12th. GREAT GIFTS FOR MOTHER'S DAY!
Leighanna Light's workshops for May 18th-20th. Discount pricing ends May 11th SAMPLES ARE IN!

Stamp in the Hand Rubber Stamp company DEMONSTRATION & TRUNK SHOW! Wednesday May 9th at 6:30 pm Must RSVP! Come see some great techniques with Kat. One evening only!
Details on the website

I will be gone this weekend, Whitney & Cherri will be holding down the fort at The Artists' Nook. I am going to Art & Soul Virginia. I will be taking Keith Lobue's 2 day Shrines & Icons workshop. I am so excited! I will try and coax him to come out here next year! Wish me luck!

New! Just in:
Paverpol- This is a fabric hardener that is weather proof! I can't wait to play with this!
Opalettes-These are great powders, kinda like embossing powders but so many more uses!
Acrylic Blocks- for unmounted stamps
Small Slide Mounts
Ephemera Books-two different ones filled with ephemera!
Extraoranza-Inkjet printable silk
Paper Charms Punch- This is what Jill used in her 5 books workshop with the copper sheet!
Magazines the just arrived:
Somerset Studio- This has an artist profile of Tim Holtz!
Belle Armoire
Art Doll Quarterly
Stamper's Sampler Catch Up issue
Somerset Life- New publication
Altered Couture- The new one!