This year's Sawdust Winter Fantasy in Laguna
Beach.is already in full swing! Our festival grounds have been transformed into a splendid winter
wonderland where many artists are producing, showing and selling unique
creations. This is happening over the course of five weekends, 10 am - 6 pm, starting Nov 22nd 2014. Friday after Thanksgiving is open, too, and
the last day is Dec 21th. You can get more information directly at www.sawdustartfestival.org
My booth number is still
#215, should be easy to find since it is the same as during the summer. Look for
the black kitty looking down from my roof. I am exited to see you again and to
exhibit my new winter items.
There is something for everyone,
one of a kind knitted or crocheted scarves/hats, one of a kind Beanies for him
or her with cool Laguna Beach labels. Stocking stuffer like cuddly fleece/ Fashion fur
scarves. And for the cat lovers there are plenty of originals, or giclee reporoductions and everyday cards. Lots of Tote-bags for "California go green" with cat, dog, horse and many other
Dress warm and come on down
to Laguna Beach. Looking forward to seeing you and have a joyous Holiday
You guessed it, my work is naturally influenced by my love for animals, cats in particular. My cats, Manchita Baby, Neo, Klees-Graus (aka Muesli) and late Knusch-Knusch, Bijou and Shiny are subjects in many of my paintings, as well as cats of friends and the cat rescue...
Besides the creative aspects, the quality of my workis something I take great pride in. Experience with all kind of sewing techniques since my childhood years gave me the necessary confidence to constantly explore new techniques and refine old ones. To name a few: sewing, macramé, weaving, silk painting, canvas painting, crocheting, embroidery, knitting and beading, Fimo sculpting, drawing & painting.
My extensive know-how is underscored by -- Two degrees in Home Economics and Arts & Crafts (Teachers College in Switzerland) -- Arts & Crafts and Home Ec teacher at a High School in Liechtenstein for seven years -- Full teaching credential from the Board of Education in Liechtenstein. -- 1991 to 1993:Certificate in Fashion Merchandising from San Diego Mesa College -- 1991: First prize California Community College Fashion Symposium (Fashion Prediction) -- Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts store 1999-2012 one day/week as a merchandising fabric specialist. -- Saddleback College: watercolor classes to rekindle my passion for watercolor painting again and to learn additional techniques. -- Bardot Collection Boutique Laguna Beach 2001-2006. At first production manager, later more and more role of an artist, painting. -- Summer & Winter Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach since 2005. --Laguna Craft Guild’s cobblestone markets on Main Beach in Laguna Beach since 2006.
In brief, I have been committed to quality work and an outstanding variety of hand-made wearable art products and multi-media artwork, mostly with cat themes. My business is located in beautiful Laguna Beach, California, USA.