This year's Sawdust Winter Fantasy in Laguna
Beach has been a great success and fun! For the first time we were open up to the weekend of Christmas Day. Hopefully we'll continue this modus for the coming years. Now the booths have been broken down, some of the material stored away. We are in the blissful season between the main festivals, but that's not to say that nothing's going on.. Please check the schedule of the Laguna Craft Guild, I plan to participate in most of them, weather permitting. It's on select Sundays on the cobblestone area by Main Beach. Booth-site picking and the start of booth building will be in May, when we once more transform the grounds into a unique artist village. The 2015 Sawdust Festival will start June 26th: www.sawdustartfestival.org In the meantime I keep working on original cat paintings and producing things like one of a kind knitted or crocheted scarves/hats, one of a kind Beanies for him
or her with cool Laguna Beach labels. Cuddly fleece/ Fashion fur
scarves. And for the cat lovers there are plenty of originals, or giclee reproductions and Greeting cards. Lots of Tote-bags for "California go green" with cat, dog, horse and many other
Check out this website for some examples of what I have to offer. Thanks for visiting!
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.