Etsy Fellowship Spring Sale

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Coming Soon! To celebrate the Spring Equinox Deadhead Art Alliance is participating in a huge Etsy Teams Fellowship Society multi team Spring Sale! Visit deadheadartalliance.com March 21 – April 21 for links to participating stores!

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Spring is a time of rebirth and a time to renew..whether that be yourself or your shop.

What better way to renew then to have a Spring Sale?

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Here at Etsy Fellowship Society Team we are holding a Multi Team sale from March 21st – April 21st.

We will be using the coupon code SPRING16 or the Etsy on Sale App.

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – November – Janice Reed– Store –Beadwork4Sale and December’s Featured Artist Debbie from ThunderRoseLeather

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – November – Janice Reed– Store –Beadwork4Sale and December’s Featured Artist Debbie from ThunderRoseLeather

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My name is Janice; I’m somewhat of an “eclectic” bead artist and an unabashed self-proclaimed bead addict. My husband and partner of 20 years, Dan and I, live in “The Golden Heart City,” of Fairbanks, Alaska. We love to spend our summers camping and fishing, while traveling throughout “The Land of the Midnight Sun!”

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On the other end of the seasonal spectrum, we spend the rest of the year cozied up to the woodstove during the long, dark, frigid cold winter season. Yes, friends – two seasons is what we’re really dealing with here in the Interior of Alaska! With that said, once summer abandons us and Old Man Winter arrives, I find myself hunkering in for the long haul and focusing on doing what I enjoy the most – playing with my beads!

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My greatest passion at this point of my life is designing and creating “distinctively you” handmade beaded jewelry and other unique pieces of beadwork. I enjoy operating my “one woman show,” while working behind the scenes of my Etsy shop “Beadwork4Sale – by, Janice.” Each piece of beadwork offered for sale is exclusively handmade by me within the comforts of my log home studio – every item truly is a labor of love!
My shops philosophy is to strive to offer beadwork that speaks directly to the heart!

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The creative process for me usually begins with whatever strikes my fancy at any given time. As I mentioned previously, I’m a bit of an eclectic bead artist – meaning, I enjoy using a wide array of beading techniques, design styles and type of beads. With that said – I usually determine how time-consuming a certain project will be and the time I have to complete it, before getting started on creating my next piece. Additionally, due to the “diverse” nature of my work – I’m never short on projects that need to be finished.

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I do enjoy doing freeform beadwork; it’s a lot of fun and very relaxing – not to mention the incredible creativity it nurtures. However, I also have an abundant appreciation for precise patterns and select designs – so, deciding on a next project can be somewhat challenging for me. My-oh-my…so many beads…so little time…such a dilemma! ☺ Seriously though, I think focal pieces are what jumpstarts my creative process. Once I’ve chosen the primary component to highlight, I choose the type of beads, their color and finish, and lastly – the finishing elements I’ll use to compliment the main focal piece.

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I’m in the process of making a couple of new beaded hair barrettes; they’re more time-consuming to create but are always worth the wait – and, I love how they come together in the end. In addition to beads, I really enjoy working with leather and have been making a lot of key chains lately. I think it’s important to conscientiously create gender neutral items to offer in my shop; it’s something that I continually strive to do better. In addition, I’m currently working on ringing in the New Year by offering more beaded leather designs in my shop. So, stayed tuned for more to come in 2016!

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Tiny little seed beads will always be my first choice in beading supplies; they’re the most versatile and comfortable materials for me to work with. There’s truly nothing like the feel of a threaded needle and the smooth flow of beads gliding along effortlessly in the process of creating something so beautiful and unique as a one-of-a-kind piece of bead art. Yes, I’m a complete and total bead addict and ironically, beading is my therapy. As much of an oxymoron as that may sound to some folks, it’s absolutely true, lol!
I started selling my beadwork at craft fairs and local bazaars; however, it wasn’t until after I lost my mom to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that I decided to open my Etsy shop. I had previously been working as a social worker, providing services to violent offenders and domestic violence survivors – during which time, my mom and I were both also in the process of being placed on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.

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It wasn’t long after my mom’s passing that my kidney health began to deteriorate, which eventually led to my having a second transplant in April of 2012. In loving memory of my mom and in an effort to help “pay it forward”, I opened my Etsy shop shortly afterwards and began selling green ribbon pieces to help raise awareness for CKD and Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation. My mom continues to be the primary source of inspiration and motivation for my designing and creating each piece of beadwork featured in my Beadwork4Sale – by, Janice “Awareness Collection” today.

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The first crafts I remember seeing being made as a child were my mom’s crocheted hats, scarves and panchos – she made us kids’ crotched gifts for Christmas. One of my favorite childhood memories is of my mom teaching me how to do embroider when I was 8 years old. My uncle used to draw peacocks and floral designs on denim shirts for her to embroider. On a smaller scale, my mom taught me how to embroider pretty floral designs on the edging of white cotton hankies and pillowcases. My dad gave me my first sewing machine on my 15th birthday. I taught myself how to do alterations, how to sew quilts and anything else I could find to sew. My early endeavors with embroidery and sewing definitely play a huge part in my beading today.

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My favorite piece in my shop right now is the “Sea Life” beaded bracelet shown here. The turtle used in this cuff was an original piece of a coconut shell salad serving set that my brother gave me as a gift while he was living in Hawaii back in the late 80’s. At some point it fell off one of the spoons and I held onto it over the years until one day I was inspired to create something special to bring it back to life! I happened to purchase the abalone dolphins and ovals at the same time as the floral troca shells, all of which are hand-carved pieces from a wonderful family in the Philippines. The design “magically” took on a life of its’ own, coming together without a lot of thought or effort on my part. Needless to say – this piece holds a very meaningful and special place in my heart!

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I love the creativity that beading offers – it continues to allow me to expand and hone my bead-working skills, while learning different techniques and trying out new beads and other jewelry making components as they’re introduced to the market. As a bead addict, buying beads has become a huge piece of what keeps my job interesting!

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When things are slow, or sales are tight – I don’t spend cash money on supplies and I focus more attention on social media activities. I’ve enjoyed becoming part of a wonderful Etsy community via joining a couple of teams that I’m committed to helping “spread the love” of my fellow team mates. The Deadhead Art Alliance and Rainbow Artists teams are where I find myself the most welcome and at home – everyone’s really laid back and shares a sense of community! I’ve met some truly kind and sincere friends that I enjoy interacting with daily, as we turn to each other for support and encouragement during both good and bad times – big hugs and thanks to each of you!

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I don’t ever really have any “down” time, beading is something that I always love to do – at home, in the car, while camping and fishing, on vacation…you get the idea! I think there’s so much more to beadwork than the actual act of physically beading. I spend time drawing and coloring new designs, I have a bead tool computer program that I enjoy creating patterns with, and I’m always reading books and flipping through beading magazines. I’m continuously learning new techniques and trying out new types of beads – it’s all part of what I love about beading. It also helps that I’m very fortunate that Dan and my family totally support and encourage me in my bead endeavors.

