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Art show time again!

My work will be on display at the Hilton Garden Inn, Ithaca NY starting October 1st, bringing Faerie Light there through the end of October!

Some of the pieces I’ll be showing have not been posted online yet, either – that will probably be happening sometime next month, after show prep is over, BUT if you want a sneak peek and you live in the CNY area please come to take a look! Also, the evening of October 6th there will be a reception from 5 to 8pm – so come partake of some delicious snacks while you view some beautiful art!

Also a great chance to meet me and ask any questions you have about my work 😀

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Look guys, I’m having a show!

Details above, as you see. If you’re in the Central New York area, please feel free to visit! Some new pieces will be featured, as well as some established favorites and some of my needlefelted faerie dolls, too ❤

Remember that delightful little local festival I spent months frantically preparing for last September, leading up to festival day, October 1st?

Well, somehow I missed this article, which I actually interviewed for that day, and then completely spaced out on!
 
Still so grateful to have been a part of this and looking forward to it again this coming (…..far off, but still coming) fall ❤
Thanks once more to Kristina at Amuse Modern Cottage Industry and Press Bay Alley in general for putting on the festival and inviting me to be a part of it. And thanks to Ithaca Week for featuring me in this article!

So now that I’m getting back into the swing of working on things after Gnome and Fairy Fest, here’s a little teaser of what’s coming next!

I still need to be catching up on commissions again (almost done!) BUT on top of that is a project for the restaurant in the hotel I work at – Kilpatrick’s, the only Irish pub in Ithaca, which is participating in this year’s Wizarding Weekend.

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This mural decorates the dining room, evoking the Irish countryside. So of course, the head Chef and restaurant manager want to Hogwarts it up 😀 And I am fortunate enough that they asked me! (They’ve also got me doing a coloring page placemat design for the Kids’ Menu, with Irish faeries, but more on that at a later time.)

I’m going to be putting Hogwarts castle on the hill there, of course, and a dragon flying in the background too. Measurements and plans are done for both of those, as well as actual drawing progress on a certain Professor and his ill-fated (but rescued) companion:

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They’ll be standing in front of the cottage, of course.

More on this as I get more done! Hoping to be finished with the drawings by the end of the week. In the meantime, please check out the event’s website. Its quite literally magical fun 🙂

Hello, and extra big hello and welcome to anyone visiting for the first time, after meeting me yesterday at Ithaca’s first (ever?) Gnome and Fairy Fest!

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It was my first time vending at a festival, and my first official day open for business (I’ve been taking commissions for a while, but not frequently, and I’ve never had prints of my personal work available before – so, this was very exciting!). I’m very grateful to have been part of such an important Faerie event, and I feel blessed to have been asked to come.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by – I hope my work resonates with you, and that you look forward to what I have coming! I will be focusing my energies on getting my Etsy shop up (yes, that IS coming) this week. So if you didn’t have a chance to stop by, you’ll still get a chance to check out what I had to offer there.

Also sending love to the other vendors and participants – I didn’t get to see as much of the rest of the festival as I wish I had, but what I did see was lovely, and I hope everyone had an amazing time! And thanks again to all my family and friends that stopped by and/or helped us set up. I am blown away by the support.

An extra shout-out to Amuse, and Kristina there, as they seemed to be the masterminds behind the event (though all of Press Bay Alley was involved and amazing , please check them out if you’re ever in Ithaca!).Also to my incredible wife, who I could not have done this without, and my mother, who stayed with us all day and was instrumental in making the Coloring Page station run smoothly. And huge gratitude to the fae themselves, who held off the rain until the moment we were done packing! (Is that magic or what?)

Can’t wait to see what comes next, and to be there again next year. May this become an Ithaca tradition ❤

Hi everyone!

So finally, the Universe has provided me the opportunity to have a table at a small local festival – “Gnome & Fairy Fest”Joy ) at Press Bay Alley.

(I guess the Goddess got impatient with me for dragging my feet on getting myself Properly Set Up. And this is perfect. I am so grateful.)

I have never ordered prints of my own work from anywhere before, and I have no idea where to start. Does anyone who sells their own prints (not on Society6/Redbubble/etc.) have any advice on where’s good to order from?

Any replies will be appreciated. Thanks to all ~~<3