Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Weekend Show Alert!

This weekend you can find The Hemp Butterfly -

from 12:00-5:00 pm @ The South Olive Park Community Center
on 345 Summa Street in West Palm Beach, FL

Later on that day if I am not utterly exhausted I am going to try to make it to
take part in theWynwood Market during Art Walk.
It's always so much fun!

The market is from 6:30-10:30 pm @ 210 NW 22nd Lane in Miami.

and Sunday @ the Kitty Klaus Market

from 1:00 - 6:00 pm @ the Kreepy Tiki Tattoo located in the Monterey Club
on 2606 South Federal Hwy in Ft. Lauderdale

Busy Weekend indeed!

See you there!!!!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Behind the Scenes ~ Photoshoot with Alexander Putnik

Yesterday I had a photoshoot with a local very talented photographer. Alexander Putnik of Putnik Photography. A few weeks ago I got this urge to revamp our look and one of the first steps was to get new beautiful faces. Nicole Esposito contacted me and it all went from there!

Getting ready!

Jewelry & Accessories to be modeled.

Model Nicole Esposito


Chef Carlos CaƱas with his spread. He fed us yesterday!

Whats next? Bracelets!

Photographer Alexander Putnik

Model Melissa Putnik

Gotta look good.

The artist and her work.

Can't wait to see the end result! As soon as I have the photographs I will share some with you!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


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Wednesday's Pick Thursday Interview

I know, I know I promised this every Wednesday but do not fret here is this weeks featured artist. This week I chose Amanda Barr from No Tengo Miedo Clay . Amazing work. I am thinking of gifting one of her Nosferatu soap dishes to the honey for the Holidays.

What inspires you?
movies, books, TV- I watch a lot of Netflix and Hulu in my studio- tons of sci-fi and other quirky stuff. Just finished Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and started on HBO's "Six Feet Under". Also really love cheezy zombie flicks.

How did you got started?
I got antsy during grad school (I have a master's in Spanish Literature) and needed an outlet. I took a class, then another, then another...then while I was writing my thesis and not working, I got my own studio space and kept doing more and more. When I finished school I started teaching night courses at the community college, which left my days free for studio time, and before I knew it I became a full-time artist!

Fellow advice -
Even if it's your job, be sure to remember every day that you're doing art because you love it. Take time from working to just play around, come up with new ideas, do something different. I just took a workshop in August over a technique that I probably won't use in my professional work, but it was great fun and a wonderful break from my own process.

Other Hobbies -
Reading, painting, perusing the internet, spending time with friends and sleeping when I get the chance! I also love to cook- over the summer I baked a different pie each week!

Next Upcoming Event -

Where you see yourself in the future?
I want to do some sort of huge installation in a gallery somewhere. Not a huge piece, but many pieces that make one whole. I just have to find the time and somewher to put it!



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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Show Alert!

Find The Hemp Butterfly this Saturday @ the Launch Arte Open Air Market !!

Launch Arte is a local indie artist and community open air market. They are open every Saturday from 11 am - 7 pm and it's free to the public. Everything from jewelry, clothes, accessories,vintage, music to gourmet food! So come by for some unique, one of a kind, handmade, fashionable gifts!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday's Pick ~ Blueberryshoes

Every Wednesday I will pick an Indie Crafter / Designer / Seller to feature in my blog. This week I picked Blueberryshoes - Fairy Tale Art & Fashion.

Blogger spectacular, indie crafter, workshop holder and friend! Hollie is the owner and she is nothing short of amazing. She is the Indie Free Spirits Team Leader and is an indie crafter spectacular. Her work is whimsical , cute and I can't get enough it!
Her photography is fairy talish for sure as the tag in her shop suggests.

She has this aura about her and you just want to jump up and hug the living daylights out of her!

Follow Blueberryshoes -


Etsy Shop

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Times Slide Show

New Times, a south Florida newspaper, has featured all the artists that where at the Indie Craft Bazaar this past Sunday.

Follow this link to go to the slideshow -
You can find me on slide 52.

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What I'm working on this week

A whole lot of key rings!! Once a year I make key rings and clips by the dozens. They are a favorite in my shop for the Holiday season.

All are one of kind. Made with glass, bone, horn, wood and chunky gemstones.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Walk in the Woods

Photos from my many walks in the woods I took while in Pennsylvania. It truly is nature like none other. It's purifying and I am struggling hard to keep away from it.

Luscious green forests.

Up I went everyday.


Nature is such a show off. Leaf heart.


With my trusty companion. Cody my Dad's dog was right beside me every step of the way. I love Florida but I miss these moments of solitude.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Show Alert!

This Sunday you can find The Hemp Butterfly @ Indie Craft Bazaar's Dawn of the Thread.

from 1-7 pm @ Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Get there early and get one of the 100 swag bags full of goodies they will be giving out, stay, shop and play as they have a wide variety of activities available. There will be a few raffles. Dress up for an extra raffle ticket. Maybe you will get lucky and get the very special item I put up!
See you there!

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