Friday, March 30, 2012

Just in time for Easter

Easter is REALLY just around the corner,

so just in time we've recieved new Handmade Ukrainian Eggs and Greeting cards by Theresa Somerset.

She's even brought us this amazing ETCHED EMU egg!

Trash to treasure art

Only a little over a month left to come and see A.R.R.R.T -
The RE-duce, RE-use, RE-cycle art show!
Come see our local artists who have made treasures from trash.
Join our future exhibits: Click here for rules, forms and exhibit lists.
Get your art ready for the BLUES exhibit:  we will begin accepting work at the end of April (and it will be on display until end of July).  Come and surprise us with your latest creations!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Colorful New Arrivals!

We just received a shipment from a brand new (for us) vendor called Milan! They make everything from color changing markers to vivid watercolor pencils and metal pencil cases. Reasonably priced, quality made, and uniquely designed...we're pretty excited!

Many of these items would make awesome Easter basket stuffers. Come check it out!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Handmade Paper Galore!

We recently received a large order of beautiful handmade papers 
and we are almost ready to place another order!

Handmade paper can be used for an endless amount of projects: book binding, collage, drawing, lamp shade covers, fancy wrapping paper,  origami, decoupage, greeting cards, and even framing! Here are a few examples of the papers that we carry being used as signature covers in handmade books.

The photo below features our wonderful book of paper swatches, filled to the brim with every sort of handmade paper imaginable. You are welcome to flip through it and see what paper would fit your project the best. Make sure to come in soon if you want to get in on this current order.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The ARRRt Show

Come see our Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Show! 
Since our opening reception last Friday, we have received even more art! There is a little bit of everything here, from cupcakes made out of sweaters to beautiful collages made from magazine clippings.
Here are a few glimpses into the ARRRt show, but make sure to stop by and see them in person.

Classy Glass Garden Ornaments by Kenneth Tefft and Janice Solek-Tefft

"Biggest Catch" by Kristin Richland

Lorraine Reynolds "NH Primary"

The walls are covered in Recycled Art!

Carol Boucher "Selling Art is a Game of Chance"

Kristin's Jar and Gwendolyn Evans art
Driftwood fairy house by Melanie Brotz
Patrick Kennedy's Mirrors

Have you seen our new seating area?

That's right, a spiffy new place to relax! Chelsea has brought in many wonderful art books from her own collection for you to look at and get inspired by. Come check it out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Canson two sided Bristol

We are now carrying Canson two sided Bristol.

This may not be exciting to everyone, but I think it is brilliant.
Instead of having to buy vellum surfaced bristol when you want texture, and smooth bristol for your fine pen and ink get one pad of paper, and if you don't like one side of the paper, you flip it obver and use the other side. what a great and economical idea!

...and we just got three sizes back in stock!