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The first quote that comes to mind when asked if I have a favorite would have to be:
“Don’t take your organs to heaven; heaven knows we need them here.”

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Being a “product” of the sixties (born in 1965), music has always been an integral part of my life. I can’t remember a time when Dylan, Janis, the Stones, the Dead … or any of the other Greats weren’t playing on the stereo. My mom’s love for music and dancing was so infectious; it became a part of who we are today. When we were kids we went to a few outdoor music festivals with my mom, but even more memorable – were when we had parties at our house. There was always so much great food, live music, kegs of beer, and tons of people dancing and partying – hanging out and enjoying life!

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(That’s me in the pink shirt with my back to the camera!)
When I was 18 yrs old, I went to see Elvin Bishop with my mom and some friends from work. He came over to our table and sat on my lap while singing and playing his guitar – my mom kept yelling at me, “give him a kiss!” All I could think of was the spittle flying out of his mouth as the bright lights lit up his face – no way was I going to kiss him!

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The last live performance I attended was soon after my second transplant a couple summers ago in Anchorage – where Michael Franti & Spearhead were playing. I absolutely love and adore Michael Franti; he’s an outstanding human being and artist!

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Selling Venues:

Website: http://www.beadwork4sale.com

Etsy: http://www.beadwork4sale.etsy.com

Artists Contact Info:

Email: beadwork4sale@yahoo.com

Social Media Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beadwork4sale/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beaadwork4Sale/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Beadwork4Sale/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beadwork4Sale

Tumblr: http://beadwork4sale-byjanice.tumblr.com/

Beadwork4Sale – by, Janice Etsy Shop
CLEARANCE section is now available – until all items are SOLD!

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This month’s Artist of the Month winner was by contest, and we’d like to Thank and Feature another wonderful artist and team mate that is responsible for Janice being Chosen as our November Artist.

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Debbie

Leader of Deadhead Art Alliance & Captain of the new Rainbow Artist Team

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  By networking and building relationships, Etsy artists can come together to assist one another in Promotion and build life long friendships- for this we’d like to feature Debbie Rodgers from Thunder Rose Leather as our December Featured Artist

Forever Grateful, Deadhead Art Alliance Team – thank you!

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Thoughtful Gifts – Best Gifts of 2015

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Thoughtful Gifts – Best Gifts of 2015

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The Best Gift is Simply a Thoughtful Gift

– Etsy Teams Fellowship Society

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Participating Stores

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PACIFICNWGLASS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PACIFICNWGLASS

OceanBeachGlass
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OceanBeachGlass

Deadhead Art Alliance
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeadheadArtAlliance

JGBeadedJewelry
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JGBeadedJewelry

gr8fuldreadgrrl
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gr8fuldreadgrrl

SweetLife Threads
https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetlifethreads

SpiralNotions
https://www.etsy.com/shop/spiralnotions

aRecurringDream
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aRecurringDream

FunkySunshine
https://www.etsy.com/shop/funkysunshine

electrricbonesS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/electricbonesS

WorkingmansThread
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorkingmansThread

littlehippiechick
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlehippiechick

WideEyeDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WideEyeDyes

EcologieClothing
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EcologieClothing

AlignedDesigns
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlignedDesigns

EarthLifeShop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthLifeShop

MountainRoseWorkshop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MountainRoseWorkshop

DiamondWolffDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondWolffDyes

tangledhangers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/tangledhangers

NomadicBubble
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NomadicBubble

Beadwork4Sale
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadwork4Sale

WildLullaby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildLullaby

GratefulDan
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GratefulDan

BeGratefulShop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeGreatfulShop

GratefullyCrafted
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gratefullycrafted

SoulAdventurers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Souladventurers

knottymama
https://www.etsy.com/shop/knottymama

beccasblues
https://www.etsy.com/shop/beccasblues

thunderrose
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderrose

MorningDewTieDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningDewTieDyes

GypsyHippieLife
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gypsyhippielife

ShysNoKnots
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShysNoKnots

AppleJaxie
https://www.etsy.com/shop/applejaxie

AlchemicDesigns
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alchemicdesigns

SchulmanArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArt

SchulmanArts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts

OliviaAndRuby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OliviaAndRuby

Alicia’s Findings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliciasFindings

PotionsSpells
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PotionsSpells

TrueColorsBoutique
https://www.etsy.com/shop/truecolorsboutique

Timelesspeony
https://www.etsy.com/shop/timelesspeony

ShersVintageFinds
https://www.etsy.com/shop/shersvintagefinds

BlueButterflyCrafts
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlueButterflyCrafts

KismetPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KismetPottery

TallPinesPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TallPinesPottery

GlyntPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlyntPottery

ecarnellpotter
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ecarnellpotter

MyClayFriends
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyClayFriends

LomaPrietaPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LomaPrietaPottery

ClayLickCreekPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClayLickCreekPottery

JackpotsPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JackpotsPottery

Jackpots
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jackpots

MozakNaPasiCeramics
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MozakNaPasiCeramics

HandmadeBeachCraft
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeBeachCraft

GoldhawkPotteryEtc
https://www.etsy.com/shop/goldhawkpotteryetc

mayaartstudio
https://www.etsy.com/shop/mayaartstudio

ElegantArtifacts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts

cynthiasattic
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cynthiasattic

RichmondGeneralStore
https://www.etsy.com/shop/richmondgeneralstore

BlueBarnCollectibles
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueBarnCollectibles

RidingTandemStudios
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ridingtandemstudios

FashionCrackVintage
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FashionCrackVintage

StoreFourandMore
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoreFourandMore

JensBarn
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JensBarn

JensDesk
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JensDesk

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Holiday2015 Deadhead Art Alliance Holiday Event

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HOLIDAY2015 Sale On Now!

Feel good to support small business run by people who curate their stores with their hearts and souls.

Believe in the love these sellers offer, know your doing good for the world by shopping small, and that families, kids, babies, humans, real people and someone with a heart will feel the love you share with others by gifting.

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Use code HOLIDAY2015 to get the bonus of 15% off at all these stores!

Follow Etsy Teams Fellowship Society’s board UNIQUE GIFTS on Pinterest.

By the hand is from the heart – Curated stores full of unique gifts and one of a kind finds that will wow the hardest people to shop for.

