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Home from the ACC Baltimore Craft Show

Whew! A whirlwind cross country trip from Portland, Oregon to Baltimore, Maryland. It’s always an energizing, fun and inspiring week. I bring all my clothes, set up my booth, carefully hang everything in place, then wait for the doors to open and my friends and customers to stop by. It’s like an open house for […]
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Holiday Show 2016

The day before our show, I set up and carefully arranged everything to look its very best. Ready to go, everything in place, I turned out the lights. You’ve heard this one? How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans. The next morning,… Ice! Covering everything! My fingers crossed that it would melt […]
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Almost Ready for the 2016 Holiday Show

A new jacket and skirt for the annual Holiday Show here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The jacket’s close, there are just a few more things to do, the buttonholes and buttons, hem the linings and add belt loops. But the pieced and appliqu├ęd skirt. It has a way to go…. It’s next Weekend!!! December 10 […]
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Holiday Show 2016

It’s our annual Holiday Show right here in beautiful Portland Oregon. We’ll have two clothing artists: shibori artist supreme: Elisabeth Gillem And me! Brand new work, plus super deals on selected pieces Two jewelry artists: Melissa Stiles, with her bold graphic designs Betsy Bensen’s jewelry incorporates gorgeous jaspers, agates, pearls and semi-stones And the oh […]
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Craft2Wear 2016!

I’d set up my booth and was all ready for the 2016 Craft2Wear Show. I looked up. Oh wow oh wow, the amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, Building Museum atrium space. I looked down, the splashy bright red rug covered with diagonal X’s and flower designs. We’re talking competition here…. But a straight on, focus on what’s […]
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ACC SF 2016

American Craft Council San Fransisco 2016, What a fabulous show! On day 1, I was completely set up, all my new work in place and ready for viewing. In Fort Mason, a building built on piers right over the San Fransisco Bay. I love old places, you can feel the history. I was close to […]
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Photo Shoot!

What a fabulous day! With help from gorgeous model Grace Holland, photographer Dan Kvitka, hair and makeup artist Stephanie Fajardo and a helpful hand from the amazing Elizabeth Dye, my photo shoot was a roaring success! I am happy! With so many fantastic people helping, it was a breeze. Stephanie makes the final hair adjustments. […]
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Great Show! ACC Baltimore ’16

It’s always such a wonderful show! I love to exhibit my work at the ACC Baltimore Craft Show. With my good friend Elisabeth there to help, we set up the booth, hung the clothes and waited for the doors to open. There was a great turn out! Beautiful girls, trying on a swing coat, Handsome […]
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New Work for ACC Baltimore ’16

Photo shoot! Before packing all my new clothes to bring to the ACC Baltimore Craft Show, I spent an afternoon with Dan Kvita, photographer extraordinaire, and the beautiful Madeline Powell. Between juggling clothing adjusting and model poses, I snapped a few pictures. Below, a new coat pieced from tiny bits of kimono silk. A trench […]
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Holiday Show and Wishes for 2016

Before our show opened, before the lights were on. Everything was set up,.. In the other room, Lisa Gastelum’s jewelry and Elisabeth Gillem’s shibori, We were ready. Then we turned on the lights, Opened the door and the guests arrived. It was more than a craft show, it was a party! People tried on the […]
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