Artsy Affair

Artsy Affair

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's the Twelfth day of Artsy!

On the Twelfth Day Of Artsy, my true love brought to me....

A great piece from pots by Lacey! Lacey Pots has been with Artsy Affair from the beginning, making shoppers happy with her polka dots, teapots, tile tops and other amazing pottery. Lacey's art makes people smile the minute they see it, and brings joy to all who see it.  Each piece is fun, colorful, hand thrown and hand glazed. There is something for every kitchen!

 Taken the handmade pledge for this holiday season? Come check out Thiemke-Green Designs where you will find items from bib and burp cloths for the newest family member to coffee cozies for your coffee fiend friend, to dog collars for the four legged family friend.  Sabrina has created a business based on her love of nature and fabric, and we can't ask for a better combination.

And Tomorrow is the Day!
Artsy Affair is just hours away! Be sure to join us tomorrow
November 10th, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm at the 
Corner of Nobel and Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Eleventh Day Of Artsy

It's the Eleventh Day of Artsy and my true love brought to me...

Jewelry from H. Monique Designs in a bowl from Ceramics by Matthew deWolff Ahlers.  Sometimes things come in pairs, and this artistic duo is no exception.  With Heather's amazing talent in silver jewelry creation and Matt's magic with the pottery wheel, their table will be brimming with exciting pieces for your true love too! Each artist takes their inspiration from the world around them, and uses their emotions and surroundings to create.

 It wouldn't be a true display of all the amazing talents that Maine has to offer if we didn't venture into the food creations. And every true love deserves something to keep them sweet! Seaflour will be the perfect stop!  Stacie Blouin Grondin, hailing out of Phippsburg, created this dessert studio that provides an extraordinary, delectable addition to all your special events and holiday celebrations. It's a pleasure for her to work directly in the client/chef collaboration. Seaflour's objective is to transform your festive ideas into memorable edible art. Come grab a few samples for your weekend, or just to top of a wonderful Artsy Affair Evening!

 Artsy Affair: A Handmade Holiday Marketplace is less than 48 Hours Away!
See you at the Inn at Brunswick Station
5pm to 9pm 
Thursday November 10, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Tenth Day of Artsy!

It's the Tenth Day of Artsy Affair, and my true love got for you...

A HighWire Handmade from Sophia Sarno! Always learning from her father, she was taught to look up when she walks. That's where she find birds and wires, open skies, clouds and lots of inspiration. Then  translating the colors, lines and atmosphere seen above, into her jewelry. This season sees an expansion of the High Wire Handmade watercolor pendants with new rings and earrings to the collection. Sophia sticks to what makes them special, and crafts each piece from an original, tiny painting. Her favorite gifts have always been the small, unique ones made with love, and she hopes to help fill some stockings with just that!

 And don't forget the smaller true love on your holiday list! Lily Pad Designs is happy to be launching Thimbleberry Dolls at Artsy Affair this year.  These dolls are unique soft dolls, each with a different old fashioned name with a modern look.  Special orders can be placed to have specific hair color, hair style, facial expressions and dress color as well as naming a special doll for your special child.  Plus their holiday decor favorites of wreaths and needle felted ornaments, jewelry and home goods, Erin & Carrie will have something for everyone on your list!

Artsy Affair is just a few days out... get your dinner reservations early!
Thursday November 10th, 5pm to 9pm
Brunswick, ME

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Ninth Day of Artsy

It's the Ninth Day of Artsy and my true love brings to me... 

Some bath & body products from Sweet Mojo Apothecary! Started about the same time as the idea of Artsy Affair was born, these two ladies bring the sweet scents of nature to scrubs, oils and soaks.  Does your sweetie deserve a little pampering this year? Then be sure to stop by and stock up on the apothecary needs for your mini spa at home!

Then continue your stroll over to Earth Tones & Fishbones where you will find local Brunswick Artist Catherine Worthington and her amazing quilted pieces that transform into belts, bags, cards and pillows.  Starting with and idea or photo and transforming it into a keepsake through first creating fabrics using textile paints on canvas or cotton, then incorporating a variety of surface design techniques.  She then collages the fabrics together to make a composition that will often start with just a few strips of color.  When satisfied with the composition she'll then machine quilt the pieces using free motion stitching which allows her to draw with her sewing machine.  Catherine uses various colors and types of threads and often adds hand stitching or embellishes with embroidery floss  to add even more detail. These pieces must be seen to be appreciated.

Hard to believe Artsy Affair is just days away!
Thursday November 10th, 5pm to 9pm.
The Inn at Brunswick Station,
Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Eighth Day of Artsy

It's the Eighth Day of Artsy and my true love brought to me...

A Lillianka Handbag made by hand in Maine with care and ingenuity. Lillian Harris Brings the world her art from her most comfortable place - at a sewing machine where bits of fabric come together to make beautiful and functional art. Come and see what has developed out of her love!

And to go with that new clutch for your love, don't forget to check out the Zinnia Clothing table for the softest t-shirts you will find! Zinnia shirts are, quite simply, the most comfortable thing you will wear on a daily basis. They are made of 100% Supima cotton and give new meaning to the word “comfortable.” Throw it on first thing in the morning or dress it up for a night out on the town!  There is a color or design for all the ladies in your life.  Guaranteed!