PACIFICNWGLASS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PACIFICNWGLASS

OceanBeachGlass
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OceanBeachGlass

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Deadhead Art Alliance
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeadheadArtAlliance

JGBeadedJewelry
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JGBeadedJewelry

gr8fuldreadgrrl
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gr8fuldreadgrrl

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SweetLife Threads
https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetlifethreads

SpiralNotions
https://www.etsy.com/shop/spiralnotions

aRecurringDream
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aRecurringDream

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FunkySunshine
https://www.etsy.com/shop/funkysunshine

electrricbonesS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/electricbonesS

WorkingmansThread
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorkingmansThread

littlehippiechick
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlehippiechick

WideEyeDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WideEyeDyes

EcologieClothing
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EcologieClothing

AlignedDesigns
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlignedDesigns

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EarthLifeShop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthLifeShop

MountainRoseWorkshop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MountainRoseWorkshop

DiamondWolffDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondWolffDyes

tangledhangers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/tangledhangers

NomadicBubble
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NomadicBubble

Beadwork4Sale
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadwork4Sale

WildLullaby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildLullaby

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GratefulDan
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GratefulDan

BeGratefulShop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeGreatfulShop

GratefullyCrafted
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gratefullycrafted

SoulAdventurers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Souladventurers

knottymama
https://www.etsy.com/shop/knottymama

beccasblues
https://www.etsy.com/shop/beccasblues

thunderrose
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderrose

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MorningDewTieDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningDewTieDyes

GypsyHippieLife
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gypsyhippielife

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ShysNoKnots
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShysNoKnots

AppleJaxie
https://www.etsy.com/shop/applejaxie

AlchemicDesigns
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alchemicdesigns

SchulmanArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArt

SchulmanArts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts

OliviaAndRuby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OliviaAndRuby

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Alicia’s Findings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliciasFindings

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PotionsSpells
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PotionsSpells

TrueColorsBoutique
https://www.etsy.com/shop/truecolorsboutique

Timelesspeony
https://www.etsy.com/shop/timelesspeony

ShersVintageFinds
https://www.etsy.com/shop/shersvintagefinds

BlueButterflyCrafts
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlueButterflyCrafts

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KismetPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KismetPottery

TallPinesPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TallPinesPottery

GlyntPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlyntPottery

ecarnellpotter
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ecarnellpotter

MyClayFriends
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyClayFriends

LomaPrietaPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LomaPrietaPottery

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ClayLickCreekPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClayLickCreekPottery

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JackpotsPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JackpotsPottery

Jackpots
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jackpots

MozakNaPasiCeramics
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MozakNaPasiCeramics

HandmadeBeachCraft
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeBeachCraft

GoldhawkPotteryEtc
https://www.etsy.com/shop/goldhawkpotteryetc

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mayaartstudio
https://www.etsy.com/shop/mayaartstudio

ElegantArtifacts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts

cynthiasattic
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cynthiasattic

RichmondGeneralStore
https://www.etsy.com/shop/richmondgeneralstore

BlueBarnCollectibles
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueBarnCollectibles

RidingTandemStudios
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ridingtandemstudios

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FashionCrackVintage
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FashionCrackVintage

StoreFourandMore
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoreFourandMore

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JensBarn
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JensBarn

JensDesk
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JensDesk

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Sale Sponsored By: Etsy Teams Fellowship Society

A network of over 60 teams on Etsy working together to support one another

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Happy Holidays –

We hope you enjoy the small things and special moments this holiday has to bring. Reminding you to Remember the best gift is one that someone has put thought into

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – September – Susie Blair – Store – Urban Prairie Girl

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My name is Susie Blair, and I have been sewing all my life!  I am a one woman business located in Sebastopol, California. I was born in Eritrea, and have also lived in Kodiak, Alaska, and Venice Beach, CA.  I have been married for 29 years to Gary, who is a high school teacher, and I have an 19 year old daughter named Hannah, who is a competitive swing dancer, and a college student.
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I am in Delhi and I seem to have grown the extra set of arms a crafter needs to do it all!

I have two shops currently, both on Etsy.  Urban Prairie Girl, which features handmade and custom fitted clothing, cloth napkins, dish towels, my ever popular pillowcases, and handmade curtains, all sewn up with Indian prints which I bring back every year from India.   I opened my first clothing shop because a friend once said to me, you know, if you spend as much time working as you do playing on the internet, you might actually make some money. (Thank you, Tony Angel!)
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My second shop on Etsy is called UPG FABRIC ANNEX, which carries my entire line of hand selected Indian fabrics that are simply the most unique and beautiful fabrics that you  will not find in the USA.  I created Urban Prairie Girl to feature my handmade clothing, to provide custom fitting clothing for ALL sizes of women, and of course, an outlet for my prolifically creative mind! I want my clothing to feel comfortable and beautiful, to be long lasting, to fit you well, and to make you feel like the free spirited woman that you are!
I would have to say, that the fabrics I choose each year for my collection, definitely lead me in whatever direction I take off in, creatively speaking.  The fabrics are my paint, my canvas, my inspiration.  I have been traveling to India for 16 years, and my fabric collection has grown so large I had to open the fabric shop, which was another dream of mine come true!
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My 2015 shipment has arrived!

Then, I have a handful of timeless designs that seem to work for all sorts of body types, which is definitely a goal of mine.  Properly fitted clothing is quite a challenge.  You know, a lot of women feel like there is something wrong with their bodies because when they go clothes shopping, nothing fits! Clothing manufacturers make clothing to fit the “average” figure, which, guess what? Practically NO ONE is that size!!! Clothing manufacturers also choose to NOT make full flowing skirts and dresses which actually fit over hips!!!  The average woman hip measurement is 38-40”!  You will not find a skirt in a clothing store like my handmade skirts, which are generously cut and made to fit your body.
You might think this is crazy, but I have never had a sewing room or workshop. Since I was 6 years old, I have been sewing in the kitchen, and cutting out my garments on the living room floor.  I am 54 years old, and I still crawl around on the floor cutting out stuff!  I sew on the kitchen table, my three trusty Berninas fit nicely there. Unfortunately, that means, no kitchen table, ever! And, no cooking super smelly and oily stuff in our kitchen because of the fabrics.  My patient family is constantly working around fabric piles, cutting boards, and that ever wobbly ironing board with precariously perched hot iron which never seems to get turned off.
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Me On a train In Sri Lanka, December 2014

