Saturday, February 24, 2007

Traci Bautista Workshops at The Artists' Nook

See all the fun we had with Traci Bautista.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Feb 20, 2007

Here are a few pieces of artwork from our Art Boutique: "Safe Return/El Pajaro" by Lisa Hoffman & a collection of Kelley Jones' wonderful, whimsical characters! Plenty more to see at the store!
We had a fabulous time making Paste Paper in the Tuesday Morning Workshop today! For those of you who find it hard on the weekends to come take a workshop, Once a month we will have a different project on a Tuesday Morning! Next, Tuesday Morning Workshop, March 20th 9:30-1 pm, "Inpirational Accordion Board Book" More details on The Artists' Nook Website
Precious Metal Clay, beads & supplies Added to The Artists' Nook- Jewelry Artist Peggy Houchin has added Precious Metal Clay products, supplies plus beading supplies now at The Artists' Nook! Peggy will be teaching Precious Metal Clay , Polymer Clay, wire work & beading workshops here! The first workshop on the schedule is: Precious Metal Clay & Dichoric Glass Pendant Sunday April 1st 11-2 pm More details on The Artists' Nook Website
Guest Artists for 2007 are listed on the home page of the website along with workshop selections if they are decided at this point. This will help your planning if you are traveling to an art venue this year!
"Collage Unleashed" Book Signing with Traci Bautista Friday Feb 23rd at 6:30 plus Traci will talk about her artwork and Inspiration.
NEW Arrivals:
Tim Holtz & Michael deMeng's New stamps!
Glimmer Mists- This is a new product developed by a local gal! It is spray color tints with metallic accents. Come by and play with this product!
Omnigel- Back in Stock
Mini Canvases- In 2 1/2 x 3, 3x3 & 4x4 inch sizes
Sketch Book- Pocket sized like the popular Moleskin but less expensive!
Wooden manequins, hands, torsos- small wooden manequins, life sized hands and 9 inch wooden dress form torsos! Oh the possibilities!
Clip Art books- Great Famous Paintings, Floral Designs & Sea Life all with CD

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Michael deMeng Stamps are Here!

Michael deMeng's Rubber Stamp Collection by Stamper's Anonymous (we love their stamp line) Have Arrived!
Plus, Tim Holtz's new images too! Also, from Stamper's Anonymous.
Come on in and check them out! If you cannot make it into the store remember as always on all our products we can ship!
email me or call the store at (970) 416-1148

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Coming Soon!

COMING SOON to The Artists' Nook

Michael deMeng's new stamp line introduced at CHA will be arriving next week! Feb 20thish!

Plus, We will be getting Tim Holtz's new stamps in too! These will fly off the shelves!

Feb 15, 2007

Lots to Post! So here goes:
The cute bear was sent to me by my husband for Valentine's Day! The Love Bandit Bear! He is so sweet!
Kat Peters-Midland dropped by some more of her mosiac magnets to add to the art boutique! The others went very quickly. Don't miss these ones! Oh Yes, Kat it is really hard to photograph glass!
Art Unraveled Art Retreat in August has posted their workshops and started registration. This was the retreat I had gone to last August in Phoenix. Great Fun! Just a heads up if you are planning to go, I will be having Karen Michel here Aug 3rd -5th so plan your travel accordingly so you don't miss her! It took me 3 years to book her, and she is one of the best!
Workshops with Cory Ceyala have been added to the website! She will be here the last weekend in April! A great treat!
Heavy Metal Journal Workshop for this weekend has been moved. Date to be announced soon!
More workshops: The end of the month is coming up sooner than we expect! Early Registration discount pricing for Karyn Gartel will be thru Sat March 3rd! After that it will the workshop price will go up!
Tuesday Morning workshop "Paste Papers" Tuesday Feb 20th more details on workshops
New Product- Lots of stuff in New from CHA and more!
Pearl Ex water color palettes- Pearl Ex in a small CD case ready to paint with! This is the coolest new thing! Paint in a stamped image, highlight an existing image! We will be playing with these in Cherri's Color 1 2 3 4 workshop on March 3rd
Dorlands Wax Medium- This is a great wax sealer for many surfaces! It is a studio must have!
Travel sketch books- Like the Moleskin Journals but less expensive! 3 sizes- $3.50, $5.50 & $7.50!
Heavy Vellum & Black Cardstock in 12 x 12 size
Cotton Rag Paper- Great for monoprinting, art journaling and more!
Books- Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista & Collage Lost & Found by Josie Cirincione
Both books are filled with techniques & projects to inspire!
Rivets- In rhinestones & faux turquoise great for connecting stuff to stuff~
Black Leather Strips- Perfect for creating a closure, hinge or embellishment.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Feb 9, 2007

Hello once again! Here are more cool happenings:

Lisa Hoffman just dropped off some of her artwork for the Art Boutique. They are Fabulous wall hangings with hearts and inspirational words of wisdom plus some with lucky horseshoes, Lottera Cards & words of wisdom! Be sure to come by and check them out!

Plus, many other cool works of art & jewelry! Think Valentine's Day & Yes It is OK to get something for yourself!

