I have exciting news to share tonight, readers! Well, actually, first things first (and this is exciting, too) - my Halloween treasury, "A Dark Night of the Soul," tied for the win in the Time Travelers Team's contest! So thanks to everyone who came over to Etsy and left a comment! I appreciate the support!
I have even bigger news tonight, though, and it's something that I've known about for awhile but wasn't able to share. From this point forth, you will be able to see some of my creations in person at the Arts Barn in Orwigsburg, PA. I met the owner at the last craft show I did, and we got to discussing my metalwork and the possibility of my joining their gallery and selling some pieces on consignment. I visited the Arts Barn in early August, and was really impressed - they have lots of amazing artwork of all different kinds by a variety of artists, all housed in a beautifully renovated barn. It's also a gorgeous drive to their location just outside of Pottsville.
After visiting the gallery and setting up a meeting, I decided to design a collection specifically for them. I knew right away what I wanted to do - I wanted to use beautiful fall colors, gemstone beads, birds and insects, and rusty looking patinas to capture the rustic, artistic character of the gallery and its location. I've been working like crazy on this collection, and tonight I was rewarded when they accepted all six pieces! Of course, I took pictures ahead of time to share with you:
These pieces can be seen and purchased at the Arts Barn, located at 3 Berry Road, Schuykill Haven, PA, 17972. As much as I love Etsy, metal collage is so much more amazing when you can see it in person, so I hope some of you will make a trip up there to check out my work!
Oh, and by the way... in addition to these six pieces, they also kept one more. It was originally intended to be a part of my Fall 2011 shop collection... which means that posting a picture would be giving too much away. ;) But you'll be able to see that line soon. It's darker and more industrial, and should be posting in my shop within a couple of weeks. I'll be sure to blog about it here, but keep an eye on the shop if you want first dibs!