Saturday, December 29, 2012

RNEST Member Show Schedule - January 2012

Seeing how there are no other RNEST Members for this post other than myself, I decided to cheerlead for the folks in in The Hungerford building. If you are an artist or crafter looking for a fun place to show and sell your work, look into becoming a guest artist.

Airigami, Suite 234
Airigami, Suite 234


We welcome you to join us this First Friday at the historic Hungerford building. Four floors of open studios will provide you with endless entertainment. We have a large variety of fine and functional artwork available for show and sale.


Featured open studios include:

Francesca DeCaire (RNEST Member)
Cat Clay – Click here for details about the Winter Warmth Sup(er) Benefit
Airigami
Mark Whitney Photography
Kumagama – Clay Studio & Gallery
The Crafting Social
Pat Tribastone
Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio/Suzi Zefting-Kuhn Artworks
Jennifer Buckly

1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY
5pm – 10pm

Like The Hungerford on Facebook here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 2012 Team Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to RNEST's Team Challenge winner for 
December's "Woodland Winter" theme...

PeachesProducts with her Arctic Fox Grey Batik Stuffed Animal!



Thanks to all the artists who participated 
and to everyone who voted!

Be sure to check back on January 10th for our next Monthly Team Challenge!
(January's theme will be "A Visit To Middle Earth"!)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Treasury Tuesday: A Little Dose Of Happy

When the rest of the internet seems depressing, you can always count on Etsy to help give you a little dose of happy!
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the tragic events of this past weekend.


A Little Dose of Happy
by KiraArts, featuring PeachesProducts

Be sure you click on the links below to see more treasuries! 

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!

Friday, December 14, 2012

First Friday Shop Hop Winner

Congratulations to #4, Tiffany, for winning the First Friday Shop Hop giveaway from Jackbear Stamps!!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Team Challenge: "Woodland Winter"



Welcome to RNEST's December Team Challenge! The theme for this month was 
"Woodland Winter"

December Team Challenge: Woodland Winter
(An Etsy Treasury with all the submitted items!)

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














Yeti the Mr Kim by MoyaLazyFactory




Votive Candle Holder by FrancescaDeCaire


Arctic Fox Grey Batik Stuffed Animal by PeachesProducts


Japanese Maple Leaf Copper Enamel Earrings by kurpiz


Decorative Tree Handmade Copper Ornament by ManicMetals


Harvest Pixie Scarf by KeenTied


Small Snowy Owl by KiraArts



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, December 19th)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Treasury Tuesday: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

The title says it all!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!
by KiraArts, featuring SewIndieShop and MFcrafts

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!

Friday, December 7, 2012

First Friday Shop Hop featuring Jackbear Stamps

Welcome to the December First Friday Shop Hop featuring John from Jackbear Stamps!
During the monthly shop hops, you'll get a blog's eye view into the shop, get to know the artist, and get a chance to win something awesome!
 
A blog's eye view of Jackbear Stamps:


Meet the Artist:
RNEST: Tell us a little about yourself.
John: My name is John Ballou, but I also go by Jack. I hand carve rubber stamps. I have been carving stamps since 2003. I have lost count, but have carved many hundreds of rubber stamps. I specialize in portraits, logos, bookplates, and monograms.

RNEST: What's your favorite part of being an artist?
John: The act of creation. I just love creating something from nothing. Chef's do this with food, Carpenters with wood, but I love to create with rubber. Taking a blank slate, and turning it into a functional item that can print an image. It is amazing to me still, and the process of trying something new each time keeps it interesting for me.

RNEST: You've been at this for a while. Any advise for someone just starting out?
John: Be patient, it takes time. It takes time to set yourself up as a business. It takes time to get good at your craft. Work at it a little each day. Take risks when you can. Find other like minded people to get ideas from.

RNEST: How about shows coming up? Where can we find you locally?
John: I have two more shows before Christmas. The first one a Holiday Shopping Fair at the University of Rochester on Friday, December 7th (THAT'S TODAY!!! from 11am to 4 pm. The second one is the Advent Holiday Arts and Crafts show at the East Rochester High School on Saturday, December 8th, from 9 am to 3 pm.

RNEST: So, tell us about your giveaway item.
John: This item is really special to me. It is an ACEO/ATC (Artist Trading Card) so it is the same size of a poker card. It is a little piece of artwork that is inexpensive and easy to trade/buy/collect. The subject is a Saw Whet Owl that my father-in-law Dick Beery of 3 Oaks Photography took. Our tour guide for the morning we found the owl was Casey Wright of Peach Products. I did two carvings from the photograph, one that creates the brown layer, and one that creates the black layer. I love the three dimensional look it gives the image.


 
The Giveaway - Open worldwide:
Saw Whet ACEO/ATC Card

To enter:
MANDATORY ENTRIES:
1. Follow this blog.

2. Stop by Jackbear Stamps and give it a heart.
If you're already a fan, just say so in the comments.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
1. Pick a favorite** piece in Jackbear Stamps and:
Tweet it using the Twitter button on the listing. (one entry)
Like it using the Facebook button on the listing. (one entry)
Pin it using the Pinterest button on the listing. (one entry)
**{multiple favorites = multiple entries!!}

2. Tweet the contest using the Twitter button at the bottom of the post.

3. Share this contest on Facebook using the Facebook button on the bottom of the post.


5. Like the RNEST Facebook page.

This contest will run until December 13th.
The winner will be selected using a random number generator so anyone can win!
Good Luck!

* Please post all entries below and remember to comment for each entry so that your multiple entries are counted.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Team Challenge Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the Team Challenge has been extended to next week!  



Voting will start next Thursday, December 13th.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Treasury Tuesday: A Warm Woodland Winter

This week's treasury was inspired by the "Woodland Winter" theme for December's upcoming Team Challenge.



A Warm Woodland Winter by KiraArts, featuring PeachesProducts, SunshyneSilverwear, and 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:

* 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!