I find that working at home sometimes prevents me from getting on a roll, but on the other hand, I don’t have to commute, or pay rent on a workshop or store, and I get to work in my pajamas all day if I want to! (like now!)
Anyway, sometimes, I am sewing a custom fitted garment to someone’s measurements, and other times, I just wake up in the morning and ask myself, “what do I feel like making today?”  In fact, today I am making some really cute fabric storage boxes for makeup and other small items, just because I got some very cute zippers I am dying to play with. Sometimes I just sort my fabric into piles that “go together” which inspires me to take off on another  project.  Now, lets talk about those piles of fabric.  At this point, there are mountains of fabric in three, ok, four places in my house.  Most are organized into see through plastic boxes because I do not want them to get dirty or dusty, are not prewashed, and I can see most of the fabrics through the boxes. There is one, ok, two piles that are not in plastic boxes, and all of those fabrics have been prewashed and preshrunk, and ready to be played with. I both sell the fabrics  (www.upgfabricannex.etsy.com) and use them to my hearts content! And in case you are wondering, my average shipment from India each year is around 400 pounds, that’s weight, not money.
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I grew up in a home with two very handy parents.  My father was an electronics technician in the US Navy. He was a genius and would build clocks, televisions, radios, sheds, sidewalks, patios, as well as have a hell of a good time rewiring our entire house, his way! ! He was always tinkering, building, fixing, and making stuff. We never needed to hire a handyman, or a cleaning woman, or a house helper, or babysitter, because my parents did it all! Man, they were handy!  My mother would sew a lot of our clothes, curtains and mend our stuff of course.  There was always a sewing machine around.
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In school I loved all the art classes, all the dance, all the sewing classes! It was in high school that I had an art teacher, Mr Rousey, who saw a connection that could be made with my artistic self and my sewing self, and he challenged me to make a piece of art using fabrics.  That was the first time I ever realized that art and clothing and sewing and textiles could all be bundled up into one wonderful form of expression!   Mr Dale Rousey, my favourite art teacher, and Mrs Margaret Belmar, my favourite home economics teacher, both played an enormous part in helping me find, ME!
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I have not had a “day job” for a very long time.  But when I did work for de man, this is what I did…I was a children’s photographer, a salesgirl in various mall shops including a fabric store, a bank teller, an ESL teacher, a campus supervisor for a high school, a teachers assistant.  I have also worked as a seamster for a hat company, a motorcycle luggage company, a futon company, and other designers. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, My husband and I used to have tie dye factory, probably not unlike a lot of you! Paid for those dead shows!
I once had a boyfriend that told me, take what you do best, and what you love to do, and do it. And he loaned me $1,000. so I could quit my bank teller job and try to make a living doing custom sewing, in Los Angeles.  LOL, I cannot tell you how many perverts came to my home wanting me to make them kinky clothing.  I was just 23, and not really knowing how to handle that sort of energy.  I just wanted to make stuff that I wanted to make and have people like it and buy it!
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Now, I have to take a minute here to tell you how Etsy has changed my life.  Prior to learning about Etsy, rather belatedly in March of 2007, I struggled to make money doing alterations and custom sewing around town.  It was really ungratifying and required a lot of customer contact, meaning a lot of time. I was raising my child at the time, and sewing at home was really the best way for me to make it work.  A friend of mine told me about Etsy and that I ought to try having a shop there. On Etsy, I have developed a clientele that keeps coming back for custom fitted clothes.  Then last year, I opened my fabric shop on Etsy, and wow! That is a dream come true.  I love sharing my fabric collection with the entire world. I love India, I love Indian fabric, and I love Etsy for changing my life! Thank you Etsy, and thank you to my friend, Donna, for turning me on to Etsy!
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As I said before, It must have been the influence of my parents, constantly puttering, fixing, building and making stuff around the house. I cannot so much remember what was being made, but the memory of my dad, cigarette in hand, plotting and puttering, and making another creation.  And, my mom, sewing our stuff, cooking, cleaning, fixing, shining! Always, always busy!  I remember though, one Christmas in about 6th grade, we had gotten some crafts projects as gifts, and, while the entire Christmas day happened all around me, I sat under the tree, all day, all dang day, completely absorbed in my felt kitty art, and my paint by numbers, and my new doll clothes that my mom had made for me.  I remember a feeling that day…it was.. “I AM A MAKER!!!”
Let me tell you about those doll clothes, which I still have to this day!  My mother would sew for my sister and I, every Christmas, an entire doll wardrobe for one of our dolls.  One year, an entire Barbie wardrobe! Another, a sweet baby doll wardrobe,  The next year, my Beautiful Chrissie doll received the most swingin’, hip 70’s clothing collection ever!  Funny, how in writing this, I am remembering some of the first things I remember being made as a child….

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Well, one of my favourite pieces ever is a quilt that I made in 1990, all crazy patchwork, with a purple back and extra stuffing.  I will tell you why I still love it. My daughter snatched it for her own when she was in elementary school. She even made a painting of the bed and quilt.  I noticed how much she loves the weight, the comfort and familiarity of that quilt now as much as she did when she was a small child. It has always warmed my heart that my girl ran off with my handmade quilt and has used it on her bed most of her life. Now that she is 19. the quilt is still on her bed, although ragged!
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My inspiration comes from the fabrics I collect in India, the color, the people and the designs of India. Traveling is definitely an inspiration, not only for my creations, but also for my spirit.
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Getting a fresh cut pineapple after Chamundi Hill, Mysore, India

I’d have to say, that I am stimulated by the excitement, colors, madness and beauty of India and other travels, and am calmed, nourished and
at home in my quiet, beautiful apple orchard in Northern California.
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Working in my fabric factory in India

I’m also inspired by travel, the people, the food, and the excitement of never quite knowing what to expect, including the selection of my fabrics.  While I always return to my same fabric sources, I am constantly delighted by the textiles they have made for me during the previous months.

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During each yearly visit to India, I am always sure to tack on some great adventures.  For example, last year my husband, and a Scottish pal accompanied me to India, and Sri Lanka.  I also really enjoy the satisfaction of making something for someone that really appreciates it! I love it when I get a message from someone telling me how beautiful they feel in their new skirt!

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I’d have to say, that not having any orders, can really make me feel like a loser.  I have to really try sometimes to push myself to be creative, to stimulate my shop, to make something new. If all else fails, I start scrubbing and cleaning my house.  I also will paint a wall, or clean a closet, a drawer, or make something I don’t need to make…I just have to always be making stuff or doing stuff, it is what I do best. I think its more important to me than the money I make.
Fortunately, I have been married to my partner, with a “real job”, for a very long time.  I confess he makes the bulk of our money.  My income makes it possible for us to travel, buy ourselves things, and go out to dinner or little trips now and then.  It supplements our families income, but I confess, with the competition in the clothing market, I would not stand a chance against Macys, etc etc, and I will not die trying! I am fortunate to not have the need to feel desperate in my attempt at making a living with my art.
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I like to travel, I like to walk and walk and walk.  I like to spend time with my daughter, my cat, and my husband.  I like to play bright and fun games on my iPad. You are going to think Im weird, but I like to sew in my free time, too!

