independent crafters, jewelers, designers, and artists

Terrarium Party!

Host a Terrarium Building Party! So much fun that your only real challenge is to choose which friends, family and neighbors to invite!

I will help you finalize the details, arrive early to help you set up and provide the perfect party experience specifically created for you and your guests. That’s it! All you have to do is relax, have fun and enjoy.

Beautiful work by Lauren Moyer

Beautiful work by Lauren Moyer

As the host, you will have the option of building one terrarium for every 10 people who build one.
All materials will be provided.
You just need to bring an open mind and creative spirit.

Contact Mary at for prices and for more information

Holiday Show Call to Artists

Hello everyone! Join Me for the first Holiday Craft Bazaar at the Tin Umbrella in Hillman City. Enjoy holiday shopping, yummy treats, and an art show, all while sipping on some hot delicious cocoa or coffee.

We are currently looking for 15 artisans to sell their items on Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th from 8:00AM-2:00PM. These are the Tin Umbrella’s regular weekend hours, and it’s a wonderful neighborhood coffee house with a loyal and strong customer base.

Here is a list of things to know before applying to the show.

*We are looking for tiny things as this is a shop and go atmosphere, and the space is limited.
*Tables will be provided and shared. Displays should be small and tabletop size.
*Chairs will be provided
*Load in time will be Friday, December 5th from 5:30-8, and You must be ready to go by 8am both days of the event with a 7:30 arrival time.
* The cost is $25 for both days ($12.50 each day)
*You keep 100% of your profit
*The room is very well lit and no additional lighting will be required
*Fee includes set up and break down
*This is a family friendly atmosphere so expect a constant flow of little people and adults.
*Space set up is not arranged so after accepted you are on a first come first serve basis.
*Because this is a coffee shop, you will not be able to bring in your own food or beverage.
*You are required to be there all day
*Bringing an assistant/child is acceptable as this is a family friendly event
*You will be responsible for donating an item to be raffled off for all patrons who spend $50 or more at the event.

For more information on this festive event or to apply please email Mary at

Thank you!!

*Here are a couple samples of small table displays.

We are happy to help you with a display if you need.6a0105349b35de970c014e60562c4b970c500wieffaa6ebe505a16439d6f61f4f4265f7

Bicycles & Beer, and a sunny afternoon


"Bikes & Brew" Poster by Kelly Affleck

“Bikes & Brew” Poster by Kelly Affleck

So I’m a couple weeks late on the post here. I’ve been vacationing in Ocean Shores with my family, not that that’s any excuse. The Bicycle & Beer Show was a smashing success! The live music was incredible, the art spoke for itself, the giveaways from GHY were great, the weather was beaming, and everyone was having a ball. Thank you everyone who came out and helped make this a fantastic event. These are just some of the photo’s from the event. Enjoy!


Evan plays his version of the Saved by the Bell theme song

Evan plays his version of the Saved by the Bell theme song

"Pedal for your Pints" My own embroidered contribution to the show

“Pedal for your Pints” My own embroidered contribution to the show

"My Old Bike" by Dave Cohen, Pen and Ink

“My Old Bike” by Dave Cohen, Pen and Ink

Mossy Tree

On our way to see “Snowpiercer” at the SIFF Uptown theatre in lower Queen Anne last week, we wondered into Caffe Ladro. So glad we did! Not only did we get a excellent cup of joe, but we got to experience these wonderful pieces of art.

wa-stateMossy Tree Mercantile by Lashem Anderson are wonderful photographs of nature like I’ve never seen. Sweet, soft, welcoming, simple, and complex.

This young photographer studies at Bellevue College and her work shines with a love of nature. As a young girl she wanted to be a postcard photographer, and I can’t wait to see these on a postcard. You do your thang Lashem Mossy Tree Anderson, I am excited to see how this work grows and develops.


illustration on wood

My Etsy find of the day. Almost all of the info about this shop is written  in German, so I can only know that these are adorable, and all you should visit the shop. il_570xN.578534991_j4nlleschiwelt.

“Bicycles and Beer”, A Poster Art Show








“Bicycles and Beer”, A Poster Art Show
Exhibiting Saturday, August 2nd thru Monday November 3rd 2014
At The Whistle Stop Ale House
809 S. 4th St.
Renton, WA. 98057
Show description:

What would be better than an art show based around Bicycles and Beer? That’s right, absolutely nothing. So whatever plans you had for June can wait, because this is your chance to be a part of just such a show. The Whistle Stop Ale House in downtown Renton is hosting the first, Bicycles and Beer Poster Art Show. Art will be framed in either an 11×17 or 18×24 frame, and hang in the Whistle Stop from August – October 2014. Original Poster Art will be for sale at the price set by you, the artist. A Limited edition of 5 posters will be made and sold at $20 a poster. The house will take 25% of all sales.

Open to all artists 18 years and older. Submit only work completed in the last two years. 2-D, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and photography and 11×17 or 18×24 in poster size (may submit two images).
All work must be suitably framed/mounted or wired for installation. The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented, or any work appearing not to correspond to the entry image.
Entry Procedure:
Two images may be submitted and all work must be in jpg form. The file name should be as follows: Artist’s name-title of work. Example: JohnSmith.BigPainting.jpg. File sizes should be less than 2MB in size and a maximum of 1,500 pixels width or height (which ever is largest).Your work does not need to be narrative but should reflect the theme. Please nothing overtly sexual or violent, tasteful artistic nudity is acceptable. Only one entry per person. The sale commission is 25%. This is a juried show.

Submissions must be sent via email.

Submissions are due by Friday, July 11th at midnight

Email jpegs

File names must be saved in this format: LastNameTitle.jpg

In the body of the email please include this information:

Your Name

Title of Piece


Dimensions Width”xHeight”

Retail Price $ (all submissions must be available for sale)

Also include your complete contact information:

Your Name

Mailing address

Email and website address

Accepted artists will be notified Tuesday, July 15th. You will receive an email back if your work is accepted and a list of exhibiting artists will be posted on our Face book page: happy delusions, and on the happy delusions blog:

if accepted you’re work will need to be displayed / hang ready when dropped off at The Whistle Stop. Opening reception is Saturday, August 2nd 6 – 10pm. Live Music, Special Bicycle parking, Food and drink deals, Give-aways, raffles, Bike tune-ups, beer girls, and a darn good time.

Gratitude at the Steinbrueck



A while back I was meandering through Pike Place Market and found myself at the Steinbrueck Gallery. In my opinion, one of Seattle’s best galleries, featuring Pacific Northwest Art. Two of my favorite things in one, galleries, and PNW Art. I felt so fortunate to stumble upon the current show, Gratitude by native artist Steve Smith, native name, Dla’kwagila Oweekeno. His work immediately drew me in and bright bold color does, and the detail, fine lines, and symbols helped to create a feeling of love. This man’s work spoke to me. It spoke peace, it spoke love, and it left me wanting more. There is no art I’ve found that has more meaning in it’s detail as the Pacific Northwest Indian Art. Please, if your in the Seattle area, treat yourself to this wonderful Gallery and expose yourself to something real.lwlm_img_0800_370lwlm_sng102914_14_3986


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