Tuesday, July 19, 2011

new bunting from magpieandcake

I just ordered an 11 pennant oilcloth and chalkboard flag bunting from an etsy shop called magpieandcake. I love it!!! Such a fun addition to my artshows and 1971 Shasta Compact Vintage Travel Trailer, yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

New artist and friend out of the Pa. Wilds


Robin L. Davenport new at the Flemish House! She is well versed in the pyrography technique, burning out nature in a very detailed fashion. Robin's talent is endless as well as her spirit! These two talented artists, yes, her husband Roland is also a very talented metal artisan, in the community of Renova, Pa. visited the Flemish House today bringing a sampling of her work to show at the gallery and also her mountain man piece which is being displayed at the Ridgway Vistor's Center on Main Street during Rendezvous.

We had a wonderful time touring the building where the Flemish House is housed in Johnsonburg as well as the offerings in Ridgway such as Little Mill Creek, the Visitor's Center, Wingate Winery, Clarion River Trading Company, ECCOTA, the Shop on Main and ending with a great lunch at Jordan's Bar and Grill.

Loving life!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Forged Heart Pendants

Making brass and copper hearts for Valentine's Day using different techniques on each one, some with wording and then each with a different German firepolished/faceted charm. Lots of hammering for diff textures along with using pliers for bending and twisting :)
Available at The Flemish House, Elk County Council on the Arts and The Shop on Main in Ridgway. I will be listing a couple on ETSY soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Forging Heart Pendants

I made some fun hearts for Valentines or any times, lol...
Love working with copper and brass bending, hammering and embellishing the metals. I will get some photos up after they go through the tumbling process today!
Love them!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

new Valentine brooches

this fun design popped in my brain a couple weeks back for my Valentine Day brooches this year


Here they are with the details added and before sewn and adhered together


behind the bench at the Gallery..Thanks Bill Warmbrodt for the photo
jan 10 gallery valentine brooches

They are now finished and available in Johnsonburg at the Flemish House and The Shop on Main in Ridgway for $25 plus tax. I will put one up on ETSY too :)


I am going in today to work on some kool lariats with hearts and vintage/antique keys...funstuff

Friday, January 8, 2010

what is up at the Gallery....

The Holiday Season went grand as well as the 'Johnsonburg' Book sales in November!
We had a very successful book signing with the author along with A Community Christmas starting at the JCC where I am housed and also through out town in the same time frame.
I am now pulling down all of my decorations at home as well as getting ready for some house redos with rewiring the upstairs, painting the steps, setting up a sewing studio as well as an outside metalworking studio that will be wonderful in the summer when the gardens are there for inspiration ;)

We traveled to Galena, Illinois to visit my eldest daughter for a week and then traveled back with her to Pennsylvania where she stayed with us another week and then flew back on the 15th of December, funstuff... She is such a cute preggie! We held a baby shower for her too inviting friends and family during a very snowy, sleety, crazy day. For those of you that aren't aware..I am going to be a Grandmother for the first time!!!! She is due on March 15th the same birthday as my middle daughter Thea which is a lot of fun. Larissa's birthday is also the same month as well as my Mom ;) They are going to give birth to a girl, Ellimena Rai!

I am now getting ready for Valentine's Day and putting some new oriented, as such, items in the Gallery, Shop on Main and ECCOTA. I will also put a few things on www.stephaniedistler.etsy.com . I have some new designs and can't wait to show you!
New artists are being scheduled for the gallery as well as events, designs and inspirations!
It is going to be an exciting year!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

new artist experience at the workbench in the GALLERY

artist Sara Gerber @ #594-0955 http://www.maecharm.blogspot.com/ will be working at The Flemish House Thursday evening 12/3 5:30 to 8:30 and then Saturday 12/5 11 to 3pm. Sara will be creating so stop by and see what she is up to :)

Bill Warmbrodt is also available during the day in his gallery Northern Exposure on the 2nd floor and mine on the 1st floor.

Contact Bill @ #335-0625 if you need to pick up a 'Johnsonburg' book, jewelry, gift items, framed lovelies, beading supplies, etc. in off hours & when Sara is not in the gallery/studio

Little Mill Creek's mustard and pepper jellies, Bill's photography, Jack Northrop's wood turnings, scarf pins, button rings, etc.

Shay Payne's 'Kin of Fire' pottery and mystical wares

Swarovski leaded crystals
my new 'Stump' bench w/ring mandrel, small vise, anvil and a stool that can rotate to each leg depending on where I will be working. It will be perfect to take on the road to shows. My Father is also helping me out with 2 larger Cherry tree stumps for the garden studio and one to have at the gallery. My good friend Shay Payne and her Father donated them!! Don is the owner of Payne Enterprises in Kane, Pa.