Sunday, August 15, 2010

Come see us at Create in Chicago

Yes, that's right! Random Arts is "taking it" to the Windy City...
Chicago, Illinois, my hometown.

My kind of town, Chicago is....
My kind of town!
And it's gets even better with
the Cloth, Paper, Scissors Art Retreat
in Rosemont, (near O'Hare Airport) on Aug 25th - 29th.

Random Arts will be there in full color
selling our
"Assorted Goods for Creative Mindfulness".
See us there on Friday, August 27th
from 6-9 when the vendor faire
opens for 3 full hours.

You will find our booth
filled with beautiful, recycled, silk ribbons, "metalluscious" copper mesh,

one of a kind "bingo birds", colorful Batik Bundles,

Metal Works Assemblage packets,

Cityscape Book kits,
Photo Charm Kits, Wings, Mica, InkJet Transfers,

Wholey Paper, Random Arts Exclusive Stencils,
and much, much more.

Stop by and see us at the Rosemont Hilton
5550 N. River Road in Rosemont, IL

Monday, August 09, 2010

Thanks Asheville. . .

Seeing all my creative muse, art friends again
was such an inspiration. All of you are so
busy, filling your days with creative adventures.
I so loved hearing about your newest
ideas and projects.

Each of you bring back so many delightful memories
of our times together on Main Street in Saluda.
We did have a great time feeding each other
with our artful thoughts, critiques and laughter.

If one of us were stuck, someone was always there
to assist us in figuring it out... and we DID figure it out.

With little bits of "blingy" inspiration
we got to where we needed to be.

Thank you girls for all that you have given me.

Monday, August 02, 2010

It's as simple as 1,2,3

W o v e n B o o k W o r k s h o p

(a beginner to advanced workshop
no prior experience with fabric necessary)

August 11th,


•Simply weaving strips of fabric to start the process

• Simply stitching the strips together forming a "new" fabric

A stitch here, a stitch there, a little "scorching", distressing
and embellishing....

Voila' ! ! !
A dramatic, elegant, utterly unique, one of a kind
Woven Book
FYI* You might even want to use this technique
to create a handbag, satchel or collage elements.

You can complete this book in our all day workshop
here at the new studio on August 11th
for only $40.
We include a pre-made Italian text book block,
forming materials, overlays, & instructions
All you need is colorful, cotton fabric strips, fibers, ribbons &
embellishments of your choice.

All this for only $40.
Pre-registration is required.

(a beginner to advanced workshop no prior experience with fabric necessary)
Sewing machine optional but helpful to bring if you have one.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

The big event in Asheville

at our booth at the
Biltmore Square Mall

We are only a few short days away from the
big Quilt Show and Mixed Media event
in Asheville, NC this next weekend... Aug 6, 7, 8.

The Quilt Show is at the
NC Arboretum

Random Arts,
& 16 other vendors
are just minutes
away via a convenient shuttle
at the
Biltmore Square Mall.•
(north end of the mall by Dillards)

Easy access to our space and you can shop
in air conditioned comfort

with us and other quilt/fabric shops.

You will see everything from bookbinding supplies,
to gorgeous ribbons in a rainbow of colors,
to rusting and textural products to
amazing photo transfer techniques.

Join Jen and I at the show this next weekend
and don't forget to ask to see our FREE demonstrations
during the show.