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I love to read Indian literature, and travel writers, like Paul Thoreaux. My favorite travel story, The Naked Hand, by Thoreaux. (If you just wanna check out Thoreaux in quick style, read Elephanta Suite, a collection of short stories)  My favorite Indian author is Rohinton Mistry, my favorite Indian book, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
favorite quote     “It Is Written”
-and this is not for religious reasons, but because I believe that whatever happens is meant to be, and yes, sometimes is already in the cards.
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So then, since we are the Deadhead Art Alliance, I think I ought to tell you about the Grateful Dead show which would change my life, but not for a few more years to come…..It was at the Grateful Dead, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 1984 that I met my future husband, best friend and life partner. Of course at the time, he was really more interested in my best friend. . She, and the bottle of champagne we had between us on the beach after the shows.  Gary and I remained friends until 1986, when we found ourselves on a road trip together.  Somewhere in Kansas, Gary puts on Bob Dylan’s Desire CASSETTE TAPE, lol (it is 1986)….heh, that sly devil. By the time we got back home to my beach shack in Venice, I had a new boyfriend!  We were married in 1988.  Now, the thing is, while I was content enough to  see the Dead once or twice a year in Irvine and Ventura, Gary needed to go to ALL THE SHOWS!!! LOL, so eventually we got married, a dead cover band at our wedding, our first dance to Sugar Magnolia, and our honeymoon tour was summer of 1988 Dead shows all the way to the east coast and back!  Now here we are….30 years later!
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I met my husband at a dead show in 1984, and our honey moon was dead tour, 1988…

There is something as a clothing maker I would like the world to know, the artist part is more personal and really, its just me expressing stuff, nothing else to know.  As for the clothing…well, here I go on a rant…. Did you know that the main reason clothing is cut so un-generously and tight? Money.  Why is everything see through? Sex. Ok, so those are the two main focuses in the clothing industry. Money making and sex.  The sex part, whatever…..but the money part, wow!  If you have ever taken a look into my shop, you will find skirts that are generously cut using 3-6 yards of fabric, pants that fit all sorts of bootys, dresses that don’t make you look like a ho, and all made with fabrics that are 100% natural cotton, and sometimes silk and rayon.  Of course, if you did the math, you would see the skimpy mini skirt in Wet Seal, sewn by slave labor, would show quite a bit more profit than a handmade gypsy skirt sewn with 4 yards of handmade fabric. That is why you cannot buy my stuff in the mall, its not profitable.  So, what I am getting at is, the fashion industry dictates what you will wear, what colors, what styles, how short, how tight, how cheap, how expensive, how ugly, how slutty, how synthetic, how dare they!
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I have a dream to one day have my own line of sheets, comforters, bath and kitchen items, Indian style, of course.  This is a very large project, and if it is meant to be, it will happen. Thank you for taking the time to read my stuff!
Peace!
Selling Venues: Sebastopol Farm Market Sebastopol, CA Sundays 10-1:30
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Forever Grateful, Deadhead Art Alliance Team

Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – MAY – Jenifer K. Liput Drumme – Store – PACIFICNWGLASS

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Greetings and Salutations Family 

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I’m Jen as most of you know me, the ethereal being and creative mind who Founded the Deadhead Art Alliance team. Starter of many fun adventures in creation in this world; I’m Proud to be a glassblower, The female entrepreneur behind pacificnorthwestglassblowing.com PACIFICNWGLASS Deadhead Art Alliance and OceanBeachGlass on Etsy and Founder of the Grand Network of the ETSY TEAMS FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY,  I round this with working as a leader on the Working Artists Unite Team on Etsy and strive to promote and support over 5000 handmade and family artists worldwide. (It is my philanthropy through art.) IMG_1905  In my own glass arts I specialize in items that are eco friendly and are intriguing and useful in a simple and elegant way. I adore things of timeless beauty and heirloom items that can be collected and passed on from generation to generation and hold their value.  My stores content really has been guided buy the wants and requests by the public to make things for them.  I’ve been told that you can see my love of nature through my art, and a love of art through my home in nature.

IMG_9196My stores really are guided buy the wants and requests by the public to make things for them.  I’ve found my home with unique marbles and anything that lets me speak my inspirations, specifically “galaxy marbles” which hold my thoughts of the cosmos. glass stir sticks and swizzle stick sets and eco friendly straws for the home and sculptural glass works for the home office and garden.  My home is in the mountains of northern California where I live off grid till the water of the earth flows and brings me back to good old San Francisco or to the destination of the events that come a callin.  I consider it a forever work in progress, but If and When I am done it will be a sustainable eco friendly green shop which is run to the highest standards of sustainable creation.  I strive for ZERO WASTE and a small carbon footprint.  The raw glass I use is Euro grade glass EU standard is higher in regulations than American made glass making it the most clean and conscious choice for functional glass arts, I only buy colored glass if it is made locally in California and Oregon or Washington on the Pacific NW coast of the USA where I live, and strive for the most earth friendly art that is recyclable, sustainable and good for humans and nature.. I believe every purchase you make or item you create is a vote for what kind of world our children and the next generation will live in.

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When I was younger I had some interesting jobs.. I even did mannequin modeling where I’d dress up in the clothes the store sold and they would put me somewhere in the mall and I’d have to stand there for hours like a statue and not move.  It was fun and from there I moved on to doing music videos and modeling in advertisements in magazines.  I even had a retail store Higher Source in Eugene Oregon..   though my main job at that time was blowing glass, selling glass, and doing public relations for the bong company Jerome Baker which was after hours meeting and giving product to our favorite groupies.. musicians and movie stars..  From Praying with Snoop Dog and his family backstage to hanging out with 311, Kottonmouth Kings, Blackalicious, Les Claypool, or laughing myself silly on the floor when one of our boys spelled George Clooney George Klooney.. or sending glass to Drew or Amsterdam for the Cannabis Cups.. it was an adventure.  I began playing with glass in Oregon. First blowing furnace soft glass .. then fusing.. and then hit the trifecta of glassblowing skills when I started flameworking on the torch. I love playing with alchemy with fire, liquid art and mixed mediums, always growing learning and experimenting…  for some people they search for their medium, but in my world the glass found me and took over my entire life.

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Living is an art, most people take what they get and make the most of it, but if you concentrate on the way you want to live and consciously create your environment grow your skills and respect nature and your body there is more than you ever imagined that is possible.

 

I come from a family of artists who share our life through love and arts. My grandpa used to pick me up from school and walk me home when i was young, I’d cook sweets daily with my Nana, watching her knit..baking cookies and cakes every day, then wandering out to my Papa’s garage which was his workshop.. It was a grand workshop a 3 car garage full of all of the tools and paint to make a dreamland with.. and he did.  He made trains for the elks parade, and castles for the kids at the library, and toys and was the first person I ever saw Up cycle products into art.  He’d make little toy trains out of soda cans and wood, and paper holders that looked like animals out of old clothespins and wood.  To this day I have many of these things and I cherish them.. and even my dad started doing woodwork because he caught the creative bug from them.

