Friday, August 31, 2012

RNEST Member Art Show Schedule - September 2012



Four Floors of Artist's Studios to explore.
9/7 (6pm – 9pm)
The Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14607

RNEST members who will be open First Friday at The Hungerford:
Francesca DeCaire, Glass Artist - Suite 216 on the second floor

Sept 8 (10pm - 6pm)
Sept 9 (10pm - 5pm)
Memorial Art Gallery
Rochester, NY

RNEST members who will be vending at the the Clothesline Festival:



9/16, Sunday (10am -4pm)
Rochester Public Market

RNEST members who will be vending at the Artist Row:



Allendale-Columbia Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, September 29th, 10am-4pm
Allendale Columbia Private School
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY 14618

RNEST members who will be vending at Allendale-Columbia Homecoming Celebration:


9/29, Saturday (10am - 5pm)
9/30, Sunday (10am - 4:30pm)
Village of Hilton
59 Henry Street, Hilton, NY 14468

RNEST members who will be vending at the Hilton Apple Festival:


Sunday, September 30th, 11am-5pm
Outside Java's Cafe
16 Gibbs St, Rochester NY

RNEST members who will be vending at Hearts & Crafts:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New "Featured Artist" Spot! (and Highlights From August's Meeting)

While brainstorming about how to encourage more members (particularly new members) to attend the monthly meetings, there was a suggestion for having a monthly "raffle" drawing at the meetings.  Whoever attends the meeting gets their name put into the hat, and whoever's name is pulled out of the hat gets to have a widget for their Etsy shop on the top of the sidebar of the blog as a "featured artist" for the month! 

 John (Jackbear) lent his hat and Casey (PeachesProducts) did the honors...

 And this months winner is... John of Jackbear Stamps!
You can see a new widget for the "Featured Artist" at the top of the sidebar of the blog!


 We also had some fun with a "creepy"mask Marie (MFcrafts) had made as an experiment in preparation for a commissioned project (we're not hatin'...she called it "creepy" first!).  Tiffany (FrecklesAndFrizz) decided to try it on!
 Yes...this is just some of the fun we have at the monthly meetings!  See?  Don't you wish you were there?


Toward the end of the meeting, we did an anonymous critique of some products Kira (KiraArts) brought in for advice on pricing.  The monster Casey is holding is "Hal".  Kira has just started using him in a series of photos she calls "The Adventures of Hal The Sweater Monster"

Other members in attendance this month were Amanda (BeadworkByAmanda), Catherine (BigTwigDesign), Kim (PandaWear), Jen (OldFamiliarWay), Sarah (PapersaurusCreative), Cara (SewIndieShop), Kelley (KelleysBeading), and Kim (ManicMetals).

Looking forward to next month's meeting!  

Treasury Tuesday: Sunny Grey


We've had a nice mix of sunny and rainy/cloudy weather this past week (and we are SO thankful for the rain!), so this "Sunny Grey" treasury, featuring HeatherVitticore's owl pillow, seems oh-so-appropriate!

Sunny Grey featuring HeatherVitticore


Be sure you click on the other links to see more treasuries! (I can't picture them all so you have to click on them to see!  If you don't, you're missing out!)

Featuring RNEST Members:
Featuring and curated by RNEST Members:

* If you make or find a treasury that features an RNEST member, post the link on the wall at RNEST's Facebook PageYour treasury could be featured on the next Treasury Tuesday!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 2012 Team Challenge Winner!


Congratulations to RNEST's Team Challenge winner for 
August's "Comic Books & Superheroes" theme...
FrancescaDeCaire with her "Ladybug Girl" Inspired Glass Wine Stopper !
Thanks to everyone who voted!
Be sure to check back on September 6th for our next Monthly Team Challenge!
(September's theme will be "Geeks Have More Fun"!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Treasury Tuesday: Discerning Dorm Decor


It's time to start thinking about going back to school soon...and for college students, that means outfitting your dorm room.  Our own PeachesPictures has been featured in this dorm decor themed treasury...


Discerning Dorm Room Decor featuring PeachesPictures

Be sure you click on the other links to see more treasuries! (I can't picture them all so you have to click on them to see!  If you don't, you're missing out!)

Featuring RNEST Members:
Curated by RNEST Members:

* If you make or find a treasury that features an RNEST member, post the link on the wall at RNEST's Facebook PageYour treasury could be featured on the next Treasury Tuesday!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Team Challenge: Comic Books & Superheroes


Welcome to RNEST's August Team Challenge! The theme for this month was 
"Comic Books & Superheroes"

Earlier this month, we asked our RNEST members to get creative and make items representing an interpretation of the theme...and now YOU, our loyal blog readers, get to pick the winner!  Here's the list of our contestants!

Glass Wine Stopper - Ladybug by FrancescaDeCaire
(Inspired by "Ladybug Girl")

The Scoobies - 5x7 Art Print by OldFamiliarWay
(Inspired by "Buffy The Vampire Slayer")

Hulkie The Smiley Guy by MozyLazyFactory
(Inspired by "The Hulk"/"The Avengers")

Stuffed Hulkie Bear by MozyLazyFactory
(Inspired by "The Hulk"/"The Avengers")

Macaroon Shape Superman Pattern Coin Purse by MozyLazyFactory
(Inspired by "Superman")

Macaroon Shape Avengers Coin Purse (Hulk & Captain America) by MozyLazyFactory
(Inspired by "The Avengers")

Tiger Doll by KiraArts
(Inspired by "Calvin & Hobbes")

Cast your vote for your favorite on the poll in the upper, right corner of the blog! 
(Deadline to vote is by midnight on Wednesday, August 8th)