 It's almost Artsy Affair time... This Thursday November 10th, 5pm to 9pm!
The Inn at Brunswick Station.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The 7th Day of Artsy

It's the Seventh Day of Artsy and my true love can bring to me...

A hand crafted, unique Pet ID! Lofted Designs uses her favorite materials- silver, sea glass,  and other natural treasures to create fun and beautiful jewelry for human and furry friends!  All from a loft in southern Maine, Lori Dennis brainstorms, draws, creates, recreates and produces her handmade one of a kind treasures out of love. She even donates some of her proceeds to charity, so supporting Lofted will make you feel good all over!

Then don't forget to grab a few all natural soy candles poured into recycled glass containers from Twig Naturals. Erin Donovan hand pours these amazing candles, that work hard from kitchen, to bath, to a romantic evening with your true love.  The soy wax is scented with essential oils creating a comforting aroma. Erin also will have hand pressed coasters made from Maine's natural resources including seaweed, ferns and flowers that are then mounted onto antiques letters and ledgers.  Perfect for that special someone who adores the romantic combination of nature and literature.

Less than a week away - and more lovely artists to come- so keep your eye on this blog! 
And save the date~ November 10th, 2011 5pm to 9pm
Inn at Brunswick Station
Brunswick, Maine

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On the Sixth Day of Artsy...

On the Sixth Day of Artsy, my true love sought for me...

A Market bag from Studio Bene. Meredith Wnek's creations of the traditional market bag make doing odd errands more fun and glamorous.  And with winter just around the corner, her snuggly Knitted Neck Warmers will keep the chill off as you run around town for those last minute gifts from your favorite town shops.  Studio Bene also brings fun and style to your neighborhood sofa with throw pillows perfect for an afternoon cup of tea.  All hand made in Harpswell, Maine, you are sure to find a treasure with Studio Bene.

And, who can make it through a New England winter with out some TLC for your sweeties lips? Pucker up with Lulu's Garden! Lee ask's: What if a lip balm were more than a lip balm? What if it could ease stress? Tame PMS? Revive you in the morning or help you fall asleep at night? With aromas of rosemary, grapefruit, sage and honey that is all possible.  These balms can stimulate slumber, revive, energize and boost overall well-being. Lulu’s Garden offers lip balms and hand products with a purpose, mending mind, body and spirit at a price you can afford. A perfect stocking stuffer, gift for a pocket or for any occasion, so grab a few to share with a special friend or indulge yourself. Made in Maine with all natural ingredients and 100% essential oils blended in perfect synergy – lip balm with a purpose!

 Be there or Be Square! It's Artsy Affair! Thursday November 10th 5PM to 9PM
At the Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, Maine!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Fifth Day of Artsy

On the Fifth Day of Artsy, my true love brought to me...

A cupcake filled with yummy rasberries! Marg & Doots Home Baked Goodness  is the creation of two lifelong friends who replaced their Easybake Oven creations with real home baked goods just like your mom used to make. Treats include squares of all sorts (lemon, ruby, nanaimo, and tweed, just to name a few), scones, pies, coffee cakes, and other traditional Newfoundland delights. Sarah and Rachel will provide you with a treat to go with your beverage at Artsy Affair, or a box to bring home to your sweet tooth true love!

And because the treats will have you going home to pull out your grandmother's holiday recipes, don't forget to swing by Littleput Land's  table where you will find the best magnets ever just the right size! But that is not all that Casie brings to Artsy Affair- There are necklaces, tins for fun little finds, calendars, mirrors and more. Come check out here treasures and we are sure you will not leave empty handed!

Mark your calendar- Thursday November 10th, 5pm to 9pm at 
The Inn at Brunswick Station!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And on the Fourth Day of Artsy

On this Fourth Day of Artsy my true love brought to me...

A spot to sit with my lovely... Thanks to Penobscot Bay Porch Swings, each of us can take a moment and relax with a loved one. The idea of Penobscot Bay Porch Swings was first conceived of in May 2001 on a sparkling spring day while on the porch of a classic Maine summer cottage.  Penobscot Bay Porch Swings has since then created a colorful and contemporary version of the much loved sailor’s hammock.  But that is not all that this group has to offer attendees of Artsy Affair.  A few years ago a new creation of canvas buckets based on the traditional sea buckets used on sailing vessels was introduced to the community and knitters, collectors and others flocked to have one for themselves. Be it a ditty bag, a wine bottle carrier, knitting bag, or even a swing will make your sweetheart happy.

 And a place to write my memories...with Purplebean Bindery on board, some of her suggestions include filling your books with haiku about the weather, guest signatures, well-wishes, girly phone messages, cribbage scores, gourmet dinner plans, cupcake recipes, family stories, elaborate schemes, fantastical sketches, a travel journal, garden notes, bedtime stories, squirrelly love poems, devious notations, elf dreams, grocery lists, the next great American short story, things you've overheard, important scraps of paper, guest lists, directions, bird sightings, vacation land exploits, posts too personal for facebook, paint swatches, doodles, to do lists, philosophy, photography, hyperbole.  Stockings or wooden shoes could use one or two of these stuffed in for their recipients.

 Lots of good things coming, so hold the date- November 10th 5pm to 9pm