 

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My favorite things I’ve made lately is this blue galaxy marble

It’s over 2 inches which may seem small to some of you, but in the world of melting glass it’s a good size piece of glass to work this way… It takes me many hours to do one like this..and after it is taken me to the extent of my energies abilities for the day  i put it in my old kiln and slowly ramp down the heat from thousands of degrees to cool enough to touch.. I think of it like baking cookies..  you have to wait till they cool down to enjoy them and the bigger they are the longer they take so there is an air of anticipation and excitement for me every time I make something.. Truly you can’t get a real sense of it’s existence till you get to touch it and hold it and play with it…  they have a great feel of weight in your hands.IMG_0097

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What always gets me through my hard times are all my family friends and music..     “if you get confused.. just listen to the music play”

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I started traveling to see music when I was still in high school.  How I ever pulled it off when I’d spend at least 3 days out of the week working trade shows, driving out in the desert to moontribe parties, dead shows and after hours clubs.. I still don’t know, but what I do know, is the education I learned there was just as important to my existence as the schooling I was taking.  In college I was blessed to take a lot of botany and business classes with my art, but Oregon.. Oregon was the place I realized that I wanted to be the change I saw needed in this world., I met Ken Kesey, became a member of the SkyPilot Club with Ken Babbs, and truely appreciated the re-birth of the music.  I’d live for Phil Lesh and Friends shows, Oregon coutry fair and festivals, Rat Dog, DSO, Leftover Salmon, Primus, Other Ones, Warren Hanes, and truly am a deadhead as I’ve given my grateful all for what friends and family I’ve got..My husband and Child share in my music and it’s now a family affair.

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Favorite Quote: Art Takes Nature as it’s Model

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – April – Chelsy Harper – Store – Ocean Tide Creations

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – April – Chelsy Harper – Store – Ocean Tide Creations

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My name is Chelsy Harper and I’m the lady who is responsible for Ocean Tide Creations store on Etsy. I’m a proud member of the Deadhead Art Alliance and I’m located in The Mountains of NorCal.

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iusa_75x75.23634761_f4mxOcean Tide Creations sells Big Sur Jade Pendants,  Big Sur Jade Wire Wraps, Hand Made Bags, Purses, Patches, and Hand Made Wood Burned Pictures with the purpose To pass along positive energy through art and creation

All of my jewelry is handmade and the stones I find myself. I found the Jade between 2009-2013 when I lived south of Big
Sur and then the pieces of jewelry you see are also Handmade by myself On the hill or on the road.
After hunting for years in Big Sur I took some of my best finds and turned them into one of a kind hand made jewelry. I drilled all the holes myself and all of the pieces were ocean polished, nothing was polished by hand.
All of the fabric I use has come from up cycled material. All the wood worked pictures were hand cut rounds from Oak off of our property in Northern California and burnt by me.
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I Met my Boyfriend 6 years ago and headed out on dead tour, ended up spending winters in Big Sur hunting Jade and summers in  Mendo doin the organic garden thing and meeting interesting people. Some girls made clothing and others did different crafts. On one particular trip up to big sur, we picked up this lady hitch hiking, her name was K. She showed me how to wire wrap in exchange for a ride. That was about 2 years ago and that is how i learned to wire wrap 🙂 everything else is self taught really.

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My dad has always been into making things. When i was a kid he used to carve and decorate eggs, that is the first craft i remember thinking was really cool as a kid.
My favorite piece of jewelry I’ve so far made is the jade hat pins, they were really interesting to try and figure out how to wrap.

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Right now im really loving making my newborn daughter little sundresses! I think I’m going to make some to add to my Etsy soon! What inspired me in the beginning )started off as nature, music, and traveling. but now is centered around my daughter.
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What makes my creating interesting for me is the hunting for the jade in big sur- climbing down the cliffs, getting down onto the beach and searching for those beautiful shining pieces of jade! I love it. And any jewelry i make I just love imagining it and making it happen. Its a proud feeling when you have made something with your own hands and it turns out the way you imagined or even better!

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When things get hard I just keeping creating and having fun with what i do and it gets me through.  As of recently i just take care of my baby girl! and we go for walks and just be outside.
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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

 First festival i ever went to was High Sierra in 2009 with my boyfriend and some friends. We stayed for 2 days, snuck over the fence twice, because we got kicked out the first time. I remember this girl there who made lighter covers with beads and she was making one that look exactly like Jerrys face! It was awesome.

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The first dead show i went to was in 2009 also in Denver, Co. at the botanical gardens. Took us 2 or 3 days gas jugging to get there. It was an amazing trip getting there and on the first night at the show i got a miracle and got in! I remember Jack Straw was playing as i was running in 🙂 My boyfriend had to sneek in. And we were searching for each other and finally i saw him, and They started playing standing on the moon, that was our first song together 🙂 We continued tour, gas juggling the whole way and selling 1$ grilled cheese and PBR and made it all the way back to Eugene, Oregon. It had a definite change on me and the way i lived 🙂
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I cant imagine life without music or creating things or family 🙂 All these things inspire me to create
In the future  I would just like to get more stuff in my shop, hopefully make more clothing. and be able to actually make a living out of creating things i love for other people 🙂
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Selling Venues:

Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/OceanTideCreations

Artist Contact info:

email- Chelshar1@gmail.com

Social Media Links:

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Thank you Chelsy for being a wonderful member of our team and best to you and the future with your new family and Ocean Tide Creations – The Deadhead Art Alliance Team

Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – March –Courtney – Store – HempHugs

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – March –Courtney – Store – HempHugs

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Hemp Hugs

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Hi My name is Courtney, I’m 24 and my shop is Hemp Hugs which I started as an Etsy shop in October 2010. 

I consider my boyfriend Rich a member of Hemp Hugs too – we’ve been together a little

over 8 years & he’s been a huge part of making our business happen!

I mostly make hemp jewelry and Rich did wire wraps for about 2 years

and just recently started blowing glass.

 

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I remember being young and inspired by my aunt had always been into arts & crafts. For as long as I remember, she was

always making things for my cousins and I.  She would use fabric paint on shoes,

dresses, hats, shirts,etc for us and I LOVED them. I used to go over her house all the

time & make stuff with her.  My favorite thing to do was make beaded jewelry with

pony beads & elastic cord.

In high school I bought my first hemp necklace.  It was so plain & basic & I

remember thinking to myself  “I can do this, but make it look way cooler!”

I discovered etsy.com and found people making a living from making hemp jewelry.  One shop

in mind sticks out, Psysub Hemp on Etsy, I was SO inspired by their beautiful

jewelry it made me want to learn how to make my own style.  I went

to the craft store & bought a macrame book, some basic natural hemp, and called

the only friend I knew that actually knew anything about macrame and showed me

the basic flat knot and that was it.. from there I pretty much taught myself.  I discovered colored

hemp and went nuts from there.

I fell in love with macrame.

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My love for macrame started a new life for me.  From my first job working restaurants at

age 16 to the time I quit my last job at age 20, I worked at 7 different places (6 of

them were restaurants).  I had decided I no longer wanted to work for a corporate

business or really anyone but myself so Rich and I took a week

off work & went to a music festival where we talked to a couple food vendors who

said they hadn’t worked a ‘real job’ in 12 years.  They seemed so happy.  They got

to do what they wanted whenever they wanted AND got paid for it!  That was it for

me.  Over the next year, Rich & I saved our money to start our own small business.

