Welcome to my new little booth at a local crafter's mall-slash-gift shoppe, Savannah Faire. This concept has been rolling around in my head for quite some time...a few years to be exact. Honestly, I have been a little nervous committing to something like this, given life's schedule and interruptions, but I determined NOW is as good a time as any...Economy aside, I'm jumping in. (and in just a few days, my girlfriends are taking the leap with me!!!) Kind of like a Thelma and Louise and Louise moment...Only without the sad ending...
The space is quite small - 4 foot x 4 foot - but on May 1st it will be expanding to 4 foot x 16 foot. Me and two friends, Ginger and Janice, are sharing the over-head and will be selling under three separate #'s. This will allow us to add larger items, as well as the smalls.
I have SO many ideas and collected items to re-purpose into fun home and garden decor.
Here is my sign. We have agreed to sell under the one "banner", which is fine with me. I think the name covers all manner of "sins" we could possibly put in the space! lol
Inside Outside Upside Down
Home and Garden Goods
Refreshed. Renewed. Rethunk.
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.