Michael deMeng Workshop in Oaxaca Mexico Oct 26-Nov 4th 2007

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, anyone? or you can contact the organizer, Colleen Darling, directly: contact: Colleen Darling Home 805-688-1221 Cell 805-448-1509

Polaroid Image Transfer Workshop by Bev Perina

Bev will be holding a Polaroid Image Transfer workshop at the Bellvue Store on Sunday Feb. 25th from 10 am - 4 pm. Cost $95 Call Bev for Details or to Register (970) 556-0887

Musuem of Comtemporary Arts of Fort Collins (MOCA) Masks are on display thru March 2nd! These masks are done by local artists which will be auctioned off on March 3rd. Check them out before they are gone. More info:

Heavy Metal Journal Workshop Saturday Feb 17th 10-5pm at The Artists' Nook workshop info

Products just in:

Distress ink Reinkers- All stocked up, so come get yours now!

Metal Effects Book- Metal embossing techinques & project ideas

Brass Stencils- Great designs for metal embossing & more!

Trio Tape Refills- Refills for the Trio Tape Dispenser

Diamond Glaze- Small to large size bottles

Altered Art Magazine- These flew off the rack, so I got more in!

That is all for now!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Feb 7, 2007

Hi all!

There is a lot going on in the art community this week! But first at the store:
Memory Jug Workshop with Laurie Zuckerman Friday & Saturday Feb 10 & 11th 10-4. We still have a few openings!

ADDED WORKSHOP: I forgot to put one of Cherri's workshops on April 21st on the website or in the newsletter. It has been added to both. Stamp in the Hand Pop Up card
Website workshop info:

Needing Help with Art Challenges!!!! I want to keep the art challenges going but I need someone to coordinate them. Contact me if you are interested and we can work out the details. It would need to be someone local! Thanks!

Art Community Happenings:

Bellvue Store Please join Bev and Anson Perina at the Bellvue Store for another Fine Art and Antique Show. The Opening is February 9th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with wine and hor'dourves and February 10th & 11th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

This month we are featuring the following artists: Pam Furumo, Bev Perina, Kathy Hartmeister, Laurie Warner, Kathy Boughery, Leslie Snith, Kelly Jones, Barbara Leyendecker, Debra Street. Antiques by A & J Antiques. Authors Laurie Prichert, John Calderazzo, Sue Ellen Campbell, and Dave Clark will also be featured as well as local businesses Shilo Soap, Flower Company, and Simply Chocolate!

There's too much to not check it out!! The Bellvue store directions: travel North on 287 Thru Laporte. Take a left at Vern's to Bellvue. It will be on your right hand side clearly marked.

Please call Bev if you need directions or have any questions. She can be reached at 970-556-0887. Hope to see you all there!

Loveland's Art Walk this Friday Feb 9th from 6 - 9 pm
On 4th Street just west of 287, Great places to stop:
Sage Moon Gallery 116 W. 4th Street
Kitchen Alley 121 W. 4th Street
Beadz- Grand Opening of the Loveland store 140 W. 4th St Grand opening event will be going on all weekend, Fri 6-9 pm, Sat 10-9 & Sun 11-5


Valentine's Day 14th February 2007

A Voodoo Valentine From, Studio Gallery Wright~ 8PMSurfside 7150 N. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO Featuring 5 Local Artists: Rachel Hererra Juruseh Hill Summit StudiosErin Wright Jonny WrightAND 5 Local Musicians:Jonny VoodooSeven EightChristina the HunWomBatgiRLProfessor Zero One Zero

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Memory Jug Workshop

Memory Jug Workshop with Laurie Zuckerman on Feb 10 & 11th!

Early registration discount pricing ends Saturday Feb 3rd! To see the results of the Memory Jug workshop in November /
For workshop description & registration info

Back from CHA!

Feb 1, 2007

I just returned from CHA, the biggest trade show for retailers in the craft & hobby business. Lots to see, I found some great stuff! One of the best finds was decorative papers from a company out of France! Rouge de Garance! I was able to bring my order with me so they are now in stock!

Art Party date change! I will be getting the invites together for qualified punch card holders for the Art Parties to be held Sunday March 4-two sessions & Tuesday March 6th- one morning session.

Michael deMeng's "Secret of Rusty Things" due out in May 2007! Michael was doing demonstrations at CHA and a lot of interest in this book! I am taking pre-orders for an exclusive autographed copy which includes a special bookplate & deMeng Artist Trading Card for $30 plus shipping. If you are a store owner, we have special pricing just for you! email me for more info. I got a sneak peak the drafts of a couple of pages, WOW!

Traci Bautista's workshops for Feb 23-25, 2007 early registration pricing ends this Saturday Feb 3rd! Call or email to register (970) 416-1148 visit the website for workshop info

Grand Opening for The Artists' Nook Art Boutique!

Friday Feb 2nd 6-8:30 pm Now carrying eclectic artwork & gift items by local artisans, Join us for our Grand Opening!

Artwork by artists: Bev Perina, Hollyn Stegall, Kat Midland-Peters, Kelley Jones, Laurie Zuckerman, Leslie Smith, Lynn Henry, Sandy Vanderpool, Tiffini Elektra X, Tana Mitchell, Tracey Kazimir-Cree, Venita Hawkins-Bird, Lisa Hoffman, Linda Folkerts, Maggie Kunze