In May of 2010, I was working 3 jobs, while Rich was a kitchen manager at a local

chain restaurant.  Neither of us were happy with what we were doing.  He went into

work one morning in a Grateful Dead t-shirt, turned his keys into the general

manager & basically said “i quit”.  I quit my job at 2 of the restaurants I was working

at, and a month later walked out of my job at a movie theater.  Best decision we

both ever made.

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Things changed for me after I went to my first music festival.

From that moment I was hooked. I loved

EVERYTHING about them..the music, the vibe, the art, the feeling of being

whoever you want & not being judged.  

Music is definitely one of my main inspirations. I am a huge fan of the Grateful Dead & have lots of GD

 inspired charms & pendants.  I’m also inspired by the other talented macrame artists out

there.  There’s a group on Facebook just for macrame artists to share tips, get

advice, trade supplies, and just encourage each other and it’s been a big

inspiration for me. 

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One of my greatest memories is of our very first time vending. It was Classic Fest 2010 at Nelson Ledges

Quarry Park. We had an EZ­up and 2 tables.

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One table had all of my jewelry.

I was even making hemp jewelry which I had scattered all over the table. No displays of any kind, just a

mess of jewelry and

some camping necessities like TP, flashlights, rain ponchos, etc. We also had

boxes of movie posters..from working at a movie theater, I got the advantage of taking

all the posters they got, otherwise they would just throw them away. Most of them

were awful movies that mostly never even made it to theaters lol. We barely made

enough money that weekend to cover our tickets to the event + vending fee. We

almost gave up on vending altogether after that.

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So glad we didn’t!

We now have a 20×30 setup right next to the stage at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, with at

least 6 tables FULL of merchandise, 6+ handmade necklace boards full of my

hemp jewelry, clothes racks, grid walls, display cases.. it’s truly amazing to see

how far we’ve come in a few years.

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Hemp Hugs expanded from being just

an online Etsy shop to a vending business, setting up at various music

festivals at our local venue, Nelson Ledges Quarry Park and recently we’ve also started

setting up at different concerts for a local Youngstown band, Jones for

Revival.

 

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As a hemp artist, I try to use the best quality of products available. I use 100%

natural hemp twine in a wide variety of colors. I have about 7 cases full of a variety

of beads (wood, glass, gemstone, ceramic, etc), pendants, charms, cabochons,

and other supplies. Trying to decide what to make is sometimes more of a

challenge than actually making something – lol.  I spend most of my time creating in my living room, either

listening to some music or watching shows & documentaries on Netflix.  

With the more intricate designs, I almost never plan it

out first.  I usually just pick out some colors & just go with the flow of what I feel fits

that piece just right.

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I have a small macrame board that I use to hold my piece in place while I create so Once I decide on a pendant or bead

I want to use, I match up the colors of hemp that I think would accent the piece(s)

well and then from there, I decide if I want to spend hours creating an intricate, one of a

kind piece or keep it simple. 

 

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We met our business partners, Gary & Lourie (local glassblowers

who have their own small business, Glass and Stuff) in 2012 and have been

vending music festivals with them ever since.

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This past November we all got together with two other friends, Zak & Whitney (they have a small business as

well called Estimated Prospect where they sell stones, crystals & minerals) and

we opened up a store here in Ohio called Higher Minds.  We all travel & vend

together at NLQP -Nelson Ledges Quary Park – every spring/summer.  Our goal is to support as many local

artists & small businesses as possible.  Our store Higher Minds is full of local

hand blown glass, my handmade hemp jewelry, handmade clothing, tie dyes,

tapestries, all natural beauty products (made here in Ohio), and so much

more and are mostly all from friends & local artists.  If it wasn’t for Rich & I starting up

Hemp Hugs & traveling to shows, Higher Minds would potentially not exist.

It’s basically 3 small businesses joined together as one.

 

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My favorite piece of art I’ve ever made is one I just recently made; a bracelet cuff that honestly blew my mind when I was

finished.  I had a labradorite cab & some matching beads set aside for months. I

knew I wanted to make something spectacular with them, but didn’t know what

until I recently learned a new macrame technique for wrapping stones. MANY

knots later, I was so impressed with what I had created, I got a little emotional

when I was done.

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My boyfriend, definitely helps keep me going when things get tough.

There have been countless times when I get myself down because maybe my Etsy sales have dropped a little from last month or for some

reason I don’t feel I’m doing my best….and he’s right there telling me otherwise,

assuring me that everything is ok.  Also my friends & family’s undying support of

what I do definitely keeps me going.

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I’ve also found nature & being outdoors to be very inspiring. 

In my down time, when I’m not crafting, traveling, or working at the store I enjoy

just hanging out at home with my boyfriend & our animals (1 dog & 2 kitties) or

having a couple good beers with some friends (preferably around a campfire!)

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 Nice to meet you!

 

favorite quotes

I have a lot of them!!!!

“if you get confused, listen to the music play”

“a box of rain will ease the pain & love will see you through”

“once in awhile you get shone the light in the strangest of places if you look at it

right”

“i’m gonna love the life I live & i’m gonna live the life I love”

oh boy lol.. so many stories come to mind, I would be typing for hours haha.

 

When asked…   Is there something about you as an artist that you would like the world to

know?  she said this

“I’m a self­ taught macrame artist with big dreams.  I never give up on something I’m

passionate about and I absolutely love what I do & will continue to push myself Furthur”

(~);}

I’m beyond grateful with how much our small business has grown. I only see it

getting bigger from here & hope to one day have Higher Minds stores across the

country and possibly even the world.  But for now, I couldn’t be happier with where

we are at 🙂

Selling Venues:

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville,Ohio (every music festival from April-
October)

Clay’s Park in Canton, Ohio for the Ville Music Festival

I also have a lot of my hemp jewelry available at our store Higher Minds in

Champion, Ohio.

Artist Contact info:

e­mail cschin4200@yahoo.com

Social Media Links:

www.facebook.com/hemphugs

www.etsy.com/shop/hemphugs

instagram­ @hemphugs

 

Forever Grateful, Deadhead Art Alliance Team

Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – February –Cherri and Frank – Store – HippyFranks

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – February –Cherri and Frank – Store – HippyFranks

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Frank and Cherry shown at Haight Ashbury Street Fair Representing the DHAA Team with Captain Jen & Sumanasa Pixie

Hello!
We are Frank and Cherri, two aging nonconformist throwbacks of the
60’s.  Frank and I are proud members of the Deadhead Art Alliance on
Etsy.  We are two avid gypsies traveling up and down the U.S. west coast
in our RV along with our two dogs Gaia and Gandhi.

