Hi, my name is Evelyne "Evi" Frick and I am the owner of Evi's Lil' Shop. I am also a participating artist at the Laguna BeachSawdust Art Festival since 2005 and a member of the Laguna Craft Guild.
Thank you for visiting my Internet site. I want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with me to find out what's new in my product line and offers. Here's where you can reach me.
Hello my friends, the Sawdust Festival is in full swing, until 8/31/14, 10am - 10pm. This year is also my tenth anniversary at the Sawdust! My booth location is exactly the same as in previous two years, only the number has changed slightly to #215. It's also a couple of feet higher this time. I am exited to see you again and to exhibit some of my new items. Have a great summer!
Evi's Lil' Shopoffers a wide variety of uniquely hand-made products (designed and made by Evelyne) which comprises artwork and wearable art items: - unique purses, shawls, scarves, hats: sewn, crocheted or knitted - painted totes, T-shirts and hats with cat-theme, flower-themed or abstract - ceramics: unique cat sculptures, bowls, spoon rest and other accessories - original artwork, cat-themed and some landscape. oil, watercolor, ink - limited reproductions of original artwork. Greeting cards with cat themes.
You guessed it, my work is naturally influenced by my love for animals, cats in particular. My cats, ManchitaBaby, Neo, Shiny, Klee-Grau (aka Muesli) and late Knusch-Knusch and Bijou 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 definitively helped forming 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 HomeEconomics 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 one day/week as a merchandising fabric specialist -- 2005-2007 Saddleback College: watercolor classes to rekindle my passion for watercolor painting again and to learn additional techniques. -- 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.