independent crafters, jewelers, designers, and artists

Love to Love You!

Yes please and thank you! This little lady outta Portland OR. got some skillz. I own two of her fine skirts and am always seeing out which one will be my third. We may just have a winner!

Lulu paneled skirt by lovetoloveyou on etsy.

Lulu paneled skirt by lovetoloveyou on etsy.

Happy Cataversary!

So tomorrow marks one year since two amazing kitties came to live with me. My sweet little Ethel & Atticus. I thought it only right to share their photo and my latest treasury – Cats! My you all find and fall in love with a kitty too.

Ethel & Atticus

Ethel & Atticus

The Twilight Zone Art Show

Calling all artists!!!!

The Twilight Zone Art Show

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Exhibition Opens September 8, 2015, and will stay up through November 25, 2015.
Renton History Museum
235 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA, one block south of Renton Library.
425.255.2330
happydelusions@yahoo.com

Show description:

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

We’ve all had our minds entangled into the mystery of the great American classic, the twilight zone, and that is the theme for the upcoming art exhibit at the Renton History Museum, bringing a timeless show to life through art.

Prospectus:

We are accepting all media types for the show. Your work should reflect a theme, experience, or feeling associated with the show. Have fun with it! Please nothing overtly sexual or violent. Only original work will be accepted. You will be limited to 3 pieces per person, but please note that we may only accept one or two of the three. This is a juried show.

2. Submit Art

Submissions must be sent via email to happydelusions@yahoo.com
You will need to provide the following info with your photo submit:
Your Name
Images of the work (900 x 1200 suggested)
Title of Piece
Description
Medium
Dimensions (including frame if any)
We will start accepting submissions June 19, 2015. The last day to submit will be July 31, 2015.
Accepted artists will be notified by email on August 10, 2015. A list of exhibiting artists will be posted on our Facebook page, as well as on the Renton History Museum web site.

If accepted your work will need to be displayed / hang ready when it is dropped off at the Renton History Museum.
Load in: Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, August 1, from 8 am – 4 pm.
Load out: TENTATIVE Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1, 8 am – 4 pm.
Details on Load In / Out will be sent out with acceptance into the show.
Insurance: Although every precaution will be taken to insure the safety and security of accepted art, please be aware that pieces are submitted at your own risk. Although every precaution is taken to protect the artwork, the Renton History Museum does not insure submitted work against theft or damage.

Image rights: The Renton History Museum reserves the right to use photographs of exhibited works to promote the exhibit.

Sales: Prices will not be posted on captions, and Museum staff cannot assist in sales of artwork. Artists may provide contact info in the form of business cards, and Museum staff will share with visitors interested in purchasing works.

Opening reception is Thursday, September 10, from 5 – 9 pm. Wine and light snacks will be provided.
You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!

Call to Artist, Mothers Day Show

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happy delusions is teaming up with the Tin Umbrella in Hillman City once again to bring you a one day Mother’s Day show.

We are currently looking for 10 artisans to sell their items on Saturday May 9th 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, May 8th 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
*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 happydelusions@yahoo.com

Thank you!!

Best. Mom. Ever. photo was found on laurenconrad.com.

Chris Berens

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I am so excited to head out tomorrow night to the Pioneer Square Art Walk to see Chris Berens work at my most favorite gallery in Seattle, Roq La Rue.

I first saw Chris’s work at said gallery over 3 years ago now. Mind was blown. Dreamy, mystical, and just a little off in subject to make your mind have to move and focus.

If you have the opportunity, go see this show. He’s one of the most talented artists out there, from the Netherlands, and shown here, in our town. Thank you Kirsten Anderson!

South Seattle Emerald

Early this month I got an email from a reporter asking to do a story on me. What?! Okay! Marcus was given my name from Joya over at the Tin Umbrella where I was getting ready to take down a very successful art show held there over the holidays. Marcus Green writes for the South Seattle Emerald, an online publication that features people, events, and stories from one of the most eclectic zip codes in Seattle (or in the nation for that matter). We met in the coffee shop as I was just finished taking down the art for delivery. I had an hour, and wished I had more. Marcus was the easiest reporter I’d ever chatted with. Open, warm, friendly, I basically felt like I was having coffee with an old friend. And two weeks later, here’s the story.

Artisan Matchmaker Seeks to Spark South End Inspired Resurgence in Handcrafted Goods

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I believe in art. I believe in artists. I believe there is enough for all to go around. Theatre, music, craft, art, etc. Go out into this world and make something with it.

Art Walks

Let begin the year with some art walks. Tonight I will be headed down to Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. Yes,  it’s technically the second Thursday, but it’s January people, and no one wants to head out to do anything on New Years Day! So this month is the exception, deal with it. Then tomorrow, I’m staying local in my own neighborhood for the resurgence of the DTR (Downtown Renton) Art Walk, now Art Eruption!!! Which will be happening throughout DTR the first Friday of every month. Again, I realize this is the second Friday, January, get it, okay. I haven’t seen any of the art that will be here, but I do know that Liberty Cafe is involved, has an amazing artists, and has been one of downtown’s anchors who’s been doing art since the olden days with me over at happy delusions. Go support your neighborhood art scene. And if you are an artists of any kind, remember to support other artists as well. It’s important people.


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