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We are proud to have two Etsy Shops.  Barefoot Garb is more of a fun
girlie festival fashion shop, which is filled with brightly colored hoop
dance costumes.  We are working on expanding our line here, so that you
can find a complete festie costume for both mommy and baby.

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Hippy Franks has more of an earthy comfy vibe.  We really try to offer more
options in this shop for the fellas with vegan rasta tam’s, cotton wide
leg pants, and hand dyed re-purposed mens shirts.
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Frank
and I have a simple life trying to live our lives in the most
sustainable fashion we can.  While it is not always possible we do
re-purpose whenever possible and used components which are vegan
friendly.

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Frank and I work well together (and regularly have differences of opinion)
often times collaborating and bouncing our ideas off of each other.
There are not enough hours in the day for either one of us to bring all
of our ideas into fruition.  I typically see great ideas in my dreams, which are always reminiscent of
the look popular during my youth in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Frank has acquired a great passion for tie-dye and is always coming up with
new ideas for using his technique on re-purposed clothing items.
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Our studio is a 40’ motor home which we use to travel up and down the west
coast.  It has been a challenge, to say the least; Always finding new
ways to efficiently store our supplies and creations.  We have learned
over time, for us the best way to overcome this issue is to gravitate
towards more “made to order” items.  We make a grand effort to hold true to our beliefs in all that we do,
and craft items which are eco-friendly and vegan.  In our shops you will
typically find clothing and accessory items crafted with cotton
fabrics, vegan yarns, and re-purposed/up-cycled components.
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As a student I
took any and all art classes that were available to me, and I cannot
think of any form of art I have not participated in.
I have spent at least the last five years getting by without the need for
a day job.  Frank and I have sold a great deal at open air markets for
years, basically about anything we could make with our own two hands.
We have sold not only handmade crafts, but home canned goods, fermented foods, homemade goat cheese, and our own goat milk.
I come from a long line of farm folks who made everything, and I mean
everything.  Thinking way back I do remember chickens in the backyard,
but by the time I was born the raising of any other livestock had long
since passed. I was born and raised in San Joaquin Valley, CA once known for being the
breadbasket of America.  There was so much abundance that our family did
not need to grow much food, rather we worked hard gleaning the fields
after harvest.  We canned and froze all of our veggies and grandfather
hunted for our meat.  All of my clothing was handmade by gramma, and by the time I was a teenager I was sewing my own school clothes.
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my younger days I crafted handmade rag dolls, which I thoroughly
enjoyed crafting.  I miss those days.  My house literally looked like a
factory.  Honestly, looking back now I have no idea how I did it.  I had three small
children, and huge contracts to fill.  I was quite pleased with my
accomplishments, as many of the big box stores were carrying my dolls.

I find inspiration everywhere.  Literally everywhere.  I don’t know if
music inspires me, but it sure does motivate me.  I enjoy listening to
classic rock and old school R&B while I am working.  It motivates me
tremendously, uplifts my mood, and I tend to accomplish so much more
and with greater ease when I am listening to my tunes.  Crafting has always been a part of my life, like eating and sleeping.

I really don’t know of any other way to be… I love every aspect of what I do.  I
rather feel as though something is missing if I am in a situation which
leaves me unable to create.
I think my most motivating factor is the feeling I get when a buyer tells
me how much they really love their new piece.   Whether it be on Etsy
or at an outdoor market there are no words to describe this feeling.

dhaaaotmreviewscherryWe have a lot of ebbs and flows in our business, and like most of our
friends who have chosen this life we are not getting rich.  The hard
times are really a state of mind.  I mean, let’s face it, for the
artisan times are always hard.
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I cannot say that I never worry about tomorrow, because I do.  I do not,
however dwell on this.  Getting out one of my books of Edgar Cayce
readings always helps me bounce back.  And, if times start to look
really bleak I pull out the Four Agreements and I am good.

“The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best. ”
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Frank and I spend a tremendous amount of time with our grandchildren.  We met
later in life and due to life circumstances, each of us feels that we
were not able to spend as much quality time with our children as we
would have liked.

I am seeing this pattern now with my adult children.  It seems to be
unavoidable.  Too much to do.  With that said, both Frank and I are
committed to being a huge part of our grandchildren’s lives.

My favorite quote, and the words I am always striving to live by is

“Be The Change You Wish To See In The World.”

I remember my first concert like it was yesterday.  I had a HUGE
infatuation for Michael Jackson from the first time I saw him on Ed
Sullivan I was in love!  When I was 12 the Jackson Five came to town.  I come from a family of very
conservative people, and convincing my parents to let me go to this was a
big task.  I did, however finally convince them and my father was able
to swing “Star Isle” front row seats at the Circle Star Theater in
Redwood City.  Whoa, front row at the Circle Star.  And the group was to
enter the stage area right past me to boot.  Yep, that night was
magical.  I don’t know if Michael entered the audience many more times after that,
but he did enter the audience that night and it was amazing.

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Brian Ross/Chronicle 1986

I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to share my passion with you.
your dreams for your store for the future if you like to add this
I am an avid believer in community.  Because of so many changes in this
world, I feel that we have lost touch with our true nature.  Most of us
feel helpless and alone, and have been so conditioned that we choose to
take whatever obstacles life throws in front of us with indifference.

It seems as though the universe does not fail to provide us with such
obstacles once we begin to feel “comfortable”  I truly believe that this
is spirit saying, “hello, wake-up, stop the complacency” Separatism
really is not working well in this world.  I feel that it was an
informative experiment, but that it is time to get back to our true
roots of sharing and caring.

Selling Venues:
Incense and Peppermints
http://www.incenseandpeppermints.us/

Barefoot Garb on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BarefootGarb

Hippy Franks on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HippyFranks

Artist Contact info:
spiritherbs@mail.com

Social Media Links:

Pinterest: Incense and Peppermints
https://www.pinterest.com/cherryherbs/

Twitter:  Incense and Peppermints
https://twitter.com/GypsySeamstress

Facebook:  Hippy Franks
https://www.facebook.com/HippyFranks

Tumblr:  Barefoot Garb
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/barefootgarb

Thank you Cherry and Frank for being wonderful leaders and great support for this team..

Forever Grateful, Deadhead Art Alliance Team

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Introducing Deadhead Art Alliance

Crafts by Deadheads, Lot Rats, Swilly mamas, live music lovers, nomads and crafting tour kids. Sharing our way of life through love and art.

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You can find us From the lots of the dead shows to the far reaching ends of the universe, We are a group of artists that have seen the love of the family in one anothers art, and as independent artisans, family businesses and artists have come together as a team to promote our artistic creations. We take great pride in handmade, and We hope you take the time to get to know each individual artist, every one with their own story, and their own heart.

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DHAA is lead by a group of 13 – A magical number, and comprised of leaders from around the globe and the different hot spots for our deadhead community as to provide a well rounded and…

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